Our place

The one and only, genuine Gastropub & Restaurant in Malia, Crete since 1999

The Red Lion Gastropub & Restaurant  Malia, Crete since 1999 (All rights reserved)

Our story

Hello and welcome to the Red Lion

 It all started in 1999 when we first opened a small pub where guests would enjoy beer, breakfast and a little choice between snacks and main meals.

 Ten years later in 2009 we upgraded our place to a gastropub and restaurant emphasizing on fresh, homemade food from scratch, with the most popular local and international dishes.

In 2019 we celebrated our 20th anniversary
with the same philosophy,
but with an upgrade to our style and menu

The Red Lion bar and restaurant

started a brand new, state of the art


Authentic “low & slow” B.B.Q.,

in our custom built offset smoker



Home dry aged steaks

offering the best and most original smoked and grilled meat in Malia



Operating: May to October from 11:00 a.m. – 12 a.m. every day


Tripadvisor Certificates of Excellence

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Travellers’ Choice 2020, Best of the Best 2020
Travellers’ Choice 2021


Enjoy a 360 virtual tour

the Red Lion football team