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“Absolutely top quality cuisine”

The Lion at Farnsfield
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Farnsfield
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Nottingham
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Absolutely top quality cuisine”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Recently visited the Lion again and if anything the place has improved. You must book well in advance as the place gets very busy, especially Friday / Saturday nights, but you will not be disappointed. Had an amazing meal - the Blade of Beef was incredible. Starter gorgeous and the dessert outstanding. The staff are very easy to talk to, and although quite a young team, are very professional and 'on the money' when it comes to great service. Service was just right - not too long or short between courses, and the prices are very reasonable - you will not leave this place hungry! I will definitely be returning again to this amazing restaurant / pub - judge the place by how popular it is - it would not be this busy unless it was damned good!

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Best Sunday lunch in Nottingham”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

If you like eating out on Sundays and looking for a place that does a Sunday lunch to a high standard than this is the place to try . For under a tenner you can enjoy the most delicious roast beef dinner and the veg is cooked perfectly not over done. Service and atmosphere to match. Could not recommend enough, in fact in a couple of hours we shall be going there again to meet friends for lunch. !!

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Lincoln, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“judge a pub by its toilets”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

3/4 time here .allways fri/sat night so allways busy food was ok ,but for what they are charging you think your in a four star hotel .but the standard is not up to scratch,service a little to much in your face .but my main gripe was when i went to the loo. never been before .no hot water cold dribbling out of tap ,fithly loo (only one no urinule)no soap very little loo roll ...not very good ,get a plumber in ,.and a cleaner very poor..did mention this to the mangeress

  • Visited March 2013
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Southwell
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Simply wonderful!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Went here for my birthday lunch with my best friends. Everything was stunning, especially the food and service. Highly recommend.

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Newark, UK
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Decent Menu - Well Executed”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

A good first visit. See why it's at the top of Nottinghamshire Restaurants. Although the Menu didn't offer a lot different to other similar establishments, it was sufficiently varied and very well executed. Pleasant Dining Area - reminded us of the (now not so good as it used to be) Brownlow Arms at Hough-on-the-Hill - which offered a good ambience. Only gripe was the standard coffee shop biscuit with the Cappuccino instead of a nice gooey chocolate !

  • Visited March 2013
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