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The Golden Lion

10 Fore Street, Port Isaac pl293rb, England
1208880336
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Ranked #14 of 24 restaurants in Port Isaac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Leeds
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Went to port Isaac today and decided to go for some pub food. We ordered drinks and were told we couldn't order food until 6. I went back to order the food. There were 2 bar maids. One began serving someone who came to bar after me and the other was busy chatting to her friend who it sounded like... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Terrible food, dirty tables, even worse service - don't bother !! I was expecting so much more but the pub and in fact the whole village looks very tired and unkempt.

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Bloxham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

We ate here as a party of 9. We didn't bother with starters. Most of the mains arrived together, with a couple of hiccups, including delivery of a chicken burger that wasn't ours (which was subsequently retrieved for its rightful owner) and a couple of other dishes for someone else. But one of our steak orders had been forgotten completely... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

After a long wait of the order being served I bit into my burger only to find a piece of plastic, when I opened it up there was a whole sheet of plastic, if this was a smaller child they could have choked. I'm surprised it didn't melt into my burger. Also we were told we would get the burger... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Booked a table and shown upstairs to a table in the back corner with a plastic red and white check tablecloth, no menu provided. Eventually waitress came over to take order, we explained we hadnt been given any menus or had a drinks order taken! So another wait while menus found and drinks order taken. Menu basic, food fairly quick... More

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Cornwall
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

As a first-time visitor to Port Isaac I didn't really know what to expect - great views, great restaurants and food.. Maybe? Although we decided to visit a pub for lunch, the Golden Lion seemed to be a good choice and offered chicken (fish hater here - yes, in Port Isaac), when we walked in we were greeted by a... More

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Kingsbridge, England, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Came here last night with my boyfriend and his family- we had dogs with us so were thrilled when the bar man said we could take them in. From the outside and inside, it looked like your traditional spit 'n sawdust pub. However, the menu was small, which is a positive sign in any pub/restaurant. I chose the burger, which... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Visited the Golden Lion three or four times at the end of June and the standards from last year have dropped. The food was excellent but the waiting time for food was excessive; we only ate there twice. The general atmosphere within the pub was not great and we felt that the landlord did not really have a proper `grip'... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice in a two week visit to North Cornwall. Both meals were fresh and tasty. A lot of home made dishes, a reasonable choice and price.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The fish and chips were good; I've had better. The sea bass, however, was perfect: minimal intervention, allowing the freshness of the fish a chance to show through. When we made a special request for dessert, the cook came out to make sure he understood what we wanted and then did his best to make it beautiful. I hope he... More

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