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“Birthday Lunch”
Review of The White Lion

The White Lion
Ranked #22 of 101 Restaurants in Dunstable
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The White Lion Restaurant, situated on the outskirts of Dunstable, in Bedfordshire, is our modern version of a traditional British public house.It’s a family business, so we’re not part of a big brand. Unfortunately it seems that there are not many family run restaurants around any more; however we like to hope that this means we’re that little bit different and something special.We hope you will pop in for anything from a pint of beer, to a lazy Sunday lunch or a special meal for those important celebrations. What we want most of all is for you to enjoy yourselves.The menu is based on traditional British dishes with a modern twist, and our aim is to provide top quality, and wherever possible, locally sourced food and drink.We are passionate about great food in great surroundings and we strive to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had my birthday lunch here, sixteen of us who were all very satisfied with the food and service. My wife who is a Coeliac was able to enjoy her meal, including an option of Gluten free biscuits, for cheese and biscuits. Excellent value and recommended.

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Visited The White Lion for dinner and drinks. Food was lovely - shared a platter as a starter (lovely) and all parties enjoyed their mains (burger, fish&chips, pasta). Unfortunately there was no room for dessert! Portions were very generous - couldn't manage more than half of the pasta (was able to take a doggy-bag home :D)!
Nice menu, brilliant service and good value for money.

Returned the following Tuesday for the bi-monthly quiz night - good times!

The pub also offers a Chef's Table...looks interesting :)

Definitely recommend visiting The White Lion!

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Thank MLT84
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

My wife and I came from Norway to visit our friends who live in Hockliffe and they recommended the White Lion for our evening out. This is one of the best restaurants we have been to for many a year. The steaks were cooked to perfection and there are not many chefs who can cook a "blue" steak and get it right !! . The interior design is modern, light, airy and comfortable and the staff extremely friendly and welcoming. We were surprised there were not too many customers in this "Pub/restaurant" but it WAS mid holiday season so maybe folk were away. However, the only drawback is the location and visibility of this building. Unless you know it exists or are recommended to it, you probably wont know its there. I really do hope the owners/management succeed and continue to grow their business despite that. As I said a "GEM" not to be overlooked if you are in the area. Well done to all the team there.!!

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Thank Victor W
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

At last they have done something useful to this pub - worth driving through the chalk cutting for ! Been several times, good varied menu with special 'international and promotional' days, staff always friendly and helpful, prices reasonable, good cask ales. Can get a bit busy and noisy, but that's the price of success I suppose - certainly not to the point in my experience that it was ever an issue. Nice for a fun evening with friends for good food and drink.

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1  Thank 176NigelW
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a fairly new discovery for us in Dunstable. Why it took so long I don't know. As per our last 2 visits, the service was first class; friendly, efficient and not a problem when we spilled a glass of wine! Spacious dining area, problem with drawing the blinds due to the sun. The quail and bacon salad starter was fabulous, and the lemon sole and monkfish mains were just excellent. So many whole fishes are overcooked, this was just perfect and fell off the bone but with a little help. Marvellous! This is more than pub grub. Highly recommended.

Thank Andy-S60
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