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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 22
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  • 11
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  • 1
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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
Buffet for Mom

Mother lives close to Cobourg and when Mother’s day rolls around I try to locate something nice for her. On a search of the area I came across the Mother’s Day Buffet at the Woodlawn Inn. I was sold at the pictures on their website and special buffet menu. We had reservations at 11am and we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Myetman
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Thornhill, Canada
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Thornhill, Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Mother lives close to Cobourg and when Mother’s day rolls around I try to locate something nice for her. On a search of the area I came across the Mother’s Day Buffet at the Woodlawn Inn. I was sold at the pictures on their website and special buffet menu. We had reservations at 11am and we arrive on time. Several... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We just got back from lunch at the Woodlawn Inn, Cobourg. Food was great, service was excellant & prices where very reasonable. 4 of us had the 3 course special for $19.95... great value, quality food. We would recommend to anyone passing through Cobourg.

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Bowmanville, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The setting of this Inn/Restaurant was a beautiful 'home'. The décor was great, and the waitress lit a fire for us (romantic and cozy). The service was fantastic - and the meals were exceptional. This was a last minute decision to go to this restaurant for our 10th anniversary (we don't live in Cobourg). We each had different meals (4... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had Easter lunch here and were blown away by not only the great service but the local craft beers and excellent food. I am looking forward to coming back in the coming months.

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Peterborough, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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