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As a pub for locals, the genuine warmth of the staff, who are keen to build on their core base of regulars, is evident from the start. Efficient and keen for a spot of a banter, they are friendly to newcomers and you’ll soon feel like this is only one of several visits you’ve made to the Red Lion and Sun. A gastropub edge doesn’t encroach on the drinkers here, either, with a happy lack of pretension

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25 North Road, Highgate, London, N6 4BE

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The Red Lion & Sun

25 North Road
N6 4BE
+44 (0)20 8340 1780
Public transport:
Highgate, Underground


3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Red Lion & Sun

4.0 out of 5 17 August 2013
by Linda P.

Superb, classy pub! Gourmet, high quality cuisine... just love the mussel starter in a rich cream sauce....enjoy the Sunday Roast's so popular that you need reservations! We savoured the briased Welsh lamb shank served with yummy roast potatoes,carrots and cabbage medley, Yorkshire pudding that was delicious and loved the red wine jus. The lamb was so tender it melted in your mouth!...more

4.0 out of 5 8 April 2012
by Uli B.

The Red Lion and Sun is my kind of pub: it's cozy, I can bring my dog and the food is really good! In fact, how come I have lived in the Highgate area for over three years and only recently have I discovered this gem of a pub?

What I like about the Red Lion & Sun is that I feel so much at home every time I go there: there's something to be said about low ceilings, wooden interior and a...more

5.0 out of 5 18 December 2010
by Brian L.

This is going to be a weird post for this pub since we actually attended a private function here. Heath the landlord will kill my friends for this but we actually went to a wedding reception here (but they don't do wedding receptions, okay???)

It was in full crimbo decoration and that made it all the much better. Staff here worked their arses off for this party and made sure everyone was...more

4.0 out of 5 20 July 2009
by Sarah S.

Purple Pineapple and Pluto, Orange Antelope and Venus (Pub names make me giggle)

This off the beaten track pub, we stumbled upon while waiting for a tardy bus turned, out to be a chance to feel separated from the buzzing motorways and noise pollution of London.

While Lions may not be Red, the Sun was surely shining on me, plunked happily in the rear garden. The goat's cheese and tomato...more

4.0 out of 5 2 July 2009
by Leon C.

The Red Lion and Sun is an impressive gastropub situated in the beautiful Highgate Village. The inside of The Red Lion has that slightly darkened, old-fashioned feel that suits traditional pubs well. What attracted me to the place wasn't its traditional décor; it was its impressive front garden with a multitude of tables to dine at. Reading the menu A-board outside left me in no doubt that the...more