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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
Closed now
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 228
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Fab food!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
SUE S
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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360 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 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
20 helpful votes 20 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

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 

Bedfordshire
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Sunday before last four of us went for afternoon at The White Lion. We chose to be served in the lounge where we had a comfortable area to ourselves with a seaside view out of the window. The sandwiches looked and tasted as if they had been freshly prepared and brought straight to us they were very tasty. We... 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 had a lovely afternoon tea and your kind comments have been shared with our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Aldeburgh again soon. Kind regards, Peter More 

Ipswich - UK
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We booked for one of the Santa Sunday lunches that the White Lion offered in December. These lunches which feature a Festive Style Roast, also include table entertainment plus children's entertainment along with a visit from Santa. We had a great lunch, and applaud the staff for doing such a great job - never easy to serve 190+ diners and... 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 had a lovely experience, particularly that you 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 regards, Peter More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We booked athe NY Eve dinner in advance for our holiday in Aldeburgh. Not regulars at the type of event we were a little apprehensive. However, the evening was well organised, ensuring the couples were seated together rather than amongst parties. The food was well presented and tasty, especially as mass catering can often be a bit dodgy. All in... 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 had a lovely experience on New Year's Eve and your kind comments have been shared with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Aldeburgh again soon. Kind regards, Peter More 

London
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Oh what a shame. After not getting a table at The Brudenell, we booked for Boxing Day lunch at the White Lion. We were excited to find such a festive looking hotel, friendly staff and a pretty dining room but that's where it ended. Lunch, from a set menu but with options, was wholly disappointing. Brocolli and blue cheese soup... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We liked everything. Excellent food. Really friendly staff and we were made very welcome. Especially nice was the fact that were were not rushed and had time to enjoy the whole meal.

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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 birthday experience at The Bar and Brasserie. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your meal and your kind comments have been shared with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Aldeburgh again soon. 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: European, French

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?