White Lion

(11 Reviews)
24 James Street, London, WC2E 8NS
British
A la carte menu

Average

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

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for White Lion
4.3
(based on 11 reviews)

91%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • dinner (6)
  • entertainment (1)
  • lunch (5)
  • private dining (3)
  • value (3)
  • By Louise V from Arnhem NL
    25 July 2019

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

  • By Esra A from Izmir
    6 April 2019

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

  • By Giulia R from London
    8 February 2019

    Excellent pub food and nice staff

  • By Jackie M from Covent Garden
    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

  • By Anna M from Sussexvery
    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.

  • By Simon D from Berkhamsted
    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.

  • By Birgit W from Stockholm
    4 November 2017

    Nice pub

  • By Kenneth S from Birmingham
    12 August 2017

    Average

  • By Pj S from Stowmarket
    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!

  • By Greg W from London
    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.

Restaurant Location Map
White Lion
24 James Street, London, WC2E 8NS

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