Woodlands Marylebone

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486 Reviews
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Spicy
Woodlands is a chain of independent restaurants across London, the Marylebone branch is the first branch that was opened in London which makes it the special one (The first child is always a tad bit more special). It's a newly refurbished restaurant in Marylebone Lane, with a beautiful wooden decor - perfect for hosting clients or a nice dinner out with the family. We don't need to speak about our food as we have been a pioneer in Indian vegetarian cuisine for the last 35 years with Chefs who have been with us for nearly two decades. We have a range of locally sourced organic wines and a whole list of homemade drinks.

Manager - Umesh (You will spot the guy with the pony tail)
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been coming to Woodlands since it opened in the 1980s. Fabulous food at great prices - probably the best value for money in Marylebone. Quality is as good as ever.

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C
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and authentic food from Kerala. Lovely service and great value.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the Dehli Thali which was delicious. Nice restaurant

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CJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, but a very noisy party of about 25 including very young children were at an adjacent table, which made conversation at our two person table virtually impossible. Our booking was at 8pm, and shouty people didn't leave until 9.30pm. Staff apologised when we left, but no suggestion of a reduction/free little something/knocking off the inclusive tip.

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Y
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good value for money tasty food and friendly staff.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a good meal at the Woodlands Marylebone recently. The Thali's were excellent and a good way of introducing a variety of different dishes to the group.

The atmosphere was good, bluesy-jazz was different and laid back but not particularly what you expect from and Indian establishment.

The toilets are best described as bijou!

Good value for money considering it is central London and quality food.

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I didn't think the restaurant bought any special additional influence to the menu considering it's vegetarian. The only substitutes from meat we really had were cauliflower, chickpea and potato, the rest just felt like a normal curry without meat - so just lots of sauces.
Dosa was good though

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. If you are looking for Veg Indian, this is worth a stop.

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NF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really tasty vegetarian food. Excellent service.

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HJ
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Average quality food which is pricey and with very small portions. Had to ask to take away uthappa due to burnt onions.
People who had tested Indian food in Wembley or Southall etc shouldn't even bother to go here.

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NP
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Got to the restaurant and were asked to wait for a table by the v.rude lady who was trying the Lassi in front of us and you could see it was bad (this is important for later). I imagine she was doing this in response to a customer sending it back.

Finally got a table and it was clear that in the back there were roughly 4 tables free already... So why we had to wait I don't know. Perhaps they were just short staffed.

Sat down and it took ages for someone to ask for our order. Ordered and the food arrived in an OK amount of time. In the meantime I could see that the table next to us were complaining about the food they received (including the Lassi drink). We had ordered a Lassi too, thinking it would have been fixed. It wasn't and we had to ask that it be taken off the bill after we sent it back (it wasn't removed automatically)

Food portions were very small but tasted OK.

Service poor.

Been to the Woodlands in Leicester Square and thought this was much better, including the menu overall having much more choice and the portions were much better too; but not sure if there has been a change at all branches or if the Marylebone one was just exceptionally bad.

I wouldn't recommend.

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ET
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice restaurant with good food at reasonable prices. Our waiter was really knowledge about the menu and could easily advise us about gluten free options. We really enjoyed our meal there.

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PM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went after a long time and it was great. The place was more slicker , menu and food improved and service personalised as always

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EK
London
276 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The only place in central London for a decent dosa and they offer a wide range of them too!
Lovely team and nothing is ever a rush.

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DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and service

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F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Service pretty poor. Left for ages before order was taken, waitress came across as rather rude but it may of been an language barrier. Food great restaurant v noisy!

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j
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A delightful restaurant, delicious food and great value for money a wonderful lunchtime treat!

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A
London
73 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a great vegan selection with its own full menu!
All our food was tasty and fresh.
Recommended.

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SH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent South Indian vegetarian food.

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LJ
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Nice food but not outstanding. Expensive compared to better restsurants in East London.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The food quality was bad. The portions were too small and the service was just too slow and poor

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is decent and fresh. The quantity is too little. We ordered idli and never in last 10 years of eating in a indian restaurant in London I have been served 1 idli for £4.50. anyone, who has eaten south indian food knows idli is served as a min. of 2 or 3. This should give you idea of food and price.

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RA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall for a group of 7 of us, we enjoyed right in the heart of London a restaurant where food and service was good and tasty!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Service poor. Had to ask several times to just get some water. Food was average. There are so many great restaurants in London go somewhere else.

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h
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good South Indian food.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Even though we made the reservation, when we got to the restaurant it was CLOSED for renovation. Very disappointing and we should not have been able to book the table if the restaurant was closed and what makes it more annoying is at time of booking the massage popped up about only a few tables available for our time slot.

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MC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasty vegetarian Indian cuisine. Have enjoyed it more in years past, but still good!

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LG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely good authentic Southern Indian Cuisine. I have been eating here for thirty years and it never disappoints.

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TB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice quiet restaurant serving excellent quality dosas and other meals. all cooked to a high standard by friendly staff.

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d
Nashville
75 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice spot with a varied vegetarian menu. The dosas were particularly good, the samosas too. We were there on a fairly busy evening, and they could really have done with an additional person on wait staff, but otherwise a good experience and the food speaks for itself.

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OT
London
30 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Authentic flavour

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CA
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent- I loved my mushroom curry and the Thali plate was great. We were very alarmed however to learn that the 12.5% service charge is kept by the owner and not passed on to the staff!!! Surely the staff are the ones who earn that money through their hard work? I was very displeased to learn this.

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HA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good vegan indian place. All food was very tasty and authentic

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b
London
23 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place and people. The food lacks what I call zing. Spice and heat lacked throughout the dishes. It’s ok.

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p
London
60 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best mushroom curry ever! Attentive service and great food, couldn’t ask for better Indian food in a better setting

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JL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The Dosas were amazing and it was great to have so many gluten free vegan options.
Having said that, the service was very slow after being sat, we requested tap water and were served plastic bottles.
The portions were tiny but that was quite lucky as our curries were almost inedible - we chose Chana Masala and Rogan Josh as they are usually the mildest and more flavourful options. They were so spicy we couldn’t eat them - I’m very glad I didnt choose the jalfrezi! Add in the pricing and overall wouldn’t recommend or return.

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EA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the evening. Third time i am going and still happy with everything i have eaten so far.

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A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As a regular diner, I find the good is consistently excellent. As a vegetarian, it's great to be able to choose anything from the menu. The service was perfect. The dishes we chose we're quite small and cost from 5 to 8 pounds. We paid 18 pound per person including a drink and a naan bread.

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PI
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We're living in London for a year and Woodlands is about 100 feet from our front door, on Marylebone Lane in Marylebone. We steered away because it's "vegetarian" and we're meat lovers.... what a mistake! The most delicious, flavoursome, interesting, mouthwatering Indian food we've had in some time. The JackFruit Curry? Insanely good! The starters, terrific. A great Indian beer (Cobra?)! the filled Indian pancakes with potato were outstanding. Luckily we're still here for a new few weeks - and we'll be haunting Woodlands several more times! NOT TO BE MISSED.

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DY
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was fantastic. I was really pleased with everything we ordered.
They have us a big table for our group of five and I don’t think you could fit much more than six in a party, but I’d come back anytime for a semi casual meal.

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