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The Red Lion

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Bar, British, Pub
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International Departures Hall Lower Level Approach North Terminal | Gatwick Airport, Crawley RH6 0PJ, England
+44 1293 569874
03:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 03:00 - 22:00
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Brantford, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is more about the staff than the great Wetherspoon food or drink. We all know that it is difficult to find a seat in the morning of your departing flight. Not to worry, Anna B has come up with a brilliant system to almost guarantee you will get a seat whether you have a large group or one or... More 

Thank 4CDNS_052011
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food quality seemed ok but bar mat stank and bar top was sticky...staff seemed to ignore it so might question hygiene.

Thank Rinkiedinky
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not difficult to make a cracking breakfast , using good quality sausages , bacon , eggs, bread & butter etc Exactly what they do & it's served straight away. Yes more expensive than your local spoons . Is £9 too expensive no I don't think so for a huge breakfast .

Thank Wilfred H
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

£11 for a large breakfast that wasn't as good as the local spoons Super fast service (too fast ie get back shopping ) They can and do charge over the odds so be aware Asparagus benedict however was tasty

Thank martynstuey
Bristol, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in here for something to eat before our flight. £ 4.50 for a bacon sandwich. I wouldn't mind so much if it was nice but it was disgusting and neither my daughter or myself could eat it. More places to eat at the airport than here so have a look around.

Thank mp8625
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captive audience commands a captive audience price, or so they like to think. When a large breakfast and a bacon sandwich plus 1 Guinness and a double g&t comes to almost £30 I think it's time to give up. The food was ok, served hot and fairly quick but the bacon sandwich didn't command such a hefty price nor should... More 

Thank quin2112
Swansea, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Let's be fair you have not got much choice when at the airport at 7:30am. What annoyed me the most was having to pay £9 for a breakfast that cost about £3 in my local spoons. I understand that these establishments are more expense to run but the additional cost seems a little rich in all honesty. I used to... More 

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Just what you'd expect from this chain, Ok food and drink, not extortionate by airport standards and Ok service. It does get crowded though being near the exit from security into departures. One of the upstairs establishments would be better if you find this too busy.

Thank stuntboys-dad
London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Had the Xmas burger. Was rancid. Was meant to come with Brie, but the cheese on it was definitely not as advertised, and tasted rancid. On top of this we paid £30 for a bottle of prosecco. We did let them know that the meal was disgusting, and were offered a free desert, however we'd still paid for a vile... More 

Thank essexdean
Kyrenia, Cyprus
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Open at 3.00am on arrival and a pleasant welcome and service. Full English was warm, welcoming and tasteful. Doombar was excellent. Clean and tidy

Thank Ian M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
03:00 - 22:00
03:00 - 22:00
03:00 - 22:00
03:00 - 22:00
03:00 - 22:00
03:00 - 22:00
03:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: International Departures Hall Lower Level Approach North Terminal | Gatwick Airport, Crawley RH6 0PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Crawley
  • Phone Number: +44 1293 569874
  • This restaurant is at Gatwick Airport (after security)

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