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Red Lion

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33 High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF, England
+44 1223 840121
12:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for Sunday lunch on our way home after a weekend away. Great location for a walk through Grantchester Meadows to Cambridge and back for lunch. Staff and service were excellent along with the speed of service and the food - thanks Alexandra! Couldn't have chosen a better stop off point. The Sunday lunch was delicious and we even... More 

Thank Martin T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice environment - poor service and food We where give three sets of cutlery for a family of five, food was left under heater so poor timing from the kitchen in preparation of food. No member of staff checked up on us during our meal Disappointed overall

Thank HealdJ
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our wedding reception in the Red Lion. The venue is great because we got an indoor room to ourselvs as well as the adjacent patio, so we had indoors and outdoors options and did not have to worry about the weather. We had a posh barbecue with really nice mains (eg steak) including very nice veggy options. During... More 

Thank 380s_o_p_h_i_e
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Red Lion has always been a good bet for service and food we have found and this trip was no different.Lunchtime visit this time and service and food excellent as always.Puddings absolutely to die for.All in all brill lunch,thankyou Red Lion

Thank allison r
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and mixed service. Went for the cheeseburger that was delicious. Great atmosphere in the bar and nice garden for kids.

Thank Andrew D
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't comment on the food as we walked out within 5 minutes having booked a table. Rude, lacking in atmosphere, and a poor menu. Try next door!

Thank Steve R
Cambridge England
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't been into the Red Lion for years.....however, very local and thought it might be suitable for two under fives, their parents and self! Booked a table. We couldn't have had a better meal. Children well catered for and adults food excellent. Nice atmosphere, tables near log fire, and waiting staff so helpful. Iced water constantly filled up, no pressure... More 

1 Thank Fleuriex
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for a late lunch at 14:30 on a Saturday as they are accommodating to dogs which is nice. Drinks took 15 minutes to arrive, food took over 50 minutes with little apology from waiting staff. They automatically add a service charge which drives me mad in pubs because there is only one reason to do it. The... More 

Thank Matt J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd visited the Red Lion once before and had amazing food, so I had high hopes for their roast. Unfortunately I was left very disappointed. I had the lamb which was massively over cooked and stone cold. My partner had the beef which was admittedly better in terms of how it was cooked, but still not exactly warm. Vegetables were... More 

Thank Charlp88
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were so kind, they let us have food that was only available at certain times. Lauren was amazing! Food was great - I would recommend the burger with extra bacon, the fish and sausages looked amazing as well! Definitely worth the trip! Will come again!

Thank dennisgY2607IM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 25
Bar, British, Gastropub, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Grantchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 840121

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?