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The Golden Lion Hotel Restaurant

££ - £££, British,
Market Hill, St Ives PE27 5AL, England
+44 1480 492100
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Market Hill, St Ives PE27 5AL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Complete refurb from when I was here a few years ago. Very fancy décor, pity the food didn't match up. My burger was very overcooked and I could hardly cut it.. My husband had the gammon-- except it wasn't . It was tough, preformed,tasteless and...More

Thank ronnyann
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic food service terrible. Shouldn't have to ask for sauces ie mint or horseradish never asked if every thing allright had to get there attention to order more wine.☹

Thank ElaineCambridge
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were using a gift voucher given to us by our grandchildren for an Xmas gift which made this experience even more disappointing. We were served by an untidy looking waiter and after about 30 minutes our starters arrived. These were ok, but nothing very...More

Thank susied456
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable pub / restaurant in the heart of St Ives with the problem of parking associated with small , popular river towns . We were fortunate that someone pulled out just as we arrived otherwise local parking was maybe 200 yards away . Although we...More

Thank flagit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for coffee and cake. Very stylish surroundings, if a bit expensive. Great service. The recent refurbishment has been very successful.

Thank SunnyMornings
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the Golden Lion for lunch on many occasions over the years, this was only the second time since it was taken over and refurbished. The refurbishment is a great improvement but I feel that the food does not match it. Last time...More

Thank rugbytrisha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay at Golden Lion. Room very comfortable and well appointed. Had dinner with colleagues. Ordered rare steak. Came rare but when seared, the whole outer steak was burnt therefore overwhelming taste was one of burnt matter. Not the best cut either. Not...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here before we moved to the area, and well I think I'd have been more satisfied eating at greggs across the road! Family of 7 of us and all we could eat were the bread rolls! Most of the meals come out in correct...More

Thank Lauren O
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We popped in for one after our meal elsewhere. I hadn't been in a while and was stunned at how good a job the refurbishment was. Very impressive! Just a shame on the expensive drinks were flat. I hope this simple fix is quickly sorted.

Thank DangerousPaddy
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Pleased to see this venue busy. St Ives definitely needs a variety of eating options and after it’s recent refurbishment The Golden Lion looks great. We were lucky to find a table and our orders were taken very promptly. Although lunch service by then was...More

Thank BrendanEugene
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2 June 2015|
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Response from waynemrrs | Reviewed this property |
As of 1st June the park and ride carparks are no longer free, it costs £1-00 for up to 18 hours so is not expensive compared with the town centre car parks. Parking at the Dolphin hotel is free as long as you buy a drink... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Hill, St Ives PE27 5AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1480 492100
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