The Lion & Unicorn


Colourful, bustling and with a hugley varied menu, The Lion and Unicorn is an excitingly different take on the local British pub. With a theatre upstairs, there is always entertainment on hand, and the plush furnishings and open fireplace ensure a huge degree of comfort and an inviting ambience. Two outdoor seating areas are perfect for the warmer months, and a selection of cask ales and craft beers give a great traditional feel.

Average main course: £15.00 (USD22.65) per diner
Average food spend: £40.00 (USD60.40) per diner

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The Lion & Unicorn

42-44 Gaisford Street
Kentish Town
+44 (0)20 7267 2304
Public transport:
Kentish Town West, National Railway
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Yelp Reviews

3 out of 5 based on 10 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Lion & Unicorn

5.0 out of 5 24 September 2014
by J P.

I only went for a drink and have not eaten there, however I like this place!

It has this mellow feel which in the rough area of Kentish Town is light relief.

The decor has a slightly faded pattern, not because of age, but seemingly because of design which creates it's mellow feel.

All in all this is a tonic to the harsh modern starkness of many designs. Also there are murals and decor...more

4.0 out of 5 15 July 2014
by Hallie Z.

Had the steak medium gf had medium as well mine undercooked hers overbooked however both really good. Triple fried chips I also really liked. Weird thing is they are a little disorganized ram out of Sunday roast by 7pm and a special listed wasn't available.more

4.0 out of 5 24 May 2014
by Andrea H.

Very cool pub, absolutely beautiful seating in back and front. Delicious beer and burger. I'd go back when I'm in the neighborhood again.more

3.0 out of 5 2 June 2013
by Glen M.

Lovely pub. Lovely lovely lovely. Great ales on tap. Theatre upstairs! Theatre! Often short(ish) punchy original theatre. Good stuff.

I really want this to be a four star pub - and as the pub goes, it's great.

The food, unfortunately, just isn't quite up to scratch. Chips are well-planned, but poorly executed (clearly made from actual potatoes, but inconsistent - either over- or...more

3.0 out of 5 2 June 2013
by Clare G.

Really enjoyed the play we saw in the small theatre upstairs here last night (Killing Romeo) and time spent in the pub and eating area. It's a very friendly pub with two outdoor areas (come on summer!) and a spacious indoor drinking and eating area. The back garden looked like a particularly nice place to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon - all luscious and green.

Several decent ales...more

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