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Restaurant Woods

Haagweg 81, 2324 ND Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 715222225
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Ranked #121 of 166 Restaurants in Leiden
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 25, 2014
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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
  • Any
English first
The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Had a great night at Woods. Service a little slow to start, but the food was wonderful and the ambience great. Had a table by the window overlooking the water. Chose the 4 course chef selection menu, and every course was delicious. It is an expensive night out (the wine was particularly expensive), but overall reasonable value for money.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We did a group work dinner and canal cruise. We were warmly greeted and offered a refreshing drink, and departed on a pleasant 45 minute canal cruise. We returned to a four course dinner served with wine. The team really enjoyed themselves and the service was good. Price is average.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The location of the restaurant is wonderful just next to the water, and outside is a beautiful sunny terrace. The service is what let's it down. Our waiter forgot our amuses and paid little attention. The portions were tiny, the food was good, but the slow service lets this place down. Overpriced, frustrating experience.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 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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