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Woodlawn Inn

420 Division Street, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
(905) 372-2235
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Ranked #1 of 71 Restaurants in Cobourg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $65
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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Welland, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A great menu and an excellant wine list. One of the owners Stephen Della-Casa came over right away to greet us he is also the house sommelier and helped us select a great bottle of wine. The atmosphere is very nice and the food was fantastic. They also have a very nice inn there. We got to see one of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My g/f who is from Cobourg and I from the North attended the restaurant. This is our second visit, The first being over Easter weekend for their sumptious brunch and our most recent a Sat night. We were able to relax, take our time and enjoy our wonderful meal. My g/f had the braised sirloin tips and i had the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Spinach ravioli was delicate, a light dough with a savory filling and a nuanced sauce. Excellent. The bass was brilliant. Thank you for a relaxing, elegant meal.

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Peterborough, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

When savoring a mouth watering upscale Sunday Brunch...You must try Woodlawn...Quiet formal surroundings very attentive staff...and the most flavourfull food.....Hi end salads, three hot meats ( beef fish fowl)...great variety of desserts......Pleasant to be sure our third time since mid May 2014....

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SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Hello Kawartha Ron, Thank you very much for your recent review of our Sunday brunch. Thanks you for your kind comments about the cuisine and atmosphere at the inn. We are very pleased that the brunch is becoming a new family tradition for you and is worth the drive from Peterborough. Thanks, Stephen Della Casa More

Cobourg, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Woodlawn has deservedly a high reputation for its Sunday brunch. We have been part of that happy event on several occasions. We thought that this experience would carry on with dinner on our wedding anniversary; but the evening was less than successful. My wife started with a gravlax that was superb; but the duck as her main course was... More

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SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Alan A. Thanks for your recent review. Sorry that I was not present on the evening of your anniversarry. Happy Anniversary! Thanks for your honest summary the highs and lows of your recent dinner especially the duck confit. We will certainly review the entree, fugure out were we went wrong and do our best to remedy it. We really... More

New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I stayed at the Woodlawn Inn while visiting family. This is a lovely place, with an upscale fine dining restaurant. The inn is filled with old world charm and character. My room was spacious and comfortable, with a fireplace nestled into the corner. It became the favorite place for my family to hang out while I was there. My brother... More

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SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear oteaatea, Thanks for your recent visit with your family! We are very pleased that you enjoyed the charm of the Woodlawn estate, your dinner and our Sunday Brunch. Thanks for your kind comments on our service, I will be sure to share your review with our staff. We hope to see you soon. Thanks, Stephen Della Casa More

Cobourg, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Woodlawn is in one of Cobourgs oldest homes, the atmosphere is warm and friendly, the architecture is amazing to just look around and think back to what it would be like with only one family living in this huge, beautiful house. So you have a feast for more than just your tastebuds. Food is great, always prepared well and... More

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SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Katherine352, Thank you very much for supporting The Woodlawn and all of Cobourg's independent owned restaurant community! Thanks for your kind words about the building. We are very fortunate to work in the historic Perry mansion, truly a part of Cobourg's history. We appreciate your kind words about our dining, and that you have enjoyed our hospitality over the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

For our anniversary weekend, my husband and I went to the Woodlawn Inn for Sunday brunch after checking tripadvisor for reviews. We didn't have reservations so weren't sure if we'd get in. On entering, we spoke with a gentleman (possibly the manager?) who greeted us warmly and checked for space. Within a few seconds we were seated. We were extremely... More

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SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Janice S, Happy anniversary Janice S! I'm so glad that you and your spouse had a great anniversary meal with us this May. Although I was not there to greet you in person, I'm glad that our staff made your day special. We are looking forward to having you both back with us soon. All the best, Stephen Della... More

Cobourg, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My family and I have been going to the Woodlawn inn for years and always enjoyed the Sunday Brunch. We decided to make reservations this year for the Easter Brunch and we are so glad we did! Everything was superb and catered to everyone at our table. We had our two, small grandchildren with us and they had every bit... More

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SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Penski 83 Thanks for your review of The Woodlawn Inn! It's hard to believe that we have been supported by our community for 26 years. Where did the time go? I'm glad that everyone enjoyed Easter Brunch and the little ones the Easter Egg hunt. It was a perfect day! Best wishes, Stephen More

Port Hope, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Whenever we need a place of calm tranquility, the Woodlawn is our choice. The service is excellent, the food is great and the prices are reasonable.

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SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Richard B, Thanks for your recent review. We delighted that you appreciate our gentle and calm fine dining experience. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Stephen More

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