Old Welwyn is blessed with some fine restaurants and this is one of them.
This Italian restaurant serves really tasty pasta and is always a delight to come back to. The service is friendly and they always welcome families.
A good sign is that it's normally busy, even on a Thursday night and so it is always advisable to book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Favorite Dish: On my last trip I had the Sardines, oven baked and marinaded with lemon, garlic, chilli and parsley - followed by the Di Pollo, chicken, spinach, black garlic cooked in white wine and truffle olive oil with Fettucine, not forgetting the side orders of Zucchini and Garlic Mint Beans - and finished off wiith the Limoncello Sorbet. The Mrs had the Tiramasu, which is all she came for really ... lol
I waddled out of the restaurant.
As it was a special occassion we shared a bottle of Prosecco.
On previous visits this was a typical old traditional village pub serving excellent food from an extensive, if predictable, menu with salads, fish, grills, pies, an excellent dessert menu and a small but good wine list.
On the last visit there'd been a big change and it's now a gastro-pub. Same good atmosphere, still excellent food from an extensive menu - but the food is no longer traditional.
Favorite Dish: I had a very good mozarella chicken and Geina had traditional fish & chips for the main course. One of my favourite dessert dishes is apple crumble and I'm pleased to say it's still on the menu at The Red Lion, apple mixed with blackberry served with custard.
This is one of favorite local restaurants and we have been here many times over the past years.
The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, whilst still giving you the feeling of a special night out. The staff are friendly and will always help you out in your quest for table.
Favorite Dish: It has so many great dishes. Highlights on the staple menu would have to be the Aromatic Slow Roast Pork Belly or the huge fish and chips, although the Pan fried Calves Liver and Bacon was also very tasty.
Also the specials board always has a good selection and so the choice could take you time to finally decide on.
Also you must save yourself enough room for the White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake as dessert.
We've been to the Red Lion on a couple of occasions now in 2011 and have a great meal out.
The pub is more of a gastro pub and the restaurant is relaxed and informal and the staff are friendly. The menu is Italian, with pizzas and pasta. The food is good and plentiful and we will be going back sometime soon.
Favorite Dish: Starters of Arancini balls and Rustic breads, roast garlic, olives and extra virgin olive oil followed by Linguini, tiger prawns, crab, chorizo, chilli, tomato and white wine for me and Pappardelle, Luganega sausage, peperonata, spinach and olives for the Mrs.