Woodlands Marylebone

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445 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • 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)
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of Operation


Lunch: Mon-Fri 12:00pm - 2:45pm
Sat-Sun 12:00pm - 6pm

Dinner: Mon-Sun 6:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
020 7486 3862
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Mr Rajgopal
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Catering
We do private catering and entertainment boxes. Please contact us to find out more.
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Public Transit
7 minute walk from Bond Street tube station
Additional
Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 445 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Chose this place based on prior food reviews and they were spot on. Delicious food, friendly and efficient service and nice atmosphere. Will be my go to vege Indian for Marylebone.

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Just excellent Thank you.. Brilliant food very pleasant service, the waiter really helped with the menu and was very polite. There was a very calm atmosphere and the evening was altogether very pleasant.
will be visiting again.

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1.0Dined on 12 July 2018

I wouldn’t go back if it was free very very poor service and the food was even worse than the service

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4.0Dined on 19 June 2018

Great vegetarian Indian. I would def go again even through I’m not vegetarian.

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Excellent tasty vegetarian food. Nice service. Need to supply slimline tonic. Would visit again.

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

It was a lovely evening and the food was just amazing

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3.0Dined on 4 June 2018

We booked with open table. When we arrived, the Restaurant seemed unaware of our reservation. They put us at a table in the back, which was stuffy and not well lit. The food was good, with a good selection of vegetarian dishes but the service very slow and inattentive. I suggest going to the other Woodlands branches in London.

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2.0Dined on 1 June 2018

I was not impressed with service for a Friday. I guess this was a busy nigjt. They got starter wrong, wine wrong and mixed salad was slices of thick cut onion, tomatoes and cucumber. No actual salad.
However they do good masala dosa but i am unable tp eat these things now.

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4.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Slightly small portions. Could work on the presentation. Overall good though

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3.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Great food. Visited for a post theatre supper with a friend. The food was really excellent. The service was friendly but we felt a bit rushed - although the restaurant was not full we were checked up on too many times which prompted us to leave earlier than we would normally. I would go back again with vegetarian friends as the food was good.

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1.0Dined on 7 May 2018

Food was not outstanding. Tandoori roti and garlic naan did not seem to be freshly cooked but rather heated frozen food.

Ambience - the manager kept speaking loudly on the phone all throughout. This disturbed the ambience completely as we were the only couple having dinner in that restaurant area

Service - we asked twice for the bill to no avail. We had to actually walk down to request for the bill when the manager says - he didn’t know we had asked for the bill. This just shows lack of attention to the customers.

Value - the food portions were quite small for the rates. That combined with okayish food quality, and above ambience and level of service - value did not seem quite good.

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1.0Dined on 1 May 2018

It’s absolute trash in the name of Indian (South Indian) food. This is no where close to
Ordered a South Indian thali. Came with dosa, idly and some veggies and sambar. The dosa batter is wrong! Idly was cold. There was only one chutney as accompaniment. The okra curry clearly had preservatives and seems to be an actual frozen dish that’s heated up and served. Sambar is definitely not South Indian. Clearly the chef is a North Indian or not even that. Terrible quality of food. Please look for alternatives. For >£25, this is absolutely disappointing and bad.

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3.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Food was okay. Dosa was starter size when we ordered normal. They could have done a lot more with the food which is annoying as we were craving yummy Indian food! It’s fine for a quick lunch if you are not a proper foodie.

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4.0Dined on 26 April 2018

For us the Woodlands is a go-to restaurant when we are in London. We are not vegetarian but it is a very good Indian restaurant, vegetarian or not. The food is very tasty without being stupidly hot, the choice on the menu is good, the staff are pleasant and the service is quick. Let's hope it always maintains its high standard!

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5.0Dined on 25 April 2018

Excellent service, friendly with a very nice food selection.

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3.0Dined on 15 April 2018

Poor look and poor cleanness

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

I've been wanting to try a good vegetarian Indian restaurant for a while now and this one certainly didn't disappoint. There were two of us and we decided to have one each of two Thalis on the menu to share. We both like spicy food and we very much enjoyed the taste and variety. The restaurant clearly aims for taste rather than heat, and I think they have this spot on. If you're a non-vegetarian then don't let this put you off - my friend eats meat and she enjoyed the food as much as myself.

It was mid-week and so the restaurant was only half full, but the service was polite, attentive and efficient. There was background music, Indian, but certainly not intrusive.

Highly recommended.

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3.0Dined on 7 April 2018

We were recommended to come here but weren't as impressed as our friends had been. The food was great but the restaurant seemed a bit lacking in atmosphere although to be fair we were eating early and it wasn't very busy.

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2.0Dined on 18 March 2018

One of the worst and unusual experiences. Two of the dishes served to us had 'human hair' in it.
The men's toilet was being used by the staff to smoke. The toilets smelled badly of cigarette smoke, given that it is a non smoking restaurant.

The hygiene level of the restaurant is questionable.

There were four youngsters next to us who were regulars to the place. They were unreasonably loud and the worst part was they were swearing and using foul language too often. We were two families with 3 kids with us. even after requesting them through the staff it continued.

I would not recommend the place to families or people with kids.

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Authentic Indian food.
Nice staff, great service. Went with family, everyone enjoyed food. Very good value. Definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Fantastic South Indian cuisine, great menu, everything was exactly what we wanted, this place has been going for years and it never disappoints. We took some friends who had not experienced it before and they have some new fans.,

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

This is our favorite place to eat when we visit London. One of the top vegetarian restaurants in the city - for good reason! And it's not your "everyday Indian fare" either. There are some dishes here that I usually only get when I travel to India. Hugh recommendations for their Dosa and Uttapam.

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4.0Dined on 26 February 2018

I took my partner for a birthday lunch and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The food was nice and I would recommend to a friend however it was extremely cold and that ruined the experience for me. With that said my partner asked if the heating could be turned up and they happily did but I could not feel the difference.

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5.0Dined on 19 February 2018

Fantastic variety of vegan food and amazing flavours. Recommended for all, not just vegans!

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Good food and good price. Manager was very helpful and done his very best to cater for your needs

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4.0Dined on 13 February 2018

Great food every time! They have many vegan options which is perfect.

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4.0Dined on 9 February 2018

The food was excellent, my date was impressed. Unfortunately it was a very cold evening and the door did not shut itself properly, so every time somebody entered or exited there were unpleasant cold draughts until a member of staff shut the door (or I got up to shut it myself). In fair weather I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Atmosphere/ambience pretty plain and simple especially given the Marylebone location. However, great food and attentive service

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5.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Good Indian vegetarian food in pleasant surroundings

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5.0Dined on 19 January 2018

The food was incredible. I had the mushroom Dosa and it was amazing. I will be back soon to sample the rest of the menu, it all looked fantastic! (Plus the organic wine selection is a big plus!)

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4.0Dined on 17 January 2018

My favorite vegan friendly Restaurant for Dosas. I often go with my team when visiting London

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4.0Dined on 8 January 2018

Interesting and dependable south East Indian vegetarian cooking with a flair for presentation. Excellent value and a menu that is mindful of allergens. You can literally bring anyone here and they will be well catered for. The flavours are robust enough to satisfy even the most dedicated of carnivores.

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4.0Dined on 29 December 2017

Very satisfying vegetarian Indian restaurant. Good service and simple but comfortable decor. We ate well for about 25 pounds per person for the food.

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4.0Dined on 13 December 2017

On a whole great tasting food! We ordered a range of things to try. The dosas and street snacks were delicious, the tandoori platter was good but could have done with a bit more oomphf. The aubergine curry was average, but the dhal was superb. Very friendly staff. The restaurant was quite busy with Christmas parties but we didn't have to wait too long for anything. There was a mix up with the bill at the end which was swiftly rectified. Overall great service, would highly recommend !

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5.0Dined on 2 December 2017

Excellent authentic food, and excellent service. Would recommend a visit.

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5.0Dined on 12 November 2017

Normal diner. Excellent food

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4.0Dined on 11 November 2017

Able to accommodate both the gluten free and vegetarian requirements of our group. Good food and acceptable service.

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5.0Dined on 24 October 2017

Went with friends for a post-Diwali Dinner. Lovely setting and atmosphere.
Staff were friendly and inviting, felt like a valued customer. Didn't rush our party of six,
Very tasy food, menu had lots if choices and they cater for Vegans too....WIN WIN Situation.

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4.0Dined on 14 October 2017

Very casual Veggie Indian. Lovely to have a menu with dishes you don’t see in typical British/Indian Restaurants. Food was great! Bit slow to come and speak to us after we sat down but after that service was ok. We’ll definitely go back but will be careful not to over order - the dishes were bigger than we expected

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3.0Dined on 14 October 2017

Not bad at all, but not great. A legacy restaurant that perhaps rests on its laurels a bit. Superb vegetarian selection but not that much for vegans. Saag a bit bland, and the dosas were good but not unusually special. I wouldn't go back, but it's not a bad choice

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