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“Taste experience.”
Review of The Black Lion

The Black Lion
Ranked #8 of 17 Restaurants in Long Melford
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Taste experience.”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

The meal was beautifully presented and an absolute delight in lovely homely surroundings. The 'Taster menu' (7 courses) is certainly worth a try we loved it.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The Best”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is without doubt one of the best restaurants in the area. It is a little pricey but if you can make use of the 241 dining then it is without doubt one of the best deals you will ever find. The food is superb, it is fine dining so the portions look small but after 3 courses we always come away full-not sure how that works. We have decided that because the food is so outstanding and you want to savour every mouthful you eat slower and therefore feel fuller. Most of their produce is sourced locally and from the best producers. The staff are very attentive and nothing is too much trouble. This is also a hotel and although I have never stayed I understand they have excellent packages for 1 or 2 nights including dinner and breakfast. The rooms look outstanding, many with 4 poster beds and all individually decorated. So an excellent choice for a romantic stay or as a gift (I believe they offer vouchers). They usually have their 241 offers January to March so if you get the opportunity then give it a try, you wont be disappointed.

  • Visited January 2013
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“wonderful”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

well this is the best place to eat with helpful staff and dog friendly

will always come back to here to eat

  • Visited November 2012
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A very pleasant stay”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

My daughter and myself visited the hotel for the first time using a Travelzoo voucher which included an afternoon tea, a seven course taster menu and bed and breakfast for a very good price.
We were put in what I think was possibly the smaller of the bedrooms (with a very cold wardrobe) and not much heat in the bedroom or bathroom itself. The taster menu was fantastic as it gave my daughter the opportunity to try out lots of different flavours and tastes that she would otherwise avoid. We were unfortunately in the restaurant all on our own away from other customers which spoiled the atmosphere somewhat. The cooked breakfast was nice but nothing was explained to us and they had also run out of bacon and my daughter would have loved some baked beans!! But enjoyed it all the same.

  • Visited November 2012
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Suffolk
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Expensive, but you get what you pay for!”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

If you want a good lunch or dinner, then this is the place to go - forget about the restaurant next door!

Visited August 2012
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