Red Lion Pub

★★★★☆
Traditional British Pub With Warm Interior, Fireplace, Darts and Fantastic Pub Fare-Featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives"
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2316 S Shepherd Dr

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I think that this is just a perfect place to stay at! I have been on so many hotels but this place just tops them all, cheap and affordable but very comfortable rooms.

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★★★★★

I think that this is just a perfect place to stay at! I have been on so many hotels but this place just tops them all, cheap and affordable but very comfortable rooms.

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AWESOME PLACE TO BE. They have a huge beer list on tap for starters! Atmosphere is pretty cool. You can sit outside if ya like. Fish and chips is what I order... but the chicken k-bobs on the appetizer list are great too if you have kids with you. (big order of chicken btw)

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AWESOME PLACE TO BE. They have a huge beer list on tap for starters! Atmosphere is pretty cool. You can sit outside if ya like. Fish and chips is what I order... but the chicken k-bobs on the appetizer list are great too if you have kids with you. (big order of chicken btw)

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I love the authenticity of this place... Owner/operator Craig obviously puts in a lot of hard work at the Lion. Even GUY FIERI of the FOOD NETWORK digs it.... see?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTrW3QlOP5Q

Red Lion is one of my favorite places, and I enjoy every opportunity to visit... it's cozy, great drink selection, the food is excellent, and the service has always been superb.

While they're all good, my favorite dish has to be the Pan Seared Chicken Breast... Yummy! Oh yeah... Best Brussel Sprouts EVER!

Oh, and it's a nice place to relax and throw some darts, too.

See ya there!

BTW - Heard that TIA is a disgruntled EX-EMPLOYEE who was fired and is now bashing the owner all over the internet.

5
★★★★★

I love the authenticity of this place... Owner/operator Craig obviously puts in a lot of hard work at the Lion. Even GUY FIERI of the FOOD NETWORK digs it.... see?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTrW3QlOP5Q

Red Lion is one of my favorite places, and I enjoy every opportunity to visit... it's cozy, great drink selection, the food is excellent, and the service has always been superb.

While they're all good, my favorite dish has to be the Pan Seared Chicken Breast... Yummy! Oh yeah... Best Brussel Sprouts EVER!

Oh, and it's a nice place to relax and throw some darts, too.

See ya there!

BTW - Heard that TIA is a disgruntled EX-EMPLOYEE who was fired and is now bashing the owner all over the internet.

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This place is fantastic. They have the best fish and chips in Houston. Great selection of beers and decent curries. Inside, you could be anywhere in England.

5
★★★★★

This place is fantastic. They have the best fish and chips in Houston. Great selection of beers and decent curries. Inside, you could be anywhere in England.

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A great selection of indian, indian fusion, and british pub favorites. Love to stop by here after work for a bite to eat and a couple brews. Consistently good service when I've been, not a 5 star restaurant but very good and worth checking out!

4
★★★★☆

A great selection of indian, indian fusion, and british pub favorites. Love to stop by here after work for a bite to eat and a couple brews. Consistently good service when I've been, not a 5 star restaurant but very good and worth checking out!

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I saw FOOD CHANNEL and heard about ""good restaurants"". \nI am sure the owner of RED LION must of paid good money to say on TV that that HIS restaurant is very good.\nMy wife and I went to eat there the next day and found out that even if the restaurant is nice, the service is terrible and the food, is nothing of what they show on TV. and over priced and not only that, the food is really terrible.\n\nThe owner does not care about the service and the quality of food.\n\nIf you want an advise, DO NOT EVER GO THERE !!\n\n

1
★☆☆☆☆

I saw FOOD CHANNEL and heard about ""good restaurants"". \nI am sure the owner of RED LION must of paid good money to say on TV that that HIS restaurant is very good.\nMy wife and I went to eat there the next day and found out that even if the restaurant is nice, the service is terrible and the food, is nothing of what they show on TV. and over priced and not only that, the food is really terrible.\n\nThe owner does not care about the service and the quality of food.\n\nIf you want an advise, DO NOT EVER GO THERE !!\n\n

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It was great food and love the fotball on an american tv

4
★★★★☆

It was great food and love the fotball on an american tv

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Red Lion is the place to be if you want fun times with friends or office mates. Catch up with life after work while drinking your favorite beer or cocktails. Servers are very attentive and always have a smile on their faces. Get your pub on !\n

5
★★★★★

Red Lion is the place to be if you want fun times with friends or office mates. Catch up with life after work while drinking your favorite beer or cocktails. Servers are very attentive and always have a smile on their faces. Get your pub on !\n

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Went here the other night with a group of friends. To the dismay (I think) of the waitress, we only ordered the food (no drinks). But she was still super nice and friendly. Got the onion ring appetizer and Chicken Tika Masala. Delicious! It's a little bit on the pricey side ($18 for the bowl of masala, rice, and two pieces of Naan), but will definately go again.

4
★★★★☆

Went here the other night with a group of friends. To the dismay (I think) of the waitress, we only ordered the food (no drinks). But she was still super nice and friendly. Got the onion ring appetizer and Chicken Tika Masala. Delicious! It's a little bit on the pricey side ($18 for the bowl of masala, rice, and two pieces of Naan), but will definately go again.

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There's nothing I do not like here. The food is superb...the steak on steak night melts in your mouth. The beer selection is first rate. I've introduced my parents here as well and they raved about it. The staff is top notch as well. Cheers to Red Lion! My only regret is that i've not been able to make it here more often since i moved out of the neighborhood.

4
★★★★☆

There's nothing I do not like here. The food is superb...the steak on steak night melts in your mouth. The beer selection is first rate. I've introduced my parents here as well and they raved about it. The staff is top notch as well. Cheers to Red Lion! My only regret is that i've not been able to make it here more often since i moved out of the neighborhood.

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My husband and I frequent Houston often as we have family in Houston but live in Dallas. We went to the Red Lion almost 3 months ago, we were overcharged on our Visa. I have been calling for 3 months and the owner will not return any of my calls to credit this back to my Visa. I spoke to him once in the 3 months, he admitted it was their mistake they over charged me but never credited the money back and wont return any of my calls since. I have called everyday since. It is now the point of the matter rather than the money. \n\nI will not be going back to a place where the OWNER could care less about his customers. I will however say they staff has been friendly.

1
★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I frequent Houston often as we have family in Houston but live in Dallas. We went to the Red Lion almost 3 months ago, we were overcharged on our Visa. I have been calling for 3 months and the owner will not return any of my calls to credit this back to my Visa. I spoke to him once in the 3 months, he admitted it was their mistake they over charged me but never credited the money back and wont return any of my calls since. I have called everyday since. It is now the point of the matter rather than the money. \n\nI will not be going back to a place where the OWNER could care less about his customers. I will however say they staff has been friendly.

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I have been going to red lion now for a couple of years, the food is amazing (try chicken tika or indian egg rolls)the pub itself is really cozy and decorated well.\r\n\r\nThe wait staff are great, very friendly and helpful (my favourite one is even english!).Well worth a visit.

5
★★★★★

I have been going to red lion now for a couple of years, the food is amazing (try chicken tika or indian egg rolls)the pub itself is really cozy and decorated well.\r\n\r\nThe wait staff are great, very friendly and helpful (my favourite one is even english!).Well worth a visit.

Pros: Great staff and food

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Ordered the veggie samosas, had to send them back twice because they were stone cold in the center. Waitress was pleasant. Order the ""sushi grade tuna salad"" and it had to be send back because it was way over cooked. Good beer and wine selection and good atmosphere.

2
★★☆☆☆

Ordered the veggie samosas, had to send them back twice because they were stone cold in the center. Waitress was pleasant. Order the ""sushi grade tuna salad"" and it had to be send back because it was way over cooked. Good beer and wine selection and good atmosphere.

Pros: Good wine & beer selection

Cons: Food was cold and ""sushi grade tuna"", overcooked

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Been to RL many times. Great for a rowdy fun night or an intimate date night out.

5
★★★★★

Been to RL many times. Great for a rowdy fun night or an intimate date night out.

Pros: tons of great beers on tap and great food!!

Cons: some trendy posers that take up too much space.

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I had a lot of fun hanging out with my friends at the Red Lion Pub! The service is excellent and it was a relaxed and fun atmosphere.\n\nI had a simple salad with chicken breast as I'm not as adventurous as some. I tasted my friends dishes (the Shepherd's Pie and Chicken Tikki Masala) and everything was so flavorful! The desserts were by far my favorite. The bread pudding and the chocolate mousse are delicious and decadent!

5
★★★★★

I had a lot of fun hanging out with my friends at the Red Lion Pub! The service is excellent and it was a relaxed and fun atmosphere.\n\nI had a simple salad with chicken breast as I'm not as adventurous as some. I tasted my friends dishes (the Shepherd's Pie and Chicken Tikki Masala) and everything was so flavorful! The desserts were by far my favorite. The bread pudding and the chocolate mousse are delicious and decadent!

Pros: Best Bread Pudding

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Fresh Newcastle is VERY hard to find in Houston. I have never had a bad tap from here. I had a small tear form on the corner of my eye when I saw the Old Speckled Hen on draft too!! The fish and chips are AWESOME.

5
★★★★★

Fresh Newcastle is VERY hard to find in Houston. I have never had a bad tap from here. I had a small tear form on the corner of my eye when I saw the Old Speckled Hen on draft too!! The fish and chips are AWESOME.

Pros: BEER!! and fabulous food

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There is a great range of food here--everything from traditional English fare like Shepherd's Pie to the Chicken Tikki Masala, which I think is the best thing on the menu. Except for maybe the desserts. The bread pudding is amazing, and the chocolate mousse cake (I forgot the actual name) is the best I've had.

5
★★★★★

There is a great range of food here--everything from traditional English fare like Shepherd's Pie to the Chicken Tikki Masala, which I think is the best thing on the menu. Except for maybe the desserts. The bread pudding is amazing, and the chocolate mousse cake (I forgot the actual name) is the best I've had.

Pros: Great atmosphere, beer, and food.

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The food was absolutely delicicous. I had the quesadillas and dessert following. Both dishes were GREAT!! I have never had quesadillas taste so tasty. I will definitely be going back for another fabulous meal. Also, the service was good. Bartenders, waitresses and staff was very friendly and accommodating. Nice Ambiance as well.

5
★★★★★

The food was absolutely delicicous. I had the quesadillas and dessert following. Both dishes were GREAT!! I have never had quesadillas taste so tasty. I will definitely be going back for another fabulous meal. Also, the service was good. Bartenders, waitresses and staff was very friendly and accommodating. Nice Ambiance as well.

Pros: Delicious Desserts

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The Red Lion Pub is a great place to relax and unwind. The beer selection is excellent, as is the food. The Shepherd's pie is delicious, and the desserts are amazing. Give it a try! You won't be disappointed.

5
★★★★★

The Red Lion Pub is a great place to relax and unwind. The beer selection is excellent, as is the food. The Shepherd's pie is delicious, and the desserts are amazing. Give it a try! You won't be disappointed.

Pros: Great British fare and a wide selection of imported beers.

Cons: None!

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This Pub has a lot to offer from great entrees to amazing desserts, salads and appetizers!!! They have a good amount of options and convinations. Their staff is friendly and the place is very clean, chic and with cool music. They are a great option for fresh food and awesome times with your friends or even to mingle.\r\n\r\nCheck it out!

5
★★★★★

This Pub has a lot to offer from great entrees to amazing desserts, salads and appetizers!!! They have a good amount of options and convinations. Their staff is friendly and the place is very clean, chic and with cool music. They are a great option for fresh food and awesome times with your friends or even to mingle.\r\n\r\nCheck it out!

Pros: Great athmosphere

Cons: Parking is not too big.

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Red Lion is great to go to on a Sunday and enjoy a pub lunch and a few pints. Ther service is amazing and they have a huge variety of food on the menu. The fish and chips is the BEST in town!

5
★★★★★

Red Lion is great to go to on a Sunday and enjoy a pub lunch and a few pints. Ther service is amazing and they have a huge variety of food on the menu. The fish and chips is the BEST in town!

Pros: great service, excellent pub food

Cons: none!

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I love this place! When I come here, I always know I am going to get great service and moderately priced drinks. While they are a bit limited on my wine of choice (Pinot Grigio), they more than make up for it in the variety of beer and food. I especially love the fried brie over mixed greens. The crispy outer shell gives way to a slightly mild warmed brie. Paired with the tart vinagrette and bitter greens, it's a perfect blend of flavors. The steamed mussls and tandoori chicken quesadillas are also delicious.\r\n\r\nI highly recommend this place for a relaxing night of food and drinks with close friends. \r\n\r\n

4
★★★★☆

I love this place! When I come here, I always know I am going to get great service and moderately priced drinks. While they are a bit limited on my wine of choice (Pinot Grigio), they more than make up for it in the variety of beer and food. I especially love the fried brie over mixed greens. The crispy outer shell gives way to a slightly mild warmed brie. Paired with the tart vinagrette and bitter greens, it's a perfect blend of flavors. The steamed mussls and tandoori chicken quesadillas are also delicious.\r\n\r\nI highly recommend this place for a relaxing night of food and drinks with close friends. \r\n\r\n

Pros: Great global pub food and drink

Cons: The food can be a little pricey

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I love the authenticity of this place... Owner/operator Craig obviously puts in a lot of hard work at the Lion. \r\n\r\nWhile they're all good, my favorite dish has to be the Pan Seared Chicken Breast... Yummy!\r\n\r\nOh, and it's a nice place to relax and throw some darts, too.\r\n\r\nSee ya there!\r\n\r\npbj

5
★★★★★

I love the authenticity of this place... Owner/operator Craig obviously puts in a lot of hard work at the Lion. \r\n\r\nWhile they're all good, my favorite dish has to be the Pan Seared Chicken Breast... Yummy!\r\n\r\nOh, and it's a nice place to relax and throw some darts, too.\r\n\r\nSee ya there!\r\n\r\npbj

Pros: Best brussel sprouts ever!

Cons: Parking can be tricky when busy, so get there early

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We love this place. Great food - try the curries on Wednesday evenings, a choice from 7 curries and a pint for $16.\r\nEvery week night finds some special, Steak, Burger, Curry, Meatballs, Fish & Chips, and all top notch food.\r\nThe beers's a tiny bit pricey - although you can always drink ""lite"" beer for next to nothing. Loads of choice, real British Ale and a British Boozer atmosphere to match.\r\nThe star of the show is George, the surfer barman, if you're lucky enough to get in while he's working, he's incredibly knowledgeable about what's going on in Houston and elsewhere, and will always point you inthe right direction about what's on the menu, and more importantly, what's off the menu - there's always loads of stuff not listed.\r\nJust try it.

5
★★★★★

We love this place. Great food - try the curries on Wednesday evenings, a choice from 7 curries and a pint for $16.\r\nEvery week night finds some special, Steak, Burger, Curry, Meatballs, Fish & Chips, and all top notch food.\r\nThe beers's a tiny bit pricey - although you can always drink ""lite"" beer for next to nothing. Loads of choice, real British Ale and a British Boozer atmosphere to match.\r\nThe star of the show is George, the surfer barman, if you're lucky enough to get in while he's working, he's incredibly knowledgeable about what's going on in Houston and elsewhere, and will always point you inthe right direction about what's on the menu, and more importantly, what's off the menu - there's always loads of stuff not listed.\r\nJust try it.

Pros: Great Food, great beer, and the surfer barman - fantastic

Cons: A tiny bit pricey but hey, it's worth it.

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This place provides a great atmosphere to go out with friends and have a good time without sacrificing the taste buds ; ) Good food and great customer service!!

5
★★★★★

This place provides a great atmosphere to go out with friends and have a good time without sacrificing the taste buds ; ) Good food and great customer service!!

Pros: Fun place, great food and lots of good times there!!

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This is a great curry house! Reminds me of some of the ones i've been to in London. So happy to have found this gem in the middle of Houston. A job well done by the owner and staff. Make sure to drop by during happy hour where the crowd is diverse and the specials are delicious!!

5
★★★★★

This is a great curry house! Reminds me of some of the ones i've been to in London. So happy to have found this gem in the middle of Houston. A job well done by the owner and staff. Make sure to drop by during happy hour where the crowd is diverse and the specials are delicious!!

Pros: Food, ambiance, wait staff

Cons: Nothing

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I stopped in with a few friends after hearing one of them rave about the place constantly.\r\nThe owner introduced himself to us, and chatted with us quite a bit. What a great guy!\r\nThe drinks were great, and the Shepherd's Pie came out very quickly, and it was delicious!\r\nMy friends and I had a great time and are planning on visiting again soon.

5
★★★★★

I stopped in with a few friends after hearing one of them rave about the place constantly.\r\nThe owner introduced himself to us, and chatted with us quite a bit. What a great guy!\r\nThe drinks were great, and the Shepherd's Pie came out very quickly, and it was delicious!\r\nMy friends and I had a great time and are planning on visiting again soon.

Pros: great authentic English food

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The Red Lion is very unique pub especially for Houston. It is cozy and quaint inside and has a great selection of Indian and English food. The house wine is excellent and so is the service! The wait staff was very friendly and their service was prompt. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owner last night and he is a very friendly, and nice guy. I will definitely be coming back!

5
★★★★★

The Red Lion is very unique pub especially for Houston. It is cozy and quaint inside and has a great selection of Indian and English food. The house wine is excellent and so is the service! The wait staff was very friendly and their service was prompt. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owner last night and he is a very friendly, and nice guy. I will definitely be coming back!

Pros: Great food, wine, service and patio.

Cons: Parking. The lot is a bit small.

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I went to the red lion pub on April 9 2009 and had a great time! Not only is the food and service amazing,but they have a wide selection of import beers to choose from.... The lighting and music was perfect.... The owner came to our table and introduced himself .... He was very entertaining! I will definately be back soon!!!!

5
★★★★★

I went to the red lion pub on April 9 2009 and had a great time! Not only is the food and service amazing,but they have a wide selection of import beers to choose from.... The lighting and music was perfect.... The owner came to our table and introduced himself .... He was very entertaining! I will definately be back soon!!!!

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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Going to the Red Lion has become a favorite past time for my mate and I. Especially since its daily dinner specials serve up some variety and don't hurt our pocket book. I don't usually write these types of revue's, but after taking note of my persistent satisfaction with our neighborhood joint, I thought it greatly appropriate. \n\nCurry and Steak night are our favorites! Its hard to find good curry in the city..and the portions are sooo huge!! Enough to take home for lunch the next day, if you can stop your self from shoveling through till the bowl is empty! There is such a variety of curries to choose from as well, though I am personally always leaning toward the Chicken Tikka..my old faithful. And the 18 dollar thursday night filets are so addicting, its hard to think of anywhere else we'd rather be on a thursday night. The mushroom steak sauce really makes it!\n\nHowever if you plan to attend either one of these popular nights, get there at a decent time. The Lion is not a small place, but it fills up quick, and you could be waiting for quite a while for a spot, though the bar is easily accesible in this situation. \n\nI cant conclude without mentioning the service. The cute, but classy looking ladies dressed in black are always taking the best care of us, and friendly too. Our personal favorite is....Jessica I beleive is her name..the blonde one. Every time she takes care of us whether its at the bar, or at our table we get the BEST service..that little lady is so speedy with the drinks, and so polite! Really you cant go wrong with who you get though.\n\nAnyway, just wanted to commend our favorite place at always doing such a good job!! Thanks Red Lion!

5
★★★★★

Going to the Red Lion has become a favorite past time for my mate and I. Especially since its daily dinner specials serve up some variety and don't hurt our pocket book. I don't usually write these types of revue's, but after taking note of my persistent satisfaction with our neighborhood joint, I thought it greatly appropriate. \n\nCurry and Steak night are our favorites! Its hard to find good curry in the city..and the portions are sooo huge!! Enough to take home for lunch the next day, if you can stop your self from shoveling through till the bowl is empty! There is such a variety of curries to choose from as well, though I am personally always leaning toward the Chicken Tikka..my old faithful. And the 18 dollar thursday night filets are so addicting, its hard to think of anywhere else we'd rather be on a thursday night. The mushroom steak sauce really makes it!\n\nHowever if you plan to attend either one of these popular nights, get there at a decent time. The Lion is not a small place, but it fills up quick, and you could be waiting for quite a while for a spot, though the bar is easily accesible in this situation. \n\nI cant conclude without mentioning the service. The cute, but classy looking ladies dressed in black are always taking the best care of us, and friendly too. Our personal favorite is....Jessica I beleive is her name..the blonde one. Every time she takes care of us whether its at the bar, or at our table we get the BEST service..that little lady is so speedy with the drinks, and so polite! Really you cant go wrong with who you get though.\n\nAnyway, just wanted to commend our favorite place at always doing such a good job!! Thanks Red Lion!

Pros: great place for quality english AND indian food

Cons: get there early!!

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My friends and I enjoy this place a couple times a month, usually for the deals to be had on curry (Wed) or steak (Thu) nights. The steak is generally terrific -- quality filet cut in lieu of the cheaper ribeyes found at many steak nights around town -- and the curry is awesome. Lamb keema is my fave. However, watch the extras. Even with a steal of a deal of $18.99 for a full steak dinner, add a pint or two and an appetizer and you may be looking at $50 or more for one person. At a pub. It's London prices! I could go to Mark's and have a fancy meal with a glass of wine and come out about even.\r\n\r\nWhile there are a couple of really nice young ladies working there, we've been treated rudely by a couple of the hostesses and waitresses, who just seem harried all the time. They often will dash off before ensuring everyone at the table has everything they need. The parking is tough if you don't get there rather early. \r\n\r\nOne more minor thing, but the scented candles are too much. My friends and I usually move the ones off the tables, as they immediately set off allergies. One friend could not stop sneezing, eyes watering, face turning red. It's the same in the ladies room - the scent is just gag-inducing. Too strong. Candles on the table are nice, but would prefer if they were the unscented variety, so the strong odor of cranberry or whatever the heck they are would not compete with the fine aroma of steak, curry and Guinness!\r\n\r\nIn the future, I may go there for the delicious curry or steak but abstain from any extras. There's a recession on!

4
★★★★☆

My friends and I enjoy this place a couple times a month, usually for the deals to be had on curry (Wed) or steak (Thu) nights. The steak is generally terrific -- quality filet cut in lieu of the cheaper ribeyes found at many steak nights around town -- and the curry is awesome. Lamb keema is my fave. However, watch the extras. Even with a steal of a deal of $18.99 for a full steak dinner, add a pint or two and an appetizer and you may be looking at $50 or more for one person. At a pub. It's London prices! I could go to Mark's and have a fancy meal with a glass of wine and come out about even.\r\n\r\nWhile there are a couple of really nice young ladies working there, we've been treated rudely by a couple of the hostesses and waitresses, who just seem harried all the time. They often will dash off before ensuring everyone at the table has everything they need. The parking is tough if you don't get there rather early. \r\n\r\nOne more minor thing, but the scented candles are too much. My friends and I usually move the ones off the tables, as they immediately set off allergies. One friend could not stop sneezing, eyes watering, face turning red. It's the same in the ladies room - the scent is just gag-inducing. Too strong. Candles on the table are nice, but would prefer if they were the unscented variety, so the strong odor of cranberry or whatever the heck they are would not compete with the fine aroma of steak, curry and Guinness!\r\n\r\nIn the future, I may go there for the delicious curry or steak but abstain from any extras. There's a recession on!

Pros: divine curry, great steak night, fun atmosphere,

Cons: tooo many scented candles, $$$$, harried waitstaff

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I love the red lion...one of my favorite places to relax and people watch...very creative menu and really friendly staff! I always feel welcome and at home...

5
★★★★★

I love the red lion...one of my favorite places to relax and people watch...very creative menu and really friendly staff! I always feel welcome and at home...

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Burgers were good and cheap. Their happy hour beer prices are average, but they had a pretty good deal on their house wines.

4
★★★★☆

Burgers were good and cheap. Their happy hour beer prices are average, but they had a pretty good deal on their house wines.

Pros: deal each day of the week

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//Consumables\ \r\nAs a working class lad from Northern England, one?s palate has become pretty refined when it comes to assessing the finer points of a plate (or newspaper) of fish and chips.\r\nThe Red Lion consistently serves up a fantastic version of this classic British staple. The fish (cod) is always fresh, firm, and flaky and the batter has the near-perfect marriage of thickness and texture that has made the fish supper our greatest export since Kevin Keegan signed for Hamburger SV in 1977. Once you eventually realise there are other things on the menu, the Cornish pasty and Sunday roasts (with Yorkshire Pud : )) also fly the Union Jack very well. Wash them down with a well-pulled pint of Boddingtons, and an afternoon snooze could well be the next order of the day. \r\n//Venue\ \r\nThe place itself has a very authentic feel, and a solid showing of well-heeled expat ?locals? further adds to the kind of low-key ambience you?d expect in a similar boozer 6000 miles to the North-East. \r\n//Service\ \r\nThe service is steady, laid-back, and to standard befitting of the establishment?it is a pub after all. If, however, you should find yourself drinkless, foodless, and tensing up because of it, nip into the spotless bathrooms and check out the cartoons. \r\n//Value\ \r\nFood is good value given the quality and quantity but you can eat a lot more cheaply elsewhere should you choose. Drinks are overpriced.

4
★★★★☆

//Consumables\ \r\nAs a working class lad from Northern England, one?s palate has become pretty refined when it comes to assessing the finer points of a plate (or newspaper) of fish and chips.\r\nThe Red Lion consistently serves up a fantastic version of this classic British staple. The fish (cod) is always fresh, firm, and flaky and the batter has the near-perfect marriage of thickness and texture that has made the fish supper our greatest export since Kevin Keegan signed for Hamburger SV in 1977. Once you eventually realise there are other things on the menu, the Cornish pasty and Sunday roasts (with Yorkshire Pud : )) also fly the Union Jack very well. Wash them down with a well-pulled pint of Boddingtons, and an afternoon snooze could well be the next order of the day. \r\n//Venue\ \r\nThe place itself has a very authentic feel, and a solid showing of well-heeled expat ?locals? further adds to the kind of low-key ambience you?d expect in a similar boozer 6000 miles to the North-East. \r\n//Service\ \r\nThe service is steady, laid-back, and to standard befitting of the establishment?it is a pub after all. If, however, you should find yourself drinkless, foodless, and tensing up because of it, nip into the spotless bathrooms and check out the cartoons. \r\n//Value\ \r\nFood is good value given the quality and quantity but you can eat a lot more cheaply elsewhere should you choose. Drinks are overpriced.

Pros: Food/drink quality, spotless bathrooms

Cons: Authentic English prices

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Go for Curry night on Wed! We did not know there was such thing as English Curry until our friends brought us to Red Lion. Many beers on draft. Great atmosphere.

5
★★★★★

Go for Curry night on Wed! We did not know there was such thing as English Curry until our friends brought us to Red Lion. Many beers on draft. Great atmosphere.

Pros: Beer, specials, not empty, but can always find a seat

Cons: they smoke outside

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Right well where do i start. upon entering this bar you are almost overwhelmed by its\r\ncomfortable and cosy atmosphere with it's patriotic British theme and an over grown\r\nforest that im sure used to be a patio out front, you are greeted in by which i have to say \r\nare the slowest bar staff to step foot in a bar and sometimes the Red Lions stuck up and\r\nusually drunk owner who could bore confessions from terrorist's with his tales of when\r\nhe was a model and how successful he is. \r\nSo its time to eat and drink from the well over priced menu that you'd be mistaking\r\nto think you are at some upper class fancy restaurant so pinch yourself and come\r\nback down to earth, You are still sitting at the Red Lion.\r\nYour food will arrive and after waiting about 30-40 minutes and you've bitten your\r\nleft hand off in hunger you are presented with a cold average looking meal which\r\ngets you thinking ""damn i knew i should have just went to Burger King"".\r\nSo if its bad service and terrible ownership of a bar that your looking for then the \r\nRed Lion is for you, thanks for the shocking experience and insight to a British\r\nbar in houston in which the only good memory from this place was the bathrooms\r\nwhich were decked out with sexually explicit cartoon sketches which some people\r\ncould find offensive and as its a restaurant caters for young children who are faced \r\nwith half nakit sketches of women as they use the urinal, well im sure the owner\r\nsees the funny side to it all.\r\n\r\nWould never go back to this dump and would advise strongly that people avoid\r\nthe temptation and just go to Catalan where for the same price you could get a \r\nlovely meal.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Right well where do i start. upon entering this bar you are almost overwhelmed by its\r\ncomfortable and cosy atmosphere with it's patriotic British theme and an over grown\r\nforest that im sure used to be a patio out front, you are greeted in by which i have to say \r\nare the slowest bar staff to step foot in a bar and sometimes the Red Lions stuck up and\r\nusually drunk owner who could bore confessions from terrorist's with his tales of when\r\nhe was a model and how successful he is. \r\nSo its time to eat and drink from the well over priced menu that you'd be mistaking\r\nto think you are at some upper class fancy restaurant so pinch yourself and come\r\nback down to earth, You are still sitting at the Red Lion.\r\nYour food will arrive and after waiting about 30-40 minutes and you've bitten your\r\nleft hand off in hunger you are presented with a cold average looking meal which\r\ngets you thinking ""damn i knew i should have just went to Burger King"".\r\nSo if its bad service and terrible ownership of a bar that your looking for then the \r\nRed Lion is for you, thanks for the shocking experience and insight to a British\r\nbar in houston in which the only good memory from this place was the bathrooms\r\nwhich were decked out with sexually explicit cartoon sketches which some people\r\ncould find offensive and as its a restaurant caters for young children who are faced \r\nwith half nakit sketches of women as they use the urinal, well im sure the owner\r\nsees the funny side to it all.\r\n\r\nWould never go back to this dump and would advise strongly that people avoid\r\nthe temptation and just go to Catalan where for the same price you could get a \r\nlovely meal.

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I posted a critical review a couple of months ago - the food had gone way downhill.\n\nI was reluctantly persuaded to return last week and I'm so glad I did. \n\nA few welcome tweaks to the menu and the standard of food back to what it used to be - excellent. My husband and I have been back twice since and I'm so happy that I can enjoy my favorite pub again.

2
★★☆☆☆

I posted a critical review a couple of months ago - the food had gone way downhill.\n\nI was reluctantly persuaded to return last week and I'm so glad I did. \n\nA few welcome tweaks to the menu and the standard of food back to what it used to be - excellent. My husband and I have been back twice since and I'm so happy that I can enjoy my favorite pub again.

Pros: Great Menu, friendly staff, food back up previous standard

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a pub experience...it almost feels like it's a franchise operation. take bennigans and make the food and drinks actually very good and authentic. the crowd is older - late 20's and up. families dine here too. they had pims at the bar -and the bar tender knew what it was, so there. as for happy hour, mostly 30-ish and up. upscale attire, but showing up in anything that reeks style (torn jeans? well, use your discretion). anyway, i've never felt 'uncomfortable' in a polo-type shirt and jeans. but do wear a belt. for similar comparison: see 'the black lab' (which i'd rate just a tad bit better). the bar people are friendly, and some of the waitresses have a london east-enders' accent which may make a guy feel sort' o randy at times, eh?

4
★★★★☆

a pub experience...it almost feels like it's a franchise operation. take bennigans and make the food and drinks actually very good and authentic. the crowd is older - late 20's and up. families dine here too. they had pims at the bar -and the bar tender knew what it was, so there. as for happy hour, mostly 30-ish and up. upscale attire, but showing up in anything that reeks style (torn jeans? well, use your discretion). anyway, i've never felt 'uncomfortable' in a polo-type shirt and jeans. but do wear a belt. for similar comparison: see 'the black lab' (which i'd rate just a tad bit better). the bar people are friendly, and some of the waitresses have a london east-enders' accent which may make a guy feel sort' o randy at times, eh?

Pros: great food, drinks, service, 'english pub' atmosphere

Cons: vanilla clientele, tricky parking, 'franchice pub' ambience

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The Red Lion has everything that I would ever want in an English Pub and more. The reason I say and more is because I spent the first thirty years of my life in England and the last thirty in America looking for something comparable. Frankly, I found England's equal and then some. Plus, having Craig as mine host is the icing on the cake. \r\n\r\nRed Lion--Great food. Authentic pub atmosphere. If you are not at the Red Lion then you are compromising.

5
★★★★★

The Red Lion has everything that I would ever want in an English Pub and more. The reason I say and more is because I spent the first thirty years of my life in England and the last thirty in America looking for something comparable. Frankly, I found England's equal and then some. Plus, having Craig as mine host is the icing on the cake. \r\n\r\nRed Lion--Great food. Authentic pub atmosphere. If you are not at the Red Lion then you are compromising.

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I have been frequenting the Red Lion for about 3 years now. The food is so incredibly tasty (thanks to Chef Kevin and crew) and the service is awesome. Great experienced bartenders. I feel at home the moment I step inside. The curry is out of this world (a choice out of 6 different curries and a pint of beer $14 on Wednesdays!!!) its hard to compare to any curry house in town. I definitely would not want to miss out on this pub. A stellar experience all the time.

5
★★★★★

I have been frequenting the Red Lion for about 3 years now. The food is so incredibly tasty (thanks to Chef Kevin and crew) and the service is awesome. Great experienced bartenders. I feel at home the moment I step inside. The curry is out of this world (a choice out of 6 different curries and a pint of beer $14 on Wednesdays!!!) its hard to compare to any curry house in town. I definitely would not want to miss out on this pub. A stellar experience all the time.

Pros: Food, Bartenders, Service

Cons: ummm...

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This is a great pub and is First Class whether you measure it by the food, the beer quality or the friendly service. The owner and the staff do a tremendous job and are very friendly and responsive. The curry is excellent and the whole menu is imaginative and frequently refreshed. I thoroughly recommend you try it (just leave me a stall at the bar)

5
★★★★★

This is a great pub and is First Class whether you measure it by the food, the beer quality or the friendly service. The owner and the staff do a tremendous job and are very friendly and responsive. The curry is excellent and the whole menu is imaginative and frequently refreshed. I thoroughly recommend you try it (just leave me a stall at the bar)

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My girlfriend and I found this place a couple of years ago and we've been hooked ever since. \r\nFrom the moment we walk through the door the experiece is fantastic. The staff are friendly, and go out of their way to get to know the customers. The beer is great. The menu is varied and the food superb. Try the Curry, or the Fish & Chips, or maybe the Thai Fish Soup.... keep going, you'll get through the menu eventually.\r\nI particularly like the fact that if I sit at the bar I end up in a conversation with strangers, just as a pub should be.\r\nThe owner has done a great jon here, the atmosphere is just like my old local in England and my American girlfriend feels completely comfortable in here by herself. \r\nCan I give 6 stars?\r\n\r\n

5
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I found this place a couple of years ago and we've been hooked ever since. \r\nFrom the moment we walk through the door the experiece is fantastic. The staff are friendly, and go out of their way to get to know the customers. The beer is great. The menu is varied and the food superb. Try the Curry, or the Fish & Chips, or maybe the Thai Fish Soup.... keep going, you'll get through the menu eventually.\r\nI particularly like the fact that if I sit at the bar I end up in a conversation with strangers, just as a pub should be.\r\nThe owner has done a great jon here, the atmosphere is just like my old local in England and my American girlfriend feels completely comfortable in here by herself. \r\nCan I give 6 stars?\r\n\r\n

Pros: Staff, food, beer, atmosphere

Cons: erm....

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The Red Lion Pub is a great place to go whether you want a great beer, glass of wine or a fantastic meal. The waitstaff are always friendly and attentive. The bartenders are fun and the atmosphere is alive and comfortable. \r\n\r\nBeing a female in houston, I find it difficult to go to bars/pubs/restaurants on my own. Here, I love the company, food and wine. If you love British fair, steak, burgers or Indian curries, this is a great place. I have enjoyed most of their menu (only because I haven't tried everything YET) and all of my visits!

5
★★★★★

The Red Lion Pub is a great place to go whether you want a great beer, glass of wine or a fantastic meal. The waitstaff are always friendly and attentive. The bartenders are fun and the atmosphere is alive and comfortable. \r\n\r\nBeing a female in houston, I find it difficult to go to bars/pubs/restaurants on my own. Here, I love the company, food and wine. If you love British fair, steak, burgers or Indian curries, this is a great place. I have enjoyed most of their menu (only because I haven't tried everything YET) and all of my visits!

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If you thought you'd had Fish & Chips in Houston, think again. These are the best I have found. Also try the curries, Kevin has done a great job in creating an ""English"" curry. Staff are part of the family and go out of their way to make you at home. My local back home in the UK needs to come and take a look :-)

5
★★★★★

If you thought you'd had Fish & Chips in Houston, think again. These are the best I have found. Also try the curries, Kevin has done a great job in creating an ""English"" curry. Staff are part of the family and go out of their way to make you at home. My local back home in the UK needs to come and take a look :-)

Pros: Food, Staff, Location

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I feel for the owner of this place.\r\nHe's done a remarkable job where others have failed. For as long as I can remember, nothing of merit has ever succeeded at this location. I recall when it first opened, that I and my friends commented on how cheap the pricing was and how good the quality of food was.....now it's 5 years later and all some want to do is talk about the prices being to high and the place is too ""crowded"". Too funny. I wonder if anyone of these people have ever opened a newspaper and noticed what's going on in the world? Apparantly not.\r\nI, for one, do appreciate the need for increases and applaude his decision. Red Lion will still be around many years from now, simply because it has class and they know how to treat a customer with respect while making them feel like ""friends"". The food speaks for itself and the attention to detail never ceases to amaze me....now then, if I could only get MY name on one of those plaques!!...I would be a very happy man!\r\nBravo!!

5
★★★★★

I feel for the owner of this place.\r\nHe's done a remarkable job where others have failed. For as long as I can remember, nothing of merit has ever succeeded at this location. I recall when it first opened, that I and my friends commented on how cheap the pricing was and how good the quality of food was.....now it's 5 years later and all some want to do is talk about the prices being to high and the place is too ""crowded"". Too funny. I wonder if anyone of these people have ever opened a newspaper and noticed what's going on in the world? Apparantly not.\r\nI, for one, do appreciate the need for increases and applaude his decision. Red Lion will still be around many years from now, simply because it has class and they know how to treat a customer with respect while making them feel like ""friends"". The food speaks for itself and the attention to detail never ceases to amaze me....now then, if I could only get MY name on one of those plaques!!...I would be a very happy man!\r\nBravo!!

Pros: Menu, cleanliness, classy.

Cons: Parking lot needs attention.

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The red lion could use a few pointers from texans. If you're going to open and english pub in texas open one. if you're going to open a pretentious engish pub then make it worth the $. This place could be either a great bar or a great restaurant but the kitchen isn't open late and the bar is slow by 11. make a decision and it will prosper.

2
★★☆☆☆

The red lion could use a few pointers from texans. If you're going to open and english pub in texas open one. if you're going to open a pretentious engish pub then make it worth the $. This place could be either a great bar or a great restaurant but the kitchen isn't open late and the bar is slow by 11. make a decision and it will prosper.

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I used to go to Red Lion every weekend. The food was great, the service was awesome and it was always fun. I'd bring parties there, recommend it to everyone....NOW I've seen a huge change. it seems like a totally different bar. The service stinks now (the waitresses are RUDE...the past 5 times I've been there! The last time I walked in the bartender just stopped and stared at me and made my friends and I feel very uncomfortable like we weren't welcome. We were dressed in really nice clothing and were usual customers! It was a week night and there weren't many people in there. Probably just her friends), the food takes forever to come out AND they stop serving food at like 10 or 11 (I'd rather go across the street to Kenneallys for pizza, which serves until 1 I think). The reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because the OLD Red Lion was amazing. Best bar in Houston. I've found that on a Thursday night it's similiar to the old days. I won't walk in there or recommend to at all during the weekend.

4
★★★★☆

I used to go to Red Lion every weekend. The food was great, the service was awesome and it was always fun. I'd bring parties there, recommend it to everyone....NOW I've seen a huge change. it seems like a totally different bar. The service stinks now (the waitresses are RUDE...the past 5 times I've been there! The last time I walked in the bartender just stopped and stared at me and made my friends and I feel very uncomfortable like we weren't welcome. We were dressed in really nice clothing and were usual customers! It was a week night and there weren't many people in there. Probably just her friends), the food takes forever to come out AND they stop serving food at like 10 or 11 (I'd rather go across the street to Kenneallys for pizza, which serves until 1 I think). The reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because the OLD Red Lion was amazing. Best bar in Houston. I've found that on a Thursday night it's similiar to the old days. I won't walk in there or recommend to at all during the weekend.

Pros: Great ambiance, food and beer selection

Cons: Service and crowded.

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Red Lion is a comfortable pub type place, but it is way overpriced for what you get, even for the River Oaks area. I had a friend who had been a regular but quit going because their prices went up so much. Inflation is not over 10%, but the price increase was. I found that out the hard way. The night I went my friends and I were charged more for our drinks than the prices were on the menu. The waitress did not make an adjustment to our bill despite our request. So, if you go, expect your bill to be higher than what it should be.

2
★★☆☆☆

Red Lion is a comfortable pub type place, but it is way overpriced for what you get, even for the River Oaks area. I had a friend who had been a regular but quit going because their prices went up so much. Inflation is not over 10%, but the price increase was. I found that out the hard way. The night I went my friends and I were charged more for our drinks than the prices were on the menu. The waitress did not make an adjustment to our bill despite our request. So, if you go, expect your bill to be higher than what it should be.

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I have visited the Red Lion pub 5 times, but only because I enjoyed the atmosphere. I found everything to be far too overpriced for what it was. $7.00 for a beer seemed to be the average rate. Wine was around $8.00 per glass. Also, selection was fairly limited compared to other places I have been. \r\nI would only recommend Red Lion as a nice place to meet someone before a date; the ambiance is certainly cozy and romantic. Just don't let her see the prices!

3
★★★☆☆

I have visited the Red Lion pub 5 times, but only because I enjoyed the atmosphere. I found everything to be far too overpriced for what it was. $7.00 for a beer seemed to be the average rate. Wine was around $8.00 per glass. Also, selection was fairly limited compared to other places I have been. \r\nI would only recommend Red Lion as a nice place to meet someone before a date; the ambiance is certainly cozy and romantic. Just don't let her see the prices!

Pros: Great atmosphere, romantic, comfortable

Cons: difficulty parking, expensive

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This is a place that I would recommend to my girlfriends and manfriends...a great place to hang out with friends to catch up. The food is very tasty as well, my favorites are the chicken tika masala and the fish and chips. Perfect for a date night or to watch a game. Bonus - Staff is friendly and attentive too...

5
★★★★★

This is a place that I would recommend to my girlfriends and manfriends...a great place to hang out with friends to catch up. The food is very tasty as well, my favorites are the chicken tika masala and the fish and chips. Perfect for a date night or to watch a game. Bonus - Staff is friendly and attentive too...

Pros: Service, Friendly Staff, Great food

Message from Red Lion Pub

The traditionally furnished pub features an inviting fireplace, red leather booths and the dart room has an authentic, vintage red phone booth with house phone imported from London. Intimate seating areas, soft lighting and a gleaming brass beer tap behind the barstool-dotted bar. Televisions visible for sporting events. The Red Lion Pub showcases the best beers on tap and a selective wine list, premium single malts along with fine spirits and cigar friendly.



Menu items include classic dishes such as bangers and mash; fish and chips; and Shepherds pie. We also have burgers, Indian quesadillas and free pizza bites at the bar Monday through Friday 3pm-7pm.

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The term "pub" gets tossed around pretty loosely in Houston, so it's nice to visit a place that's more than a pub in name only. Luscious red leather covers the bar stools and booths, a modest brick fireplace warms theā€¦

Key Points

  • Great patio
  • Wonderful beers
  • Fantastic food
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