Houghwood

4.5
121 reviews
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British
In a perfect setting, Houghwood's Restaurant offers panoramic views over the Lancashire plain and Welsh hills. We are proud of our reputation for fine food served in elegant surroundings.

The first floor restaurant is a spacious and elegant room is rich in colour and has plenty of natural daylight with windows overlooking the golf course on both sides. It also has a balcony with tables and seating offering magnificent views over the course and surrounding countyside.

Modern British cuisine prepared by award winning chefs who use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and are proud to produce all their own sauces.

Midweek Lunch Special - 2 courses for £14.95

2 courses £16.95
3 courses £18.95

We operate a relaxed dresscode of smart casual, including smart denim, throughout Houghwood.

Our ground floor Spikes Bar serves bar meals, snacks, speciality coffees, teas, cakes and pastries every day from 11am.
What 121 People Are Saying
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JM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely place l, beautiful food, to die for scenery

CC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall the occasion was really good. The service was prompt all the food at right temperature and well presented.

KR
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

top quality food and the staff are superb can't do enough for you, definitely going back.

R
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

First time we have been disappointed, I ordered Thai fish cakes. Only one with two lettuce leaves and two small drips of chilli sauce. Couldn't taste the fish for the lump of potato in the middle. We will be going back because we do enjoy it at Houghwood.

FC
Liverpool
13 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always pleasant and helpful welcoming and polite.
Their food is always hot fresh and tasty

KH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden little gem. Great food served served by excellent staff. Nothing too much trouble.

FC
Liverpool
13 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restraunt is welcoming very pleasant outlook and the staff are very welcoming nothing is to much trouble

T
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely location with great views, lovely food at a good price and good service. Somewhere you can always rely on for a good meal

FC
Liverpool
13 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visits are an evening we look forward to for good food, beautiful surroundings and very professional staff who serve us. A brilliant evening

FC
Liverpool
13 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff greeted us nd and throughout the evening looked after our requirements exceptionally.
The food was served beautifully and precisely as was stated on the menu . There was no rush and we were able to enjoy our time

M
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We celebrated my birthday just before Mothering Sunday hence a very quiet restaurant. Gareth made us very welcome and was attentive throughout th meal. He remembered me as I had Sunday lunch on my own. It was very busy but service was slick and courteous. Both meals were very good value. The quality of food and presentation very good.
The decor is bland and the table settings could be enhanced with linen napkins and candles. The glorious views of Lancashire more than compensated.

J
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in a wonderful setting.
Service was first class and a good range of beers to wash it all down.
Thanks for a wonderful birthday meal.

SL
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Main dining room was being refurbished so we were in the lounge/reception area. This did not deter from the quality of service or food which was excellent.

LH
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food, served nice & hot. Value for money & great location. Had to wait a while for dessert but was lovely when it arrived.

SG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went last Friday and weren’t disappointed. The food is always good and the veg is always done very well not overdone. Very reasonable. Not been let down there yet

RS
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very good dinner at Houghwood, very easy to book, good parking, excellent service with a good selection of food that we all enjoyed. We found the drinks a let down, over £5 for a pint of Peroni.

M
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We have been to the Houghwood many times over the last few years and always been very happy with the food. However, when we visited last weekend we had a very poor meal. 2 of our party had beef which they both felt has a strange smell and taste and could not eat it. They left the meat and explained to the staff what they though of it. The member of staff said she would speak to the chef. Nothing else was mentioned until we asked for the bill. They had not charges us for deserts and a bottle of wine. This was most appreciated however when we asked what the outcome was with the chef, we were told that they had been serving beef all day and we were the first to complain.
The other two who had the ham in a mustard sauce, (which was very nice at the time) one of them was sick twice during the early hours and the other felt ill all night and was very bloated but not sick.
Really not sure what happened but has left a very bad feeling of not wanting to eat there again.

JU
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely location, value for money, nice friendly staff:)

PB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service & food was great as always... would fully recommend especially for special occasion family get togethers

AS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The menu card doesn’t look like a restaurant, more of a Chain eatery.

FC
Liverpool
13 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are very accommodating and helpful the meals are always hot and well presented.

EG
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

first time ive been very enjoyable quite remote trying to find the place , but its a nice place staff very attentive. nice menu and beautiful room with nice ambience .
was a very nice chabge

GG
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Sunday lunch, previous meal for friends birthday ( my first visit) earlier in the week prompted me to book for a family Sunday lunch.

OT
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food, atmosphere and value for money! What more can I say

JC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have driven past the Houghwood for the best part of 21 years en route to my parents house and often wandered what it would be like to eat there. I can't believe we haven't booked sooner. On arrival we were greeted and seated (in the lounge) by Graham who took our drinks orders and gave us some menus to look at whilst we waited. My G pea and ham soup, peppered mushrooms, traditional roast beef, chicken or salmon with all the trimmings, delicious roasties and gravy/sauce. Desserts ordered were, chocolate fudge cake with a melt in the middle bit, lemon roulade and vanilla cheesecake all served with berries and ice cream, all of which where devoured. My parents thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I have never seen my mum enjoy her food as much as she did atthe Houghwood. We have all said that we will definitely be returning soon. Just wish we'd gone sooner. Thank you very much for a lovely evening and delicious food.

We visited the Houghwood Golf Course on a Sunday evening to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.

JC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I found the vegetarian choice very poor. I chose the sweet potato steak which came with a small selection of roast veg. There was no protein on the plate, no crumb, or sauce. It was boring, unimaginative and tasteless. It was a lazy excuse for a meal. The alternative was risotto whic again is unamaginative. The rest of the family had roast which they enjoyed but the food could have been warmer.

BS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting relatives with a birthday to celebrate we found this a really enjoyable location. The menu choice was varied to suit all tastes and the food was well cooked and nicely presented. Our table was near the window so, being 3 rd November, we were entertained with the many firework displays being held across the Merseyside area from our high viewpoint.
The staff were helpful but unintrusive and we had a lovely evening.

AF
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable, lovely food and great staff.
Will definitely return and recommend.

SH
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Always lovely food and friendly efficient staff. Lovely ambience with fabulous views

FC
Liverpool
13 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each time we go to Hough Wood we always come away feeling refreshed and delighted with the service, food and general demeanour of the restaurant.

HL
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal, great friendly and efficient service. Lovely atmosphere and wonderful views too.

KH
Liverpool
6 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent staff friendly and polite and the views from the restaurant amazing

H
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Well presented food lovely taste and very attentive staff

DW
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and great food. Views over the golf course very tranquil

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came with friends who were visiting for the weekend and they were very impressed with not only the food, but also the views from the restaurant. The Houghwood is somewhere we dine often.

C
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service & food were absolutely outstanding even though they were very busy with special birthday parties, we were not forgotten about.
Hugely applauded.

BS
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

After having enjoyed many meals here this was the first time I have been disappointed. My steak (rib eye) was barely warm , chewy and tasteless ,the potatoes had that microwave taste and the chips were not much better. On the upside my steak was exchanged for Sea bass which was lovely.

DE
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Never been before, in a lovely setting, 3 courses for £18.95 was good and the food was pretty good, pleasantly surprised

EW
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Visit the resturant quite regularly as a couple, with friends and for family dinning really enjoy the food standard is exceptional, service can sometimes be a little haphazard but the food never fails to impress

AR
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointed on this occasion. Arrived12.30 and no-one around. Dining room seemed empty, then saw one other table occupied. Waitress helpful but all very slow and although my fish was lovely, the vegetables were only warm, not hot.

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