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Woodlawn Inn

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420 Division Street, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
(905) 372-2235
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: A favourite spot for quiet intimate dining, the romantic, centrally...
A favourite spot for quiet intimate dining, the romantic, centrally located restaurant at The Woodlawn Inn has been welcoming guests since 1988. A favorite with locals The Woodlawn Inn also hosts Northumberland County's premiere weddings and special events. Chef John O'Leary a red seal certified chef uses many Ontario and Northumberland products on his European and Italian inspired menus. Highlights of the inn include a great wine program. Accredited sommelier and host Stephen Della Casa offers a selection of more than 300 wines from the cellar. The restaurant also has a cozy bar with a slideshow of ever-changing Northumberland images by photographer, Stephen Della Casa and a Tuscan, walnut inlay decor. The bar also features 25 varieties of single malt Scotch whisky.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Savoury Menu! Great way to shake off winter's chill!

Five of us enjoyed our recent evening at the Woodlawn Inn. We ordered from the special Prix Fixe menu and we were not disappointed! Most everything was delicious! The Good! The onion soup was, quite possibly, the best onion soup I have ever tasted (and I consider myself a bit of an onion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Cheryl M
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Peterborough, Canada
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Peterborough, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Five of us enjoyed our recent evening at the Woodlawn Inn. We ordered from the special Prix Fixe menu and we were not disappointed! Most everything was delicious! The Good! The onion soup was, quite possibly, the best onion soup I have ever tasted (and I consider myself a bit of an onion soup snob!). The sirloin was cooked to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Fiveof us had lunch today and everyone enjoyed. I had spicy lamb burger. It wasn't spicy but was delicious. Three had the veal parmigiana sandwich and pronounced it delicious and one had scallops, also deemed very good. As was the crime brûlée for dessert. Service was attentive and pleasant without being overbearing. The building was the summer home of an... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My wife and I recently met with another couple at the Woodlawn Inn as it was halfway between our two homes. We expected a reasonable casual lunch but the meals far exceeded our expectations. We each had the 3 course lunch special, and each course was outstanding. I had a very garlicky and delicious caesar salad, while the others tried... More 

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Grafton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I chose this place seeing none of us have ever been before and I've read such great reviews. We were a table of 14, originally 8 but then I added 6 more people. I was told we may have to have 2 tables but still be beside each other. They managed to get us all at one table but we... More 

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SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Carol J, Thanks for visiting us this Christmas Eve, and I'm sorry you did not have a wonderful time with us. I'm sorry that your group did not enjoy the elegance of the private dining room, The Perry Room which is suitable for groups from 10-24 guests is appreciated by larger groups, especially groups of twelve and over and... More 

Kingston, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had an ok evening at the Woodlawn Inn. The reservation was for 5:30 and the staff were still trying to set the dining room for the evening service. The group I was with chose to have the Christmas price fixed menu and overall were pleased with the meals. The salmon was slightly over cooked and had been waiting under... More 

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SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Janet_MR4471AZ Thank you for visiting us this Christmas season. I'm sorry that the service was not excellent, and that your salmon was slightly over done. We would would be happy to have you and your friends return to the inn. I will have a talk with the kitchen and serving staff to ensure we deliver discreet and professional service.... More 

Peterborough, Canada
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Normally we attend the Sunday Brunch at Woodlawn ..but for a Christmas Dinner with guests we enjoyed a terrific Dinner with Great surroundings and impecable service..... The whiskey fig sauce on the rack of Lamb was the best ever.....You will not be disapointed here....

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We went for a family birthday gathering at this facility over the past weekend. In a word, the title says it. We were quite a large group ranging from very young children to more senior adults. Everyone was looked after and left satisfied. That alone is a testament to the service we experienced. We were given a separate, private foom... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Just visited this lovely establishment yesterday on a bus trip from Brampton and I must say it has a lovely ambience especially at Christmas time. The servers are most professional and dainty. The food was very very declicious and the dessert was fresh and moist. I would recommend this quaint Inn to everyone.....

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very nice inn at Cobourg very relaxing place to eat. Started with soup of the day butternut squash with curry. Yummy Next flatbed pizza with pulled pork very decadent Love it where everything was very fresh and especially hot

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Just stayed this weekend. Room was amazing, nice size, comfortable bed, and quiet. The meal was amazing. Had the steak, medium, cooked perfectly. The house Merlot was great. Wife had the schnitzel, cooked perfectly. Love this place for a nice get away. Highly recommend this place for couples!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 420 Division Street, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Cobourg
  • Phone Number: (905) 372-2235

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 65
  • Cuisine: European

Description

A favourite spot for quiet intimate dining, the romantic, centrally located restaurant at The Woodlawn Inn has been welcoming guests since 1988. A favorite with locals The Woodlawn Inn also hosts Northumberland County's premiere weddings and special events. Chef John O'Leary a red seal certified chef uses many Ontario and Northumberland products on his European and Italian inspired menus. Highlights of the inn include a great wine program. Accredited sommelier and host Stephen Della Casa offers a selection of more than 300 wines from the cellar. The restaurant also has a cozy bar with a slideshow of ever-changing Northumberland images by photographer, Stephen Della Casa and a Tuscan, walnut inlay decor. The bar also features 25 varieties of single malt Scotch whisky.

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