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Origins at the White Lion

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Origins at the White Lion is an international tapas and wine bar which focuses on providing its customers with fantastic international tapas, a great selection of wines and some incredible cocktails all served in the beautiful surroundings of Great Missenden. The perfect place to enjoy a light lunch with friends, or unwind after a long day at work We have a fantastic Private dining room which can seat up to 25 people for a sit down meal and up to 50 people for a buffet along with a garden which overlooks the park. We look forward to welcoming you to Origins at the White Lion.
US$16 - US$58
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
International, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely wine list, fantastic food! Staff really relaxed and not pushy to finish your food or drink. Spacious area for restaurant. Parking on the street. Really enjoyed the food, lots of tapas type dishes you share, with lots of different items! Far better than your...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sephirothseviltwin
Reviewed 6 days ago

7 of us went for a birthday lunch yesterday. Food good. Service from (younger) waiter - good. But 2 of us noticed that we had ordered large wines and were served medium ones. When we mentioned this to the (older) waiter he argued that we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank v1s1t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for dinner on Saturday night. The Restaurant was extremely busy with a lovely live atmosphere. Food and and drinks exceeded the expectations we have of Origins. Like they do every time. The service was fast and friendly and enjoyable to see young faces...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 805rufusw
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Excellent food, and very good service from PJ & Lara. Went for Sunday lunch and we were not disappointed.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Twsteel
Reviewed 29 December 2018

Some 20 years ago we visited the White Lion in Great Missenden and lo and behold we called again to find it was a wine bar serving tapas prepared,we believe by a Spanish chef. I cannot say much more than previous reviewers have who said...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic Christmas party at the Coach House (private building behind the main Origins restaurant) this week. The staff (James & his team) provided a bespoke menu of delicious canapés and our own cocktail for the event and on the night were friendly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Journey34016240725
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We went on a Saturday when there was a street event on outside. We arrived at 8 and were pointed to our table. it then took 45 minutes before even a drink arrived at our table. The explanation from the waitress was that they were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank orchehill1
Reviewed 26 November 2018

A very clean, upmarket, and quiet restaurant in the heart of Great Missenden. We had a very pleasant meal here with some of the family. We particularly enjoyed the tapas, and would recommend the vegetarian lunch for two to share. There was no loud musack,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pelagius_Redivivus
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Good choice of tapas but pricey. Small table for 2 and not much room for dishes. Visit here quite often and always the same.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Naghead
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Went to Origins on Friday, my fave restaurant and again it did not disappoint! Loving the new menu, particularly the duck confit cannelloni and the new homemade devil bread with nduja. Food always arrives promptly, hot and beautifully presented even when the restaurant is heaving!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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15 April 2015|
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Hi there, we have a garden where dogs are very welcome! :)
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