The Lion & Rose

The Lion & RoseThe Lion & Rose
The Lion & RoseThe Lion & Rose
Bar, Eatery

5148 Broadway St
San Antonio, Texas, 78209-5754
United States

(210) 822-7673 | map

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bigchiquilin from Texas

4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Love the sporty vibe in this pub, they've got the lighting down and while there's tons of stuff on all the wall space, definitely looks well balanced and not too busy like some places. Service has always been great! No matter who the server my family and I have been treated well. Pretty good beer selection, and the food is pretty tasty too!

Feb 06, 2016
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Tucked away in a back corner (Stewart Center) of a mini mall off of Broadway, the entry made me feel as though I were ascending a series of steps in a castle - long, winding, darkish, and grey-colored. At the top, a heavy wooden doorway with a big knocker (what knockers!) opened onto K & Q's chairs right and the m.d.s. left. Further left were a cabinet of logo items, a snooker table and even a snug. Continuing in, the left wall was a series of gorgeous burgundy upholstered booths. Along the right wall were burgundy upholstered benches fronted by standard restaurant tables and chairs. In the back right corner were a couple of English dartboards. The long, dark wood bar ran along the back wall with the kitchen further aft with entries on either side. The blonde wood décor was throughout. A sea of high tables and chairs was between the entry and the bar. The 16 taps were mostly English, Ireland, Scottish imports with some Belgian and German thrown in for good measure. As to drafts, they offered a few sampler trays along with several blends. About 40 bottles, about ¾ quality imports and micros. Billed as a "British Restaurant & Pub", their servers were dressed in kilts ala Flying Saucer. A private party room was to the right, entering and before the bar area, past a short wall. Lavs on left side all of the way aft, Ladies (Roses) and Lords (Lions). GM was very accommodating and our most excellent server was Carrie.

Dec 22, 2009
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Mitchel from Texas

4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is a review for the Broadway location, as a few more have since opened.

Not bad, not bad at all. Hidden away in the corner of a shopping center and features a stone entryway which lends to the ‘old world’ feel.

I really enjoyed the selection of beers here. Not a huge selection, but what they do have is a pretty good spread. They have something like 15 beers on tap and something comparable in bottles. You can’t go wrong with Guinness and Old Speckled Hen on tap.

The food was interesting and reasonable priced. We had the Scotch Eggs…..yeah I thought the same thing. They are spiced, chopped hard boiled egg, lightly coated with an English sausage, breaded and deep fried. Really, not bad at all! The rest of the food that I saw looked to have good presentation.

The whole bar is furnished with wood and nice dark colors which give it an excellent pub feel. Lots of flat screen TVs which are all on soccer. I am not a fan of futbal, but I know it is a theme they are sticking with so you get what you came for. Smoking is permitted, just be ready for it.

I would like to comment on the cliental. It was pretty mixed, but it still had a very nice looking assembly and a cheerful feel. I would definitely recommend this bar to anybody in their twenty some-things, business people, or even the older crowd. Good beer and good service makes for great times (and female servers in small outfits are always a good idea).

Nov 10, 2005
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mgdeth from Montana

4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere - This place is apparently styled after an English pub. Almost everything is wood, and the place is clean and new. They have several flat screen televisions thoughout the place, all showing Fox Soccer Channel. Overall the place is pretty comfortable. Drawback - smoking is allowed, and now I smell like I sat in an ashtray.

Quality - The beer and food I enjoyed was fresh and delicious. Nothing about the place gave me any reason to question its cleanliness or quality.

Service - This service was good, definitely above average. It was not the best I have seen, but not disappointing.

Selection - They have 15 beers on tap and 12 in bottles (with some overlap between them). For San Antonio, this is downright awesome. Perennial pub favorites such as Guinness, Harp, Boddingtons, and Bass are on tap. They have two hard ciders, and even some macrobrews for the thoroughly unadventurous. They also feature a full bar.

Food - I had the Piccadilly Pasties, which more or less kicked ass (meat pies, for those who have never heard of pasties). I sat at the bar and got a decent look at food leaving the kitchen. The presentation looks pretty good. This is a place I'd go even if I did not like beer. Prices are pretty reasonable.

Comments - The Lion is apparently where San Antonio's elite like to meet. I felt a little out of place in my jeans and tye died Sierra Nevada t-shirt when I was surrounded by a bunch of yuppies out for a happy hour after a hard day of doing whatever yuppies do. Seriously, the crowd was fairly well mixed. I can't wait to get back there.

Feb 11, 2005
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