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Woodlawn Inn

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420 Division Street, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 3R9, Canada
+1 905-372-2235
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Cobourg, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived to hors d'oeuvres, wine, and good conversation. Right on time we started a seven course meal, which was flawless. We are looking forward with great anticipation to our next visit.

Thank Chriselen_11
Cobourg, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A classic restaurant. Very good buffet at lunch with a lot of very sophisticated salads,a large variety of breads. The turkey and ham were delicious. Excellent service. The atmosphere was quaint in a Victorian home

Thank L1432WZrichardm
SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear L1432WZrichardm, Thanks for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the buffet during your visit and that you found our service excellent. Please note that we continue to offer service excellence but we now offer served a la carte lunches and a weekend brunch. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Stephen Della Casa More 

Cobourg, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a once a year dinner with associates/friends. Very special evening away from the yearly business

Thank grakesso
SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear grakesso, Thank you for visiting us this past Christmas. I am pleased that you and your friends have made the seasonal visit to The Woodlawn a tradition. Thanks for your business and have a great year! Yours truly, Stephen Della Casa More 

Cobourg, Canada
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be our favorite restaurant in Cobourg. However they must have a new chef or something because the last few times we've eaten there, have been bad. Service is lacking and there is no attention paid to the basics of good food & good service. We tried them for Thanksgiving in 2015 with our daughter and were terribly... More 

Thank HHIloverOhio
SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear HHIloverOhio, Thanks for your review from last Thanksgiving. I'm sorry that we have let you down. We served many Thanksgiving dinners and after feedback about the portion size, we adjusted it and served many happy guests. I'm sorry you did not have an excellent time on your other visits. We have had the same chef for twelve years and... More 

Cobourg, Canada
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here for a birthday celebration but unfortunately it was also the Xmas season and we were competing with a large party for service. It took us 2.5 hrs to complete our meal with long lapses in between courses. When the food did come it was hot and very good but steak and salmon should not... More 

1 Thank Goeasy54
SLRShutterbug, Manager at Woodlawn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Goeasy54, Thanks for visiting us over the Christmas season. I'm sorry that there was a timing problem during your time here. Since the 1980's, we have make a point of managing large groups and intimate dinner guest bookings and we do not wan't guests feeling that they are ignored. Traditionally, guests spend two to two and a half hours... More 

Oshawa, Canada
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299 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of ten of us were here for an event. Staff is unbelievable in attention and promptness - there is never a "No" heard! Food is of the highest magnitude presented beautifully! One of the top meals we have ever had!

Thank TangoForFun
Cobourg, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Visited the Woodlawn with three girlfriends for a birthday celebration. Love this restaurant for special occasions. The old historic inn was decorated for Christmas and gave a warm, welcoming feeling. Our waitress was very attentive and made our visit special. The menu had something for every appetite. They stress that local, fresh produce is used as much as possible, and... More 

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Cobourg, Ontario
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125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We usually go to this restaurant on "special" occasions because we like the food but really like the wine list!. We recently attended a Christmas party there with about 50 other people. I usually am not a fan of buffets as I find that many restaurants tend to serve the same boring salads and sides. Not so at The Woodlawn!... More 

Thank elainelily
Ancaster, Canada
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Drove by Cobourg along the 401 and wanted a nice restaurant for dinner. The Woodlawn met these expectations and more. From the professional young busser, to the pleasant server, and friendly owner, the people did a great job of making us feel welcome in this historic inn. We ordered the four course meal and all parts of it were exceptional.... More 

1 Thank John B
Toronto, Canada
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101 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I was there for lunch today with my wife and three friends. Without exception, we really enjoyed our food. I had the sea scallops and pasta and my wife and her friends all had the seafood crepes. I finished with an excellent creme bruilet. That alone is often the test of a good chef, but in this case the mains... More 

Thank Neil B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 34
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Division Street, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 3R9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Cobourg
  • Phone Number: +1 905-372-2235
A favourite spot for quiet intimate dining, the romantic, centrally located restaurant at The Woodlawn Inn has been welcoming guests since 1988. A favorite with locals The Woodlawn Inn also hosts Northumberland County's premiere weddings and special events. Chef John O'Leary a red seal certified chef uses many Ontario and Northumberland products on his European and Italian inspired menus. Highlights of the inn include a great wine program. Accredited sommelier and host Stephen Della Casa offers a selection of more than 300 wines from the cellar. The restaurant also has a cozy bar with a slideshow of ever-changing Northumberland images by photographer, Stephen Della Casa and a Tuscan, walnut inlay decor. The bar also features 25 varieties of single malt Scotch whisky.

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