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“Delicious Dinner”
Review of Woodlands

Woodlands
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Cumnock
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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.

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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 lunch. We liked the presentation of Sunday lunch on the big family-style board, choice of vegetables fantastic with a real mix of seasonal, homey ingredients. Food was tasty and very fairly priced.

Only negative we would say is a lack of ambience. Lovely OKA style furnishings but no warmth. A few big candles or some flowers on the tables would make it less institutional. We do admire hugely what you're all doing there and will definitely be back. Thank you!

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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 having to fight hard to progress. Its tremendous success, with the whole hearted support of the local community, has also made it a number one attraction for locals and tourists alike. One of the many features we had never experienced was the Woodlands Restaurant which is part catering training facility and part top class restaurant. Our visit this week for dinner was a revelation. Four of us, by common accord, voted it one of the best dining experiences ever. Fabulous food, delightful service and a warm and welcoming environment in a woodland setting all added up to a memorable evening. This facility scored on every level with a lack of piped music only serving to create an atmosphere of calm where we could talk without straining to hear. The kitchens and the personnel, which can be viewed from the restaurant, are immaculately presented. All of our party commented that while the portions were not large the quality and the ‘nouvelle cuisine’ approach of the chefs ensured a sufficient portion of perfectly cooked food presented with style and aplomb. Three courses were taken and every morsel eaten. The service was exemplary and welcoming and we cannot wait to return.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 needs and for that we do apologise, we do hope you will come back and try again I am sure your next visit would result in a happy emoji and the final angry emoji would turn to a sunny smile.

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