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Red Lion

#2,427 of 18,149 Restaurants in London}
$, British,
2 Duke of York Street | St James Square, London SW1Y 6JP, England
+44 20 7321 0782
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
“pie” (10 reviews)
“sampler” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
2 Duke of York Street | St James Square, London SW1Y 6JP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited after seeing West End theater with a person I met at the theater. We stayed a few hours, drinks no food. What I loved about The Red Lion is the interior---beautiful cut crystal windows and dark paneling. The food I saw looked mightly good....More

Thank dfoote13
Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to go for a morning coffee near to the sights of Westminster. Friendly service and reasonable selection of hot drinks. 'Pubby' atmosphere with mostly tall stools for sitting ....can get alcohol here too!!

Thank TrevB56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down order the steak and london pride pie: did not try the others, but this one is amazing! I reordered Beer: fuller and london pride Staff: extremely friendly and welcoming

Thank Gabriel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place for a drink on a hot summer evening when you can spill out onto the pavement. It looks like a typical London pub might be although it is frequented mainly by local workers after 6.00pm. It is noisy and atmospheric...More

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This isn’t a Wetherspoon’s or a huge place catering for hundreds. It’s a lovely bar where you can get a decent pint. Nice ales and other drinks. It’s bar food not bistro although I didn’t eat here. As go comments about drinking on the pavement...More

Thank Philip E
RedlionMayfair, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Philip. Was lovely to have you here. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Very welcoming staff and a really good atmosphere. Very traditional inside with a good outside area for drinks and a smoke if so inclined! One of Fullers best I'd say.

Thank 52JohnMac
RedlionMayfair, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you John. We looking forward to have you here again.

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Nice pub, but charging UKP 6.00 for 1 cut up sausage is a rip off! So no recommendation for the bar food! No value for money☹️

Thank karin7892016
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is a very busy little pub and popular with people after work. The service is good and the drinks are are also a reasonable price. Serves traditional pub grub burgers etc.

Thank hackneyflowers
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice lunch here. Excellent beer. Enjoyed a delicious hot pie served with a small salad and chips. The part visible in the street is very small so ask for tables. We were seated in a lower level that was very nice. I...More

Thank Arkansas_Family
Reviewed 16 July 2017

While we were on a walking tour of the city in 80+ degree heat, came by here and it was very busy, they sent us upstairs to see if there was room when we went up they said, no room, but a gracious lady said...More

Thank ikester59
St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 18
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Duke of York Street | St James Square, London SW1Y 6JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7321 0782
  • E-mail
Traditional English Pub serving lunchtime Bar Snacks
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