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White Lion

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$$ - $$$
Bar, International, Mediterranean, Greek, Pub, Gastropub, British
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125 Eleutheriou Benizelou, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
+30 2897 023476
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09:00 - 02:00
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Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Sorry for the late late review. Visited this lovely modern Gastro Pub on many occasions for late lunch or evening meal during our stay in Hersonnisos. The atmosphere was excellent, the staff very friendly and helpful and the food was always high quality and delicious. They cater for a gluten free diet and the chips are fried separately which is... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Te meal we had here on our last night (having been all inclusive all week) was a relief after pasta and meat all week. The food was relatively expensive but it was very high quality with well made cocktails and well priced beer (including beer towers). Lots of TV to watch sports on and the staff were lovely and friendly.... More 

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Thank tomafs17
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

good value for money if you like football great to watch lovely good sample menu staff were really nice too.

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Thank Sam F
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are happy you enjoyed it. We hope you pass by again soon! More 

newcastle
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Me & my partner came here quite a few times on our holiday breakfasts r amazing they do kopperberg on draught aswell which was lovely in the heat with ice. They have all different sports on lots of screens. Kostas & his team do a great job 👍

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Thank vikki w
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you! It was our pleasure to look after you! We hope you come back again to see us soon! More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,382 reviews
1,683 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 658 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

White Lion is a nice pub in the center of Chersonisos, great atmosphere to try a glass of ouzo or wine, and enjoy a nice dinner.

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Thank Manuela L
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you. We hope you pass by again soon! More 

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I visited here several times during my weeks stay. The quality of the food was outstanding from breakfast to dinner. The cocktails were also delicious (I would recommend the sex on the beach). I also have to mention the hospitality of the staff; they were extremely helpful and friendly and ensured that everything was satisfactory. I would recommend here to... More 

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Thank Chloe H
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and recommendation. We are happy you enjoyed it and hope we see you again soon! More 

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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Really wasn't keen on visiting this place as it had a British Pub theme and I really hate going abroad and seeing English food advertised everywhere! Why go all the way to Greece and have Ham, Egg and Chips!!! Nevertheless, we had a look at the menu as it seemed quite busy with a mixture of different people from different... More 

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L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are happy you enjoyed it and hope we see you again soon! More 

Oswestry, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

What a lovely, friendly bunch of staff. We went there quite a few times. After our first visit when we went back they had remembered us and made us feel so relaxed. They show all football with the volume too.....the food is amazing they do breakfast which my husband had a few, lovely snack and great dinners english, greek and... More 

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L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We enjoyed serving you and hope you come back to see us again soon! More 

East Linton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

three of us pop in on a Saturday morning to have a coffee and have a break from shopping, we ordered 3 nescafe coffee,.the waiter was surprised that we wanted the coffee hot? when it came after about, it felt a year, it was not very hot and it was not nescafe, it was greek coffee with milk. will give... More 

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Thank georgeD2456AZ
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. In reply, we have several different types of coffee including real Nescafe. The Nescafe will more than likely taste differently to that which you are used to back home as the water and brewing method is different here in Crete. Coffee is traditionally drunk cold or "iced" during the summer in Greece, hence our waiter... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Food is good, good for brunch! Restaurant is right in the heart of Hersonisos main strip, the staff need to make more effort with customers they are very miserable and don't make any conversation which is strange as all restaurant workers we have come in to contact with in Greece were friendly and welcoming but not here!

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Thank HannahJ1290
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you. We are happy you enjoyed our food, although are sorry our staff did not please. We pride ourselves on our friendly service and welcoming atmosphere and apologise if on this occasion this was not the case. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 33
Cuisine
Bar, International, Mediterranean, Greek, Pub, Gastropub, British
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 02:00
Monday
09:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 02:00
Thursday
09:00 - 02:00
Friday
09:00 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Eleutheriou Benizelou, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Hersonissos
  • Phone Number: +30 2897 023476
Description
The first and only gastropub in Hersonissos serving fresh, tasty and original food at sensible prices. We also offer a fantastic selection of drinks including our very own signature cocktails, all your favourite beers both bottled and draught, freshly ground coffees and more! Newly refurbished in 2016 come and see for yourselves what we are all about.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?