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White Lion

) #1,354 of 18,119 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ , British,
24 James Street, London WC2E 8NT, England
+44 20 7240 1064
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good52%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pie” (19 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:30All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
24 James Street, London WC2E 8NT, England
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1 - 10 of 543 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tried this restaurant twice during my vacation. The first time I ate fish and chips - that was delicious with a good beer. In my second time there, I ate The Chicken and Mushroom Pie - whats was that... amazing flavor in my mouth....More

Thank Camisrodrigues
White L, Manager at White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Camisrodrigues, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small traditional pub with range of craft ale and lager. Not very big but has a separate dining room upstairs. Staff were helpful and friendly. They offer a range of traditional pies as well as a normal menu. Sadly the veggie pie was not available...More

Thank TerryandJane
General Manager A, Manager at White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Terryandjane, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. We always strive to provide top quality service to every guest, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The White Lion, James St!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly environment, great food and service. I would like to highlight the service from Julia and the red haired girl which I don't remember the name, they are extremely nice and helpful. I would definitely recommend to my friends and come back again!More

Thank Fabiano F
General Manager A, Manager at White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Fabiano F, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great classic English pub atmosphere, good food and incredibly friendly welcoming and helpful staff defiantly worth a visit.

Thank Lincoln H
General Manager A, Manager at White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lincoln H, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cosy pub has the best location ever. Right on the doorstep of Covent Garden tube. Superb for stop in between shopping or theatre break. The pub has great selection of drinks and pies. All of this with super friedly staff.

Thank JuliavandenWeert
General Manager A, Manager at White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Juliavandenweert, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a sandwich and a drink here shortly after arriving for a 2 day short break in Mid May. We had eaten here previously for an evening meal on a previous meal a couple of years ago and were impressed enough...More

Thank Loppylugs
General Manager A, Manager at White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Loppylugs, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We regret that you had a negative experience, and will use this as an opportunity to improve. Please reach out to us so we can work towards a resolution. Thanks again for bringing this to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you´re in Covent garden, hungry and thirsty this will be a great choice. It is a cozy warm atmosphere, bar at ground floor and dining at first floor. The staff is wonderful, food tastes great, a lot og beer and wine to chose from,...More

Thank Selandia22
General Manager A, Manager at White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Selandia22, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at The White Lion, James St. Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere with a large bar that was well staffed and easy to get service from. It also had a good displays. The restaurant was cosy with attentive service and great fish and chips. My friend had a pie which he enjoyed.

Thank Charlie R
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We have visited The White Lion with my friend, and we really really enjoyed, it was really good pie and bear selection! Recommend

Thank Russell J
General Manager A, Manager at White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Russell J, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!

Reviewed 17 May 2017

The restaurant upstairs was small and relaxing, we were looked after by Ella, who made us feel very welcome, and was very sweet at bringing a smile to our tired and slightly grumpy 6 year old, with a yummy hot chocolate! I had one of...More

Thank 932Rachel
General Manager A, Manager at White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Hi 932rachel, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The White Lion, James St. We're happy we could meet your expectations!

Nearby
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 James Street, London WC2E 8NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 1064
  • E-mail
Description
You will find The White Lion in Covent Garden London within a short stroll of Covent Garden Tube, Long Acre and Floral Street - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The White Lion is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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