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About The Lion at Leavenheath
The Lion at Leavenheath is a family run business that was purchased in 2013. Since our takeover we have been working hard to put The Lion back to its former glory.
With the team in the kitchen producing superb fresh food using local produce and supplier such as J Coleman's butchers in Boxted supplying all of our quality meats.
As for the bar we stock a good range of wines to accompany your meal as well as draft lagers and rotational real ales from the good local breweries we have in the area.
Colchester, Essex CO6 4NX
British, Gastro Pub, Modern European
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7pm
£25 and under
Private Party Facilities:
We offer the restaurant area for private dining. This area can accommodate up to 65 people for a birthday, wedding or anniversary meal. Prices vary depending on the style of menu you are looking for.
Private Party Contact:
Richard Ferris: 01206 263434
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Lion at Leavenheath Ratings and Reviews
This was one of several opportunities I had to dine at the Lion at Leavenheath while over from Australia visiting family. I highly recommend it for excellent food, attentive service and friendly and cosy atmosphere. I am vegan and the choice was extensive and delicious. Took several lots of friends and family over the time I was staying and they all had a great meal and loved the beautiful dining room. This is the kind of place you could have a romantic dinner, a fun lunch with friends or a formal celebratory evening. I look forward to my next visit.
So pleased with our meal and both being vegan was so impressed with vegan menu and quality of food! We felt we were not a second thought as with many places we have visited and that care had been taken over the vegan menu,
We will be booking again for sure
Also we were welcomed warmly and service was spot on
The vegan taster menu on the evening that I went was absolutely first class. The management is friendly and obliging. It was excellent value for money. The chef has obviously put a lot of thought and creatively into his vegan food options. I have eaten here several times and have always been more than pleased with the food and ambiance. I hope that the Lion continues to do well and look forward to coming to the next vegan taster evening .
Very welcoming & friendly greeting, service and food first class. A excellent Gluten Free Menu the best I have seen. The establishment was very clean, tidy and well layed out. I highly recommend this establishment and will deffinently be returning to The Lion in the future.
I took my parents & 3 year old for lunch as a thank you. My mother is a coeliac so the gluten free menu was perfect & my son's cheeseburger from the child menu was "yummy"! It was quiet in the restaurant but we had a very enjoyable lunch. We all then returned 2 days later with a vegan who was well catered for & we ate outside in the sunshine. Gary, who served us both times, was extremely friendly & was great with my son. Apparently we have to take Daddy next time, so it looks like we'll be back!
We primarily booked for the gluten free and were not disappointed. A varied range of gluten free foods available including a choice of delectable deserts instead of the usual fruit salads and meringue. Also gluten free bread served whilst waiting for starter so you don't feel left out when other people are tucking into bread with oil and balsamic dip. It was nice to be made to feel 'normal' and not a difficult customer. The standard and quality of all the food, not just gluten free was exceptional and the service was friendly and helpful. We would have no hesitation in recommending The Lion to our friends and will definitely be back ourselves. Thank you.
As per usual, we had a wonderful meal at The Lion. As a gluten free diner, I have so much choice here and I never feel like I miss out. The food is always delicious and we've never had a bad meal here. The staff are polite and efficient, and Gary is a star. I would definitely recommend The Lion.
Nice relaxed atmosphere. We sat at the bar, in front of a cosy log burner, until all of our party arrived. There was no rush for us to order. Advised that one of the specials would take a little longer, so obviously cooked from fresh. Staff modified dishes to suit individual tastes (fussy vegetable eaters!). All meals were hot and arrived together. We didn't have starters - saved ourselves for the puds which didn't disappoint. Would definitely go again.
This has easily become our favourite place to eat, we have been quite a few times over the last year since discovering it, and have yet to be disappointed. The food is pretty much always delicious, service prompt and friendly, especially worth a mention is the evening manager (whose name escapes me) but who is such a welcoming host and a real " people person". The menu is varied and portion sizes quite large. You can always find something you wouldn't normally cook at home ,with ingredients you may not have tried before. On the other hand there is always something for the more unadventurous diner. I would definitely recommend giving this place a try.
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