We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Restaurant Woods

$
French, Dutch, European
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Haagweg 81, 2321 AA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 715222225
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 50: English reviews
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is great, it is situated with a terrace on the water which makes it a great place to sit and enjoy. The food is small but inventive, The filet american starter was incredible and the desert brownie was also amazing. The main course of cod however, seemd a bit out of character. Nevertheless the food was great. And... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pikachu-Goku
New York City
Level Contributor
65 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered lunch, while all around us, everyone was ordering high tea. The desserts were nicely presented, but didn't look that amazing. Our lunch came on very small plates. Old-style nouvelle cuisine approach--micro-greens, one slice of radish, a mini-morsel of foie gras... Plates are only 12.50 euro each, which sounds like a deal until you get that they're making their... More 

Helpful?
Thank apt5c
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Great outdoor seating along the canal. Blankets provided for. Menu has changed from tradtional to a variety of smaller dishes. Friendly service.

Helpful?
Thank alexcofino
Ajijic, Mexico
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Dishes that offer complexity in flavour and elegant presentation. Service was outstanding in being attentive without being obtrusive and being informative about dishes and wines on offer. Great setting all result in an outstanding experience. An example of the dishes was the boeuf la roche which featured a reduction that was perfectly executed creating a dish that went from being... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gilles B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We visited midweek about 8pm, it was quiet (about 5 other tables). Set in an old windmill (saw mill?) on the river, the atmosphere was welcoming and somehow modern and clean. The waitress was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable and we had the same waitress for the whole of the evening. Food was excellent. The dishes are small, well prepared... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ian B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I have been to many 'conference dinners' over the years and this one takes my number one spot. Beautiful situation located right on the canal so the evening began with a delicious glass of chilled white wine (the house!). Then inside for superb food and more delicious wines. The staff were great and helpful and the whole evening was excellent... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris F
Level Contributor
58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I felt really stupid that it took me some time to realize everything was made of wood... That's just entourage, though, because the restaurant has been named for it's location (in the past, boats carrying wood would come to shore there, at the base of the mill). Woods has a dinner concept that suits a classy restaurant, yet is highly... More 

Helpful?
Thank Judith v
Nordstrand, Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Visited the restaurant while participating to a congress and was pleasantly surprised. Located by the canal, we enjoyed a glas of wine outside in really nice and peaceful surroundings. For dinner we chose the chefs surprise menu, and the food was excellent. The waiters were friendly and helpful, and on top of all the prices were reasonable. I really recommend... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nina M
Netherlands
Level Contributor
142 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Beautiful setting for a restaurant, with a mill on one side and water (and terrace) on the other side. Very nice atmosphere! Service was very friendly too. Plenty of choice on the menu. The food was very good too. Really nothing to complain about!

Helpful?
Thank M0rrighan
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely dinner in the sun here with our little one, they were very great in providing friendly and fast service, it was a lovely spot to enjoy the boats passing by and the food was great. We will definitely come back!

Helpful?
Thank F00dieamsterdam

Travelers who viewed Restaurant Woods also viewed

Leiden, South Holland Province
Leiden, South Holland Province
 
Leiden, South Holland Province
Leiden, South Holland Province
 
Leiden, South Holland Province
Leiden, South Holland Province
 

Been to Restaurant Woods? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, Dutch, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haagweg 81, 2321 AA, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 715222225

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Restaurant Woods staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?