020 8977 4779
27 Wick Road
Monday - Saturday: noon-11pm
Monday - Saturday: noon-2.30pm & 7-10pm
went for the first time to The Lion for lunch on New Year's Day with friends - we were very pleased with the food and with the service. The roast beef was excellent and we'll all go again. Tres bien!!!!!
By peachgirl at 18:02 on 03/01/12
English pub serving real ales and fine wines with a French dining room
After months of anticipation whilst the new owners completely refurbished this once tired old pub, we were able to book a table for dinner. Having been fans of the previous restaurant in the High Street that was run by the same guys we expected the experience to be a memorable one - and boy it was ! We had a drink at the bar to start ( Guinness very good) and met some friends. After a short while the owner presented us with 2 lovely saucisson to snack on before going through to the restaurant. The decoration throughout is tasteful and restrained and greatly adds to the ambience , to promote a relaxed, friendly but professional buzz. Down to business ! There were 4 in our party and we all like to think of ourselves as budding A.A. Gills, without the pretentions. Both the crab and the baked mussel starters were delicious - we had a bottle of white Italian wine with these that we had never heard of but it was a perfect match, so much so that we quickly ordered a second. Half a lobster - one hot and one cold followed for 2 of the party and both agreed it was beautifully presented,fresh and not fussed over which is all good seafood needs to be. A perfect medium rare steak complete with a delicious gratin and a lovely skate wing with a side order of crisp frites rounded off the mains. Service throughout was attentive and professional. I was the only one able to attempt a dessert and the cheeses did not disappoint - each one explained to me by the knowledgeable owner.So - 4 people - all had starters and mains,one side order frites, 2 red and 2 white bottles of fine wine, 1 cheese board, 3 coffees and unlimited proper French bread throughout and the bill came to under £50 per head without gratuities which to my mind is excellent value. If you want traditional French cooking, tasteful , professional and welcoming ambience we all suggest that it's right on your doorstep at the Lion. I am already looking forward to my next visit .