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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 27 Restaurants in Aldeburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $41
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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We missed out on being able to book this for Sunday lunch, so went for dinner on Monday instead. Really delicious food - a well thought out menu with something for everyone. I had the prix fixe menu, which represented excellent value at £12 for 2 courses, £16 for 3 courses with no skimping on portion size or quality.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What a lovely place, the staff were just lovely, we let them know it was our 25th Anniversary when we booked and they had a complimentary glass of champagne for us on arrival. The food was fabulous, the room is lovely, the staff are so pleasant and just the right amount of attention.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visited the Brasserie on Saturday 11 October with friends. The welcome to the restaurant was very warm and we were offered a booth which we liked. It was comfortable and easy to chat to our guests because it was a bit quieter than a table in the middle of the room. We all had a starter and main course... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Good to average. Make sure they don't palm you off with a lousy table. One of those meals immediately forgotten.

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Sunday lunch and a window seat. From the menu we chose ham hock terrine,a pannacotta of goat's cheese followed by plaice and roast hake on a pea purée. One of us also had 'Sunday roast'. It is food beautifully served with flavour. I must mention the wonderful waitress who offered a taster of the two white Sauvignons sold in 50cl... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My partner & I were spending the night here so had dinner booked. Positives first: nice venue with smart furniture incl polished booth tables, and the place busy so evidently they must be doing something right. The service was also attentive and our starters decent, but things went downhill with the mains. The fish special was inundated with a creamy... More

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Dudley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We recently spent a week in aldeburgh and visited the white lion on two separate occasions for an evening meal. The service was excellent the staff www very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. We both had starters and a main course but couldn't manage a dessert but from what I saw they looked yummy. Not cheap but we'll worth... More

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Although we hadn't booked, we did arrive at 6.10pm and the restaurant was almost empty. We had been walking all day and just wanted a nice bottle of wine and dinner. As we walked in we were approached by a young lady who asked if we had booked, we said no, she asked if it was a table for two... More

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

Dear Andrew Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, I can only apologise for what appears to be a gross miscommunication. Our Brasserie is popular and tables get booked in advance but I apologise that this was not explained to you and you felt that you were not looked after; this was certainly not our intention as... More

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I had relatives visiting recently, we needed to find somewhere to take them for lunch. My first thought was the white lion. Having two nephews & their nanny, we needed somewhere they would enjoy & that the food would be great value. There was a very good selection of sandwiches & cupcakes, pots of tea & hot chocolate for the... More

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Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were given an oval table which was entirely appropriate for 6 people- plenty of room. Our waiter was very attentive, friendly and accommodating. (2 of our party wanted to share a 10oz steak. One wanted rare and the other wanted medium. The waiter checked with the chef and it was agreed. It arrived perfectly cooked on 2 plates with... More

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