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Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood

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Holywell Road, Malvern Wells, Great Malvern WR14 4LG, England
+44 1684588860
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fine dining experience

Very good selection on all menus and a chef who actually served what you ordered. Quality, amount and presentation of dishes made eating a pleasure & the first time for a long time of eating out , actually left a clean plate!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Patricia M
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Stafford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very good selection on all menus and a chef who actually served what you ordered. Quality, amount and presentation of dishes made eating a pleasure & the first time for a long time of eating out , actually left a clean plate!

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TheCottageTeam, Operations director at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us such a positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and hope that you will come back soon! Best wishes. Maria More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had a meal in the Outlook restaurant while staying at the hotel. The views are outstanding, the staff and service excellent. The food was good, but for the cost, I would have expected more. The prices are up there with some Michelin starred restaurants, but the food is not. The venue is a lovely old building. But, sadly the... More 

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TheCottageTeam, Operations director at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the food,but diappointed that you felt the restaurant is not decorated to a standard that you expected. We do have a full refurbishment programme planned starting in the next eighteen months and we hope you will like the changes. Kind regards. Maria More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is the second time we have eaten in Outlook in the space of a year. (We dont live locally so its one of our weekend away treats!) The restaurant may not have the most swankiest of interiors, but the food far outways that and the friendly service is just amazing. The menu is small but dont be put off,... More 

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TheCottageTeam, Operations director at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your generous review! We are delighted that you enjoy our food so much, together with the views from the restaurant. The decor is being refurbished in the next 18 months and will include all the guest areas, restaurant, bar, lounge and bedrooms. Watch this space! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes. Maria More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Hotel sits on the edge of a cliff overlooking a vast worcestershire plain.The view is panoramic and completely unimpeded. On a sunny day the vista is impressive but flat, very flat, if that is your idea of magnificent this is for you

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TheCottageTeam, Operations director at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review. We are so lucky with our magnificent views across The Severn Plain and on a good day you can see 30 miles stretching across. We are proud of our food and hopefully whatever meal you enjoy complements the view, togther with the wines we offer of course! Kind regards. Maria More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

First class service from genuinely nice people. The co-location of such a great restaurant with our hotel was very useful as we had a long day before our arrival so didn't want to have to search for somewhere to eat. Be even better if they had a couple of draught options in their bar but this omission didn't spoil the... More 

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

Thank you for your review! Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes. Maria More 

cheltenham
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Arrived at 1pm for lunch on a Saturday expecting the place to be packed and no chance of sitting outside to enjoy the view. However, amazingly that was not the case, and we got a lovely table on the terrace. The lunch was very good, a nice twist on caesar salad, which was warm with smoked chicken chopped and mixed... More 

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

Delighted you enjoyed your lunch and the bonus of good weather so you could be on the terrace and soak in the views. We normally stock five local beers from the Friday Beer Company but I think the sudden arrival of summer caught us on the ho (no pun intended!). Many thanks for posting a review. John More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We both loved the food. The risotto was perfectly cooked with a mouth watering hens egg oozing on the top! The picalilli with my hubbies starter was incredible, not generally a big fan of it but the balance of spices was just right! Amazing breakfast too!

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

So pleased you enjoyed your dinner and breakfast with us. "Yummy" is a great word to sum up what we aim to provide. May not feature as a term in the food writers dictionary but it should! Thank you for the review. John More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We stayed at this hotel for a weekend and chose to eat in the Outlook restaurant on Friday night. Menus in the room helped us decided what we wanted to eat before we went down. We were seated on the lounge and given some nibbles to have with our drinks. There were specials on too which made us change our... More 

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

Delighted you enjoyed your dinner with us and that you did not go off searching for a pub! Glad we hit the spot with our cooking. Dominic is head chef (my son) and I let him have free rein whilst I concentrate on the wine list! Thank you for the review. John More 

Painswick, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We visited for lunch on the May Day Monday and would definitely return, enhanced by the amazing view and that funny yellow blob in the sky, the sun.

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

Thank you for your review and for bringing the "blob" with you. It's certainly a lovely vista below and across from us and in May it very often is at it's clearest. Delighted you enjoyed your meal and even more so that you will return. John More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Cottage in the Wood is becoming our default destination for family special occasions. Relaxed atmosphere, good service and most importantly a good choice of very well presented food.

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

It's always a compliment when a diner says it's their special place or that it's the default position. Reassuring, as it shows a level of consistency and makes the hard work very worthwhile. Look forward to your next visit. Thank you for the review. John More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Holywell Road, Malvern Wells, Great Malvern WR14 4LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Worcestershire  >  Great Malvern  >  Malvern Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1684588860

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children

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