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Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood

Holywell Road, Malvern Wells, Great Malvern WR14 4LG, England
+44 1684588860
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: English
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place is as described by the "daily mail" best view in England . We wanted to find some where special to take our family and friends for a birthday treat on Sunday , came across it by chance on the internet . This didn't let us down ,the whole experience was a real treat from the start as being... More

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

A very happy birthday to you! It's very interesting reading your story of looking for a different venue for your family and friends and stumbling upon us via the great god Google! I'm very pleased we lived up to expectation for you on a special day. And, yes, the walks from here are delightful and you have a head start... More

Chengdu
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The food here is amazing!! It's been a long time since I've had a food this delicious. Good portions, well presented, in beautiful surroundings- what more could you ask for! Not cheap but worth splashing out for a special occasion

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

I'm delighted you enjoyed your meal with us and I thank you for the review. The head chef is my son Dominic who has run the kitchen for a good stretch now having worked in various places and having had various "stages" as they are known - ie stints in other great kitchens where you work for nothing but gain... More

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fantastic setting very warm and friendly staff marvellous food extensive wine list amazing actually.Just a joy to stay there can't wait to stay again.

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

It was great to have such positive feedback from you, we are all delighted you enjoyed your stay, the food and the wine list. We've recently heard that we have again made the finals of the AA Wine List of the Year awards - that means we've got to the finals every year since 1998. Thank you for posting a... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Invited by friends for a summer evening dinner in this magical setting. Faultless service, excellent food and an historic view. Highly recommend.

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. A perfect summer's evening is of course the best way to enjoy the views from our restaurant and I'm glad we did our bit to add to your pleasure. Dominic my son is Head Chef and ably assisted by two very experienced chefs who have returned to us (we obliviously don't bite!!) and... More

Swanage, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

See my main comment under The Cottage in the Wood. This is a super restaurant in a family-run hotel. Very good food, reasonably priced, with really nice kind friendly and thoughtful staff. And the view is really wonderful. We will be returning.

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing on both sites. I'm very pleased that you all enjoyed the occasion and that we'll be seeing you again. You commented very favourably about the team and also the fact that family run hotels are the mainstay of the hospitality business. We are all getting squeezed by the corporates these days with marketing might and bulk... More

Great Malvern, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

There are fine views over the Severn Valley towards the Vale of Evesham from all parts of the restaurant. The service is charming and the food delicious and attractively presented. This is a good location for romantic meals and special occasions.

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

I'm delighted you enjoyed not just the views - for which I can claim no credit - but the food too. Actually I can claim no credit for that as my son is Head chef!! Many thanks for the review. Hope to see you again. John More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Had a great meal in the restaurant..........excellent choice of dishes based on local produce. Prepared and presented well, and very tasty. . Excellent wine list as well!!...

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting a review. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your meal with us and the wine list too. The list is just a lot of fun but useful as a doorstop too! John More

Blackwood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It's a very nice setting and very comfortable however the lunch time menu is very limited and quiet expensive for what you actually get. It does however look like a very nice venue for a short break

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. I'm glad that you enjoyed your lunch even if you had reservations about the cost. I'm a little perplexed because we usually are told the portions are too large, so I'm investigating that aspect of your review. Also the cost, sandwiches around the £6 mark, soup at £5.45 and fuller meals with starters around £8... More

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stayed at the cottage in the wood for 1 night and I can honestly say it was one of the best hotels we have stayed in, very friendly makes you feel very welcome, lovely staff can't do enough for you. Meals well worth the money & very tasty.

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your weekend break. Now that Spring is well and truly here & the bluebells are making an appearance, it makes you feel uplifted by the season in itself. Our aim is to help guests relax and unwind so that they leave refreshed and invigorated.... we... More

Great Malvern, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The evening meal was excellent.good quality and selection,However Breakfast is not so good. Cheap sausages and bacon.

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Delighted you enjoyed your dinner but a bit mystified as to the sausage and bacon point. The sausages are made by a butcher in nearby Ledbury and are multi-award winning. The only adverse comment I've ever had was that they were "too meaty" for breakfast. John More

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