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Woodstock Colonial Restaurant

1959 Topsail Rd | Near Topsail Beach, Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador A1L 1Z4, Canada
+1 709-781-2222
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“prime rib” (16 reviews)
“maple salmon” (2 reviews)
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1959 Topsail Rd | Near Topsail Beach, Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador A1L 1Z4, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Woodstock Colonial Restaurant
1. Fabulous Sunday Brunch
"The variety of food that is available in the buffet is incredible!"
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2. celebrating our 50th wedding a
"pan fried cod and other selections of seafood and all were delicious"
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3. Woodstock Restaurant Wows!
"the prime rib with yorkshire pudding is one of my favourites"
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Went there for its Easter supper bufffet and certainly not disappointed. Booked in advance to avoid disappointment during holidays. Plenty of nice Easter decorations inside the venue: Easter tree, Easter ornaments, displays, pictures everywhere from the door, fireplace, buffet tables, walls, and service counters. Plenty...More

Thank Alick T
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed July 2, 2017

First time visitor. Went for brunch, a large selection of items. My favourites were the pea soup, toutons, turkey/omelette station and the chocolate fountain. I thought the price was fair considering its a buffet with a lot of high quality items. The atmosphere is very...More

Thank QueenBee896
jy937, Public Relations Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Hi QueenBee, Thanks for the great review. Breakfast and brunch are a specialty at Woodstock. Hope you come again soon and maybe try some of our evening specialties like Prime Rib or one of our delicious seafood dishes. Cheers J

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful weekend brunch with everything from roast beef to chocolate fountain, custom omelettes to toutons and beans, salads, soups, desserts, and more!

Thank Michèle L
jy937, Front Office Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Hi Michele, So glad you enjoyed our famous Sunday Brunch! Hope it see you back again soon for a Friday night dinner or our Wednesday night 2 for 1 Prime Rib Special. Have a great day :-) J

Reviewed February 22, 2018

Had the two for one prime rib dinner last evening with my family, four of us. Nice atmosphere, welcoming, excellent service. Fresh bread rolls prior to dinner. Prime rib dinner was indeed excellent with generous portions and nice presentation. Overall a nice relaxing experiencing. However...More

Thank mellowCanada
jy937, Public Relations Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Thanks for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself and we are looking forward to your next visit with us. Cheers Jill

Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

This is an average pub meal at fine dining prices. It is sad that this restaurant has lowered its standards but not its prices. The wait for the meal was an hour from ordering, the server pointed out that they were busy but nothing out...More

Thank Peter W
jy937, Public Relations Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations. Woodstock is know for it's delicious Prime Rib, which is traditionally seasoned. Woodstock only cooks from scratch and most meals are prepared at the time they are ordered, so our helpful staff will be happy to exclude...More

Reviewed September 10, 2017

Visited the Woodstock today with my family for their Sunday Brunch (September 10, 2017). We had a reservation for 11:00 am for when the brunch began. We were seated in a timely fashion to our table for 8 and waited for the food to be...More

Thank Cindy D
jy937, Public Relations Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Hi Cindy Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit with us. Sunday brunch is an all you can eat event, with a wide selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner items, as well as having an omelette station, a waffle station and plenty of desserts....More

Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

This used to be a reliable place, but the quality of the food has deteriorated as the prices have risen. I paid $27 for what was supposed to be Pasta Alfreda, but was only noodles in some garlic flavored oil, with cheesy crumbs on top....More

Thank Janice B
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

We have been here many times and in recent visits only for the seafood chowder. This is an excellent dish. My complaint rest with the make up of the chowder. Some times there is a mix of fine seafood scallop, salmon shrimp cod etc other...More

1  Thank Don B
Reviewed August 16, 2017

You'll enjoy a visit to the Woodstock. This is the second time I've reviewed it. The setting, service and product is pretty consistent here. The building is lovely, decorated in the old 1900's style. The old rafters are still visible in most of the building....More

Thank Spintop1234
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Our family enjoyed an incredible Sunday brunch here. The variety of food that is available in the buffet is incredible! We enjoyed many traditional Newfoundland dishes as part of the buffet as well. The food is as close to a home cooked meal. It is...More

Thank maritimeratheart
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November 26, 2017|
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Around 30-40 and if you aren’t booked by now it’s possible you won’t get it but call today
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $38
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1959 Topsail Rd | Near Topsail Beach, Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador A1L 1Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  Paradise
  • Phone Number: +1 709-781-2222
  • E-mail
Woodstock Colonial is a popular local restaurant known for its long history of serving steak, seafood and traditional Newfoundland cuisine. Established in 1927, Woodstock is the oldest known restaurant on the Avalon. The property is surrounded by a beautiful meadow nestled within a valley at the junction of two rivers. Gather with family and friends at Woodstock for a relaxing Newfoundland get together. Sit by the fireplace and enjoy the atmosphere of a room filled with Newfoundland antiques and collectibles. Newfoundland is known for its hospitality, storytelling and unique culture and Woodstock Colonial Restaurant is proud to be a part of that heritage. Located in Paradise, only 10 minutes from downtown St. John’s, Woodstock is close enough to be convenient, but far enough to get away.
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