The Red Lion - Oxford

(13 Reviews)
14 Gloucester Street, Oxford, Oxon., OX1 2BN
British

Top offer

Sundays: The Great British Mini Roast from £6.95 per person

What better way to enjoy a Sunday than in a cosy country pub with a great selection of British roasts starting from £6.95 – served all day and evening on Sundays using the freshest seasonal ingredients.

Average

Main course: £12
Food spend: £28

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

Blending traditional British pub style with exciting contemporary style touches, The Red Lion Oxford is split over 2 floors, serving a gourmet range of British and international dishes. The large outdoor seating area bustles in the warmer months.

Daily chef’s specials showcase market-fresh ingredients on The Red Lion menu, and a range of classic British dishes sit alongside Mediterranean twists. Spit-roast chicken and glazed gammon are available from the stove, with a range of pizzas and pasta recipes served alongside fresh fish and sharing platters, perfect for a light bar snack. Fine casks ales, bold cocktails, and an extensive wine list are all available from the chic, bustling bar.

The eclectic blend of styles at The Red Lion Oxford makes it a versatile, inviting venue at any time of day. Faux-fur covered seats, rustic wood combinations and colourful knick-knacks throughout feature alongside a stylish bar focal point.

Bringing a real sense of fun and flair to the British pub mould, The Red Lion Oxford restaurant is 10 minutes’ walk from Oxford Rail Station.

Customer reviews for The Red Lion - Oxford
3.3
(based on 13 reviews)

69%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (5)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • lunch (4)
  • private dining (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • By Steve B from Bristol
    22 November 2017

    Really excellent... very good service and excellent food. We have a great time. thanks

  • By Julie C from Oxford
    18 November 2017

    After being seated at our table after one and a quarter hours we left. In this time we had one round of drinks, our starters arrived cold and had to be sent back ...and one came back a second time uncooked. We were then promised our mains in 5 mins....15mins later no sign. Felt sorry for the guy waiting. He had about 40+ covers and was doing everything...order, drinks, food, clearing tables. Pity as we have had some lovely food here before

  • By Peter W from Didcot
    11 February 2017

    Lovely friendly atmosphere,great meal,good Service

  • By Rachel J from Oxford
    14 January 2017

    It's a nice pub/restaurant but the service was a bit patchy! We kept getting forgotten about and had several people serving us. No one came to take our order, I had to ask, another waiter asked if wanted the pudding menu but then he didn't bring it etc. Our lunch took almost three hours, which was fine as my friend and I were catching up but was still a bit annoying. The food was nicely presented and tasted nice. Overall, 6.5/7 out of 10 on this occasion.

  • By James T from Oxford
    29 August 2016

    Food was lovely, and the staff were fantastic as well.

  • By Jeremy S from Oxford
    27 May 2016

    Went Friday evening with 3 friends, have been before and thought the overall experience was OK for this kind of city centre restaurant. On this occasion the table was cramped, service was average and my food was terrible. Had crab, prawn and chorizo linguine which was truly awful. Pasta overcooked, sauce flavourless and no crab whatsoever. Maybe we were just unlucky but i do not intend to return.

  • By Howard J from Oxford
    9 February 2016

    The restaurant was so cold that we almost had to leave. Service was s bit inattentive.

  • By Nicola J from London
    24 January 2016

    We had an enjoyable lunch. The crumble was delicious and the custard good. Best to avoid the apple sauce with the roast pork, but otherwise that and the crackling was excellent. Service was a little slow but it was a Sunday. We intend to go again.

  • By Jenny C from oxford
    25 September 2015

    Nice busy atmosphere but not too loud, good staff and simple yummy food - will go again.

  • By George B from Maidenhead
    22 August 2015

    We had a friendly welcome,and found a table by the window.selecting a sharing platter for the four of us, then pork/salmon/beerbattered fish/and vegetarian meal. All came promptly and was delicious. The restaurant was not air conditioned,so slightly warm on the sunny day. One unfortunately LARGE minus point.......the ladies and gents toilets were not hygiene friendly,dirty floor,smelly and badly needed refurbishing. A poor reflection of the restaurants standard.

Restaurant Location Map
The Red Lion - Oxford
14 Gloucester Street, Oxford, Oxon., OX1 2BN

Available offers

  • Sundays: The Great British Mini Roast from £6.95 per person
  • Sundays: The Great British Roast from £12.50 per person
  • Four courses, prosecco on arrival and chocolate truffles to finish for £33.95
  • Three course Classic Festive Menu, with a choice of seasonal favourites for £26.95
  • Classic Festive Menu - 3 courses from £26.95
  • Five Courses, Champagne on arrival, bread to start & a delicious cocktail for £48.95

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