Red Lion & Sun

Bars and pubs Highgate
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Red Lion & Sun
Hog Roast at The Red Lion

This historic Highgate hostelry is ambitious when it comes to alfresco drinking and dining – and able to be flexible, with an intimate, secluded courtyard at the back and a larger area facing the road at the front. They run open-air grills for ordinary punters on special occasions – for the Royal Wedding, for instance, there were burgers, pork buns, merguez sausage baguettes and chips done in the outside fryer, all washed down with one of four changing ales. Every so often, a quirky mobile catering van (such as Big Apple Hotdogs) will park up at the site – follow their tweets (@redlionandsun) for advance notice.


Venue name: Red Lion & Sun
Address: 25 North Rd
N6 4BE
Cross street: Highgate
Transport: Tube: Highgate tube
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4.8 / 5

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Despite being a non-meat eater, I have never enjoyed nut roast, until, that is, I came here. A delightful pub, with amazing food (my carnivorous friend said her lamb was lovely), great service and a wonderful menu. Also situated convenient close to Kenwood House and Gardens so you can work off that pud!

Elaine W

Guaranteed fabulous food, friendly service, lovely atmosphere in both summer and winter and great value makes this the go-to place to eat in Highgate.

Daisy H

Went for a Sunday roast and the food was brilliant! Lovely outside area and probably the best pub lunch I have had in Highgate. The food was a little cold but the pub was extremely busy. Very friendly staff too which always helps!


By far the best Sunday Lunch I have had in years, the quality of the food and the service is outstanding. Try and secure a seat in the outdoor area - perfect Sunday afternoon in the sun!

Lisa G

One of my favourite pubs. Great place for date night, a friends get together - with or without the family. Great selection of wines and I love the oysters! Country feel in the city.

Insolent Minx


Tasty, tasty, tasty! Not cheap, but well worth the pennies. Best pub burger in North London. Staff are just lovely and best of all dogs are welcome

dominic tobias

Always a pleasure eating here, I've tried the peppercorn steak, beef and pork roast and burger and the portions are good and the chips are very good too. Other things I have tried have been consistent too.