Bad Shepherd Brewing Co.

4.6
248 reviews
$40 and under
Contemporary American

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Great Beer
The brainchild of husband and wife team, Dereck and Diti Hales, Bad Shepherd is all about tempting you with fine craft beer and complementing that with a menu heaving with smoked meat delicacies and good ol’ fashioned comfort food. Let us lead you into temptation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 248 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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RH21
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Because of Covid restrictions the atmosphere is affected but on the bright side you can hear the conversation at your table and not be jammed in like sardines - so pluses and minuses. Once we get back into normal living Bad Shepherd will be hot again.

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TomH
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were fantastic. Let us stay a little longer and enjoy our beer. Very polite and respectful. Would definitely go back there again.

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MulleY
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Food was delicious- recommend the BBQ bowl! Service very friendly. The smell of the brewers brewing was amazing.

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Amdej
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night with ribs chips and beer. Staff great to talk too and welcoming all up a great night.

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RobinC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great lunch, a tasting paddle, perfect way way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Took home a few tunnies of our favourites as well. Would recommend.

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Davo
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A pleasant Sunday afternoon, some nice choice of draft beers, a good value menu. Staff were very professional and friendly. I'll go again.

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DeliaT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Extraordinary beers, great atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Francis
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for a birthday and could not want for anything more. The food was great, beers fantastic and the service was amazing.
The venue itself is beautiful. The ordering from the table worked well. All in all it was a great night.

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GeeGee
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beer was as expected - delightful and plenty of options - award winning brilliance.

Food was tasty and complimented the beer.

Great experience

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Sam0
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I headed out to catch up with mates and have a few beers. It was fantastic.

The food came out quickly and was delicious.

The beer was amazing, and so many to try that I didn't double up on a beer all night.

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TonyR
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great relaxing venue to catch up with mates and taste great beers not found anywhere else still love the oatmeal stout well done bad shepherd

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JoanneR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Disappointed

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Bert
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We didn’t eat a great deal but the chips were great, however the beer was excellent.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

We were disappointed on arrival to learn they had cut their menu down significantly due to COVID. Of course, we understood that they were just trying to keep food coming out during not so stable times for the hospitality industry, but they didn’t have any of the American bbq options they are known for. On top of this, they only options they had were not super appetising and the quality of food was a bit average. Disappointed considering they used to make great meals, looking forward to trying their food again when the full menu is back.

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Wendy
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Limited menu but great taste. We had a slight mix up with food order but the help to rectify everything was great.

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Harri
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Vegan burger is amazing!! Couldn't tell the difference between the meat and beyond burger. The wings were devoured, and the beer as always was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great beer! Loved the paddle of beer option to try a selection of beers. Lovely staff and fantastic service!

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GillianM
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly service, tasty food - great vegan options. Loved the beer tasting board.

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TiarnaP
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service and even better beer! Love it.

KJ
KayJ
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience5

Make sure to call ahead and confirm if they have the full menu!
We went for dinner on a Saturday (group of 5) and the menu offered no mains. Finger food only. They dont mention this on their website or when making the reservation.

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BlairJ
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great beer, food and service.
Will be back for sure

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TonyR
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great warming food to compliment good beer tasting
Oatmeal Stout still my favourite

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JamieF
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my 4 children and the cost per burger was $20.00. Maybe a little cheaper would make us come more often.

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Sean
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Disappointed by insulting reservation note left on table: "Suck Sean"

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Clark
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

3 top for dinner.
Salmon. Beef brisket. Vegan burger.
All three were fantastic. Amazing flavours. Beef and fish melted on the fork.
Shame there's no option for dessert.
Loud venue but still able to talk.

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DarrenS
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent venue! Awesome selection of beers and great food. Friendly staff. Will be back!

DB
DylanB
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother Day lunch
Wonderful staff and atmosphere
“Burgers are not better at hungry jacks, its here”

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PhilN
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great beers available and a few good experimental beers fresh on tap. Meat plater was good but slightly dry, potato salad definitely filled us up though. Service took 2 seconds to get us drinks to our table.

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Looneytunes
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vegan options..... great beer!! Friendly service.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious variety of beers fresh from the tanks!
Ordered a wide variety of food and it was all delicious, well priced and came out quickly.
Small but quality range of spirits (some local) mixed with individual small single bottles of mixers insuring drinks were fresh and fizzy!
Maybe a couple of extra spirits to choose from for the non beer drinkers??

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michaelc
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly warm environment fun place to celebrate occasions with family and friends great beers and yummy American bbq food

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, fantastic beer, brilliant service.
I've sampled a variety of Bad Shepherd beers, but Saturday was the first visit. The brewery is in an old red brick building, with the beer / dining hall at the front, and business end down the back. It's open, spacious, well lit, with plenty of character.

The food is very good, brisket and other meats, the Canadian classic Poutine, and other goodies.

The venue also serves wine which is sometimes overlooked at breweries unfortunately.

We will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service!

JC
JoCorriaffe
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue for family lunch/dinner. Quick and tasty which works for us. Very nice staff and lovely relaxed vibe. We'll be back.

JB
JamesB
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best BBQ and beer combo ever!!

Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly

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markhara
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I love this place. It is our go to place to meet friends from the city.

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VivienneB
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience2

Food choice wasn’t the best, some of the meals ordered was far from good and the service was ordinary.

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KenS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great find. Wonderful food and great array of beers. It would have helped to know that ordering starters and mains (even though starters are listed as such) meant that all food would come at the same time. Small issue and we navigated it with the staff. Highly recommended!

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GregS
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great selection of beers, really enjoyed the oatmeal stout.

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A really good location with a great selection of beers. Fast efficient service. Really good food.

FAQs

Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 8555 3175.

Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. is rated 4.6 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.