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Travellers' Choice2023
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Bar, British, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a fabulous place, really cosy, great service and food. We had the Mac and cheese and the Halloumi salad and trust me both were fresh and tasty. Fabulous cocktails try the French Martini! Go you won't be disappointed

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had walked past this place over several evenings and seen it packed so decided to try it for lunch and were not disappointed. Chose a sharing platter, and it was beautifully presented, so much choice, all so fresh and it almost beat us! Great...value as well. Coffee served with an amaretto biscuit; lovely attentive service but not intrusive. Overall a superb place to visit.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great find in Buxton, the place had a cool relaxed vibe with a good uncomplicated menu , I recommend the Delhi sharer washed down with a good pint .. excellent value money ..

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch, which was so good that we also booked for dinner. Great food, vegetarian and not, great service, lovely atmosphere. Had a really lovely evening, thank you.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic place for amazing food and friendly service. Quality food at very reasonable price. We had a truly wonderful evening here for my sister's Birthday. The food was amazing and everyone was totally friendly. Thank you for making our evening a really memorable experience.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Buxton for a short break, literally round the corner from this place. We were drawn in by the atmosphere and the local vibe. We weren't disappointed. We came two nights in a row. The food was exceptional and service outstanding! Very...attentative friendly staff. Would highly recommend!!!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

I could not fault anything on my plate. we had Sunday lunch roast beef. followed by strawberry and cream cheese cake. First class cooking.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 January 2024 via mobile

Lovely buzzy cafe bar to have a pre theatre meal. Great open fire loads of atmosphere and prompt service. Loved the twirly chairs in the window.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024 via mobile

What a fantastic bar and restaurant. The food and service is absolutely exceptional and is great value for money. We had the festive sharer - it was amazing. I hope they do it all year long !!!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

Visited NYE for a date night. The atmosphere was lovely and warming. The team were brilliant and very welcoming. My wife and I ate the bread and olives to start, followed by a buttermilk chicken burger and a beef special. They were exceptional in flavour,...portion size and quality! I wish I lived closer to visit more often!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

Wonderful place. Staff couldn’t be more helpful. Atmosphere was cosy and cool. Food was really good. We went to the pub opposite after but should have just stayed here. Nicest place in Buxton

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

12 of us visited Lebens on a Sunday afternoon in mid December . After booking we were asked to choose from the Sunday menu .we chose from the menu a few days from going by emailing . Upon arriving our table had been set we...got some drinks and sat down with some of our party arriving later. Following drinks we were brought our starters including baked Camembert , prawn cocktail and soup. All came well presented . I had the carrot and cumin soup that was delicious .following that I had the topside roast beef.others had roast turkey. The meals were all well presented served with vegetables including some lovely red cabbage that melted in my mouth. The roast beef was plentiful as were the vegetables . We finished the keel with desserts including chocolate fudge cake that I had that just completed the meal. Altogether the food was served hot and fresh.I cannot praise the service highly enough. All the food was fresh and tasty. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lubens to anyone . In addition the atmosphere was warm and friendly we all really enjoyed our visit .More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and the best playlist i’ve ever heard in a bar. Please put it on Spotify!! I will definitely be back.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2023 via mobile

Table of six for Sunday lunch, booked because of the reviews. Lovely atmosphere and pleasant service, unfortunately there was a hair in my food, not just on top, but a long hair wound around in the cabbage. It was dealt with well by the staff...but there was no discount of any sort offered at all. The portions for Sunday dinner were tiny, under no circumstances could they be called large. I will not return.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

Booked Sunday lunch for 6 friends visiting Buxton. Based on website we were really looking forward to it. Ambience and decor were lovely and staff were all polite and friendly. However the Sunday roast billed as a large meal was certainly a small portion. 3...tiny potato pieces and small spoons of veg. 2 slices of beef that was slightly tough with a frozen Yorkshire Pudding. 1 of the party found a long hair in her meal, the waiting staff were very apologetic and replaced but there was no offer of recompense at all. The desserts were the saving grace. We declined to pay the service charge that was added automatically, we would have left a tip for the waitress and waiter but in light of the hair incident we would have expected some offer of complimentary drinks or desserts or even not paying for the affected meal.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Lubens is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5