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“Sunny evening”
Review of Restaurant Woods

Restaurant Woods
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Ranked #20 of 292 Restaurants in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Sunny evening”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

What a fantastic place for a sunny evening! Relaxing couches to drink a glass of wine before dinner and see the boats go by. Food is very good too!

  • Visited July 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Voorschoten, The Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excuse me garcon- Are you aving a laugh?”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

The potential here is so amazing.The decor, location are ideal for that special evening. The tastes that they produce are really worth savouring and the information they give you fascinating. I love trying dishes that are completely new to me. The various wines with each course are impressive and quite an education.Lovely people and excellent service but all this disappears into a black hole when you are confronted with the size of the portions.
Is it a fine dining wonder or are they simple taking you for a ride? The atmosphere encourages food worship so it was with trepidation that I pointed out that there wasn't enough fish to taste the selection of sauces designed to go with it (was this a vulgar thing to do?). My daughter's egg ravioli (to comply with her vegetarian status) was sheets of pasta with an egg on top (lol as they say).
If it didn't cost several limbs and a second mortgage it would be comical.
Great potential-great shame.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank 300gillianj300
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Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Too pretentious....not professional”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

The restaurant has a top location, but the food and service are not at the same level.
The most annoying was that the menu did not mention an ingredient, which was thoroughly avoided, for intolerance reasons. Once served, the problem has been reported to the serving staff. Not only the waiter did not propose a change, but did not even apologize, which is very unprofessional for a restaurant that pretends to be haute and sophisticated cuisine! Only the prices comply with that definition (almost 50 Eur for 1 fish fillet is rather out of proportion). The quality of the main dish was good, while the dessert was tasteless.
A pity for such a location!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Travellingmalet
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The Hague
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Fabulous location, average food”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

You cannot beat the views on the waterfront, but the food was just ok. Not much more than ok. Although they absolutely present the courses looking as haute cuisine, sometimes it looks better than it in reality tasts. I mean, the fish tasted like fried fish but thepresentation made it look nicer. We had the 5 courses arrangement with the 5 glasses of wine arrangement. The wine is mostly watery, not full of character. But as it is not the most expensive of restaurants, the balance between taste and price is ok. Nothing special, great views.

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Thank IvanFrankenhuyzen
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Willemstad, Curacao
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Very good food, very friendly service”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

If you like small, but delicious bites rather than hugue portions, I recommend that you try Woods. But if you are hungry and in for a big meal, go somewhere else. Service is very good. The waiter is flexible and really tries to please you.
Unfortunately, it was not crowded at all, when we had dinner at Woods.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank ArthurOster
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