The Red Lion and Sun

25 North Road, Highgate Village , London, United Kingdom, N6 4BE
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Opening Information

Noon - 11pm Monday to Friday
Kitchen Opening hours:
Noon - 10pm Monday - Saturday
Noon - 5pm / 6pm - 9pm Sundays

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Dogs Welcome

About The Red Lion and Sun

The Red Lion and Sun is a privately owned public house. Our chefs serve freshly prepared and cooked meals every day from noon – 10pm. There has been a public house on this site since the 16th Century.

Cuisine: Gastro Pub, British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 21 July 2019

Eaten here a few times and always enjoyed it. Never had Sunday lunch here until now and had been looking forward to it, we weren’t disappointed. Brilliant food and wine, great service and the atmosphere was just what you want from a Sunday afternoon in the pub. Thanks.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 July 2019

Excellent all round.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Thank you for hosting us with a really welcoming and accommodating approach for the two of us with food allergies and a melting down child who didn't want the last of his meal to go to waste and wanted to finish it all! We all totally appreciated your attention and beautiful food

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Delicious meals, great wine advice.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Really liked the way I was offered the chance to sample a couple of the wines I was interested in before settling on a particular bottle.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

We enjoyed an absolutely outstanding Sunday lunch in the delightful Red Lion and Sun. The service was attentive and intuitive without being obtrusive. The atmosphere was warm and friendly in this charming and obviously well-loved local institution. Highly recommended!

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Always love coming to the Red Lion & Sun. The best put in North London.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

A great lunch with friends, fresh well prepared food great choice of beers on draught and cask. Very generous hospitality, thanks for the drinks, will deffo be back

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Generally we enjoyed our meal. Our three starters were good. 2 of our main course haddock and chips and risotto were enjoyed. However, the seabass with ratatouille was poor. The fish was badly overcooked and dry and the way the dish was presented was bad. As we were having a working lunch we said nothing until the server came to clear the plates. We pointed out what I have said above but were not asking for anything. Sometimes when a restaurant is generally good we feel it helpful to point out if a dish is less or not successful. The server dealt with it very well and did not charge for our one dessert and one coffee. We have eaten with you before and will do so again as we like your restaurant. We had a bottle of house white which was insipid to our three palates.

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Hi Ronnie, Thank you for taking time to leave your feedback. Thank you for also taking the time to mention what was wrong with the food, it is so much more helpful for us to deal with problems in real time as we can see the mistakes. Since we cook to order and make all our dishes onsite we can do make the occasional mistakes. I’m glad the server dealt with it at the time. Disappointed to read that you do not like our house wine. Hopefully we shall see you again soon. All the best, Heath

Responded On Sunday, 14 July 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Food was great but I feel that the portions are a bit smaller than in the past and the drinks menu is very expensive!

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Hi Giorgio, thank you for taking time to leave feedback. I’ll check in with chef about the portion sizes, I haven’t seen a change so hopefully it was just a one off. Not sure what you mean about our drinks list being expensive ? Our beer prices are the same if not cheaper than all our competition. Granted we do have some expensive wines on our wine list, but they are marked up on a cash margin. So they are really good value. I do not think we are expensive, but I suppose that is all relative and depends on where else you drink. If you frequent a Weatherspoons pub, we will be expensive in comparison. As an independent pub, we do not have the bulk buying power of a massive chain like them. Hopefully the prices do not put you off visiting us again. Kind regards, Heath

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

Great service and great food. The only slight comment I have would be about deserts wish there was something lighter (apart from ice cream) and kids food a bit more flavoursome. Tomato pasta was pretty bland and as we are real foodies my children like more flavour... but I guess bland is what most children like.

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Met an old friend for a casual lunch and had good food and service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 July 2019

Such a lovely lunch in your very pretty rear garden - couldn't have been better!

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

Fab Sunday roast as ever. My fav. pub in London.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

This Restraunt Blew my mind out the window with the selection to choose from !! It is the best restraunt in the UK . Better than the spaniards !!!!!!!!!!! Everyone should book early to get tables

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

I have been before and was a little bit disappointed in the menu. Nonetheless we had a lovely evening.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

The warmth and sunniness of the day we went to The Red Lion & Sun was reflected in the generosity of the staff and an awesome wine and food menu. We could have stayed for a week. It felt like being on holiday. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Thank you to the team for a great day on Thursday.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

Superb, as usual.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

Superb seasonal food with a really interesting wine list. Good selection of beers on tap. Friendly and informed service. Lovely outdoor seating area as well. Everything a great pub should be.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

Haven’t found another North London pub that can beat RL&S. portions are perfect and fairly big - which is just what you need for Sunday lunch

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Good fish & chips. Serving burnt toasted bread by placing the black side down doesn’t hide the fact it’s burnt!

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Hi Lou, Sorry about the toast. I'll have a word to the chefs. If you do visit next time and we make a mistake, please ask for the manager so we can correct the mistake. Kind regards, Heath

Responded On Saturday, 22 June 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Always a pleasure eating at The Red Lion & sun

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

as ever, my favourite local.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Our favourite place to come & dine . Always welcoming & friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Fantastic Sunday roast, dog friendly. Would highly recommend!

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