About The Lion

London is home to plenty of top notch pubs: indeed, it is one of the great watering holes of the world, and many tourists report that the pubs were their favourite aspect of the city. But old school Cockney dives don’t cut it anymore – people’s expectations are higher and the beer-and-pork scratchings combo no longer suffices. Any new pub must offer something special to make a mark. Lucky, then, that The Lion on Houndsditch 31 in Whitechapel have a menu like they do. They boast small plates of wings, sausages, squid and onion rings, sharing platters of nachos, mezze and charcuterie and cheese as well as hand-stretched pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, steak frites, fish and chips, truffle mac and cheese and more. Add a fully-stocked bar, an extensive wine list, a cocktail selection and all the trappings of a proper British pub and you’re well set for a night out in London at The Lion.

Remember, The Lion is available for private hire.

Opening Times

Closed now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am


The Lion
31 Houndsditch, Whitechapel
London EC3A 7DB

Menu Highlights


Small Plates

A Proper Scotch Egg

Our legendary “cricketball” scotch egg, served with piccalilli.

Honey Mustard Chipolatas

Bite-size Lincolnshire sausages coated in honey mustard.

Salt & Pepper Squid

With sweet chilli mayo and lime.

20 The Lion Reviews

20 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
Andrew S.5 months ago · 1 review

Good service, good food and drink what's not to like? Nice friendly, modern Pub. If more pubs were like this less would be closing down.

kate w.6 months ago · 1 review

This is a Lovely venue with great staff and really good food. Worth a try. Always a lovely atmosphere. Proper traditional pub that's good for food or drinks.

Simon J.a year ago · 1 review

Great service and easy to book. Been here a few times now the latest for a staff party of about 20 people who were well looked after even though it was a busy Thursday night