London’s leafy rural village of Highgate houses one of the capital’s worst-kept gastropub secrets, the Red Lion & Sun.
The Red Lion and Sun has been the site of a pub since the 16th century and has earned a reputation as the neighbourhood’s mane attraction for great food.
The pub earns a roaring trade from both locals who can’t be bothered to cook and guests looking to indulge in oysters and wine from the site’s extensive list.
The pub has dubbed its menu as “rustic modern British pub food”, with meats supplied by Highgate Butchers and all other produce carefully sourced from respected producers – locally wherever possible.
Takeaway fish and chips is also offered every day from 12noon until 10pm, offering locals an ever-present source of great grub, no matter what time of day.
The Red Lion and Sun’s daily changing menu relies heavily on a team of chefs who work with the freshest ingredients to produce a wide range of staples.
A pub for all seasons, you can either nestle yourself away near the wood burner inside or find a comfy spot to relax in the garden with some seafood and peruse what is widely recognised as one of London’s best wine lists.
The pub’s interior is geared towards a refreshing, some would say New England boathouse, feel with white walls and light wood furniture.
On a Sunday, you’d be forgiven for thinking the whole of north London descends on the pub. Offering four types of roast dinner, spare tables at the Red Lion and Sun on its busiest day of the week are an endangered species.
The Red Lion & Sun was also the 2018 Great British Pub Awards winner, standing out among a host of high calibre winners and finalists in the prestigious competition.