Golden Lion

Bars and pubs , Pubs St James'
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Golden Lion
Rob Greig / Time Out

Set opposite Christie’s auction house, this august Nicholson’s hostelry cannot fail to attract a discerning suit-and-tie clientele delighted to find superior ales (George Gale Seafarer’s, Sharp’s Cornish Coaster), sandwiches (honey-and-mustard roast ham and cheddar) and mains (home-made Aberdeen Angus burger, boeuf bourguignon).

A wine selection of 16 low- to mid-range standards seems relatively modest given the surroundings and customer base. With heraldic crests set into glazed windows that shut out the 21st century, and a dark-wood interior as cosy as when Oscar Wilde and Lillie Langtree imbibed between acts at the long-gone St James’s Theatre opposite, the Golden Lion does little to dispel the feeling that you may be getting home by horse-drawn hackney.

Venue name: Golden Lion
Address: 25 King Street
Opening hours: Open 11am-11pm Mon-Fri; noon-6pm Sat. Food served noon-4pm, 5-7.30pm Mon-Fri; 11am-3pm Sat
Transport: Tube: Green Park or Piccadilly Circus tube
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Love it !! Feel at home there, and you can smoke outside the balcony !!

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Two main courses for the price of one

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