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Red Lion

#1,672 of 18,670 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%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
“pie” (8 reviews)
“burger” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
PRICE
$
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Value
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LOCATION
2 Duke of York Street | St James Square, London SW1Y 6JP, England
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very small pub and extremely busy after work. Do not expect to get a seat as it is primarily standing room only. The bar staff were very attentive and you didn't have to wait long for a drink. The downside was that...More

Thank Moonlighter07
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I have read reviews and decided to check it out. It was located a few minutes walk from Buckingham Palace and the green park train stop on the picadilly line. The pub is small with about 20 seats. The bartender was very nice and inviting....More

Thank Milton R
RedlionMayfair, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Milton, thank you for your comment, we're glad you had a nice time here at the red lion

Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to drink, very good options. Nice people working, and good service as well.. The localization is very good, near from Piccadilly, and have a good park near to tchill..

Thank Joao S
RedlionMayfair, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks Joao, I'm glad you like visiting us. Hope to see you again

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Took a friend here before dinner at Rowleys He is a Canadian beet fanatic and he enjoyed the variety. The Adnams was a tad fragrant but Olivers Island excellent A real watering hole worth visiting

Thank Tom C
RedlionMayfair, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks for your review Tom. Hope to see you soon here.

Reviewed 29 March 2018

A regular stopping place for me, when in the area. Traditional London public house, popular with business types after work. Good range and well kept ales. Oh the mirrors and glass. Crowded but friendly and always spills out on to the road winter and summer.

Thank travell_a_lot
RedlionMayfair, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks for your review, I am glad you like visiting us!

Reviewed 28 February 2018

Just called in for a drink. The staff were extremely good and welcoming. There are many pubs in that part of Mayfair but I'd go there again.

Thank frank19452015
RedlionMayfair, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks for your kind words Frank. Hope to see you in here again

Reviewed 8 February 2018

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
RedlionMayfair, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for your kind words Kim. Hope to see you in here soon

Reviewed 31 December 2017

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

Thank Maurice S
RedlionMayfair, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks for your review Maurice. Hope to see you in here again

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
RedlionMayfair, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks for your amazing review - The Red Lion Team

Reviewed 13 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
RedlionMayfair, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks for the amazing review - The red lion team

Nearby
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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
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
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
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
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Description
Traditional English Pub serving lunchtime Bar Snacks
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