Woodlands Restaurant Piccadilly

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890 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Pre/post Theatre
Casual but smart restaurant with wenge wooden tables, light brick walls and and parquet wooden flooring. This is a very popular Indian vegetarian restaurant established as part of the Woodlands Restaurant group in 1981 in London. There are over 40 branches in India!

The restaurant is ideal for easy dining with a buzzy brasserie atmosphere. Based in the heart of Theatre and just a stone's throw from Leicester Sq ideal for a pre or post theatre dining. Our menu includes a delicious and healthy Tandoori / Bar B-Que menu (Spicy broccoli, paneer, cauliflower etc). We are proud to serve delicious Dosas and traditional north India fayre such as rich jack fruit curry and delicious Channa Bathura (famous football sized bread). Don't forget to sample our Organic Wine List...you really can taste the difference as these wines are much purer and lighter with a longer finish.
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CliveC
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. Service quick enough despite being busy. Very good choice for pre-theatre dining.

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NiVa
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious authentic South Indian vegetarian food, with a wide array of options to suit different palates. Packed restaurant on a Thursday evening - just goes to show its popularity in the area!

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vipJUstin
London
93 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant doesn’t appear to reserve tables when you make a booking through Open Table. Three parties waiting 15 mins plus for a table on Saturday night.

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JoAshwell
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such wonderful authentic food. I am a new vegan and they were able to cater for this completely.

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AliceB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was just incredible. I wanted to order it all but the it was the best dosa I have ever eaten! You must go!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, staff were really friendly and recommended the best dishes for us. 10/10 would come again :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Even though we had made a reservation, they were unable to provide us with a table and asked us to wait and join the queue. After waiting, they gave a table to someone who had arrived after us. Very poor service.

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AndreaA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food - would definitely go back to this restaurant.

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TimN
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always Woodlands does not disappoint - great food, friendly service in a brilliant central West End location. Still a little pricey but you are 2 mins from Leicester Sq and Piccadilly Circus so it's no real surprise - highly recommended

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vipjvctoo
London
40 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Very good vege/vegan Indian restaurant. Great to find somewhere relatively quiet on busy Saturday night in Piccadilly! Might be the lack of meat/fish. We loved it and would definitely go back.

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EdithG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was excellent but the service could have been better.
Out of the three staff that were waiting on tables we happened to get the rather miserable faced lady. Just seemed liked she didn’t want to be there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food with decent portions complemented by a great service. Definitely recommended.

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vipSimonneeds
London
16 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First visit and very impressed. Food was really excellent and service prompt knowledgable and friendly. Will definitely go again.
If they dimmed the lights and put candles on tables ambience would be lot better
Great place to eat in Central London

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good choice, friendly staff and atmosphere. Thanks.

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vipmissyS
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We chose this restaurant for our last night in London, before a theater event. I didn't realize it was vegetarian and was frankly a bit worried as not sure my husband would enjoy. At first I was a bit bummed as we walked in from the cold and despite having a reservation, saw only two tables open, both right by the door which the cold just comes blasting in. When I asked for a warmer table, the manager just said that if I wanted a table away from the door I should have noted as such on my reservation. How was I to know? Well, we did realized the table was down three steps which helped defuse the cold air and we settled in to peruse the massive menu. Lots of great choices and as many were unfamiliar, we just winged it, ordered lots of interesting things and frankly loved them all! The staff were great with my daughter's dairy intolerance - guiding her as to what is best to eat. We really enjoyed the food! The restaurant was clean and packed with a cheerful pretheater crowd and every seemed to be served in good time. I think you go here for the food; the decor was simple and clean but the food was quite good!

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blah578
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We wish we had gone somewhere else. We waited almost half an hour to order our drinks and food, despite the restaurant being half empty. Then all of the food arrived almost at once and in a random order. The starter arrived, then a few minutes later the poppadoms, then before we had finished either the mains arrived. There was so many plates on the table at the same time that there was no room for the plates for us to eat of off. The staff kept trying to take away dishes that we were still - clearly - eating from and we had to stop them from doing so. By the time we had finished our poppadoms the mains and breads were mostly cold. I think our entire meal was over within 20 minutes as we tried to eat it before it got cold. It was farcical and far from the relaxing meal we had planned. Then to top it off they tried to charge us a service charge!!

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neilm
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Longstanding favourite.Vegetarian and excellent flavours and textures.

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rach2893
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Would also recommend here.

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SimonP
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious vegetarian Indian food beautifully presented in convenient location.

JG
JoshuaG
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants, with superb food and extensive vegan menu. Super-nice people and convenient to theatre and tourists spots.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cornwall
7 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very efficient service. Convenient for the Harold Pinter theatre.

NH
vipNickH
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best vegetarian Indian food by far

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Lizzie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Food is good. But the service is poor. Takes ages for the staff to respond to requests and have a very cold ambivalent attitude.

JK
JayK
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Woodlands is fine if offering little value. There are better options locally with more authentic, fresher food.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We booked a table for 6pm as we were going to the theatre nearby at 7.30. This should have been plenty of time, but the service was dreadful!
It took 15 minutes for someone to take our order and by 7pm our food still hadn't arrived. We had to ask three times for three bill and were almost late to our show - a very stressful experience.

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KayH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service but we resent 12 per cent bring added automatically. We would have tipped but almost felt like not doing because of this. It should be voluntary.

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juliobob
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Super friendly staff. A fantastic evening, excellent veggie London choice

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Chris
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, ideal portion size, convenient location.

We arrived early for our 6pm reservation and there was no problem getting a table. It was super quiet and there was a one waitress on. She seemed a bit stressed and was clearly struggling to attend to the four tables of guests. We sat for nearly 10 mins before being asked for a drinks order and we had thought about leaving numerous times.

We chose to stay and had our order taken. Later on more staff came as more customers arrived and suddenly it felt like they could cope with the existing customers and be attentive.

I’m pleased we stayed because it was delicious food and incredibly convenient for a pre-show meal before seeing Ian McKellen at Harold Pinter Theatre.

Would go again for the food but might check out other places in the area first.

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Vegelover
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lived this restaurant. Great food and service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been visiting the Woodlands almost from when it first opened. The food is always excellent and the service fast and friendly. Highly recommended!

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debat
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Woodlands tonight, for the second time. I wanted to share my experience with my friends as I had a lovely time in my previous visit. The food is tasty and a great value for money. The service was great and the staff were attentive. I will definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food, attentive service and thoroughly e notable evening.

TC
TammyC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a lovely meal and were served quite quickly! It was very busy and loud outside but inside was noticeably calmer

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NickC
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food is really nice and well presented, Dosa was delicious and a good selection. Restaurant was very quiet for a Saturday night! Service was excellent and staff were very attentive, maybe because they were quiet, and helped talk through selections. Good selection of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. On the expensive side, but then it is just off Leicester Square.

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HelBels
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice to return after several years, meal was delicious and really welcomed the range of vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options suiting all ages and tastes. Pricing reasonable for the location. Waiters were friendly and professional. Slight downside are the toilets could do with a bit of a refresh and they are down a steep flight of stairs. However would recommend this restaurant

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Jacky
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Outstanding and authentic Indian food. Friendly but inattentive service. Drab dated decor. I would still go back for the terrific food.

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Julianne
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was brilliant to eat in a fully vegetarian Indian restaurant and every dish that we ate was sublime. If I am in London again I will definitely go for another meal at Woodlands.

JK
JaiK
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food, good service and clean place!

TG
TollGavel
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience4

I was asked for a tip on top of a 12.5% service charge. I didn't like refusing to give a second 'tip' and I won't go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok and I have had better considering the price we paid

FAQs

Woodlands Restaurant Piccadilly offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7839 7258.

Woodlands Restaurant Piccadilly is rated 4.4 stars by 890 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.