Sitting proudly on a corner in the centre of Beeston is the White Lion pub. Situated just along the road from plenty of other bars and restaurants, as well as opposite a tram stop, the White Lion is a convenient port of call when shopping on the high street, and an ideal spot for a relaxed drink after work or a tasty meal out.
The White Lion looks from the outside and from its decor to be a very normal British pub. What makes this destination unique is its Portuguese and Brazilian influences. With the restaurant manager and previous chef being Portuguese, the menu has a strong European and Brazilian bent. There are also regular events such as dance classes that continue the Latino theme.
The menu features pub classics such as the White Lion Burger with bacon and blue cheese and the vegetarian Mushroom and Halloumi burger, as well as beer-battered fish and chips. There are also several Brazilian dishes which have received rave reviews, including the Brazilian Stroganoff with chicken and mushroom in a cream sauce, the Feijoada stew with beef, pork, smoked sausage, chorizo and black beans and the Moqueça de Peixe fish stew with rice and salad. These Brazilian dishes are also available on the popular tapas menu alongside other Brazilian snacks such as Coxinha and Rissol, and European dishes like the Spicy Meatballs and Chorizo Picante.
If you're after a quick bite to eat at lunch time, the £5.95 lunch deal of either fish, gammon or omelette and chips with a soft drink is sure to do the trick! There are also sweet treats of Fruit crumble, Portuguese Mess and Brownie and ice cream to round things off.
If you're after an unpretentious eatery with friendly service and authentic food, the White Lion could be the one for you! Reserve your table today to find out!