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The Bar and Brasserie - White Lion Hotel

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The White Lion Hotel | Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh IP15 5BJ, England
01728 452 720
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Our new Bar and Brasserie has been inspired by a modern desire to return...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 230
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
lunch at the White Lion

If you.are in Aldeburgh and staying for lunch go to the White Lion excellent food very good price excellent service our waitress Donna could not have been more helpful so do not miss out and go try it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Val M
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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365 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you.are in Aldeburgh and staying for lunch go to the White Lion excellent food very good price excellent service our waitress Donna could not have been more helpful so do not miss out and go try it.

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was a shame that after the first evening which was quite enjoyable, the dinner on the second night of our stay turned out to be more of an ordeal, including over long waiting times for the food to arrive, twice being given the wrong orders, and when I finally got mine not particularly good, then also at the end... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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162 reviews 162 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

popped in for a Sunday lunch, which was booked in advance. Ambiance was lovely with very attentive, friendly staff. Food was great and very good value. Well timed with enough space between courses and never feeling rushed. We would thoroughly recommend and will go again next time we are passing

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Pre booked a table for 2 adults and 1 child. Upon arrival it seemed to be decided where to seat us, which was at the back of the restaurant so difficult to take in the views of the beach etc. Waiting staff appeared friendly and there was perhaps 4 attending to only a handful of tables. Upon ordering our starters... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We have just returned from our regular winter visit to the White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh taking up their D B&B deal. Previously we have stayed in Aldeburgh with friends many times alternating between the Brudenell and the White Lion being really impressed with the value for money for our stay. However on our latest visit and stay it was marred... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Liked: hotel, lounge, bistro, staff, food, drink, bedroom, bathrobe, toiletries, bed! Disliked : having to leave!

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Best place we've eaten at in Aldeburgh. Had a lovely meal. Good menu and above average quality with excellent presentation. Lots of choice at the bar and interesting wine list. Only negative for us was that the service was incredibly slow. The waiting staff were great but being let down by the kitchen it seemed. Not sure why, it was... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Bar and Brasserie. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your food and found our staff to be attentive. Your kind comments have been shared with our team and we apologise for any minor delays on the night. We are looking forward to welcoming you back... More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We're just home from an excellent meal in the hotel restaurant. Delicious food. Friendly staff. Great value. The restaurant is modern yet charming. This is our second visit and we will definitely return again soon.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Excellent ! Food spot on as are the staff ! Atmosphere superb ! Beer good ! Staying here as well lovely room !

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Bar and Brasserie. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay as well as your food, and found our staff to be attentive. Your kind comments have been shared with our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Aldeburgh again soon. Kind... More 

Leiston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My fiancée booked us a meal in the brasserie, we've been many times before and the standard is always reasonably high. On this occasion the restaurant seemed to be missing a little atmosphere, possibly due to it being January and not particularly busy. We had a G & T on arrival and then went for a cocktail, very nice cocktail... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Bar and Brasserie. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your meal and your feedback has been passed onto our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to again soon, as you say hopefully with a little more atmosphere. Kind regards, Peter More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The White Lion Hotel | Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh IP15 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Aldeburgh
  • Phone Number: 01728 452 720

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 41
  • Cuisine: French, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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