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“Great pub food”
Review of The Golden Lion

The Golden Lion
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Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Magor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $33
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great pub food with very friendly staff and a very good selection of beer. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank jblack49
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Went to The Golden Lion on Saturday 18 May, expected to have mediocre food as previous but not on this occassion. I had sea bass with king prawns, lobster bisque and pasta, hubbie had chicken stuffed with cheese, both meals were beautifully presented and 'hot'. Our little waitress was lovely smiley and nothing too much trouble without being 'too attentive'. Last experience was long wait for starters even longer wait for mains. This time approx 15 mins for starters (olive oil and warm oven baked breads) and similar for mains. Whoever the new chef is needs a pat on the back - and we look forward to our next visit.

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Thank Melanie D
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We waited 1 and a half hours for our food no one came to explain why and other tables where getting food that came in after us.

2  Thank skelmersdale1
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

I have visited the Golden Lion for a number of years. However I have not used the restaurant for some time.

It seemed strange sitting at the same table eating similar food but paying an awful lot more for it.

The food was acceptable (forgetting the price). Slightly overcooked. However the service was not good. Pleasant local kids but inexperienced and under trained. The food was slow in being served. The eventual bill showed that we had bed charged for two bottles of wine rather than one. Quite a difference! This was quickly rectified but was rather upsetting.

Too pretentious for a country pub.

5  Thank Nigel P
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

After an enjoyable day the Motorway Services was not the right place for a meal - a meander into Magor and The Golden Lion was still a going concern.
At 7pm it was buzzing with chat and laughter.
The restaurant found was a haven. The decor is calming and pleasant.
The staff friendly and efficient and the food excellent.
Looking forward to the next visit.

Thank HelenBwlch_Brecon
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