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Origins at the White Lion

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$$$
Tapas, Wine Bar
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57 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
+44 1494 863696
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wide variety to choose from

We recently met up with friends here and perhaps they overhyped it a little, as both my wife and myself were a little underwhelmed. That said, the food was good and with the exception of a couple of dishes a bit too salty to our taste. They have an incredible cocktail menu. Staff was friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
SafariPete
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We recently met up with friends here and perhaps they overhyped it a little, as both my wife and myself were a little underwhelmed. That said, the food was good and with the exception of a couple of dishes a bit too salty to our taste. They have an incredible cocktail menu. Staff was friendly and knew their menu well.... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Amazing food, service and choice of food. It has one of my favourite menus. There are over 20 items I enjoy. There was 4 of us there. We all had 3 tapas & all were superb. An amazing find. Will visit many times. Our friends who took us are regulars.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

7 of us were booked in for Saturday lunch, it was really busy when we arrived but were seated straight away. The staff were knowledgable about all the items on the extensive menu. Even our (fussy) 10 year old found things to enjoy. We all chose 2 dishes each and shared all. An excellent meal with prompt but non invasive... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I had heard good things about Origins, and they didn't disappoint. This has to be the best place for Tapas in Bucks, if not the South East. The food is exquisite, with well balanced flavours and portion sizes. We had 3 dishes each which we shared between us, and this was perfect. You get lots of food, and it was... More 

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UK
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

As locals we've been many time to Origins. The food is always good and the lively ambience at the weekend makes it a good place to go in the village. Recently held a meal for 10 to celebrate my wife's birthday. Again, food was good and, of course, the wine and cocktail list has something for everyone. However, I really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Rang on a Saturday evening to see if they had a table for two. Very confused member of staff seemed to have no idea of the booking situation and finally said that they had a table in the next 15 minutes which was fine. Then he said: "Oh, it's not 6 o'clock (it was 7 o'clock), so sorry mate, we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We go to the White Lion for tapas approximately once/month and it's always, without fail, excellent. The service is great and the food fantastic - far better than some tapas places I've been to in London. The food is imaginative and tasty (my fav is the scallops), the fizzy red wine always spot on and you can enjoy a cocktail... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Visited here with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday and had a great time. The food was excellent; tapas being the perfect food to share with friends. The atmosphere in the evening is buzzing but not so noisy you can't have a good chat. The cocktails are lovely (although certainly push the cost up!). We enjoyed the food... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My friend and I enjoyed a gorgeous meal here. Lovely tuna and scallops as well as delicious cocktails. Service was attentive and friendly.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Although busy when we arrived we were seated quickly - make sure you book to ensure a table. Great menu which the staff from are well able to run through and explain if you are not sure and make recommendations. All of the dishes that to we chose were very tasty and well presented. An excellent evening was had by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Great Missenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1494 863696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 46
  • Cuisine: Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?