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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, 16 February 2019

Very busy Saturday night meant significant wait to place order, and for wine, and between courses. Starters sounded better than they were, and the mains had three beef dishes out of a choice of eight, thereby limiting options. The dessert was okay, but rather late in the day. Wine was over-priced for what it was. Service was friendly but slightly disorganised, probably due to a full house. At £133 for two not overly satisfied.

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 February 2019

The food was all very nice but the main courses were small.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Staff are very friendly. The view is spectacular and the food was delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Fantastic food, fantastic venue. Totally loved our afternoon with you. We have you a 9/10. Definitely be back asap

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

The lower value for money score is only because the price is generally quite high but if you can afford it, it is definitely worth it. We thought your staff were attentive and very helpful, especially in finding us two taxis home after we were let down by a taxi firm on the way there. Food and wine were very good and the location is splendid.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Nice location and restaurant. Bar could do with better seating and brightening up as didn't contrast with the 1919 restaurant. we would visit again

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

First drinks order took over half an hour to arrive. Only one waiter on duty- needed more.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

The afternoon tea we had was lovely, plenty of sandwiches and a lovely selection of pastries. The tea was also nice and it was great to see a silver service being used. The view from the window was outstanding and we will hopefully be back!

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Visited On Friday, 04 January 2019

We felt the Mushroom Tea was slightly disappointing, even though the crispy kale was quite tasty. The Tenderstem vegetarian dish was absolutely heavenly, and the blackcherry sorbet was amazing. The service and atmosphere were great and we cannot wait to come back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Very nice country house atmosphere, and seriously good food. Exceptional wine list, and are thoroughly enjoyable dinner altogether.

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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

Can’t wait for you to reopen.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 December 2018

Lovely food just wasn't enough choice on menu,, also if you book a package which includes evening meal there was a cap of £40 pp so if you wanted a steak at £29 there's no way you could have a 3 course meal for your budget ,then add on the over priced drinks

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

Excellent food, in a situation which has always been exceptional for views, but we love the new interior. Thanks for your warm welcome.

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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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