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White Lion

24 James Street, London, WC2E 8NS

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Main course: £12
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 10:00 - 22:30
Friday to Saturday: 10:00 - 24:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 23:00

The staff was very friendly. Although we were early they found a table for us

Esra 08 April 2019
from Izmir

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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.

White Lion

24 James Street, London, WC2E 8NS

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Customer reviews for White Lion

4,3 (((() (based on 11 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (5)
  • private dining (3)
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  • entertainment (1)
  • ((*** 6 August 2019 by Louise from Arnhem NL

    Have been there several times when visiting London. Never been disappointed.Good

  • ((((( 8 April 2019 by Esra from Izmir

    The staff was very friendly. Although we were early they found a table for us

  • ((((( 12 February 2019 by Giulia from London

    Excellent pub food and nice staff

  • ((((( 9 November 2018 by Jackie from Covent Garden

    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

  • ((((( 3 September 2018 by Anna from Sussexvery

    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.

  • ((((( 15 January 2018 by Simon from Berkhamsted

    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.

  • ((((* 12 November 2017 by Birgit from Stockholm

    Nice pub

  • (((** 14 August 2017 by Kenneth from Birmingham


  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Pj from Stowmarket

    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!

  • ((((* 6 March 2017 by Greg from London

    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.

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