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Restaurant Woods

Haagweg 81, Leiden 2324 ND, The Netherlands
+31 715222225
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Ranked #115 of 145 restaurants in Leiden
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 22, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

I decided to book a table at Woods for my boyfriend and I a few days ago. After booking I had a look at TripAdvisor and read the reviews about the very small quantity of food served per dish, and some people calling it "pretentious". I decided to go anyway and see for myself. When entering our jackets were hung... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I go there every time when I'm in Leiden. Beautiful place, amazing food, and the service absolutely charming and thoughtful. I adore this restaurant.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

What a fantastic place for a sunny evening! Relaxing couches to drink a glass of wine before dinner and see the boats go by. Food is very good too!

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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The potential here is so amazing.The decor, location are ideal for that special evening. The tastes that they produce are really worth savouring and the information they give you fascinating. I love trying dishes that are completely new to me. The various wines with each course are impressive and quite an education.Lovely people and excellent service but all this disappears... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The restaurant has a top location, but the food and service are not at the same level. The most annoying was that the menu did not mention an ingredient, which was thoroughly avoided, for intolerance reasons. Once served, the problem has been reported to the serving staff. Not only the waiter did not propose a change, but did not even... More

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The Hague
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

You cannot beat the views on the waterfront, but the food was just ok. Not much more than ok. Although they absolutely present the courses looking as haute cuisine, sometimes it looks better than it in reality tasts. I mean, the fish tasted like fried fish but thepresentation made it look nicer. We had the 5 courses arrangement with the... More

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Willemstad, Curacao
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23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

If you like small, but delicious bites rather than hugue portions, I recommend that you try Woods. But if you are hungry and in for a big meal, go somewhere else. Service is very good. The waiter is flexible and really tries to please you. Unfortunately, it was not crowded at all, when we had dinner at Woods.

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The Hague
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18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Recently had a great evening here as part of Restaurant Week... but this was due to the company of friends and not the service provided by the restaurant. This restaurant was selected for us randomly as part of the week and upon reading the reviews we were struck by the mix of comments, ranging from "up-itself" to "excellent". Typically given... More

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The Hague
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Visited Restaurant Woods with a group of friends as a surprise meal, taking advantage of Restaurant Week and the set 3 course dinner menu for 30 per head. The restaurant scored highly for location, ease of access and parking, decor and ambiance. A nice place to arrive at and be in. The terrace also looked lovely. On arriving The Maitre... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Last night we went to Woods for a romantic dinner after a hard week. I have only been to Woods on Business lunches and dinner. But I was so impressed by the quality that I made reservations and surprised my girlfriend. The location is right next to one of the many canals around Leiden, very nice. The attention given to... More

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