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Black Lion

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8 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB, England
+44 1845 574302
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Jarrow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, nice staff, comfortable surroundings, we have been a few times and have never been disappointed.

Thank RichMaryGrace3
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We both had beef bourgignon, which was good with plenty of beef. A party of 7 had ordered just before us so we had a little wait for our food. For sweets we had fruit crumble and lemon posset which were fine.

Thank David B
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for Sunday lunch. I thought the staff seemed unfriendly at first but once we were seated they seemed more helpful. Unfortunately there was only chicken and pork available during our visit - with no mashed potato or stuffing left. I got chicken and my partner got the pork. Despite the limited choice, the food was delicious - I'd... More 

Thank TraceyHou
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At £10 a head you would expect something decent had better microwave meals the beef wouldn't even give to my dog overpriced crap

Thank Peter B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went out for a meal and wanted somewhere nice. We have never been disappointed in the past so decided to eat here. Today however from the moment we stepped foot to the moment we left we were made to feel uncomfortable. We waited 45 minutes from coming in to receive our starters. After they were cleared we waited a further... More 

2 Thank Helen F
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been for a 9 mile hike around Thirsk on an overcast winters day and were in need of some comfort food. We went to the Black Lion based on it's Tripadvisor status. We were given a warm welcome by the staff and seated immediately. We went for the 2 courses from the fixed menu and the three of... More 

Thank Pererin2014
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Been under new management for about a year now. In that time, already had THREE price increases for both food and drink! Getting a tad over-confident and greedy. Saying that, a lovely dining environment, nice décor and attentive staff. The food is very nice. Set 3 course English or French menu is the best choice BUT now £20 per person.... More 

1 Thank Spellbound777
Perth, United Kingdom
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757 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Popped in for a late lunch after a morning's Xmas shopping. Soup hot and tasty, Steak & Ale Pie too was tasty if a little chewy - maybe because we arrived at the back end of the lunch time. Atmosphere was a little like we're nearly finished serving lunch and ready to go home - again we'd left lunch probably... More 

Thank FairCityFrasie
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Sat down , most of menu was not available , then orders drink , mine was a Guinness but not from the barrel from a can mediocre. Ordered food , got wrong food delivered to us , and then our food tasted crap. Not satisfied with the meals.

Thank TheHONESTreviewer01
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Popped in with my wife for evening meal whilst visiting family in Thirsk. Quite a comprehensive menu for an establishment that regards itself as a Bar and Bistro. The restaurant offers both French and English dishes and we both ordered from the French menu. Truly beautifully cooked and presented dishes in a relaxed and informal setting. We will be back.

Thank Godfrey C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
French, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Thirsk
  • Phone Number: +44 1845 574302
****2015/2016 Rosette Award**** The Black Lion Bar & Bistro offer a great selection of delicious excellently prepared French and English cuisine sourcing locally produced ingredients. Set Menus available £16.95 for 3 course French or English and full A la Carte menu available

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?