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The Restaurant at The Cottage in the Wood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$75
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Award winning restaurant with rooms featuring the best of Cumbrian produce
North West England
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

I was lucky enough to be treated to a meal at Cottage in the Wood on New Year Eve by fiancée.

Surroundings: As soon as you walk into Cottage in the Wood you feel at home. You can imagine being in someone’s home – comfortable sofa and a roaring fire.

Staff: The owner (Kath) is so friendly and helpful – nothing is to much bother. She makes you feel at home. The other staff members are also very friendly and very professional

Food:

The canapés were very tasty especially the cheese puffs

The starter of the crab and salmon was lovely. I was worried as I am not keen on either of these ingredients but I could have eaten more.

Game Platter – wee tastes of pigeon, duck and venison. Was very tasty and just the right size.

Scallops – cooked to perfection and amazing with the ham that was served with it.

Gin Fizz – One word to describe this: wow. My only complaint was that I wanted a second (or third) helping!!!!!

Lamb with haggis, neeps and tatties - This was the first time I ordered lamb in a restaurant and it was beautiful. It was a lovely for Kath to ask how we wanted the lamb cooked – and it was cooked to perfection

Goats Cheese cooked in Charcoal – this was lovely and just the right size

Pear Dessert – my fiancée and I are unable to have chocolate so Kath organised an amazing Pear dessert. It was roasted pears with caramelised sugar, pear sorbet on a tulie and a beautiful parfait. This (along with the Gin Fizz) was my favourite course.

This was followed by coffee\tea and homemade lemon turkish delights.

I would recommend the Cottage in the Wood to anyone: amazing food, beautiful surroundings and fantastic staff.

Cottage in the Wood deserves a Michelin star.

  • Visited December 2011
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Wetherby
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277 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
“Glorious, and so hospitable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

Just wonderful. The friendliest of greetings, superb service and perfect food. All 5 of us who had the privilege of enjoying a meal here together will remember it as one of our best ever.
Nouvelle cuisine in style, elegantly and imaginatively presented, and most superbly cooked food , be it meat or fish, starter, main or dessert.
Don't go if you want massive portions, but do go it you want top top food and a meal that will linger long in the memory. It is perfect!

  • Visited December 2011
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sheffield
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“stay here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2011

This place is wonderful, fab food, excellent staff, all perfect.

  • Visited November 2011
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
“Cosy atmosphere and great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2011

I dined here with a friend on a cold and wet night. We received a warm welcome form the staff and were seated by a glowing log fire while we made our choices from the good sized menu. The food was very nicely presented and very tasty. Worth a special mention was the Wild Partridge on savoy cabbage which was moist ,succulent and served with a most flavoursome sauce. The cheeseboard was also excellent. The wine list was comprehensive and fairly priced. Service was attentive and friendly. With a tip we paid £100 for two. I will be back when next in the area.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Walton2
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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“So welcoming,we felt comfortable immediarely plus really good and interesting food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

We chanced upon this out of the way treasure and loved it. We went for lunch with the children and everything was wonderful - staff, really intriguing menu and beautifully prepared and delicious food in gorgeous location. The dinner menu looked even more amazing so we will be back for dinner ASAP

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