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The Bar and Brasserie - White Lion Hotel

The White Lion Hotel | Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh IP15 5BJ, England
01728 452 720
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Ranked #4 of 25 restaurants in Aldeburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $41
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: European, French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Our new Bar and Brasserie has been inspired by a modern desire to return to simple, 'back to basics' food, offering freshly prepared dishes, contemporary, informal surroundings and impeccable service. We hope the whole family will enjoy dining with us. From fresh fish bought from Dean's Shed, situated on the beach opposite the White Lion, to smoked kippers sourced from Pinney's of Orford, every ingredient used in the exciting dishes which feature on the new menu, has been 'hand picked' to guarantee an abundance of flavours - Bon Appétit.
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English first
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Living in Suffolk you gradually get to know all the best places to eat. One of my favourites is the White Lion Hotel in the seaside town of Aldeburgh. Events range from ladies lunches, light bites & themed evenings such as Bastille night, all of which offer excellent value for money. Today, I came with a group of friends &... More

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Pevensey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Lovely staff. Pleasant ambiance with great artwork. Interesting menu. Most delicious plump River Deben mussels. Fixed price option was disappointing.

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Visited The White Lion for a drink/lunch on Sunday 22nd June. Upon entering my husband went to the bar to order drinks and to arrange a table. The barmaid told him that he could sit at a table that they had near the bar but then once seated we were moved by the waitress and was told that the table... More

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The Brasserie and bar are on the ground floor and have good sea views. Decor is modern and stylish. We opted for the fixed price menu. Although a limited choice, it had all we could wish for. We started with a smoked mackerel pate with sliced apple and walnuts and a rocket salad with tiny pieces of celery, whilst I... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Quite formal. Part of a hotel. Good food and service at reasonable prices. A must for visitors to aldeborough. Some tables have good views of the seafront so check this out before booking. Would certainly go again. Good menu and wine list.

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essex
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Visited at lunchtime, midweek and the restaurant was very busy., most people seemed to be on an offer for a set meal with a glass of wine promotion and as it turned out we soon realised why... We ordered from the A la Carte menu and the prices charged certainly did not justify what we were served. Starter arrived, smoked... More

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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The Bar and Brasserie - White Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest I am sorry to hear about your visit and that this is the first time it has come to my attention. I would like the opportunity to discuss this further with you please contact me with your details directly, on generalmanager@whitelion.co.uk Kind regards Peter More

notnic
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Could not fault it .. Had two courses, the beef was perfectly cooked. Service wonderful, attentive staff, nice location and outlook. Would return.

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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The Bar and Brasserie - White Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear notnic Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the hotel, I am pleased to read your lunch was enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Peter More

Suffolk
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Starters of Salmon Cannelloni tasted good. The small amount of Smoked Trout with a raspberry dressing was lost in a pickled salad. The main course of Confit of Chicken tasted deep fried and was served with deep fried roast potatoes and not the mash as on the menu it also came with a Yorkshire pudding! The beef main course was... More

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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The Bar and Brasserie - White Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am sorry to hear about your visit and that this is the first time it has come to my attention. I would like the opportunity to discuss this further with you please contact me with your details directly, on generalmanager@whitelion.co.uk Kind regards Peter More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We arrived on time and shown to our table straight away. From then on the service was extremely slow the food when it did arrive was average after two and a half hours we left before dessert!

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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The Bar and Brasserie - White Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am sorry to hear about your visit and that this is the first time it has come to my attention. I would like the opportunity to discuss this further with you please contact me with your details directly, on generalmanager@whitelion.co.uk Kind regards Peter More

UK
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My wife and I had lunch there with our six year old daughter on a bank holiday Monday in May, after reading the many positive reviews on Trip Advisor. Service was slow although there were only a few tables with people. We only ordered a main course each as it was a rather late lunch. Service was very slow. My... More

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WLAldeburgh, General Manager at The Bar and Brasserie - White Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am sorry to hear about your visit and that this is the first time it has come to my attention. I would like the opportunity to discuss this further with you please contact me with your details directly, on generalmanager@whitelion.co.uk Kind regards Peter More

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