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The Red Lion Bishopgate, Norwich, Norfolk

The Red Lion Bishopgate

4.4
4.4
814 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Welcome to The Red Lion Bishopgate!

We serve fresh, locally sourced food all day, everyday. Our head chef Lee has created a menu suitable for everyone, including GF, Vegan, Vegetarian options.
Brunch is also available 7 days a week, 10:00am-12 noon (11:30am on Sundays). Please see below our food serving times:

Monday - Thursday: 12:00-20:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00-21:00
Sunday: 12:00-20:00 - Roasts available all day.

We always leave some tables free, so if you can't make a booking just pop in to see if you can grab a table!

Please note, your booking is allocated for 2 hours.

Tables in the garden are rain proof and we do have heating, but may not be suitable in heavy rain.


We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Nick, Bri, Alby & The RLB Team.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    01603 629417
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Norwich
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 814 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Great for scenic views

  • Norwich

    Child-friendly

  • Norwich

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Norwich

    Lively

  • Norwich

    Most Booked

814 Reviews
  1. Davey6

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely relaxed brunch . Very tasty in great surroundings

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice environment. But very long wait for food for 7. Fairly small portions and very poor steaks. Shame as others pubs run by this group have a good reputation

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food arrived, sharing platter and found hair so sent it back, the replacement also had hair in it - very off putting. Chicken burger was burnt and that went back too but the replacement was even worse! I would not return to for food it was awful and the staff did not deal with the situation very well!

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  4. JuliaA

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We got there at 4.30 Sunday for the BBQ and the food had all been sold. We all left and went to the Gem

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  5. robk

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I’m afraid this was a horrible visit today. We were told Tuesday that the Sunday roast menu had stopped , ok we thought but then they ran out of all 3 boards, and half of the mains menu, leaving sirloin, fish and chips our burgers as the choice . The fish is over battered , covering a very small portion of fish . This has been one of the best places in the city but today was horrible which we booked for my partners 50th. We did receive a sizeable discount from the bill but we have never had to ask for one before and should be unnecessary . Cant go back under the current circumstances

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pub grub in Norwich. Great food and drink, lovely staff.

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  7. Phoenix

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food took a long time coming, l understand it was a busy Saturday lunch rush but we did wait longer than expected and had to hurry off to our appointment after. My meal tasted very over cooked especially the broccoli which was completely shriveled up. The chicken was very dry as well. My friend was expecting more salad in her burger. I have been here before and the meals have looked so much better, but l really didn't think my recent meal was worth the price tag. I love the ambience and interior and brought my friend along as l was hoping it was going to be as good as l remembered but sadly l was so disappointed

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  8. MarianW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Red Lion dining experience worked for us as we were going to a performance at the Great Hospital that evening

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  9. JamesA

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    On arrival, pretty much universally ignored by staff. Admittedly it was busy but still, we weren’t greeted or shown to our reserved table. Just found a reserved table and assumed it was ours. Drinks orders were taken and arrived promptly, no complaints. Ordered food and we all had sharing boards. To then be told that there were no boards available. Also another one of the veggie options was not available. Half our party of 6 was vegetarian and we picked this place specifically as it had a good variety of vegetarian options. Ended up all 6 of us having burgers and chips. Which, tbh at £16-17 each were really no better than any fare from certain American fast food establishments. Chips were dry and cold. Burgers were ok but nothing special. Had to go hunting for salts and vinegars and condiments which was a shame. Like said previously it was busy but the noise was unbelievable. Couldn’t even hear the person next to you. Overall very disappointing when arranged to see long time friends we don’t see very often. Wouldn’t recommend.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very slow to make the meals. Two chefs down and very slow service.

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FAQs

The Red Lion Bishopgate is rated 4.4 stars by 814 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for The Red Lion Bishopgate

79 Bishopgate, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 4AA

Additional information

  • Area
    Norwich
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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