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 (USD19.85) per diner
Average food spend: £40.00 (USD52.94) 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
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 12 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Lion & Unicorn

4.0 out of 5 21 February 2016
by Clara S.

I've frequented this pub twice now and was certainly won over first time round when we won the pub quiz (Sunday nights) at the very first time of asking! I knooow! Straight up, jackpot, £50 bar tab thanking youuu!

Given that we were already slightly, uh, tipsy and two of the team of four live in Glasgow, it was decided that the fourth team member and I should come back on our own and blow...more

5.0 out of 5 8 January 2016
by Jon S.

Very proper pub with a nice fire in the winter and a nice garden for the summer.

More modern take on a classic pub - fine food and good selection of beers. Good seating options and plenty of it to go around. Friendly staff behind the bar - I'll definitely be back!more

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 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

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