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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: A favourite spot for quiet intimate dining, the romantic, centrally located...
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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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Wonderful Sunday Brunch

We enjoyed another wonderful Sunday Brunch. The food was wonderful and delicious. Service was excellent. Many gluten Free options available for the buffet. The atmosphere is splendid. Definitely a gem of a restaurant in Cobourg. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TravellingFamily2941
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Cobourg, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Woodlawn Inn menu is somewhat limited, expensive but you will likely find something for your taste. My friends had the lamb and loved it. I went for steak which was small and so-so considering price point. My partner had the same experience with her menu selection. So it's a hit & miss sort of menu, some items very good,... More 

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Thank Derick Y
SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Derick Y, Thanks for visiting us recently and for commenting on the service. I am glad that you enjoyed our hospitality. I'm sorry that you did not absolutely love your steak. Although we have been using the same beef for nearly thirty years, I will check with the chefs and take a look at how we can deliver better... More 

Cobourg, Canada
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed another wonderful Sunday Brunch. The food was wonderful and delicious. Service was excellent. Many gluten Free options available for the buffet. The atmosphere is splendid. Definitely a gem of a restaurant in Cobourg. Highly recommended.

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Thank TravellingFamily2941
SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear TravellingFamily2941, Thank you for your family's business, and thanks for taking time to write about another enjoyable brunch at The Woodlawn Inn. We are truly honoured to contribute to Northumberland's restaurant scene over the past three decades and we owe it to guests such as yourself. Best wishes, Stephen Della Casa More 

Port Hope, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fantastic! Great service, amazing food, beautifully presented, wonderful wine list; so glad we ventured out on a cold winter's night! Dinner for two with two glasses of wine, tax in, under $115.00. Each course was inventive and delicious; hats off to the chef.

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1 Thank Susan R
SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Susan R, Thanks for joining us for the annual Savoury Celebrations week this year! Thanks for writing the review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your meal and I will be sure to pass on your comments to the the chef. Sincerely, Stephen Della Casa More 

Trenton, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We were greeted by the friendly staff at this restaurant and felt the New Years Day buffet was good for the price however the salad bar had limited choices as did the deserts and coffee & soft drinks were not included. Christmas Decorations lacked creativity and attention to detail that one would expect in this grand place and coloured ribbons... More 

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Thank Liz12013
SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Liz12013, Thanks for visiting us on New Year day and taking the time to review us!. Sorry about the ribbons, I believe they were from the New Year's Eve party the day before and we may have missed one!. Thanks for your comments about the brunch. If you ever need to check on what's included with the brunch please... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I went to the Woodlawn Inn with my family to celebrate a birthday on Christmas Eve. I had the three-course luncheon feature (Curried Butternut Squash Soup, Beef Bourguignon, and Sticky Toffee Pudding). The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I found the toffee pudding to be extremely sweet (but I hadn't eaten a lot of sugar in a... More 

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Thank Kathleen M
SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Kathleen M, Thank you for taking the time to write about the Woodlawn Inn. We are pleased that you enjoyed your lunch here at Christmas time. We are looking forward to the next time we can serve you and your family. Sincerely, Stephen Della Casa More 

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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The food was good quality and the waitress was very good. The servings are quite small though for the fairly high prices, so if you are with a man he may need to order in a pizza afterwards! They do have a good breakfast though which is included in the overnight rate.

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1 Thank Lisa G
SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Lisa G, Thanks for your kind words about our hospitality and our quality of your meal. I'm glad that you enjoyed your breakfast as well. Thanks for commenting on the portioning. I will have a talk with the kitchen team. With valuable feedback such as yous, we have been keeping our dining room guests happy for almost thirty years... More 

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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We recently held our Staff Christmas Party at the Woodland Inn. We were warmly greeted by Stephen Della Casa. All the staff offer great, friendly service. The food was , as usual, exceptional. Stephen and staff made all FORTY of us feel comfortable and most welcomed.During my office meeting, one week later, my agents and staff were still commenting on... More 

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Port Hope, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Visited this lovely inn in November for a gathering at lunch. The food was good and the ambiance was elegant. Very nice visit with good food.

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Thank Bizzian
SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Bizzian, Thank you for visiting us with your Red Hat friends in November. We have had the pleasure of hosting your group for nearly thirty years and we appreciate your continued patronage. Thanks for your kind words about our food and decor. We look forward to hosting another Red Hat luncheon in 2016. All the best, Stephen Della Casa More 

Cobourg, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The Woodlawn is known for exceptional food and service, and our office was thrilled to be heading back for another Christmas dinner this year. We were not disappointed!The food was absolutely fabulous, and the atmosphere is always cozy, warm and inviting. We love it, and will be back! Thanks to Stephen and your wonderful staff! from all of us at... More 

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Thank TLCatt
SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear TLCatt, Thank you for your glowing review. We are delighted that your team's recent Christmas party was enjoyed by all. Thanks for your comments about the quality of your dinner, the ambiance and hospitality. We cant wait to have you back with us soon. Thanks, Stephen Della Casa More 

Ancaster, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have been fortunate enough to have dined at a several "highly recommended" or "highly rated" restaurants around the world. The meal we recently enjoyed at the Woodlawn Inn ranks up there with the best we've ever had. We both chose the chicken with polenta and it was truly excellent! The wine list was solid and the... More 

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1 Thank Wes H
SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Wes H, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about The Woodlawn Inn. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the local Yorkshire Valley farm chicken, as well as the rest of your meal. We are touched that you consider our inn as one the finest that you have had. Thank You very much. We look forward... More 

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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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