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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
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Really well matched flavours and lovely quality. All four of the party were delighted with their meals. Limited vegetarian options. Wine very pricey for what it was. A lunchtime would enable you to see the spectacular view.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My sister and I called at The Cottage In The Wood on 5th September. We saw the sign from the main road, so decided to take a look. So glad we did! We just had a light lunch of bacon, Brie and chilli jam sandwich - best sandwich I've had for a very long time! The view was amazing -... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

A party of 10 of my family came for what was meant to be an afternoon tea towards the end of July as a hen party afternoon. This was booked and paid for in full at least a month in advance, our family were really looking forward to this little treat! When we arrived we were even greeted at the... More

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

Thank you for your very full review of your tea gathering. It was brought to my attention that you were unhappy. Firstly, a big apology for the disappointment. It looks to me as if the booking was a victim of poor communication. I cannot reconstruct the occasion for you but I can apologise which I do again but also to... More

Great Malvern, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This review is for two visits. The first was a Sunday lunch with my mother, husband and toddler. I advised them in advance that I was a vegan and when we got there they had compiled a vegan menu with three choices for each course and, honestly, the food was divine. My family all enjoyed theirs too. The service was... More

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

I was glad to read you were catered for as a vegan, and rightly. Sad though that the evening was not as good as lunch, if anything it should have been the other way around. We have changed the menu and hope that it may have things on it that might tempt you to return. Thank you for your honesty.... More

Malvern, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Three of us went to celebrate a birthday, we had pre-booked and were expected, the receptionist did not have to look find our names. We were offered a choice of outside (in the sunshine), or the lounge. Drinks orders were taken menus given out, and choices of the days soup given without any hesitation. The drinks arrived very quickly. We... More

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

It's a shame you had to move indoors but I'm glad we had a window table for you. I'm delighted you enjoyed your lunch and I'd like to thank you for taking the trouble to post a review. John More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant 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

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