The Red Lion Oxford

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10 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Gastro Pub

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With beautiful surroundings, and a stylish interior, The Red Lion Oxford in Oxford is a classic meets modern pub, a perfect setting for any occasion. Our chefs take pride in preparing fresh, delicious tasting food using the finest ingredients. Signature dishes include spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit, slow cooked pork belly with seared scallops, salmon supreme served with thyme-roasted butternut squash, and our home-made British beef burger. For a lighter bite, our spiralised carrot salad and Mediterranean mezze are both delectable, or for some sweet indulgence our melting golden chocolate bomb with caramel ice cream is sure to please!
You’ll also find a range of daily-changing specials and a carefully selected drinks list, including beautiful wines, ales and lagers, cocktails, and bubbles. So, whether it’s for a drink at the bar with family and friends, a special dining experience or a relaxed afternoon with great food – you can sit back and unwind, and we’ll tak
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1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It was pretty dirty on the terrasse and the food wasn't that great.

1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food & service were excellent.
The restaurant was popular with buzz about it.
The decor is looking a bit tired though and the toilets were a mess which affected the overall score.
A bit of a decor update is the answer.

22 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Fabulous venue and lovely staff. We were a little disappointed that when we asked to order dessert we were told the kitchen was closed. This was around 10pm when we were told the kitchen had closed at 9pm. Given our booking was at 8pm, this was surprising not to have been told this when we sat down.
That said, I would still recommend the venue with the caviat of 'be aware of kitchen times'.

9 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Menu choices were limited as the kitchen had run out of food, only told of the limited menu options after we had made our decisions so had to go for a more expensive option. Waitress was very apologetic but seemed run off her feet.

1 review
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Hoping for a nice gastro pub meal, but was very dissapointed. Wouldn't go again.

2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Busy. Need to book. Lots of noise due to number of people at bar. Ordered aperitif at same time as we ordered food and the food came first! Food good as was the aperitif.

13 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Fabulous listing of spirits for this so invlined.

10 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I wasn't too happy with my food but maybe I should have gone for the Sunday roast as my two friends seemed to enjoy their meals. However, one of the meals was initially served cold but this was soon remedied. In fact, rather than warming it up, as requested, they actually provided a fresh meal. Food was a tad expensive but this is a gastro pub in the middle of Oxford!

5 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. Great experience!

6 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Red Lion. Classic pub feel with a professional touch. Great portions and good value... Nothing complex and done very well!