Origins at The White Lion
Food preparation was very good with excellent flavours and attractive presentation. The only problem was that small dishes of tapas cool very quickly and soon become less palatable. This detracts from the pleasure of the experience and could be avoided by the provision of small devices to keep the dishes hot. The alternative of serving the dishes sequentially is probably impossible for this business and might not be acceptable to the British public.
My mums 84th birthday, great food and service
Chef on duty surprised us with some dishes not on the menu (did ask if ok first) which were fantastic. Mixture of Spanish and Asian.
Our first visit to Origins and we enjoyed a really pleasant meal on Saturday evening. The food was imaginative, well presented and there was a good range of tapas to choose from. The restaurant is modern and well lit with a welcoming atmosphere. Service is prompt and non intrusive. We will be returning as we enjoyed our meal so much.
Great meal, Great attentive service and great venue, Highly recommended
Never disappointed, fantastic food
Great ambience, lovely helpful staff
Great evening was had by all
Great personal service. Food was delightful - as always.
Would highly recommend you visit.
Superb food in a lovely atmosphere and the service was great!
It's a while since we have been to Origins but we were delighted that it has maintained it's standards. We were made very welcome and the food was excellent. It was a wet Sunday afternoon and the place was quiet but the overall ambience was excellent. Thanks to all the staff.
Lovely venue, service and the vegetarian tapas selection was great.
Recommend a visit!
Booked window table for treat for my other half as a special date , bit disappointed when we didn't get that table and was sat touching chairs with a big noisy birthday party .. having said that moved our table for us in the end and the food & service was actually amazing !! TAPAS are sooo tasty and plenty of food , defo go again x
Enjoyable evening with great service and delicious food!
Booked table for evening but only told after ordering that we had to vacant the table within 2 hours of booking time due to the table being reserved by someone else afterwards. This should have been said at time of booking. Bottles beer only.
Simply brilliant, as always. Love this place. Good size portions which can be a problem with tapas restaurants sometimes. Can’t recommend highly enough.
Went on a Monday lunchtime, one other table so not much atmosphere. Chose sharing fish platter, £30 not enough for two, over priced
Service was fantastic. We were transferred to a more suitable table once it became available. Food arrived quickly and the dishes are varied and easily accommodated my vegan diet. Tip: ask for your dishes to be staggered, otherwise you may complete your meal very quickly. Slow down to enjoy each dish. Our experience was only slightly marred by a very enthusiastic and noisy table next to us. The noise levels were very high!
First visit and found it nice and open and bright. The food and service were fantastic and good value. We will return. Thank you
Good variety of dishes well cooked and presented to a very high standard by helpful and attentive staff
My wife and I enjoyed an excellent meal on Saturday evening at Origins. We noticed that others seemed to be receiving their food ahead of us (a particular bug bear of mine) and that it was taking a little too long to be served. However, we received a fulsome apology and an explanation with which I was happy.
When the food arrived, it proved very well worth the wait, we both enjoyed every dish and they were all very well presented. We didn't really leave enough room for dessert but decided to share the Lemon and Mango Tart - had we know how good it was going to be, despite being full, we would have had one each, it was absolutely lovely.
All in all, after a slightly shaky start, we had a thoroughly enjoyable meal accompanied by a nice Riesling.
Lots of smiley, hard-working staff added to the experience.
It's not cheap for Tapas but I did think it represented pretty good value.
Ten out of ten
Delicious food, lovely service and great wine list. Definitely be back.
We made a reservation and on arrival were given a very small table right by the door. When we asked to be moved to one of the empty tables, we were told that they were for people with reservations. I couldn't follow the logic that, despite having a reservation, we didn't count. Perhaps they were operating the 'beautiful people' policy of only putting certain people by the windows.
Love this restaurant, food amazing as always, fab service, highly recommend.
A lovely relaxed place with lovely food. Most enjoyable with great cocktails.
Always enjoy your food however the crostini aubergine dip was far too salty as were the chips with the fish coujons. It was my birthday and I had hoped for a spoil of some sort which never happened.
I thought the staff and service was outstanding. However the food was a mixed bag with some of the dishes a bit too salty or lacking punch. However the drinks choice was excellent. Dining area felt a little sterile and the table was too small for this type of dining.
Very enjoyable meal and a very varied menu when the tastes of one’s guest are unknown.
We have had lunch at Origins three times now. The food and service are always amazing. Fantastic tapas.
A great unique way of dining. Spanish style Tapas and many with a 'twist'. Food really is amazing, chicken bites, and black pudding, and Potatas Bravas are definitely worth a try. Can assure you there will be nothing left ... and then there is the dessert menu. All scrumptiously mouth watering, especially the panacotta. Staff are all very helpful and polite. All in all great ingredients for a great memorable night out!
Would I recommend Origins to a friend? I keep taking people there, so I guess that's a yes.
James and his team had put together an exciting tasting menu supper with South American overtones.
The food was memorable and the wines were chosen with care to reflect a balanced choice on both type and price.
The ability to purchase wine by the glass also gave us the ability to choose different wines for each course.
I walked home carefully.
The food continues to be exceptional in every way. There is also a strong selection of wines and cocktails. Great service and friendly staff drive a phenomenal experience.
Excellent food .Great service unobtrusive but attentive.
Excellent tapas ranging from Spanish classics to Asian fusion. All delicious and beautifully presented
Good food, good for a business lunch as very quiet. Service very good but piped jazz music awful.
Always very good service and delicious food.
I recommend this restaurant if you like Tapas style food. Portions are generous and the food is beautifully presented.
Our first visit and we loved this place. Food was superb - very good size portions for tapas plates. Our waitress was lovely - friendly and chatty, but super efficient too. We have already booked to return!
Great food and service.
Not what is call a traditional tapas but food is excellent 😁
We returned to the White Lion after a few years and found that the food is still excellent, we booked a table as we were concerned we would not get in but we did not need to bother, it is obviously not as popular anymore due to the poor service from the girls working there and the music which was too loud and not suited to the clientele in the restaurant, obviously the music was just for the staff.
On a positive side the food was excellent and very good value, we will probably return again some time just for the food.
Good food, good service, good venue. Always enjoyable.