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The Three Lions Restaurant

Restaurants, Portuguese South Lambeth
3 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)


Address: 125 South Lambeth Road
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There is a big Portuguese community in Stockwell and being a local here, we absolutely love this place. It’s a very unassuming restaurant and not much to look at from the outside, but I guarantee you will leave bursting at the seams and very very satisfied.

What I’ve had:

  • Beef Na Pedra (a very large cut of steak cooked on a hot plate at your table)
  • Espetada da Madeira (charcoal grilled beef skewers)
  • Chicken Piri-piri
  • Francesinha (bread, wet-cured ham, smoke cured pork sausage, steak and covered with melted cheese in a hot thick tomato and beer sauce served with french fries)
  • Gambas Grelhadas (Grilled King Prawns)
  • Traditional Portuguese Seafood Rice
  • Biscuit cake
  • Surprise pudding

The food here is nothing short of delicious and such great value for money. The meat is always succulent, tender and well seasoned; the chicken Piri-Piri has a good amount of heat and never dry; and the grilled king prawns are always a big favourite as it is dripping in a delicious garlic oil. The Francesinha is a monster of a dish and quite heavy - good for a hangover and only for the brave. The seafood rice is like a wetter tomato based seafood paella and a portion for one can easily feed four. Without fail, we always get either the biscuit cake or the special cake (or both!), which you'll realise why it's special after the first bite! A definite must-try. 

Tip: the local Portuguese community often eat out on Saturday or Sundays so if you’re going on the weekend - make sure you book ahead. The portion sizes are huge and all mains come with fries, rice and salad so three mains for four people would be more than enough.

Good For: large groups, casual date, lunch/ dinner catchups with friends, cheap and cheerful, value for money, carnivores

Three lions usually a real nice and friendly place to eat, but NOT TODAY. Walked in after work for something to eat with my friend was seated quickly, and we ordered two of the specials. Took around 20mins, looked ok so we started eating but food was a little cold, salad was wilted and rice was very hard actually uncooked. Not to mention out of date sumol.

Hey everyone has good and bad days.

But what was really disgusted is the fact the management was rude, dismissive and insulting. We tried to explain we were not happy with the food this time around. After a few minutes and then out of the blue the manager took £15.00 out of the till handed to my friend and said leave you are banned and don't come back. Get out you are complaining in front of other customers, just get out.

This was inappropriate behaviour and I hope anyone else visiting this restaurant is given a much better service.

Despicable treatment

CD (Vauxhall resident)

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