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The White Lion

High Street, Thornbury, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS35 2AQ
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Opening Information

Monday - Sunday 12pm - LATE

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The White Lion

Since sadly parting ways with Thornbury earlier this year, we have been working tirelessly to secure a new venue back in the birth town of MEZZE.

We promised you we would return before Christmas and are very excited to say that we have secured a Thornbury favourite right in the heart of this beautiful and historic market town and are proud to present to you Mezze @ The White Lion, Thornbury , opening on Monday 17th October 2016

Our team has the planning process underway to create an amazing new Mediterranean garden, for superb al fresco dining, a stunning restaurant atrium, and a classic MEZZE cocktail bar serving some of the finest draught lagers and wines from around the world which we hope to have completed in time for Valentine’s Day 2017 – in the meantime we will be running The White Lion, Thornbury with a “light touch” refurbishment, serving your favourite Mezze dishes, as we cannot wait to return. Please note we will be running a reduced a la carte menu until we have completed the full refurbishment.

We are currently taking bookings for all dates from Monday October 17th including Christmas, Christmas Day, New Year and of course the infamous Boxing Day Hunt.

Call us now on 01454 414 030 to book your table now.

We look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 04 April 2018

We waited 45 minutes after ordering for our food. The restaurant wasn't very busy.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 March 2018

Once seated, we waited ages to be asked if we wanted drinks. The waitress who took our cash at the end of the meal assumed the excess was a tip and did not return with our change. We were disappointed with the food and will not be returning.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 March 2018

My family and I were all impressed by the service and quality of the food. We will certainly be recommending the Mezze to others and thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

This is the second time I have visited your restaurant in just over a month and both times the card machine was not working with only cash being accepted. This is not acceptable. Also on this occasion there were no draught beers with only bottled beers being available. Very poor customer service.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 March 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable meal. Would definitely recommend and will return.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 March 2018

Great food and very good service. Excellent piece of forethought to call diners ahead of the booking to forewarn that the credit card facility was down.

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Visited On Friday, 16 February 2018

Food is great as always ,brought friends here for their fist time and they also loved it. Service was a little slow but then when your almost full and busy customers can't have it all.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 February 2018

We booked for Valentines evening,( also our wedding anniversary). and were very surprised and a little disappointed that no effort or mention of Valentines was made. No special menu, no candles no decorations, which was why it was probably half empty, as opposed to the Italian at the bottom of the High Street which was packed. A missed opportunity and completely lacking in atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 February 2018

Male waiter rather rude . Slamming plates down & grunting when serving food . Took over 20 minutes to take order & item I wanted they didn’t have on a Saturday night !!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 February 2018

Very lovely restaurant. The dishes are amazingly tasting and great value for portion size. Really recommend this place. Would love to visit again.

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Visited On Thursday, 25 January 2018

The food was good, we went for the set menu. More than enough food for us girls. The staff were really welcoming and friendly. I only put 3 for atmosphere as it was a quiet night at The White Lion.

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Second visit for us within a couple of months, enjoyed both visits, great and varied choice of dishes, plenty to share , good service and nice atmosphere, coming back again soon

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Visited On Saturday, 20 January 2018

An excellent meal with plenty of great dishes to choose from. Staff were very polite. As soon as a table had finished, it was cleared straight away. 10/10.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Expected a warm couscous to go with my chicken tagine. Not so cold couscous I was told as it is a salad. Chicken tagine not as good as I have had many times in the past. The Pedigree was the only Beer on offer and both my husband and the husband of the couple we were with sent their drinks back as their Beer was not good! No other choice of Beer. Disappointing evening and we won't b visiting in the near future. Only three other couples in the restaurant all evening and no atmosphere at all. Definately gone down hill! Good job there are plenty of other eateries in Thornbury.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 January 2018

I enjoyed my evening and it could have been much better if the temperature was warmer, the music was uplifting, it was very depressing , and the lighting had some drama. Candles, low lights etc. I like some drama and atmosphere when I eat out and didn’t feel that in the white Lion. I suspect that it is probably much more interesting and cosy in the summer.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 December 2017

After a very disastrous visit for Sunday lunch not long after re-opening, was not sure what to expect. However, can happily say that our liking of this restaurant has been restored. Food was as good as before & the service spot on, great value for money! Will definitely be back!

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 December 2017

I would love to provide feedback on the restaurant but sadly can’t. Having booked a table for three at 8.30pm on Boxing Day to ensure we had somewhere to eat after an evening at the pantomime, I received a phone call at 6pm the same day (during the performance) cancelling it! Apparently they had been very busy and didn’t have any food left! So would I recommend - no because clearly booking doesn’t guarantee you will be able to eat there! This sadly spoiled our evening as it was too late to book anything else.

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Visited On Friday, 22 December 2017

Nice meal drinks not too expensive food quite expensive

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Visited On Sunday, 17 December 2017

Always good food every time we visit

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Visited On Friday, 15 December 2017

The Food was Fantastic, the Staff were helpful a lovely setting could not do enough for us all, will def be returning again, cocktails were amazing.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 December 2017

Great food & great staff

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Visited On Monday, 04 December 2017

Low rating for atmosphere is because of the piped music. My party of 4 (2 disabled) were in the restaurant for a little over 2 hours as it was a reunion. While we would not fault any other aspect of our experience having to endure several repetitions of the loop of Christmas songs was not pleasant. We urge you to be more creative with your use of piped music and if you must have it, select things less intrusive.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 November 2017

Great Food, Service was good.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 October 2017

The food was excellent, service excellent, had a lovely evening! Thank You.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 October 2017

Our first visit but will definitely be returning. Very friendly and helpful staff, nice atmosphere. Food was really lovely, and good value.

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