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The Woodlawn Inn

4.6
153 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
A Northumberland classic serving Cobourg and Port Hope for over thirty years. With our outdoor garden courtyard, The Woodlawn Inn is perfect for date night, and get-togethers. The Woodlawn Inn is known for its high-quality Canadian products and an extensive wine cellar. Catering to traditional, vegetarian, and gluten-free diners, The Woodlawn Inn invites you to experience our intimate and historic building, artisan-crafted ambiance, and our fresh, creative menu. We invite you to enjoy memorable cuisine within our warm and charming country inn setting.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 153 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KennethH
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall the meal was very good. The coconut shrimp however, were too heavily battered and overdone so they were dry and relatively tasteless without the dipping sauce.
It is unfortunate that the Woodlawn has been sold and the restaurant will close October 26th. We wish all the staff good luck in the future.

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KyleD
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing staff and food. Sad to see them close.

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Sc46
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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JOANNEF
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time at this lovely restaurant, it was my birthday. It was nice to celebrate with only a few additions. (masks) LOL
My friends and I had a lovely time.
I hear the restaurant is closing. :( too bad I would have loved to go back.

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Patsy
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner. it was delicious and service as always was perfect. it was great to dine out during this pandemic and not worry about anything. all protocols were respected and we felt no worries.
we have one more visit before it is sold.

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Paulv
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always had a perfect dining experience at the Woodlawn for the 20 years I have patronized the restaurant.
With it closure this month, I encourage all the friends of the Woodlawn to have one last meal to thank Steven and his team.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to The Woodlawn for over 25 years. Has always been one of our favourite places to eat and to stay. We wish Stephen Dellacasa all the best in his future endeavours. He will be missed

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LoveToEat
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely dining experience with my friend but it was what I expected from Woodlawn. Beautiful environment, delicious food, and amazing service. I will miss this place!

JG
JulesG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The Woodland inn has been sold. Unfortunately, they might have had a good reputation, but as of now, they have decided to let go of anything that is close to good service, dining atmosphere and well prepared food.
We looked at a torn apart table covering during our whole dinner. The dining room lights were at full blast, no dining music. Covid was blamed for that. No such rule on the Ontario government web site.
So we would suggest to go somewhere else for dinner.
We had doubts when we sat down at our table. We should have simply gone elsewhere for diner.

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JohnJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My dinner was burnt. I asked our waitress "What was the chief thinking - sending out a burnt dinner? Was he hoping we wouldn't say anything?" It would have been better if he accepted his error, said there was an issue in the kitchen and our dinner would be a little late. Instead he sent it out and hoped we wouldn't say anything. Our waitress offered to replace my dinner. I said, if we were to do that, my wife would eat her dinner by herself and then when my second dinner arrived I would also eat my dinner by myself. She assured me that it would only be a few minutes - that someone else had ordered the same thing and I could have that meal. I said okay. Instead of arriving in a few minutes, it arrived 10 minutes later; after my wife had finished her meal. The meal came with carrots, potatoes and brussel sprouts. All of which were simply boiled. No spices, no sauce. We had to ask for salt and pepper. My wifes meal was over cooked to the point of being dry, but she ate it anyway. They deducted the cost of my meal off the bill. A routing gesture for this situation. We went there to have a nice meal to celebrate our 47th anniversary. Instead, if it wasn't the worst meal we've ever had, I can remember it. I'd say we'll never go back there again, but we were told the business was sold and would not return as an inn/restaurant in October 2020. If it were up to me, I would not have left a tip; however, my wife felt we should leave something for the waitress as the horrible meal was not her fault.

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CINNW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was fine. The interior was dated, in a much needed need of a decor update and upgrade as it does not match the image that is being programed on line.

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AdamP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a fantastic, quiet, intimate and lovely place to eat. The service and food were excellent. My caesar salad was forgotten somehow but it came when I prompted the server. At the end, for that reason, they didn't charge me for that item. Our whole experience was fantastic. We will be returning at the next opportunity.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
87 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meals were delicious as usual. Great wine choices (as per Stephen DellaCasa) and the service was wonderful. Excellent protocols for social distancing. One of our favourite places.

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outoftowner
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food and service was good. unfortunately we had to sit inside due to the intermittent rain. In all fairness because of COVID and being there on a Tuesday it was very quiet.

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Lana
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a lovely place to spend a gateway. Great service, we love this boutique hotel and their restaurant.

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DarcyH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Wine is a bit expensive though. Great service!

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BettyK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

My only complaint was the halibut dinner which was less than I would have expected. Halibut is a wonderful fish, flavourful and moist when it is fresh and well prepared. This was not the case.

On the other hand, my friend had the striploin steak which was excellent and fortunately quite large so he was able to share some of his steak with me.

On the whole I very much enjoyed the environment, the service, the peaceful setting. I would recommend you to a friend but warn them off ordering fish.

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AnneS
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quaint setting for an upscale casual dinner al fresco.

MA
MARYS
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. First time dining out since Covid. Their safety protocols are very good.

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Sher
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience on the patio. Naomi was a great and attentive server and the food was delicious. We are already planning a return visit.

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LynnH
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat. The meals have no comparison.... fresh, home made Italian delight. A true gem, always, always consistently good. Everyone cares...from the greeter, the server, the chef, the management. Mouthwatering is an understatement.

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Olliecat2
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always choose your location when I visit . We missed our fav server Michelle she wasn’t working that night. Food needs some work ???

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LindsayS
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat in the courtyard, it was quiet. Perhaps some light background music would have made it better.

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PattiD
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was awesome. From the greeting at the door, going over all the necessary covid rules, to the delicious food. Caesar salad was amazing!!! Will be back many times .. Thank You Paul and Patti

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Helpful
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was superb, the server was exemplary.
it was a treat to enjoy Fine Dinning again.

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ArthurD
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great locale, great food and superb service! Good value all around.

JB
JohnB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a wonderful experience for a special occasion. Everything was first class.

JH
JamesH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good price what more could one ask for.

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DanS
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic experience. The staff was hygienic and made us feel safe.

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was very good and quite attentive. Main courses were excellent and very nicely presented. Deserts were very good as well. Would wholeheartedly recommend.

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VitoC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a really enjoyable experience with a lot of character. The service was great.

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Lynny
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed eating on the back lawn....very nice atmosphere to celebrate our anniversary!

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Bernien1
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fresh and tasty, served in these difficult times graciously and with safety in mind in a lovely shaded garden. Caesar salad, schnitzel, and desserts all top notch.
Highly recommended.

JL
JenniferL
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal! Can't wait to return for another meal!

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for wine and an appetizer. Excellent choice of wine and very reasonably priced. The coconut shrimp were huge and delicious. A lovely way to spend the afternoon

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent! No better restaurant in the area.

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Padro
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, great food and service. Really enjoyed night on patio.

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Kestin
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a lovely Friday dinner for us. We had an Italian family dinner which came with house wine and eight courses of family cuisine. Dining room is spacious and comfortable, such a right place for fine food.

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TeenaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice place for date night, the food was outstanding with great service.

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KarenM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A wonderful dinner. Had not dined here in over 30 years. Food was excellent, staff were very friendly. We will be back again.

FAQs

The Woodlawn Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 153 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.