Holywell Rd, Malvern Wells, WR14 4LG

Owner's description

The Cottage in the Wood Hotel, set high above Malvern in eight acres of woodland, is a unique 4 star hotel and restaurant which offers a desirable mix of laid-back elegance, incredible food and intuitive service in a naturally dramatic space.

The  2AA Rosette 1919 Restaurant, Lounge Bar and Terrace is the place to meet, eat, drink and celebrate the good stuff in life.

Sociable, friendly and relaxed the restuarant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the day, with a delicious award-winning a la carte menu or a sensational tasting menu celebrating the local area developed by Head Chef Rob Mason and his team.

Indulge in a three-course evening meal paired with sippable wines or an elegant afternoon tea or just simply relax in the Lounge Bar with a coffee and a natter with a friend. The perfect space to enjoy great food, good company and stunning views.

Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
No dress code
65
Yes

The chef

Leading the kitchen at The Cottage in the Wood is Head Chef Rob Mason, a young and dynamic chef with a background and training that includes experience in Michelin-starred establishments. He has created a strong team of five dedicated chefs with the ambition of turning 1919 Restaurant into THE destination restaurant in The Malverns.

Rob Mason was nominated for ‘Restaurant Chef of the Year’ at Hotel Cateys 2022, shortlisted as finalist for The Food Awards 2022, nominated for Acorn Award 2022 and helped The Cottage in the Wood win Taste of Worcestershire Award 2022.

Head Chef Rob Mason and his team take advantage of the rich local ingredients from Worcestershire, offering an exceptional seasonal menu that tantalises the taste buds and showcases the region's flavours.  Rob works with quality suppliers to advise the best produce for the season and where possible ensuring sustainability.

1919, The Cottage in the Wood Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of 1919, The Cottage in the Wood Restaurant in WR14, Malvern Wells by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of 1919, The Cottage in the Wood restaurant.
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The obvious attraction of this restaurant i...
Reviewed 4 days ago

"The obvious attraction of this restaurant is the spectacular and panoramic view from the Malvern hills across the plain. When we ate there many years ago that was pretty well the only attraction. But now the food is impressive. We enjoyed a three course lunch menu with very fresh, original well executed seasonal dishes (and a couple of nice amuse bouches) for the bargain price of £34 pp. Service was friendly and professional, and altogether the food was at least as good as the nearby Inn at Welland, with the scenic view (from our window table) an added bonus!"

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Holywell Rd, Malvern Wells, WR14 4LG
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm

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