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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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 Friday, 15 November 2019

Always delivers. Really relaxed and welcoming with top quality food.

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Visited On Monday, 11 November 2019

The ribs I enjoyed as a starter were amongst the best I've ever eaten. The trout was also a good choice from an excellent menu. It was a shame that the devilled chicken liverrs were not available on this Monday evening but the ribs were more than a worthy substitute. Oh, the oysters were also as perfect in freshness, taste and preaentation as an oyster can be! Much appreiciated the ample table allocation for our two well behaved dogs and us slightly less well behaved 4 adults! This was my second visit after a really lovely Sunday lunch recently.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Food and service was excellent as always with great and very reasonably priced wines etc. Only one small point to raise in that it would be nice to have the open fires lit at this time of year - that had been part of our reason for booking here over other places in Highgate.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Your food is always superb ! Specially the roasts! Lovely cosy atmosphere and polite and attentive staff! Thanks very much - winning formula xxx

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Always a great spot!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Excellent respite for a rainy day!

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

The food was delicious and service excellent on a busy night.

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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

Great

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

We had an absolutely lovely Sunday lunch for a family birthday. The food and wine were delicious, uncomplicated but beautifully presented and cooked. The only disappointment was that all the cauliflower cheese had sold out! Can't wait to go back.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

We had a lovely lunch with friends and our two dogs. The food was delicious and the whole atmosphere is great.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Wonderful service. Fabulous food Really really appreciated you squeezing me in on 2nd November. It was all so impressive. Carolyn mitchell

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Brilliant food, great wine list. Friendly staff. Beautiful village pub in London

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Very cosy pub. Couple out of the ordinary incidents happened the night we were there (the water went out and major customer fight), but I'd go back. The food was good, homely atmosphere and nice service. We did find the wine very expensive though....

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

A lovely evening with great food, wine and service. Thanks very much!

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Great local pub! Our long time favourite.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

The food was up to our (high) expectations. Wine also good. Would definitely return but ask for a table towads the back next time as we were a little chilly after walking on the rain because the front door was open. Staff were all great and friendly and overall a good ambience.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 October 2019

Lovely food. But very overpriced.

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Restaurant Response

Hi David, thank you for the feedback. Without context to where you eat and drink normally it is hard for me to comment on what you consider expensive. The most expensive main course we have is £25 for a rib-eye steak that comes from the local butcher. We're proud of the quality of the food we deliver. I suppose if you're use to eating at massive private equity funded chain restaurants where they have massive buying power so they sell the food at cheap prices we would be considered expensive. Since we are an independently owned business we do not have the luxury of being able to drive prices down with suppliers by buying in bulk. We make all our dishes on site, nothing is brought in prepared or frozen. We have trained chefs that cost money to employ. Maybe you could write a complaint letter to the government complaining about my prices and ask them to reduce the insane business rates that I have to pay. I had a 300% increase in business rates at the last valuation. Hardly fair, especially when I pay £5,000 a year towards cross rail that adds no benefit to my business in Highgate. So when i see you give us a 1 star rating for value of food it really gets me going. 98% of our customers can see the value in what we do, it’s a shame you do not. Such is life I suppose. On the up side we have a pizza express in Highgate and I think you will find their prices more to your liking. Kind regards, Heath

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The best fish cake ever!!! We do love this place!!!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

We had a fabulous meal and would highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Fantastic as always. Best roast around.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Probably the most consistently good gastro pub I know.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Had a lovely lunch, great bloody Mary, great service!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Smashing.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Best Sunday roast in London. Delish every time.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Great food and service as always. We will be back!

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