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Woodlands Centre

Castle Grounds, Stornoway HS2 0XP, Scotland
+44 1851 706916
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good50%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (41 reviews)
“cakes” (22 reviews)
“quiche” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Castle Grounds, Stornoway HS2 0XP, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this cafe loads in the past on visits home. Sadly not quite as good the cakes were not up to the high standards previously. The decor seemed a bit more downmarket cafe. Sadly instead of usual three or visits only went once.

Thank Diane c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular place for lunch and afternoon tea , Lentil soup was exquisite and the menu has a broad choice of panini , burgers , sandwiches and wraps not forgetting the beautiful scones and lovely array of fresh baking , staff are very polite and...More

Thank CubbyScotland
Reviewed March 3, 2018

For coffe, a snack or a meal....excellent service and good food. Menu could do with updating or have specials...very popular especially in the summer

Thank BridgetHB
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Easily accessible with wheelchair. My favourite place to take my mother. Coffee is great. I ask for a mug for my mother as the cups are hard for her to hold - staff always willing to oblige. Cake selection isn't huge but it's always quality....More

Thank PatriciaMacleod
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Although there is a bigger more glamorous cafe in the castles new annex itself, I just wanted some quiet time so found this little retreat. I enjoyed tea and caramel sponge cake in the quiet and it was only £3 odd! Lovely find and the...More

Thank lornadempsey
Reviewed October 24, 2017

The Woodlands is ideally situated below the castle and at the start of many walks through the grounds around the harbour so is a perfect place for a coffee and quick lunch. I had the pesto pannini which was tasty and hot and the coffee...More

Thank Torkm68
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

This is a very good café for a light lunch or Coffee and Scones. The café is beautifully situated in the grounds of Lews Castle and we found the food to be very good quality and reasonably priced. Definitely recommend after a visit to the...More

1  Thank Gordon R
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Lovely Bacon & Brie Toastie at a reasonable price. A little salad dressing and fresher cucumber would have made it a perfect side salad - would definitely visit again. Prompt service & recommendable.

1  Thank Cassie1720
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Decided to do lunch with my granddaughter, in which we had toasties and a pannini. While waiting on our lunch and sat upstairs i did notice that the floor was dirty and the pictures that were lying on a shelf were also not very clean....More

1  Thank Mcdhth
Reviewed September 7, 2017

A popular café in the grounds of Lews Castle. It was very busy at lunchtime with a lot of locals in for coffee and lunch. A good selection of hot and cold lunches. The soup was excellent.

1  Thank rebrgbbus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Grounds, Stornoway HS2 0XP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Lewis and Harris  >  Isle of Lewis  >  Stornoway
  • Phone Number: +44 1851 706916
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