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Woodlands

Dumfries House Estate, Cumnock KA18 2NJ, Scotland
+44 1290 425959
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (5 reviews)
“pork” (3 reviews)
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Dumfries House Estate, Cumnock KA18 2NJ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't think I had ever eaten chateaubriand steak before. Not cheap, but clearly a signature dish at Woodlands. It was absolutely melt in the mouth - gorgeous. And beautifully presented. As were our starters - hard to describe, involving pork belly and langoustine. Pear tarte...More

Thank Sanz1820
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Visited recently for dinner, the food was delicious and they catered to my vegan requirements. Great service, nice friendly staff. Will definitely go back again.

Thank wendycI7799DI
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Whilst we only ever write good reviews (unless deserving of serial lack of care), we have to applaud our last minute Sunday lunch at Woodlands. The food was good, the front of house team especially the manager, enthusiastic and welcoming, we couldn't fail to enjoy...More

Thank Adrienne538
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The rejuvenation of Dumfries House in Ayrshire by Prince Charles and the House trust has been one of the most important economic and cultural developments in a part of Scotland where the decimation of so many indigenous industries had led to a once thriving community...More

Thank IainMcKie
Reviewed 21 July 2017

An incredible quality restaurant, excellent food, and service at a very reasonable price. One vegetarian in our group, excellent meal and choice. Must visit restaurant if you are visiting Dumfries & Galloway or Ayrshire.

Thank MAEF187045
DHSocialMediaTeam, Public Relations Manager at Woodlands, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you for the feedback and that we made your visit something to remember.

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Very poor 😢 No non alcoholic beer, no Diet Coke ,tonic waters were past their sell by date. Meat was overdone. Staff were lovely . Apparently manager is not allowed key for drinks store!! Will not be back😡More

2  Thank Stuart L
DHSocialMediaTeam, Public Relations Manager at Woodlands, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback we apologise we have not been able to deliver the level of service you expected and believe this was a one off experience and not our usual level of service and delivery. That said we obviously failed to meet your...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Service excellent. Steaks and hand cut chips excellent. I had sea bass. Fish tasty and well cooked but very small portion. I am not a big eater but was still hungry. Desserts again were good but tiny.

2  Thank Janette H
DHSocialMediaTeam, Public Relations Manager at Woodlands, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you for the feedback I have passed your comments onto the Restaurant Manager for her review.

Reviewed 1 June 2017

The Woodlands restaurant in the lovely wood and gardens of Dumfries House was an intriguing place to have Sunday lunch. The food is served on one huge wooden serving platter to share. The beef we had was a bit tasteless, but the pork was superb....More

Thank berengaria_11
DHSocialMediaTeam, Public Relations Manager at Woodlands, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you for your very positive feedback and mild criticism, which is also important to us. I have raised the issue of the beef with Chef and it will be reviewed, hopefully on your next visit should you find time to drop in Sunday's Lunch...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

we went for our anniversary dinner and thought it was very good, would recommend to anyone in the area, its a special place and the surrounding estate is beautiful. A real favourite with Prince Charles, who was in residence at the time.

Thank gordon911
DHSocialMediaTeam, Public Relations Manager at Woodlands, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit and the food lived up to expectation for such a personally important day, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This is a destination restaurant in the middle of a country estate which is well worth a visit. The menu all sourced locally and some items from on the Estate itself. The chicken liver parfait was rich and delicious, sea bass cooked to perfection, crisp...More

Thank FamilyFunEdinburgh
DHSocialMediaTeam, Public Relations Manager at Woodlands, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you for the comments which I have passed to our executive chef.

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Louisa R
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Response from Louisecd_10 | Reviewed this property |
not sure exact prices but great value for money especially with the Sunday roast which is excellent.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dumfries House Estate, Cumnock KA18 2NJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  East Ayrshire  >  Cumnock
  • Phone Number: +44 1290 425959
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