The Woodman

4.3
80 reviews
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British
We are pub (rather than restaurant) and one of the finest pubs for food, drinks and entertainment in London.

We serve freshly made, seasonal, British comfort food. Creative dishes as well as British pub classics all executed to a high level.

Our team offer table service and aim to let you relax into your experience while we look after you. A wide choice of drinks available including 6 real ales on tap, a well explained wine list, cocktails, martinis, huge choices of gins, spirits, hot & cold drinks, soft drinks and much more.

We have seating inside for upto 120
We have seating in a heated outdoor terrace for 70
We have seating in our beer garden for 240
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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great pub. All good.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time i come here i expect that something may dampen my experience, never happens. The food is amazing, my squid and chickpea salad especially. My waitress very attentive and the manager seems to have his staff happy and enjoying and is extremely accommodating. I would highly recommend and will be back soon.

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JN
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pub with a nice atmosphere and very warm and knowledgeable staff. Would definitely come again for the location and vibe of this place. Better than good pub food.

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GC
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another visit and yet another excellent experience! Visited with some work colleagues for an impromptu lunch meeting and the food and service was as good as ever. Highly recommend.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazed at the service and the food here. Staff do spot on and attentive. Will definitely be coming back soon. Thanks for a great afternoon.

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BB
London
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, fast friendly and helpful staff, great atmosphere. What more could you want. Great pub. 10/10.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great pub! Lovely Sunday roast and very friendly manager. Would definitely recommend for a Sunday hangout!

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AH
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came in for dinner and the service from the floor team was brilliant. I really enjoyed my food and the floor manager made sure I was very well looked after. I’ll definitely be coming back again!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been back here a few times recently as the service is always so good. Bar staff are always so friendly and the floor staff are fantastic, helpful and attentive.

Staff are always ready to help and explain the menu in detail. They understand their wines and food is always amazing.

Thank you for making it such a lovely evening.

We will defo be coming back again.

Highly recommended, great local pub.

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Having not been to The Woodman for many, many years , I am extremely happy to have rediscovered it. The food was lovely and the staff were great. The chap managing the floor staff was also superb, looking after us or encouraging his staff to do the same whilst not being overbearing in any fashion. A couple extra chips on my plate would have made the evening perfect!

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BB
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an anniversary meal with my husband at the woodman last night.

We went there on a recommendation and we were not disappointed.

The service was impeccable and the staff knew the menu inside out. The manager was really friendly but nobody was intrusive while we had our meal.

The food was really yummy and we can wait to go back.

Thank you to everybody who made this a perfect night for us. We will defo be back soon.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I made this booking this through Open Table very last minute, as we were in the area and was quietly surprised by this place. I have lived in the area all my life but have not really frequented the Woodman due to a previous bad experiences.

From the start I was welcomed very warmly. My waiter was extremely attentive and advised me with his knowledge of the menu. Without being too over the top however, I thought the Manager (well I assume he was) was very accommodating and friendly. His interaction with customers and staff was reflective of my experience.

My only reservation was my food. Although great I though my avocado in my starter could have been a little more fresh. Nevertheless, this didn’t spoil my whole experience so we left happy. Well done to the chef, waiter and the Manager. Thank you and will definitely be coming back.

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GC
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I've eaten in this pub following a great first visit.
My family and I had a superb meal in here. The staff were friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and the manager even remembered us from our last visit!! Looking forward to our next trip into London when I'm sure we'll come in here again. I thoroughly recommend this pub.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a business meeting with food.

The staff were very attentive to needs and manager was welcoming and friendly.

Food was great, would defo go back.

Top Pub. !!

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UM
London
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a lovely Sunday lunch at The Woodman. The food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. The staff were lovely, and in particular the manager was so helpful and accommodating. The lamb roast was delicious, and our vegetarian friends were well catered for. Table service for drinks is a definite highlight!

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KO
London
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service with yummy food. Fab outdoor seating area

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PA
London
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food a bit boring to my taste, and portions are far too small for what you pay. But apart for that great table service and selection of beers too, overall a beautiful experience I will come back!

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JN
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, friendly atmosphere, nice vibe to the place. The food was also good.
Great location for the tube. Would recommend a visit

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very simply, brilliant food and outstanding service. My new favourite place! The staff went above and beyond. Thank you, I'll definitely be back!

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice food and atmosphere for a Sunday lunch of five adults and a toddler. Food was good value, though on the higher end for a pub Sunday lunch - we prefer to have a decent lunch and pay a bit more, so we were happy.
My only small complaint was that when we arrived, we were given a table in front of a draughty door, even though there was another table available (I'd booked about a month beforehand for a family birthday lunch). It took three go's to get us moved to the more comfortable table. But apart from a very intransigent waitress at that point, the service was friendly and efficient.

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DD
London
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I reserved a table by phone. I explained that I was coming for a quiet chat with a friend . When I arrived I was greeted by wall to wall music from a live band. I should have been advised of this when I phoned to book a table. A member of staff to whom I explained the situation agreed with me and said she would tell her manager. When my friend arrived we decided to leave without buying food or drink and go elsewhere. As we left, the member of staff said again she had told the manager. The manager did not contact my friend and me before we left. A completely wasted evening. We did not eat at The Woodman but I had to tick the requisite boxes in order to leave this review.

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S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The Woodman on Sunday nights is now our favorite spot all week! The Brazilian band and music after Sunday roast is incredible! They are so talented and fun and we just have a blast. Invited a number of friends to join last week and the kids danced, we got to relax and enjoy the atmosphere and the Woodman was wonderfully accommodating and patient with the little ones. Great food, awesome music. Perfect neighborhood spot. Thank you and see you again soon!

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LH
London
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for Sunday lunch for my Mother's birthday. Glad I had booked as it was very busy. Lovely food, lovely ambiance. Would definitely recommend!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Arrived and despite having booked a table in advance I was told that there was a 50 minute wait for food so took the kids elsewhere.

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BM
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good service and great sunday lunch with me and friends.

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AK
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

enjoyable evening, excellent service, good food, easily reached

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our evening here. The only negative was that the live jazz music was too loud and we couldn’t really speak to each other. Not a problem if you are aware this may be the case some evenings. The food was good enough, enjoyable for a cosy weekday evening out

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JF
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Goid time had, in a party of 8. Made to feel welcome, excellent food and staff very attentive.

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MC
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All 6 main courses were great bar one... pork chop was too tough to cut and chew! Waiting staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. Sadly 2 of the 5 desert options had run out but then again we did have a late lunch sitting! We also had our dog with us, which was a bonus.

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a
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked the Woodman for a Saturday lunch with family and had a lovely time. The menu had a good variety of options for vegetarians, and there was a great selection of drinks on offer. The staff were really friendly, helpful and made us feel very welcome. Our dog was also given a bowl of water too! Fully recommend and will definitely return again.

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OT
London
25 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Some staff seemed a little stressed and were unenthusiastic. A couple of staff were really lovely, smiley and helpful though :)

Really nice beer garden and atmosphere to go with it. Overall a great evening was had by all

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OT
London
25 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

No record of our booking so nowhere for a party of seven to eat their birthday meal. No solution offered until I had to really push back. Ended up ordering snacks from the over crowded, slow service bar and huddling into a corner to eat and drink. Disappointed in this experience

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ZG
London
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality food and service. Always busy and great pub to socialise with family or friends.

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c
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Pub at the end of my road,so use it to feed friends and family when I don't want to cook. Regularly good food,friendly staff and at times easy enough to hear my guests! Have already recommended it to friends

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NN
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really tasty Sunday lunch, big plates and great service. The little ones were very well catered for and the general ambience and décor was spot on. A nice touch with the wool throws for outside diners/drinkers when it gets a bit too chilly.... we'll definitely be back regularly!

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EB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a lovely even8ng with friends at The Woodman. Great service, lovely atmosphere. Will come again.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Continues to be my favourite Sunday roast pub around Muswell Hill.

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

2 out of 4 of us ordered from the set menu, our starters were great but the mains really let us down. The meals from the full menu looked great! The pub has a fab outdoor area!

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was awful!! The chicken was dry and hard and the vegetables mushy. I have dined at the Ivy on several occasions and the quality of the food there was very good. There is absolutely no way that I can believe that the chef at the Woodman was formerly at the Ivy...unless of course the Ivy sacked him for not being up to their standards

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Staff lingered too much and were a tad rude. The cook even tried to take one of our plates when we hadn't finished!
The food was good, but a tad expensive for what you get.

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