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“Good Vegetarian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Black Lion

Black Lion
Ranked #122 of 1,112 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $17
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Here at The Black Lion, we aim to be the best at everything we do... And we do a lot!! From a fantastic restaurant serving food until 10pm (9.30Pm Thursday, 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays) to a consistently busy late night bar... And everything in between!! ... The Black Lion is all about live music, served up 6 days a week. Up-and-coming local bands, live and authentic Blues, swinging live Jazz Sundays, Brighton's most popular Funk and Soul bands - right through to renowned names on the DJ circuit... We've got the lot! ... Our fantastic DJs have a simple brief: "keep 'em smiling, make 'em dance" We play anything from Northern Soul, Motown, Funk, Rock & Roll, Ska, Mod Revival, Indie, Reggae and Old School Hip Hop... It's a fairly eclectic blend, but we find it attracts lots of the right kind of people, and they seem happy when they stumble out at 3am. ... On Sundays we're the 'Live & Swingin' Lion' - our in-house band plays a rotating mix of gypsy jazz, swing, blues, soul and funk. Serving fantastic home-cooked roasts all evening until they run out, as well as our full menu (advanced booking highly advised), we can't think of a more perfect end to the week. ... The Black Lion is fast becoming the go-to place for top-class, affordable cocktails in Brighton. With an extensive list made from quality, fresh ingredients, the best Bloody Marys in town, and weekly changing creations, you'll find something for every taste - always made with care and a flare by our inventive bar team.
Poole
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Good Vegetarian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

Five of had Sunday Lunch - four had roasts and I had the Vegetarian Sausage and Mash. We were all really pleased with our food. The service was friendly and helpful. The manager even turned down the volume on the music in our section because we had two people who were hard of hearing. All in all it was a good experience and the location, just next to the Lanes, is fantastic.

  • Visited March 2013
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Pulborough
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233 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Nice bar and friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

This is a really nice bar. Great atmoshpere and a good range of drinks. Normally some live music going on. Food looks good, although we haven't eaten there, just been in for drinks a couple of times and enjoyed it very much.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Princess90
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“old England”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

good very traditional pub just off the seafront. Just had drinks. Felt like we were in the 60's but that[s a good thing.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Leslie W
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Riga, Latvia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A place to visit again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Perfect food, tasty beer, good DJs, lovely live music on Sundays. Friendly people, great atmosphere, excellent location, nice premises. (except WC maybe :))

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Katrine L
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Bourne End, Bucks
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“What a great find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Found on the internet and went for lunch as a group of 5. The staff could not have been more helpful, the food was really well cooked and the whole thing was very reasonably priced. The best thing was walking in from a damp and drizzly day to be greeted with the glorious smell of mulled wine and, with that, lunch, jaffa cake martinis and moscow mules inside us, we left with a spring in our step!

Visited November 2012
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Thank WanderingBun
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