Woodlands Marylebone Lane

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Out of India, but with a number of branches firmly established in London, the Woodlands chain is a trusted purveyor of home-cooked, south Indian vegetarian food. Simple, pleasant decor fits with an uncomplicated ethos that favours health without getting too virtuous: most of the wines are organic or biodynamic, & vegan/Jain eaters have stacks of options. Start with idli (steamed rice & lentil ‘pillows’) with sambar & coconut chutney or a poori crackling with puffed rice, before sampling the famous dosas (rolled lentil & rice pancakes) & uttappams (lentil ‘pizzas’) with gloriously spiced fillings. All manner of veggie curries find their way onto the thalis, & puffy bhatura bread makes an impressive accompaniment. The introduction of a tandoor oven & more northerly dishes (including paneer & mushroom tikka) has been warmly received.

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Indian
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Cosy, Traditional

Location for Woodlands Marylebone Lane

77 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2PS

020 7486 3862

Opening Times of Woodlands Marylebone Lane

Mon-Thurs 12N-10.45pm

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Mr. Thomas M

07 November 2008  
I have mixed feelings about The Woodlands. The food is good South Indian fare — especially the dosas, which are excellent — but the service leaves something to be desired. The staff at the Marylebone branch always try to upsell you — “don't you want the larger size of beer?”, “no dessert? you're sure?”, “I think you need a couple more dishes for the table, otherwise you'll be hungry”, etc. etc. etc. It's a shame, because in other respects it's a great place. Love the food but wish the staff weren't so aggressive.
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