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Woodlands Centre

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$$ - $$$
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Castle Grounds, Stornoway HS2 0XP, Scotland
+44 1851 706916
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Whilst visiting Stornaway for a few, came across the Woodlands Centre while walking in grounds of Lewes Castle. Lovely location, very helpful staff and great selection of cakes, scones etc, including gluten free selection. Even offered filtered coffee. Lovely place well worth a visit

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Thank Peshwa5
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The food here is fresh and cooked well with a good variety of eats from cooked breakfasts to quiches, pies, baked potatoes and smoked salmon, eggs etc. My only gripe was that the coffee was luke warm bordering on cold on both visits here, so I would recommend having the tea instead. Nice local arts and crafts on display and... More 

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Thank Maloures
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Good place to have a coffee after walking the stunning castle grounds. Excellent friendly staff! Can recommend for a good soup!

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Thank Ann T
Louth, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Following the path to the castle we came upon the Woodlands Centre - a good find. Inside it was almost full of folk enjoying lunch so we stayed. Had a great lunch but had to go upstairs to eat. Interesting pictures on the walls. Some wonderful clocks to purchase and good views. Staff very helpful and chatty and having taken... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Enjoyed a lovely lunch here - upstairs was very warm but we sat on comfortable sofas and ate hot smoked salmon sandwiches - fab

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Thank dianaswr
Irvine, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

nice cafe set in the middle of the park not far from the river, good for a drop in for tea coffee and snacks. There are no dogs permitted within the cafe but there is some outside seating which is ok in good or fair weather. would be good if the cafe could provide a covered area for people with... More 

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Thank CYBERJIMBO
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Always try to drop in here when I'm home Really nice coffee and there's always something else going on. Really nice views aswell and is a great stop when having a walk around the castle grounds

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Thank Ktdrumz
Stornoway, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

The woodland centre is a great place for lunch. Very nice coffee. Huge Windows with views of the grounds. Home baking and freshly made food. Kids lunch boxes are excellent value and healthy, include fruit, yoghurt, sandwich and raisins. High chairs available and baby change has plenty of space for a pram. Gift shop too!

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Thank jenelouearl
Saskatoon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Been here several times - always excellent food with fresh sandwiches, good soup and wonderful desserts. Always served quickly with a friendly smile. Good atmosphere as well.

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Thank caratk
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Always a great place to go for coffee or lunch. The food is lovely and the staff are helpful. Children can play outside while waiting for food. Safe environment and nice to have a wee stroll down to cuddly point or in the castle grounds afterwards. Would recommend to anyone. Gets really busy. So be patient.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?