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The Lion Pub

#373 of 1,533 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
Bar, British, Pub
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Oettenbachgasse 24 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 43 888 66 69
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12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An old favourite in Zurich. If you want to watch the football this is the place. Always get a good pint and a good burger here.

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Thank Peter8900
Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food and good service, but the food took way too long to arrive. I ordered a sandwich and it took about 45 minutes despite the restaurant not being full. Anyway, it's a good spot.

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Thank Jordanjc21
Jeffmann173, Manager at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your positive review. I'm glad to hear that the food and service met with your approval. I'm sorry the sandwich took so long to come out. It is very unusual and I am trying to think why that would have happened. Thanks again for stopping by and we look forward to welcoming you back again. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Have tried both pulled pork and cheese burger here, and liked both! Also fish and chips looked very good. Very international staff.

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Thank johanna_dxb
Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Dear johanna_dxb, Thank you for rating the Lion with four points. Following your review we understand that you had a wonderful time. We offer burger of the highest quality served by our multilingual staff, managed by a real Welsh. We hope to have another opportunity to welcoming you back. Yours sincerely, More 

Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great food for a pub. Check out the burgers! And not very expensive -well if you take in to account that Zurich is one of the most expensive spots on the planet. We used to hang out there as students and we still go there when I am back in Zurich. Yet, possibly more a spot for the 35+. Even... More 

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Thank RatsandBananas
Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Dear RatsandBananas, Thank you very much for leaving this great review and five points on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you found your Zurich expat hideout. The Lion Pub is well know for its broadcasting of rugby and foodball on five screens, excellent typical gourmet pub food and staff members from around the world who understand the need... More 

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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The food was good and the service was nice. Good location in the city. My friends enjoyed their burgers while I enjoyed my fish and chips.

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Thank Amalia P
Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Dear Amalia P, Thank you so much for ok, the four points and the great review on Tripadvisor. Did you know that our Fish n'Chips are specially prepared for the Lion with the Murphy's stout beer? A real delicacy. We hope to have you back soon. More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We sat outside as the sun was miraculously out. Yet the excellent service spotted us quickly, made us feel welcome, quickly took our drink orders, brought them promptly and repeated the same for our food. The roast beef sandwich was huge, fresh and packed with good quality meat. The coleslaw was fine, too and all for less than 20 CHF.... More 

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Thank Nick D
Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Dear Nick D, Thank you very much for writing a review on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at The Lion Pub and that we provided the service according to your expectations. We hope to have you back soon. Best Regards, More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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118 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were there for a football afternoon/evening and it was packed. The stuff & the owner are very nice and the pub itself is very open space and light for a pub. Maybe it misses a bit the dark & cozy atmosphere I like to have in a pub. But this is personal. The beer range is ok, not great... More 

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Thank Robin270
Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Dear Robin270, Many thanks for leaving this nice review on Tripadvisor. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Lion Pub. A place which are liked by all type of people. As we are close located to the Bahnhofstrasse, the crowd is mixed with bankers und business people, lovers of rubgy and football and not to forget many... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

On a rainy day, I ended up in this pub. It has a very comfy and warm atmosphere. The service was very friendly. There was a game of rugby playing (England vs Australia) and many local expats had gathered to watch it there. This made my visit a unique experience :-) The food was definitely pub oriented but very good.... More 

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Thank Hugo H
Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Dear Hugo H, Many thanks for leaving this great review on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at The Lion Pub. The Lion Pub has been recently refurbished. Additionally we work very hard on providing the best possible "Gastropub" quality for Zurich. I am sure we are on the best way to achieve this goal.... More 

Amersham, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Lets face it. For most of us visiting Switzerland from other countries this is an expensive place. Therefore when looking for somewhere to rest for a drink or a bite to eat - it is a level playing field. Often 'local venues' may be rather pricey so one looks for a compromise. Here there are good prices, nice surroundings, pleasant... More 

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Thank Simon D
Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Dear Simon D, Thank you very much for leaving a review and four points on Tripadvisor for the Lion Pub Zurich. I am pleased to hear that you appreciated the good prices, nice surroundings, pleasant staff and naturally the good food. We sincerely hope to have you back soon. More 

Adliswil, Switzerland
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154 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

This restaurant Pub is very well located in the center of Zurich. It is very classic "British" up-scale pub. The food was fairly good, but not good enough to get me coming back for it. The service was a bit passive, nothing to complain about, but a bit like the food. It would not bring me back.

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Thank Jon Pall H
Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at The Lion Pub, responded to this review

Dear Jon Pall H, Many thanks for leaving a review on Tripadvisor. Sorry to hear that we did not provide the quality of food up to your expectations. What could we have done better in order for us to improve and to have you back soon again? Yours sincerely, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 29
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oettenbachgasse 24 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +41 43 888 66 69
Description
Typical english pub in the heart of Zurich. Best spot for sport entertainment of all types. Open on Sundays

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