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“Local pub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Lion at Leavenheath

The Lion at Leavenheath
Honey Tye | Leavenheath, Leavenheath CO6 4NX, England
+44 1206 263434
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Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: English, British, Pub
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Co
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Local pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Just came back from eating at the Lion , we have been regulars since moving to Colchester, this is the third set of owners within three years! The food is very good but I would expect too have some kind of potatoes offered with most dishes without having to ordered them as a side portion, the cost of the main course would justify this . Starters a little pricey but staff and service more than make up for this? The best thing about the pub is Gary the waiter he is the only regular face in the establishment and always makes you feel welcome.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“the lion at levenheath”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

the best meal i have had for a very long time. had the parfait for starters and fried haddock as main course. both excellent . would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes to have a very good meal for a reasonable price. customer service was excellent and overall was a very enjoyable experience. hope to visit again as soon as possible.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Colchester Essex England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Enjoyable experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Had a celebratory lunch at the lion for an uncles 80th birthday. We were given a very warm welcome and seated at a lovely big table for 10 of us. We chose from a very varied menu to suit everyone's taste and when the starters came we were all very happy, the presentation of the food was excellent as was the taste and this continued through the next 2 courses. We were all very very impressed with the food. The chap who served us was also very friendly and helpful.
Have been before a few months ago just for a pub lunch which was pretty average but the new owners have brought the level of cuisine up a notch and this restaurant is very well worth a visit. We have booked for our family Xmas get together as we were so impressed.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Suffolk
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Enjoyable experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Have just enjoyed our 4th meal in 3 weeks since the new ownership of this charming pub/restaurant. The food was amazing and we will be back again soon. We were made very welcome and highly recommend this experience to others.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Amazing the new owners have done a great job”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I went on Sunday to meet with my family I came up from London. I was glad I did the food was amazing and fresh I had the roast beef cooked to perfection with a huge Yorkie fresh veg and a rich gravy. Tho I did have food envy as my cousin had the fish n chips and it looked amazing she said the batter was to die for. The service was second to none and the new owner was very friendly. I can't wait to visit again. It was an amazing meal and amazing value.

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