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The Golden Lion Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$, British,
Market Hill, St Ives PE27 5AL, England
+44 1480 492100
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Market Hill, St Ives PE27 5AL, England
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a latish Sunday lunch, we were quickly found a table in a very busy restaurant. We both had a very nice glass of wine each and waited for our starters. The first course was lovely, but maybe a bit much when we...More

Thank ebonylynton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very regemental. We arrived 14.30 and were informed rooms ar not ready until 15.00. Anitber couple booking in a few minutes after us were told to wait also!! Not very welcoming. Whole place needs a little tlc. Windows doors and similar. Limmited food options non...More

Thank U3746BAdaves
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped in for lunch on a market day. The Golden Lion has been done up since we last visited. The service was excellent and the food good. Nothing spectacular, but give it a try if you are in St. Ives.

Thank Terry W
GoldenL54, Front Office Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review of The Golden Lion Hotel. We are pleased you had a lovely meal wit us. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards The Golden Lion Hotel

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Held a birthday party in the function room of this hotel, with lots of guests staying over. The room comfortably held 60 seated round 6 tables, with a two piece band and room for dancing (there is a DJ booth in the corner so could...More

Thank Linda M
GoldenL54, Front Office Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of The Golden Lion Hotel. We are pleased that everything went well with your function in the end. We hope to see you soon! Kind Regards, The Golden Lion Hotel

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights whilst attending a local craft retreat. Hotel was recommended by friend, it is superb. Food is excellent, good choice for me as a vegetarian and there are a good selection of drinks too. The deluxe room we booked is very...More

Thank Maltawannabe
GoldenL54, Front Office Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thank you for you review of The Golden Lion Hotel. We are so pleased you had such a pleasant stay with us. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards The Golden Lion Hotel

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Visiting family in the area we booked a table for dinner. We arrived early and had drinks in the bar which was unattended, one of the waiters said due to being short staffed, eventually got served. Sadly the restaurant was also short staffed and again...More

Thank DrifterD
GoldenL54, Front Office Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thank you for your review of The Golden Lion Restaurant. We apologise that you didn't enjoy your meal with us. We hope to see you again so that we can make this up to you. Kind Regards The Golden Lion Hotel

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Visited here with a colleague from work I had the pie of the day which was chicken with sweet potato fries, it was absolutely amazing my colleague had the lamb which he said was also amazingly cooked. Good value food and very good friendly staff...More

Thank gasmankarl
GoldenL54, Front Office Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you for your review of The Golden Lion Hotel. We are delighted you had such an amazing meal with us. We hope you come to dine with us again soon! Kind Regards The Golden Lion Hotel

Reviewed 17 September 2018

We chose this hotel as we were attending a birthday party locally and we were not disappointed. We booked ahead for an afternoon tea which was excellent value at just £ 12 a head. The fruit scones were outstanding with the only complaint being that...More

Thank Haydn D
GoldenL54, Front Office Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for you review of The Golden Lion Hotel. We are so pleased you had such a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed your afternoon tea and breakfast. I will pass on your compliments to Gemma. We hope to see you again soon! Kind...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

We stayed in St Ives for one night in a hotel to celebrate our wedding anniversary unfortunately they were not serving evening meals. We had looked round the town earlier in the day and saw this lovely hotel and decided from what we had seen...More

Thank Gunsanddroses
GoldenL54, General Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Good afternoon Gunsandroses, Thank you very much for your comments. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and thought the food was great. We look forward to have you stay with us next time you are around. Many thanks Bertrand Lissalde General...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

3 of us came for a friends lunch midweek.. everything was lovely from entering the hotel to leaving.. it was nice and busy but we didnt have to wait to long for anything. I had the Chicken Ceaser Salad and it was huge. Followed by...More

Thank Loppylou61
GoldenL54, Front Office Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you for your review of The Golden Lion Restaurant. We are delighted you had such a lovely meal with us and that everything was to your taste. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards The Golden Lion Hotel

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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