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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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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place had some of the best Fish and Chips I have ever eaten. Both my wife and I ordered this dish for dinner and were very pleased. The service was fabulous, with our waiter brining a sweet-surprise before we left to commemorate my wife's birthday. It's a great place for families, couples, everybody! We will eat here again!

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Thank DiNo_9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Large pub/restaurant with plenty staff..Tasty Greek food and steaks.Ideal for football watching.with big screens.

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Thank tamandot11
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For the price the food is good and the staff are friendly, polite and do anything to make you feel welcome, easy access right on the front and T.v's playing the football, would recommend if you want a cheap nice meal

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Thank elliepallant
Durham
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place one night for tea. I had a pizza and my partner had pasta. Food was very average for the price and the alcohol was extortionate! However the staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Thank TaylorC9
UK
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we had dinner here one evening and had been told it was the best place in Hersonissos. Sadly we didn't find it to be. The service was very good and friendly but the food took nearly 40 minutes to arrive and was not that good. I would however eat here again and i think the fact we ate here only... More 

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Thank Tim H
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find on the main shopping "drag" in Hersonissos this is a lovely place to visit for a snack or full meal, a cross between a gastropub, a sports bar and a restaurant. Many televisions showing different sports channels, ambient seating and a hugely varied menu. Calling in for dinner we I chose a vegetable spring roll starter while... More 

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Thank JednSasha
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came just as the season was picking up! Was relatively quiet but service was quick and efficient. Staff were very attentive and friendly without hounding you! The food was amazing!!! Very tasty and reasonable price wise! When we return to Crete we will DEFINITELY be back!!! Thank you White Lion for a lovely meal!!!!

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Thank clare-elliott
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place several times during our stay. The food is to die for especially the brekkies. The food is great value for money and freshly cooked. The White Lion is very clean and the staff and management are very polite and attentive. The place on a whole is definitively worth a visit if your in Hersonissos.

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Thank Mark D
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to eat here 4 times during our holiday and it was always good. The staff is really friendly and professional. The food is amazing and there is a lot the choose from. We always had a good time here. A big thank you to the staff that helped us during our visits here.

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Thank Renate V
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review. It was an absolute pleasure to look after you. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

good burger and soup. no hassle friendly people. not a tourist trap angus beef burger was delicious.

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L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments! We are happy you enjoyed yourselves. It was our pleasure to look after you and we hope to see you again soon! 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
US$11 - US$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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?