Baringo Food & Wine Co.

4.6
94 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
A veritable cultural and culinary paradise in the foothills of Mount Macedon – just forty minutes by car from Melbourne – Baringo sets the bar high for food, drink and entertainment.
Set in the former – and sensitively restored – Whistlestop Pub along Station Road in New Gisborne, a satellite of Gisborne township served by the Bendigo railway line’s Gisborne station (right next door), the only clue to the gastronomic chops on offer at Baringo is the shaded alfresco seating area out front.

For us, the kitchens and counters are where the magic happens, with The Baringo Provedore offering cafe culture and the opportunity to stock up from the deli, a wine bar stocked with domestic and international vintages, and fine dining options with western dishes to suit every palate..

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 94 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LeahB
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I went for stake night and the meal was absolutely amazing. Steak was cooked perfect, salad was delicious as were the chips. I have also been for pasta night twice and both times have been delicious. Will be back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was great. Service very good. Waitress very helpful. Great night had by all.

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AlisonP
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place to eat very happy with the quality of food garden views beautiful to look at.

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CarolE
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, excellent choice of background music playing. Will visit again soon.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic staff was loverly, John was so helpful with wines and food was superb

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Service staff were very good. However our table was sticky to touch. Even the menus were somewhat sticky. Glass wall adjacent was in fact dirty too. We chose the chicken main and found, despite its presentation, was very bland. One of the breasts was relatively tough. We are old fashioned and the main meal served without any vegetables or salad just looks plain lonely. We have no problem with the pricing. Seating position, we are a table of 2 gave us zero privacy, as we were seated next to a family of four and then a table of 8?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice garden area to look out on as well as the beautiful location with me Macedon Ranges near by.
Food and service was excellent.
Great night

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Andre
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! We ordered the duck pasta which was home cooking at its best. The 400g dry aged steak was tender, flavoursome and cooked to perfection.

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MaryL
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We travelled to Baringo on Sunday on a whim. I am so glad we did. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the wines available for selection were of a high standard.

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DaniA
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great lunch, beautiful food sitting outside on a beautiful day! Sincerely recommend but a little concerned as we entered the restaurant there was a ‘keep clear’ sign on the step with a huge blob of food that was spilt...that sat there the entire afternoon & seemed it was waiting for cleaners when quite simply the beautiful wait team good of simply sorted!

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fermides
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Four of us met for a Friday lunch and opted for the "Lunch Specials" - 2 for the gnocchi and 2 for the chicken.
The first course was a shared platter of antipasto: the freshest prosciutto, salami, preserved vegies and the best roasted, preserved champignons (which they make themselves) that I've ever tasted.
I found the gnocchi was excellent and the seafood sauce very tasty. One of the others who had the chicken said that it was very succulent but thought that the balsamic (?) dressing was a bit out of character.
My main complaint that it left no room for dessert!
We'll be back to try more from the ala carte menu

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CathyTrix
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I’ve been to Baringo the first time for a fundraiser in the function room.
Then I organised a luncheon for 6...3 couples
Then organised a ladies luncheon both on a Sunday we all loved the place, food and service.
Look forward to our next time at Baringo.
Thankyou

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NinaDemo
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was a little slow and also noticed a few wait staff hanging around the counter while we were waiting but the food and wine was very tasty. Would definitely recommend this place but if you are in a rush, probably not the best place to go.

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JodieG
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter and I had a wonderful time. We shared entree dishes x2 and thought we would order more. Didn’t need to quantity and quality of food was excellent. We will be back. Service was good. Location super good

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Steak night, cooked to our liking, delicious & great service

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Gerard
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time dining here, the food was amazing, the staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely anniversary dinner here and will definetely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a wonderful evening.

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DavidU
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

A great place for a quiet dinner for two, or a grand meal for 20. Excellent food, a huge range of wine for every budget and grest service. And they are great people to deal with. Highly recommended .

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MakW
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The only issue is the fact that if there are 3 people (as we were) ALL 3 have to partake of the $40 for 4 courses. Personally, I believe that since that is a share dinner, why couldn't 2 people have it whilst the 3rd. ordered Ala Carte? After all had there been just the 2 of us, they would have done the $40 for 4 courses for us!

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KateH
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were seated very near a noisy table of women when there were lots of spare tables that would have been more pleasant for us especially as we were celebrating our anniversary. Overall the atmosphere was pleasant, quite modern which is not my taste but still nice. The staff were excellent. We didn't have to wait very long for our food and the food was really nice. I did think the desserts were very small for the price.

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was average.
Friend had a steak which was full of fat and not cooked at requested. Meal couldn't be finished.
Wouldn't rush to go back to venue.

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CharlotteP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Our food and beverage attendants were just great.

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CaitlinS
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely time at Baringo starting with some beers at the end of a warm spring day. Moving into the restaurant when the sun had gone down we were met by Jack who was most helpful throughout the evening. We had the food and wine match and enjoyed 5 course of a combination of share and individual plates. Cuisine we likened to Northern Italy which is great for us as my other half doesn't like tomatoes! The chef accommodated all preferences we gave from the start and it really was impressive. We look forward to going back again as it's a stone's throw from the Gisborne Train Station which means no driving required!

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LucyS
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Our first time visit at Baringo; the decor & ambiance is great, it’s a lovely venue. However, our food was disappointing, my daughter’s polenta was hard & rubbery, which I mentioned to the waitress. All of our food was lukewarm. My son loved the fries. We had some great wine, and could probably drunk another couple of bottles of the Alsatian Pinot Blanc if we’d been asked, but after we declined dessert we were abandoned. I wouldn’t usually post a negative review but only doing so seeing as your system has prompted me for feedback.

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VickiF
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed a night here with friends. Delicious food and great service.

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BridgetC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food and wine were lovely, table service was friendly and courteous but a few things were forgotten. The ambience is pleasant and modern. The main drawback was the speed at which the food was served. It was a very long time between entree and main. The wait staff said they had hurried up the kitchen so they were aware of the time concerns. Overall I would recommend Baringo.

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GemGem
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I am very picky when it comes to the restaurant and the food but this place won me over. Lovely atmosphere, good food and good service. Definitely dinning there again

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AnnaK
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Attentive staff, wonderful food, great desserts and well. Great for dinner or even drinks, nibblies and dessert.

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SamanthaS
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Fantastic service. Great atmosphere.

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Shez
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Stunning restaurant with big open windows that make you feel like you are outside on cold winter's day, yet remain warm inside. A lovely lunch deal of antipasto, a delicious main, home made bread and a glass of wine (from a huge range to choose from) for under $40.00. My daughter & I had delightful time.

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NathalieE
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a wonderful evening, great service, lovely food and ambience. Felt that minimum numbers should be listed on the five course option to save embarrassment. Very attentive but not overbearing service. We will certainly return.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent friendly and helpful staff, good choice of menu and drinks. I definitely recommend the gnocchi, the best I have tasted. This is one of my favorite places.

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ChrisQ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great modern industrial atmospherein a cool part of New Gisborne. The staff are very friendly and the service excellent. The new chef has brought back a delicious variety of foods to the menu.

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SVR123
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent evening. Good food. Good atmosphere. Good service.

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ChristineS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was lovely and service was great - prompt drink service also

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TereziaK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A great place to dine any time, any occasion. The menu is fantastic. Great quality food. Pleasant ambience in a lovely setting with peaceful views. Attentive and friendly waiters. Fantastic wines.

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ClaudiaU
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure at Barringo. Food is divine and the service was incredible. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. Will be back again and again.

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JanE
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Started out nice, but overlooked our main course. steak chewy and tough

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Maree
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our Sunday lunch at Baringo F&W. Such friendly service and a comfortable and stylish venue. Food was great. Wine was great. The only thing that could have made it better was if the waiters knew a little more about the wine list, but we had fun picking our own anyway.

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Farid
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the place, the food and great service. We'll be returning with friends and family.

FAQs

Baringo Food & Wine Co. is rated 4.6 stars by 94 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.