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White Lion

125 Eleutheriou Benizelou, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
+30 2897 023476
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, International, Mediterranean, Greek, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
125 Eleutheriou Benizelou, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
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1 - 10 of 682 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped off here for a drink mid afternoon and to be quite frank we felt so unwelcome here. We got the bill well before we got our drink. Poor value for money €2.80 for 175ml of Pepsi and €3.20 for a 250ml bottle of coke....More

Thank Zara P
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We spend our holidays every year in Chersonissos Crete, now 10 years Every night after dinner in the hotel (best western hotel sunshine vilage) we go to the White Lion Gastropub in the city, it is very nice there because the staf is very friendly,professional...More

Thank wieske
L_hersonisosKostas_P, Owner at White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you! We love to see you every summer and most of all we love to see you smile 😀

Reviewed 5 days ago

A spur of the moment choice on our last night and well worth it, food was amazing and plentiful, staff where very friendly and prompt, restaurant was comfortable and inviting, very happy we stopped here 😊

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 6 days ago

A pity that the bar is on the main road as it suffers from the noise of people and vehicles and the air soon fills will vehicle fumes. Food is quick, great drinks - do not have a soft drink as very expensive, and waitress...More

Thank velsatis1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here mostly everyday for an English fry up because it was the same as you would find back home and the staff will take care of you soon as you sit down. Also had food on a few occasions in the evening here the...More

Thank Nate1427
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner visited this place numerous times during our stay the food is fantastic and the staff are always welcoming and friendly we visited a lot of restaurants in hersonissos but this was the best!! Great food great drinks great atmosphere

Thank Kirsty D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big portions, nice service, good prices! Definatly will visit again, recomend. Tasty food, large drink selection.

Thank Silvestras V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We returned to this place twice during our 10 night holiday, staff were great , food was perfect and drinks especially my cocktails were so good

Thank Stacy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant food brilliant service cheap beer had two good nights here no complaints will deffo come back

Thank Nigel J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always visit here when in Hersonissos. Great food. Great drinks. Great staff. Anything the staff can do to assist they will nothing is a problem. Highly recommended.

Thank Jilly1612
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Stuart A
13 September 2017|
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Response from Jilly1612 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they play ALL football games
Michelle B
3 April 2017|
Response from L_hersonisosKostas_P | Property representative |
Hi there. Just to re-assure you we still offer gluten free food and our chips are fried on their own as last year! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$36
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
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
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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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