White Lion at Portishead to reopen this May

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By Carol_Deacon | Monday, January 14, 2013, 15:48

A FAMILY run Bristol company is opening a new restaurant at Portishead in May 2013.

Despite the current economic climate this will be the fifth restaurant it will have opened in the past five years.

Mezze Restaurants opened its first restaurant at the Royal George, Thornbury in 2008.

It also has successful upmarket outlets at Congresbury and Downend and its menus feature everything from Mediterranean dishes to English classics.

The company is spending £400,000 redeveloping The Warwick Arms at Clutton, ready for its official launch next month.

Spokesman Alex Tryfonos said: "We are thrilled with the rapid expansion of the Mezze chain across the south west which has regenerated the fortunes of several old and much-loved pubs in the region."

"Mezze at the Warwick Arms will be our fourth restaurant in five years, which will be closely followed by Mezze at The White Lion in Portishead, opening in May."

The company is proud of the number of jobs it is providing and is currently recruiting additional staff, he added.

The White Lion which was once an old water mill and formerly owned by pub chain Enterprise Inns closed in October 2010.

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  • Profile image for jojomojomoto

    That's a shame there are too many Enterprise pubs around Portishead oh and nearly one Tesco as well

    By jojomojomoto at 20:12 on 14/01/13

  • Profile image for Mikeyb2010

    "formerly owned by pub chain Enterprise Inns"

    Don't think so. As all the recent planning applications have been submitted by Enterprise I would assume they still own it.

    By Mikeyb2010 at 17:26 on 14/01/13

  • Profile image for sareena1978

    Seems like a nice addition to the other restaurants in the area and offers more choice. Cant wait to try it once it opens.

    By sareena1978 at 16:22 on 14/01/13

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