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“Can be better ”

The Red Lion Public House
Ranked #1,709 of 2,870 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: US$6 - US$21
Description: A modern take on a traditional English public house that is stylish with a relaxed atmosphere. Centrally located in the ByWard market, the Red Lion Public House has a Victorian-themed interior with a contemporary menu that will be sure to please locals and visitors alike. All of our menu items are made in-house with fresh ingredients. Our staff strive to ensure excellence-in-service through expert knowledge of food and drink. The Red Lion Public House is a meeting place that brings together people from the various facets of Ottawa; the politicians, the professionals, the public servants and the academics. Whether you are stopping by after work for a quick drink or debating current affairs until the band stops playing, The Red Lion Public House provides the perfect atmosphere.
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Description: A modern take on a traditional English public house that is stylish with a relaxed atmosphere. Centrally located in the ByWard market, the Red Lion Public House has a Victorian-themed interior with a contemporary menu that will be sure to please locals and visitors alike. All of our menu items are made in-house with fresh ingredients. Our staff strive to ensure excellence-in-service through expert knowledge of food and drink. The Red Lion Public House is a meeting place that brings together people from the various facets of Ottawa; the politicians, the professionals, the public servants and the academics. Whether you are stopping by after work for a quick drink or debating current affairs until the band stops playing, The Red Lion Public House provides the perfect atmosphere.
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We had a big group at the back last night. The bartender was very good: friendly and efficient. However the food was just alright. I ordered a warm beef salad, wanted the beef blue but it came in a disappointing medium-rare!

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Great place for a late Saturday brunch. Good sized portions, decent coffee.

We sat inside on the comfy chairs but with the patio doors (large garage doors) open. So basically the greatest table of all time.

Fun place to watch the world go by. Nice staff, lots to see (people watching). Go. Go there now. Now.

Thank Brent T
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RedLionOttawa, Front Office Manager at The Red Lion Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Please send us an email at reservations@theredliongroup.com before your next visit as we would love to offer you a little something to show our appreciation. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were on a bus tour that dropped us off at the Byward Market. We only had an hour to browse and eat and I was looking forward to having sangria. We stopped in at the patio and ordered a pitcher of sangria and nachos. They also had signs out for $5 glass of wine. The nachos were just ok and we're not sure that there was any wine in the sangria. Hats off though to the young lady who served us very quickly and efficiently when she knew we were on a time restraint.

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RedLionOttawa, Front Office Manager at The Red Lion Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. Our ratio of wine in our sangria is 3oz for each 6oz glass and the equivalent in a pitcher. Glad to hear that your server was able to accommodate your tight schedule. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The best fish and chips I had so far plus delicious Asian cuisine. If you want something spicy, try Thai chicken for a starter.

Thank Valhalior
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RedLionOttawa, Front Office Manager at The Red Lion Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thanks for the feedback! Very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Had a work event there with some great clients. Used a private room at the back. Food was terrific, love a restricted menu when the options are good and the food looked delicious. The soup appetizer was to die for. The entrees were all a hit. We would certainly consider going back.

My recommendation though is ask for better lighting or candles etc as the room was quite dim and lacked a bit of grandeur.

Service was good, food came out super quick and hot. Our clients were pleased and that is what really matters.

Thank OttawaTwinsMama
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RedLionOttawa, Front Office Manager at The Red Lion Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback; we appreciate it! We will certainly take your suggestions to the rest of the team. Thanks again!

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