The Red Lion

High Street, Islip, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX5 2RX
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Open daily from 9am for breakfast, coffee & cake. Food served all day- Lunch from Noon & Dinner from 5pm

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  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Red Lion

The Red Lion Public House & Dining Room

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

A quiet lunch with friendly bar staff and better-than-average pub food

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

We arrived early and was shown to our table straight away. Whilst in the bar area ordering drinks we were reading the bar snacks menu which took our fancy. We were told when ordering there was no rose on the menu. We perused the menu at our table and still had our eye on what we had seen in the bar. We asked one waitress and she said it was fine to order these. When it came to ordering we ordered some of the bar snacks for starter we were told by the other waitress you couldn't order bar menu in the restaurant side. In the end we were able to but it wasn't a good start. There were quite a few dishes on the already small menu which weren't available The food was faultless and I'm glad we were allowed the bar snacks as these were so tasty. Were weren't offered any condiments which was the only issue with the mains. I think the menu could do with a couple of more choices or you could have a specials board. We had a £50 voucher which was given to us in two £25. When we came to pay we were told the till would only accept one which was disappointing. We will return to give it another go.

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Visited On Monday, 23 September 2019

My 2nd visit and you didn’t disappoint, the food was amazing. I must try and come along when not driving to enjoy some of your wines!

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

Very tasty food

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

We will certainly come again, we are not local people but you are a delightful venue and conveniently placed for friends to meet up. We didn’t quite understand why it was stipulated that we needed to vacate our table by 2 pm on our booking confirmation.We certainly were not rushed in any way and it could deter first time visitors to your Restuarant from booking.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Staff were professional, friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. The team were fantastic and The Barn with the garden proved to be the perfect private venue for us. Very happy.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

Went on a week night and it was very quiet, however, service was very slow which was quite strange considering there was hardly anyone there. Food was also quite disappointing for the price and a couple of the puddings tasted stale. It’s a shame because we have previously had nice meals and good service.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Wonderful food, friendly atmosphere - a lovely evening out.

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Visited On Monday, 22 July 2019

We were a group of 20 who arrived on a very hot day for tea/coffee and cake. We were served very quickly and efficiently and were also provided with water and ice cold glasses which was so refreshing and appreciated by all. It was a little disappointing that the cake provided, though delicious, was all chocolate - not to everyone's taste.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

Really good service and food, special mention goes to Amber who took our booking and organised our small gathering. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Great place

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Nice evening

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

Lovely environment and atmosphere. Food was lovely and staff attentiattentive and pleasant. My father had been two nights before and advised not to have the pork though as portion was very small!! To be fair all food we had was plentiful and tasty

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

It was a lovely Sunday lunch in a really excellentllent pub. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Busy Sunday for Father's Day!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Perfect service. Delicious food.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 June 2019

As always the food and service was excellent. Particularly the salmon pate. My husband really enjoyed his steak. We will be back. Due to the fact that for most of our visit we were the only dinners the wasn’t much atmosphere that’s why I’ve given a 2.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

We had a party of 16 and the staff did a great job of looking after us

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

Food presentation could be improved and lighting when directly over table is quite harsh. Food good. Staff friendly and efficient

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

The Sunday roast was disappointing and not up to the usual standard. In particular the vegetables were so al dente they were almost raw. The gravy was very watery and tasteless. The puddings were however delicious!

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Visited On Monday, 22 April 2019

Very nice meal, and good service.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

The steak was cooked more than I would have liked and the chips came salted, despite me asking for them not to be (I shouldn't have to ask if they are though: please say on the menu that they're salted as standard), but other than that the food was excellent.

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

As ever wonderful service from a great team and super food. The Red Lion has been transformed. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

We had a lovely dining experience dispite it being mothers day the staff remained calm and pleasant to everyone. The food as always was fantastic and the added touch of a bunch of flowers for every mothers was great

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Roast lamb was not very nice the veggies were cold.

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