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“Average for business use if only single rooms available” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Golden Lion Hotel Restaurant

The Golden Lion Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 52 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Average for business use if only single rooms available”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

booked a room here through booking agent for a business trip...it's ok.. nice as a pub...expensive standard food...uncomfortable single beds..freezing cold room...breakfast service was poor both mornings...would only stay here again if there were no other rooms available in the area

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jamie G
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  • English first
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English first
Stockport, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
“Good meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here while staying a few miles away. The staff were friendly and polite, food tasty and good portions. Both adults and children enjoyed the visit.

Visited December 2013
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Thank jonseyjames
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Cambs
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very Surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

Had a small group Christmas Function here in mid Dec 13. Had 2 courses from the set menu which were very good indeed and great value. In particular the Cheeseboard was excellent

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ydeoc
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A mixed review”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

We went here as a party of ten and had chosen in advance from the Christmas party menu. My choice of Brie and Cranberry Filo parcels was unusual as the inside was lukewarm. I then found out that a colleagues was still frozen in the middle. Not a good start but the main course of Confit of Belly Pork was delicious and was well presented. When the desserts arrived the Cheesecake & Apple tart looked really good but I unfortunately chose the Roulade. This was three slices of a very pale looking chocolate swiss-roll type of roulade that was really quite dry and bland. We asked for some cream which we thought might help, but it was never going to be the Blackforest Gateau-type roulade that we were all expecting. To be fair, on commenting about our disappointment to the waitress she immediately went away and came back apologising on behalf of the management and offering us free coffee/teas. Overall the staff were very friendly, but the restaurant was not busy so there was really no excuses that we could make for the meal.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Sharon W
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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413 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
“Retained standards”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

We continue to use the Golden Lion on a regular basis as it is located right in the heart of the town, next to the Town Hall.

It has recently been re-decorated again with new carpet throughout to a very high standard. We did not have Sunday lunch today, but these did look good when viewing from the other diners. We had homemade burger with cheddar and a Quorn burger. The home made rough cut coles slaw was delicious.

However, for 2 burgers and fries and 2 pints which came to £25, thought this was a touch on the expensive side.

What I like about the Golden Lion is the high standards of service and food it retains, with our meals brought to the table by a very cheerful and polite young waiter.

If you keep it up, we will keep on coming.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Martin G
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