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Origins at The White Lion

4.5
97 reviews
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£25 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

Origins aspires to create beautiful, healthy food in small dishes inspired by cuisine from around the world, freshly made in our own kitchens for our discerning diners. With carefully select wines and stunning cocktails to accompany our meals or at our vibrant bar, we bring an echo of London's finest restaurants and bars into the heart of Buckinghamshire.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, International
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 and 18:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30
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Phone number
01494 863696
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Gennaro Grella
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Parking Details
Off street parking available for patrons only
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Public Transit
3 minutes walk to Great Missenden Train station.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Lovely meal for two to celebrate an anniversary. Origins is our go-to restraint for birthdays and special occasions, the service and food are always exceptional. Highly recommend to lovers of good food and socialising.

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Outstanding as always. Great food and drink and very welcoming. Love it.... a little gem in the countryside.

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4.0Dined on 2 February 2018

An enjoyable evening out for an out-of-town guest, my partner, and myself. Service was very good, very attentive. Menu was interesting but, as the dishes are small, it would have perhaps been better if their delivery to the table was staggered - it would have prevented them from growing cold during the course of dinner. Ambiance was energetic, if a bit loud (not the restaurant's fault).

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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Our favourite restaurant...
Can't speak highly enough..
Fab food..great atmosphere..friendly staff
You really MUST try it!

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5.0Dined on 19 January 2018

We had a gentle Friday lunch. Only ate what we wanted - a small selection of tapas. No pressure to eat more or leave. They did us well.

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4.0Dined on 11 January 2018

Always nice to come here for an evening meal. Staff very friendly and welcoming, service good and excellent food. The only thing I don’t like is the unusual 2 tone lighting. I always ask for front bar area and tables, as the lighting here is fine, but the other eating areas have a purple effect which makes the food look a bit unappetising.

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4.0Dined on 30 December 2017

A favourite spot for food that is inventive, tasty and well-served. Our latest visit didn't disappoint, with the dishes served piping hot, which is an important element for us but sadly lacking in many restaurants. The service was also friendly and efficient, as always.

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5.0Dined on 28 December 2017

Excellent as always. Took some friends visiting from the USA for lunch and we all really enjoyed it. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 5 December 2017

One of our favourites - tapas at the best - looking forward to the new menu that will be available shortly after 5 Dec.
Cocktails also very good and varied.

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4.0Dined on 28 November 2017

Delicious food, as usual; friendly service. Slightly disappointed to find that Origins is no longer doing the set lunch menu as that was particularly good value (and was still shown on the website when I booked).

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5.0Dined on 17 November 2017

Superb evening in all respects

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5.0Dined on 17 November 2017

From the moment we walked in, actually the door was opened for us and we were ushered in and welcomed by a very charming man (also taking our coats - I'm sure he would have parked the car if we'd asked!). The table was reserved and drinks brought speedily, with knowledgeable interaction with the bar staff about the drink choices. Food was delicious, beautifully served and presented. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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4.0Dined on 30 October 2017

Our Local wine bar which serves excellent food in pleasant surroundings with great service.

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5.0Dined on 28 October 2017

Booked on a friend's recommendation and wasn't disappointed.
Lovely joice of tapas, wine and tea!
Would definitely go back.
Some choices on the dessert menu were a bit pricey, but as a treat who cares!

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5.0Dined on 16 October 2017

Excellent food. Great atmosphere and first class service. Well recommended. I recommend ordering 3 dishes each though.

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5.0Dined on 13 October 2017

Really great place, cocktails menu, food, buzzing and service. Loved it.

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5.0Dined on 13 October 2017

Made booking to celebrate daughter's birthday. It was busy and "buzzing", but the service was efficient and very friendly. The food was delicious - best tapas I've ever eaten! Not cheap but you really do get what you pay for. Would definitely go again...and again 😉

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5.0Dined on 28 September 2017

Staff were attentive and knowledgeable. We attended because it was Gin week and we were keen to try their speciality Gins. They did not disappoint! Food was amazing and we had a wonderful catch up . Would highly recommend and will come back again

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5.0Dined on 26 September 2017

Origins at the White Lion always delivers fantastic tapas accompanied with wonderful cocktails and wines. Staff are always polite and courteous and offer a high standard of service.

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5.0Dined on 19 September 2017

Great food and a lovely restaurant. The cocktails are a good way to finish the meal. Service was also to a high standard.

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3.0Dined on 19 September 2017

The new Assitant Manager served our table. My friend said he had B.O.
His serving was not attentive and not up to the usual standard of Origins

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2.0Dined on 9 September 2017

Fabulous restaurant - good staff and great food. Only spoilt by making the mistake of asking staff to book us a taxi back to Aylesbury. They called Elite cabs who stiffed us for £35!!! for a 10 mile trip back home. Felt like we'd been robbed. Called restaurant, who did their best to trace the taxi firm, but couldn't d anything about the extortionate fare. Would go again but next time I'd drive.

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4.0Dined on 8 September 2017

Always a good meal with great food and attentive service

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4.0Dined on 5 September 2017

As ever, excellent tapas and ambience. For once a slightly disappointing dessert - overcooked chocolate

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5.0Dined on 5 September 2017

Lovely evening, good food, attentive service and a nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend it!

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4.0Dined on 26 August 2017

Although we weren't given the table we would have liked, the manager was polite and apologised. He was able to put it on our records our choice of seating for next time!

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5.0Dined on 22 August 2017

Had amazing food... great service and plenty of bubbles... a really great evening. Would definitely recommend

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5.0Dined on 22 August 2017

Great and varied menu, excellent food and good service. Selected an excellent wine from the fine wine list. I would heartily recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on 19 August 2017

Atmosphere, food, drinks and service all 5*
Friendly staff
Would go every day if we could afford to

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4.0Dined on 16 August 2017

Enjoyable tapas fusion - the menu features a range of Spanish and Asian tapas. Each dish was beautifully presented and very tasty. Would have liked them hotter though as most were room temperature on arrival. All in all nice experience.

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4.0Dined on 10 August 2017

Nice tapas and wine! Good place to eat and have a catch up with friends.

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4.0Dined on 3 August 2017

Great food and great service! Would definitely come here again. The changing colour neon lights aren't to my taste but a lovely place nonetheless.

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2017

Tapas dining at its best. Could have eaten everything on the menu. Fabulous cooking and generous portions.

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4.0Dined on 29 July 2017

We have eaten here on many occasions and the food is consistently good. However on Saturday night we had a slight issue with being rushed. Our booking was for 7.30 and by 8.10 all our food was on the table causing over crowding and feeling that we were being rushed out which when you spend £160 for 4 people isn't the best value for money. Staff are very willing but may be should be trained in slowing things down a little. We will definitely return and hope this was a small blip.

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4.0Dined on 27 July 2017

Have visited many times, but most recently on my wife's birthday.
Food was excellent, and the staff were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient, as usual.
Would recommend Origin's for a quiet drink, a casual meal, or a party (Book the Coach House for this).

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5.0Dined on 8 July 2017

Incredible! This was our first time eating here after being recommended by a friend and will definitely be returning. The food was delicious, perfectly cooked & flavoursome. Friendly staff who were very conscientious without being overbearing and checking on you every 2 minutes. I would recommend the Morrocan lamb & deep fried scallops, amazing!!

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2017

It's time dining there and although it wasn't very busy we managed to stay from 6.30 to 8.30 which is great as we prefer to eat out in the week as weekends can be busy and impersonal the food was presented well and tasted great, cocktails were 2 4 1 on Tuesday

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4.0Dined on 17 June 2017

I arranged this on-line which was very easy. A get together with my brother & sister-in-law. We had a lovely evening food was good, a bit on the expensive side.
Staff were lovely, helpful, polite.
The tables were set nicely so you could chat without being overcrowded by other guests.

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4.0Dined on 12 June 2017

This was a long due catch up meal for a friend and me. She loves eating out at different restaurants with her partner and I wanted to give her experience of a new place. She loved your venue and your food and will return with her partner. I will be back too with mine!

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2017

Fantastic food, staff were very helpful and friendly. Would recommend to all my friends

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