Woodlands Restaurant Hampstead

3.6
34 reviews
£25 and under
Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Woodlands has evolved from serving mainly south Indian dishes to the diverse Pan Indian vegetarian destination it is today. We are proud to cater to vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and Jain (no onion or garlic) diners from London and all over the world. Mr Sood's son, Rajat an ex banker and his wife Pooja, a Chartered Accountant are now at the helm of the company.
We are humbled to have a loyal host of guests, many of whom are prominent figures from the world of Film, Politics, Arts and Culture.
What 34 People Are Saying
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3.6based on all time ratings
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3.7
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3.4
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SairaG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious and staff friendly. Will definitely be going back!

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LauraA
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it here, the manager, Sanches, was so friendly and the service was perfect. Great vegan dishes too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food. Friendly staff. Would definitely eat-in or takeaway again.

The veg dosa was particularly good but everything was delicious.

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PeterF
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, super service at a nice price. Good selection of vegan dishes too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good service. Too pricey.

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PhilipV
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with a variety of interesting dishes. A great selection of vegan dishes. The service was impeccable.

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HannyS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!
Great food!
a lot of vegan options
Definitely going back

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Prits
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a Reservation through open table for 2;45PM. we arrived there and were told that restaurant closes at 3pm and therefore would not serve us. The person on duty claimed he was not aware of the booking. How is this possible? There was no compromise or anything that as given to try and compensate for this mess up. I went to the other brunch and I was told that they tried to call me on Thursday to inform me of this but I had only reserved the restaurant on Friday so this was a complete lie. I would definitely not be recommending Hampstead branch to anyone!

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DanG
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Overall disappointing experience. Ambiance looked rather cheap for the price of the food. One chair was dirty with food from previous guets and we had to ask to clean it. Worst was that we were charged twice in the end as they thought the card machine was not working, which it did and they charged us twice. Had to go back the next day to pick up our refund for the second charge!! Don't live close to the restaurant so we had to go there just for picking up our refund which was a complete waisted time as I think such a big mistake should not happen in customer service.
Food was ok but could be better. Ice cream was delicious but most stingy portion I have ever seen for its high price of 5.- per scoop. Overall I would't go there again.

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MartinL
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good Indian veg food in very pleasant Hampstead location. Only thing missing was draft beer.

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Rackers1980
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is fantastic, and the Thali is very good value for money. I took my dad for a father's day treat and we both really enjoyed it. Great service and easy atmosphere to relax and chat. The homemade raspberry sorbet was also a great surprise!

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LoukiaP
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering Opentable allowed me to book a table for 3pm ( even though this restaurant is closed between 3-6pm on Sundays) the whole experience ended up a positive one.
I rang ahead to confirm the booking and was told that the chef had gone home and they were closed. Sensing my disappointment, the manager phone me back and opened the restaurant just for us! We got excellent service, food was delicious and very fresh and we were the only ones in the restaurant which meant we had the full artantion of our waiter and chef!!
I would definitely go back. Thank you Woodlands

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MeeraP
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! I would definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

service was not good short of staff etc.....

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NISHITD
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Card machine was not working ! Terrible menu , on pieces of photo copying paper , you cannnot even read the menu ! Terrible ‘ Terrible! Terrible! Would not recommend to anybody.

Very expensive and very little value for money.

Zero to 1 star !!

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vipRobertoR
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The first time we came to Woodlands the food was very good. This time however everything went wrong. We arrived at 7.15pm and were not even asked for our drinks order until 7.50pm. What made it worse is it wasn’t even that busy. Eventually when our food came it was the complete opposite experience to last time. Puris were hard and chewy, the mixed grill was burnt/over cooked and the mains of Rogan Josh and paneer tikka were completely tasteless. I quietly had a word with the manager but he simply said we were the only ones to complain and he would give me 20% off the bill. We really just wanted to go. So we paid over £40 for two poppadums, two pieces of cauliflower, three chewy puris and two pieces of paneer. Because that’s all we were able to eat. Very very disappointed.

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ElleH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I've eaten at Woodlands Hampstead 5 times now and always absolutely loved the food. On Saturday night we arrived for our table at 7:30pm, our food came out at 9pm cold. 2 of the 3 other tables dining alongside us got up and walked out after waiting over an hour for their starters which were also cold. There was no music so we were very aware of complaints around us. The service was terrible, I've always eaten here on a Saturday night and there's never been more than two staff off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was completely closed. No messages on the door, no reply to phone calls and ruined a birthday dinner due to having to find an alternate location at the last moment.

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vipMark
London
60 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit to Woodlands and still very pleased with everything. The food was amazing.

Thank you.

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vipjessjayarcher
London
70 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food as always

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foodie
London
30 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Mothers Day treat - it didn't start so well with being told that the lunch time service had removed fresh juices and a few of the starter choices. Starters were ok, nothing special but then again this place specialises in South Indian food and the masala dosa's were extremely good. To cap it off, the nutella dosa was epic. The menu on their website can be confusing so have an idea but don't fixate on one particular thing because you could be in for a shock.

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EssJae
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Slow service. Average food. In fact, below average, not piping hot and very oily.

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ADiner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was really lovely, service was attentive and very pleasant but it was cold in the restaurant, there was little ambience and the toilets weren’t the nicest.

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PriteshV
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall we were happy with the food and service, only flaw was the menu's as it was poorly written, needs to be printed properly and in a presentable format and the fact that the delivery people such as Deliveroo seems to visit quite often making the restaurant feel more like a take away place rather than somewhere nice to sit and eat. As far as the food goes their food is nice and tasty and being a vegetarian it makes our tastebuds happy. Few parking spaces close and nice area to dine in.

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vipWabbaman
London
42 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The restaurant was cold and empty.
We had idli and sizzling broccoli to begin which were both good and we looked forward to the rest of our meal.....
The Sauvignon blanc was off. The aubergine dish arrived cold. We ate our meal in a cold empty atmosphere. When the door opened for 2 other diners, we shivered. The other dishes were unmemorable.
A shame. Our server from Netherlands had a lot to contend with and deserved better service from the kitchen.
Having recently moved to Hampstead we would have loved to have found a restaurant to frequent regularly. Also, this is not it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service, nice ambience, pleasant and efficient staff.

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Rahul
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service i thought was a bit below standards. When i asked for a Cobra pint, the manager said they had run out of it and offered me a Kingfisher that was on the menu. I had no problem until two new customers sat beside us were given a Cobra (served by the same manager).
This was a New Years' eve meal and we wanted to take our time and enjoy the food so we though of ordering the starters and then the mains. The manager was adament that before our starters arrived he wanted us to quickly order the mains, because it would get busy (which it didnt).

Apart from that, the food was really tasty!!!

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vipVinoV
London
15 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Good value

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vipHelenS
London
25 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is authentic and delicious! The decor is high end modern Indian.
Great position in Hampstead. Will definitely go back.

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Yorkie
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Friday night 2145 though the place would be heaving. Instead we were one of only two tables, which is a shame if this is regular because the vegetarian food is excellent and the service great! Meal for 2 + wine £70 so great value as well. Recommended!

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BrodieR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Lovely local restaurant. Food was extremely tasty, full of traditional flavours. Great menu with lots of variety, highly recommend for vegetarians and vegans. Ambience was lacking as only a few people in the restaurant which was a shame. And only 1 waitress so service was a bit slow, but it didn't detract too much from the amazing food.

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CherylM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We ordered 3 servings of poppadoms, but the chutneys were one serving and there were no pickles
The Bathura did not arrive until we chased it
Meals were nice, marred by inadequate service

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Anita
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful experience. Restaurant should not advertise being able to cater for Jains (no onion or garlic). Despite clarifying 3 individuals could not eat onion or garlic at the beginning, before ordering any dish and quadruple checking when food was bought out the manager managed to feed all three people onion and was not even appropriately apologetic. Ruined the evening and was a horrible experience and still had to pay a considerable amount for a very disappointing dinner! I normally give restaurants a second chance but not this one!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great quality Indian food with a twist.

Staff were very friendly and advised when to make orders so that food would arrive when expected.

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Woodlands Restaurant Hampstead is rated 3.6 stars by 34 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.