At the heart of London’s Covent Garden district and close to the world-famous Royal Opera House, the White Lion serves well-loved British pub classics in a friendly atmosphere. A retreat from the bustle of the city, the pub dates back to Victorian times and is a favourite among musicians from the opera house.
Since Nicholson’s pubs were first established in 1873, these traditional British inns have become synonymous with warm hospitality, hearty pub food and a speciality range of ales. As well as always featuring British pub classics like beer-battered fish & chips and gammon & eggs, the White Lion menu is complemented by a rotating selection of pie, sausage & chop and fish specials for each season.
The White Lion bar is always stocked with exquisite gins, warming whiskies and fine wines to pair with favourite meals, and there’s always a superb range of seasonal and regional real ales on offer. A constant at the bar is the St Austell-brewed Nicholson’s Pale Ale, made with Cornish Maris Otter malts, and a hand-picked blend of English hops.
The White Lion in Covent Garden is just a minute’s walk from Covent Garden Tube Station.
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- lunch (5)
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25 July 2019
Have been there several times when visiting London. Never been disappointed.Good
6 April 2019
The staff was very friendly. Although we were early they found a table for us
8 February 2019
Excellent pub food and nice staff
6 November 2018
The food was delicious, two of us had the chicken with barbeque sauce - one had fish and chips and the other had ocean fish and chips, all very tasty
31 August 2018
Very enjoyable evening.everything was perfect.very friendly , efficient staff who went out of their way to be helpful and attentive, I would recommend to a friend and return there myself.
12 January 2018
Great location and good value. Our waitress was attentive and very pleasant. Also helpful in getting a doggy-bag for my elderly guest who couldn't finish her large plateful.
4 November 2017
12 August 2017
20 May 2017
Absolutely fantastic! It was our first visit and we had reserved a table which was very fortunate as it was quite busy. Service was excellent, food was fab and best of all we didn't feel we had to rush despite the flow of customers. Will definitely visit again!
4 March 2017
We were looking for somewhere to eat that serves good English food and chose the White Lion pub based on the online reviews and where we were staying in London. It is advisable to book in advance as the pub is popular and usually busy. The food and choices were excellent as was the service and my wife and I were very pleased with everything.