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Contemporary, Informal, City Style dining arrives in Lanark.

The brand new Restaurant at the Woodpecker opened on the 17th February to much critical acclaim, we look forward to meeting you..

We think you’ll be delighted by our spectacular food and surprised by how much of it we are able to source from the surrounding area, allowing us to have an ever changing menu of seasonal produce at sensible prices.

Led by head chef Ian Kerr our team have cooked for a host of famous diners including Janet Jackson, Mick Jagger and Oasis and worked across the globe with the likes of Heston Blumenthal and Marco Pierre White, yet you’ll find a warm, friendly and informal atmosphere with an emphasis on you having a great time enjoying fantastic food (and wine of course).

The brand new Restaurant at the Woodpecker is now taking bookings for our opening night and beyond.

We think you’ll be delighted by our spectacular food and surprised by how much of it we are able to source from the surrounding area, allowing us to have an ever changing menu of seasonal produce at sensible prices.

Led by head chef Ian Kerr our team have cooked for a host of famous diners including Janet Jackson, Mick Jagger and Oasis and worked across the globe with the likes of Heston Blumenthal and Marco Pierre White, yet you’ll find a warm, friendly and informal atmosphere with an emphasis on you having a great time enjoying fantastic food (and wine of course).

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Food was amazing!

I visited the restaurant at The Woodpecker last night with friends and I can honestly say that everyone was in agreement that the food was amazing! The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful, ensuring that we had everything we needed during our night and that our drinks were regularly topped up! We will definitely be returning!

if I wasn’t in public I would have licked the plates clean !

First visit at the Woodpecker for Easter lunch. Was absolutely delicious. The buttermilk chicken starter was insanely good and I wish it was a main course option , the roast beef was so tender , and if I wasn’t in public I would have licked the plates clean ! Will definitely be back to sample everything else on the menu !

Food is superb

I had the steak from the Lanimers menu and mum had the chicken. Both were seasoned beautifully and the sauce was fabulous. We ended up having puds and again they did not let us down. The only criticism is the lack of choice as only three choices per course and one was to cater for veggies but the food is superb x

Would highly recommend

Fabulous food and very friendly staff. The wait for courses was very short and the meals came out perfectly. As someone with a picky one year old the fact that she ate most of her meal speaks volumes. Would highly recommend !!!!!!!

Delicious meal

What a delicious meal and the wee extra touches made it just that bit more special. The effort put in to make things a bit different and to accommodate the kids (chocolate eggs for each kid and chance to decorate them with icing was a lovely touch). Will definitely be back.

Spectacular meal

A spectacular meal in the Restaurant at the Woodpecker! Every single aspect of the meal was special from the exceptional quality of every item on my plate to the friendly and relaxed atmosphere created by clever decor and great Service! I would thoroughly recommend the Gin and Tonic Salmon Starter and then the Ox Cheek for main!

Just what Lanark needed.

Amazing food....absolutely fantastic staff. Everything tasted so good, every mouthful was a joy to eat.....as for the desserts....oh my god!! Pure heaven on a plate. Can’t wait to return on our next visit back to Lanark. Well done Ali and your team for doing a a great job with the renovations and turning the place into a fantastic restaurant....just what Lanark needed, a great place with outstanding food.

Can't wait to bring our family

5 stars do not do this restaurant justice. From start to finish the atmosphere, service, food and general feel of the place was exemplary. Cocktails were amamzing aswell. Ali and Tim you have an amazing place to come and we cant wait to bring our family...least we dont have to wait long since weve booked for easter Sunday dinner tommorow!
All we have said on out long drive home was how excellent our night was and we felt we have had an actual night out not just a meal!

First class

This restaurant really impressed me immediately we entered the building. The service was first class, the food absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The wine waiter was very knowledgeable and the waitress extremely efficient, attentive but not intrusive. This was my first visit to this "fine dining" establishment since change of ownership and will certainly return. Great value for money. Would highly recommend it.

Would highly recommend and can't wait to go back.

We went for Sunday lunch with the family and was so impressed that we went back for lunch today. The food is some of the tastiest I have ever eaten, the service was efficient and very friendly especially with young children and the price I feel is very reasonable considering the high standard. Would highly recommend and can't wait to go back.

Amazing

Amazing. Do I need to add anything else. Actually, no!!
But.. This is exactly what Lanark needed and what a job Ali and all the staff have done. Service was first class and food was amazing. Loved it and will be back. Thanks you.

Innovative and delicious

Imaginately refurbished restaurant with superb ambiance warm friendly service and excellent food. Whole experience was enjoyed by our party of four. The fresh baked bread was to die for and the starters were innovative and delicious the ladies loved the truffle creamed mushrooms. The gin cured salmon and pork belly were also much enjoyed. The ox cheek was melt in the mouth tender and the steaks were well cooked and much enjoyed.
The desserts were delicious and like the rest of the meal superbly presented. The red wine was decanted, properly served at the correct temperature and most enjoyable.

Well worth traveling a distance to enjoy the great surroundings and exquisite food.

Such a beautiful place

We had a birthday dinner booked here last night, we were very impressed with our welcome. It’s such a beautiful place to sit and the menu, food served, wine and service was top class. Well done to all at the Woodpecker, I think you have just found yourselves some regulars.

We will most certainly be back.

Visited The Woodpecker last night for the first time. Wonderful setting with amazing food and fantastic staff. Would highly recommend it to everyone. We will most certainly be back

Phenomenal!

Popped in for lunch and food, drinks and service was PHENOMENAL! The quality of the food was superb, the menu was really exciting and the wine list and gantry very impressive. It’s great to see such engaged owners and a knowledgeable team both in the restaurant and down in the bar. Just what Lanark needed and we can’t wait to return for dinner!

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