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Restaurant Woods

French, Dutch, European
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Haagweg 81, 2321 AA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 715222225
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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

Thank alexcofino
Ajijic, Mexico
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank Gilles B
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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 

Thank Ian B
London, United Kingdom
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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 

Thank Chris F
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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 

Thank Judith v
Nordstrand, Oslo, Norway
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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 

Thank Nina M
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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!

Thank M0rrighan
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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!

Thank F00dieamsterdam
Herentals, Belgium
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135 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We had a 4-course lunch here. The food was very good and tasty. No complaints about that. Have to say that the prices are pretty high but so is the service level. The champagne is also very good. We were offered some appetizers and the So also no complaints about that. The location is next to the water and I... More 

Thank Mathias B
Leiden, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a 4-course dinner at Woods. All of the dishes were selected by the chef, and they were all equally amazing. Note that groups of 6+ people do not have the option to order à la carte. For Large groups, the chef will select a 4-course dinner. As we could not order à la carte (we were a group... More 

Thank Fabianne H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, Dutch, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?