Houghwood

4.4
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132 reviews
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£25 and under
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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 countryside.

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

2 courses £17.95
3 courses £19.95

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

Our ground floor Spikes Bar serves bar meals, snacks, specialty coffees, teas and cakes every day from 11am... you don't need to book a table!

Non-members are welcome in both our Restaurant and Spikes Bar.
What 132 People Are Saying
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JoeK
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with family for a nice get together. Lovely setting great views across to Liverpool and the Welsh mountains. Nice atmosphere although busy the noise levels where not intrusive. The service and the food was very good, portion size and accompanying vegetables were good. Would have no hesitation in rebooking or recommending this venue.

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TerryM
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

The service was excellent, but the food was awful, I ordered lamb, but it was more like mutton, the port was hard and dry, and the deserts seemed like they had just been heated up in a microwave. Food wise not a pleaser experience for my and my wife. Could not recommend your restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I booked a table via OpenTable after reading some excellent reviews. We looked forward to our first visit here and were welcomed by the friendly staff. The starters we ordered were delicious but sadly the main course (rump steak and vegan burger) were not all that great. I think the best way to describe the burger and vegetables is 'bland' and tasteless, with a plain white burger bun that you'd get from the local super market. All in all we've have better for alot cheaper.
3 stars because the staff and atmosphere was pleasant and perhaps we just ordered the wrong thing as the meals other diners had seemed nice.

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findlayM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff. Classy interior. STUNNING views. What more do you need. Oh! Plus great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have been coming to houghwood for while, it never lets us down , the menu is varied and all the dishes are fresh

PB
PatB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious meal. Service was excellent, even though the restaurant was very busy. The food was very tasty. A delightful experience in all respects. Thank you to all the staff.

SG
SteveG
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely freshly cooked food. Great service and reasonably priced.
Will be back soon.

SG
SteveG
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All around great service, food and surroundings. A quiet evening meal & drinks, reasonably priced.
Will be returning to indulge in the freshly cooked food.

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Christina
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting and good choice of food. My elderly sister has trouble with mobility and was taken up to the restaurant using the golf club’s chair lift. The lady in charge made up a table for us near the bar. Nothing was too much trouble!

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was very nice and we'll presented. However for our liking it cooled a bit too quickly and was served on coldish plates. Also staff sadly lacking basic social skills in that we were not asked about our meals or engaged with as we left.

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GeoffW
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely relaxing occasion with brilliant service and fine cuisine. Thoroughly enjoyed our luncheon. Thank you all so much

JM
JohannaM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely place l, beautiful food, to die for scenery

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ClareC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

KR
KevinR
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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josephR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience3

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.

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FrancisC
Liverpool
13 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KH
KarenH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FrancisC
Liverpool
13 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Tillyfloss
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
FrancisC
Liverpool
13 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FrancisC
Liverpool
13 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Madfred
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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.

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Jaffa
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
SeniorLady
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
LindaH
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

SG
SteveG
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
RaymondS70
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Marie
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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.

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JULIEM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

PB
PatriciaB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AustinS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

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

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FrancisC
Liverpool
13 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EG
EricG
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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GailG
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JC
JayneC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
JoyC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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
BarbaraS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AndrewF
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

SH
SheilaH
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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

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