The Red Lion

2 Duke of York Street , London, SW1Y 6JP

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SquareMeal Review of The Red Lion

When this tiny tavern fills up with suits at lunchtime, shoehorn yourself in at its island bar for a pint of Fuller’s Chiswick, ESB, London Pride or Gale’s Seafarers Ale, taking care lest a pinstripe’s straying Champagne cork (from a bottle at well under the going West End rate) hits you head-on. Beyond the foliage-festooned frontage lies a fine sepia-tinted interior, all Fanny by Gaslight come evening, with brilliant-cut frosted mirrored glass, elaborate carved mahogany & an impossibly intimate snug. This little gem recalls the days of Downton Abbey, when hostelries such as this were designed to give those ‘downstairs’ a taste of ‘upstairs’ living. Food is suitably ersatz Mrs Bridges: bangers, fish & chips, sarnies & pies.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Piccadilly Circus Tube Station 340m

Green Park Tube Station 447m

Address

Address: 2 Duke of York Street , London SW1Y 6JP

Area: Whitehall Buckingham Palace

Opening times

Mon-Sat 11.30am-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

Jermyn Street 63m

Fortnum & Mason 121m

Details

Telephone: 020 7321 0782

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Cuisine: Pubs

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