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1919 Restaurant & Bar

The Cottage in the Wood Hotel, Holywell Road, Malvern, United Kingdom, WR14 4LG
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Open for breakfast, coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner every day.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About 1919 Restaurant & Bar

1919 is a two AA Rosette award winning restaurant named after the year The Cottage in the Wood started its commercial life as tea rooms.
With panoramic Cotswolds views and fantastic flavours 1919 is the destination restaurant in Malvern.
Serving delicious modern British cuisine ranging from light, healthier dishes to more indulgent meals to suit all tastes and appetites.
Influenced by the forest and coast, with the emphasis squarely on fresh, clean flavours.
Our menu changes frequently to ensure we reap the benefits of local and seasonal produce so you can be certain you will always find something new and exciting to choose from.

Afternoon Tea is served daily 15.00-17.00

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

This is a smart restaurant serving modern food in a traditional style.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Lovely position and beautifully presented hotel and restaurant. Delightful warm welcome and enjoyed great drinks before Sunday Lunch. Such a very inviting environment. We chose the Roast Lunch of Beef from an extensive choice (for a Sunday)!! I think this probably meant the beef was ready sliced and reheated with a very rich jus as opposed to being carved from a freshly roasted joint. To be honest the vegetables were an uninspiring choice - and verging on raw. We like al dente but you couldn’t get your fork into the carrots and the Brussels sprouts just pinged across the plate when you tried to put your fork into them - were virtually un-cutable and rock hard! It was very disappointing that we mentioned this to the very sweet waitress when she asked if everything was alright - who apologised and offered to get more - but by that time we’d nearly finished the rest of the main course and so we said not to worry. It would have been nice if someone in management had acknowledged our comment and at least come to speak to us. Our single glasses of wine also only arrived when we were half way through our main course. Desserts: I chose the almond, pear and cherry tart - delicious but minuscule!!! Honestly??? 2 mouthfuls ! My husband had the chocolate mousse which he said was lovely but still very skimpy portion and we aren’t big eaters??! Overall we thought the place was absolutely fabulous - the staff charming - and said how much we’d love to bring friends and/or family for lunch or dinner - but would be very hesitant now after experiencing the food - was very disappointing and let the place down in many ways. This is being fair and totally honest - but we do wish you very well and every success.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Appreciate you had problems with power on Saturday evening an dthe chef did well to deliver the meals. We thought a pop corn startingbtaster was NOT appropriate to a two AA rosette restaurant. We had to ask for the waite t bring a wine list, when you would normally have a wine waiter bring automatically. We were charged for three red wines when we had two. The food was tasty, but the portions were rather small - the scallops were over powered by their accompaniant, the cheeses board at £14 for 5 cheeses was far too expensive for small portions. There were no chocolates with the coffee. The staff waiting on we're pleasant, but did not seem to be 'on the ball'. This was all a shame on the evening, as it was our office party, and I did not feel we wanted to make a pointvon the evening. We often visit quality restaurants in the area, and we are blessed with having a good selection within 10 miles of our home in Ledbury. Would we come again? Probably not in a hurry, and have since heard from one of our neighbours, that they had similar issues.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Egg booked a family get together. As we sat down at the table the power to the whole area failed. Despite this the chef prepared a great alternative set of main courses which meet everyone's needs. Power returned in time for a speedy desert course before we had to depart. Well done to the whole team!

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Would benefit from a ‘front of house’ or maitre d and staff knowing both the drink and food menus more thoroughly - for example, cocktails came with missing ingredients (which we had to point out), and items were missing from my starter and although I’d flagged I was coeliac in my booking the staff working that night did not know. We also felt the main courses were expensive. Overall nice food but service impacted the experience

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

We had a party for 43 people the food was delicious the staff were pleSsant and helpful we would definitely recommend the cottage in the wood xx

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Beautiful setting and interior decor. Booked champagne afternoon tea for my mother's birthday. Once seated was asked if we had any dietary requirements and what hot drink we would like. Food and tea arrived. I had to ask for the champagne and no explanation was given as to what we were given. E.g what fillings were in the sandwiches and what the cake selection was. It would of been nice to receive the champagne upon being seated with the afternoon tea to follow. It was pretty quiet so no much staff on and I had to ask the receptionist for a top up of the tea half way through. All in all it was OK. Not the best I have ever had to be honest.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

A meal in the 1919 restaurant is always a pleasure, whether sitting outside in the garden in summer or in the dining room on colder days. Good food and service in a relaxed environment with views which cannot be bettered. The Sunday roast (beef) I had yesterday was excellent. Well done.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Food is amazing. Staff are wonderful! Couldn’t recommend more.

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Visited On Monday, 05 November 2018

Very much enjoyed by our Australian friends, one of whom requested we ate here again

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Visited On Sunday, 28 October 2018

Nice friendly staff food cooked perfectly very enjoyable experience will definitely be back

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

Delicious food and very good service! We will be back

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The service was rather slow, but the food was definitely worth waiting for - absolutely delicious and delightfully different from the usual restaurant fare. Many thanks for helping with the place name cards and your birthday greetings - appreciated.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 October 2018

Four of us had a great evening. We enjoyed the First Party of the Season with Gin and delicious Canapés and interesting presentations. Lots of chat and a nice welcome. Then a super dinner in the restaurant - the Crab dish was superb. Well done.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

Staff were very welcoming and provided excellent service. The food was delicious.

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Nice atmosphere good seasonal menu, feels special.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

We arrived as a party of four at 6.45 when the restaurant was almost empty; we were quickly down to our table and our order was taken for cocktails, wine and food. A starter arrived, and I had to ask for the cocktails, which we had with starters. The main course arrived, and I had to ask for the wine. The waiting staff were perfectly pleasant but they were not 'on the ball'. One of us had duck and the quantity was insufficient; two of us had the cottage pie, which was really very good, but did it have to be served in a metal saucepan? we ordered pudding, and the chocolate organs was very tasty, but the quantity was very small indeed. It was my wife's birthday dinner, and it would have ruined the evening by making a fuss about everything, but you really have a number of things to attend to, to make this a restaurant that we would want to go back to.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Had a really lovely Sunday evening with impeccable service

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Disappointing as it was a birthday treat for my sister. I felt there was no attention to detail. It wasn’t,t the dainty Afternoon tea I was expecting.

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Visited On Monday, 08 October 2018

My friend and I came for afternoon tea yesterday. The views are breathtaking and such a peaceful spot is a real find. The cakes and sandwiches were lovely, especially the home made, warm scones. Beautifully presented! We can't wait to come back again.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Very friendly staff. Good choice of food. Chef happy to make an alternative dish for vegetarian. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Lovely position overlooking the Malvern hills serving a very generous afternoon tea

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Beautiful views from the restaurant. Nice food and good service .

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Small choice of starters, albeit tasty. The roast of the day was disappointing, with a few small cold roast potatoes per plate and a small amount of vegetables, including boiled parsnips. Unfortunately we felt that overall the meal was poor value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Fantastic food and scenery. Staff were great and couldn’t have been more helpful. A party of 13 of us visited for a hen do with various dietary requirements which were catered for perfectly

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