Wheatacre White Lion
- White Lion Road
- NR34 0AT
- 01502 677388
Following in the following years the White Lion has had some excellent tenants who have carried on the successful model that Esther introduced and now the business have come full circle and Esther is back at the helm of this popular village eatery.
Knowing the industry as she does, Esther has identified that the theme of Pan Asian and British fusion food is clearly very popular and gives the Wheatacre White Lion a unique selling point. Born and raised in Singapore, Esther grew up watching her grandmother cook and has taken much inspiration from the meals she recalls eating as a child and there are a few hints to her heritage amongst the interesting and varied menu.
Though the model of fusion cuisine is clearly working Esther has fine-tuned both the Pan Asian and British menu to offer the same variety but with some mouth-watering new dishes. The British menu is all grill based and includes eight speciality burgers such as the Wheatacre Steak Burger, Blue Cheese Burger, Thai Red Chicken Curry Burger, Vegetarian Falafel & Haloumi Burger, or the Singapore (Baba) Burger. This is a variation on a classic Singapore dish and is made using minced pork, prawns, crab meat, bamboo shoots, garlic, white pepper and plum sauce. All burgers are 10oz and served with French fries.
The British food is continued on Saskia's (named after one of Esther's daughters) fusion grill. Here diners can chose from a mix of steaks, BBQ ribs, various mixed grills, piri piri chicken, Cajun pork chop, all are served with associated garnishes and trimmings. There is also a three meat roast served every Sunday noon – 6pm with unlimited vegetables and potatoes.
The Pan Asian menus have simply too much to mention but to give a taster of what is available there are eleven curry dishes to chose from including Thai Sweet Green, Thai Red, Thai Yellow, Indian Korma, Balti and Madras, and some of Esther's speciality curries such as Singapore Baba Curry, Mudsamun Curry, Jungle Curry and Village Curry. Theses curries vary greatly in terms of heat, tang, and spicing so ask one of the team and they will happily recommend a suitable option for you. The Pan Asian menu also has a lovely selection of rice and noodle dishes which are all available as vegetarian dishes meat can be added for just £2. Dishes here include: Hong Kong Yung Chow fired rice, Indian Biryani, Indonesia spicy Nasi Goreng, Thai Pineapple rice, Singapore King Prawn fired rice, Singapore seafood Hokkien noodles and Thai Pud Tai noodles. Finally on the Pan Asian menus you will find nine different sizzler and wok fry dishes all available with your choice of meat or as a vegetarian dish.
Esther has recruited a team of chefs that specialise in the cuisine available along with a fine dining chef who will introduce a fine dining menu available on Saturday night only.
Naturally, only the best local seasonal produce is used where possible and everything is cooked fresh to order. The White Lion is family friendly and can cater for large groups and parties. As such this is the perfect venue for parties and celebrations such as anniversaries, birthdays and weddings.
However along with the fine dining and fusion menu Esther is introducing special evenings during the week. On Tuesday it is two main courses for £10, on Wednesday it is two curries for £12.95 and on Thursday it is two fish suppers for £12.95. These weekday specials are sure to be popular with locals as it is a great opportunity to enjoy the treat of eating out without having to spend too much.
Esther has worked hard to establish the superb reputation that Wheatacre White Lion has established and the excellent food and drink that is on offer combined with a warm welcome and friendly service is sure to guarantees this will continue to be a thriving local venue. To book a table or for any other queries please call 01502 677388 or visit