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Red Lion

#2,286 of 18,273 Restaurants in London
, British,
2 Duke of York Street | St James Square, London SW1Y 6JP, England
+44 20 7321 0782
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (12 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

Excellent food and drink, just off Jermyn Street. Slightly pricey for the food but it was good quality - however, given the location the prices are competitive. Great atmosphere and fabulous glass panels and mirrors. The interior has to be seen. I've been here a...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Post theatre drink with family and nice cosy friendly pub offering great Fullers beers. Worth a revisit.

Thank Maurice S
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Truly unique little pub - go just to see the mirrored interior - put in so prostitutes couldn’t get up to no good apparently! Simple but tasty pub food and a good range of wines and beers. Staff friendly and attentive.

Thank sweetservice
Reviewed 12 November 2017

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 12 November 2017

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 10 November 2017 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 November 2017

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 17 October 2017 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 18 October 2017

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

Reviewed 4 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 18 October 2017

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

Reviewed 15 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
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
US$6 - US$20
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 17:00
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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