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Origins at the White Lion

57 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
+44 1494 863696
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (96 reviews)
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“tuna tataki” (6 reviews)
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International, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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57 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic Christmas party at the Coach House (private building behind the main Origins restaurant) this week. The staff (James & his team) provided a bespoke menu of delicious canapés and our own cocktail for the event and on the night were friendly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Journey34016240725
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Saturday when there was a street event on outside. We arrived at 8 and were pointed to our table. it then took 45 minutes before even a drink arrived at our table. The explanation from the waitress was that they were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank orchehill1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very clean, upmarket, and quiet restaurant in the heart of Great Missenden. We had a very pleasant meal here with some of the family. We particularly enjoyed the tapas, and would recommend the vegetarian lunch for two to share. There was no loud musack,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pelagius_Redivivus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good choice of tapas but pricey. Small table for 2 and not much room for dishes. Visit here quite often and always the same.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Naghead
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Origins on Friday, my fave restaurant and again it did not disappoint! Loving the new menu, particularly the duck confit cannelloni and the new homemade devil bread with nduja. Food always arrives promptly, hot and beautifully presented even when the restaurant is heaving!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bellag3008
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here for a couple on our tour of the pubs in missenden. Nice place friendly staff. Good selection of drinks that included a good selection of Gins. Not the cheapest place for a drink. But still a place well with a cost....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank taz112m
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The food arrived a couple of dishes at a time so that by the time everyone had received their dishes the food was verging on cold. Reasonably tasty food but felt it was a bit pricey. Won't hurry back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GJBV
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I've visited the Origins a few times now and food has always been very tasty, quick and hot. Cocktails are also very good when I have had them. It is always very busy whenever I have been which proves how popular it is. Lots of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Zoë G
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I have eaten at Origins many times, and it never fails to wow me. The place is spotlessly clean, including the cloakrooms, and the decor and lighting make for a lovely atmosphere. The food is without a doubt the best the area has to offer....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Excursion751711
Reviewed 1 October 2018

I can find little to fault with the White Lion - the service was prompt (without rushing you) and friendly, the lighting atmospheric (without being too low), the noise level the same (enough hubbub to give it a bit of life, but not so much...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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15 April 2015|
Response from Originswinebar | Property representative |
Hi there, we have a garden where dogs are very welcome! :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$57
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Great Missenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1494 863696
  • E-mail
Origins at the White Lion is an international tapas and wine bar which focuses on providing its customers with fantastic international tapas, a great selection of wines and some incredible cocktails all served in the beautiful surroundings of Great Missenden. The perfect place to enjoy a light lunch with friends, or unwind after a long day at work We have a fantastic Private dining room which can seat up to 25 people for a sit down meal and up to 50 people for a buffet along with a garden which overlooks the park. We look forward to welcoming you to Origins at the White Lion.
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