Black Sheep Geelong

4.8
167 reviews
$40 and under
European
We’re a little odd.
We bend the rules.
We are Black Sheep.
Welcome to the family.

Located in the very heart of the National Wool Museum in Geelong, let us tell you a tale while you indulge in all that the Geelong region has to offer. Gin is our thing and we love talking about it over a plate to share. So let us pour you a drink and treat you to a twist on the classics while you make any excuse to stay a lil while longer.

Locally sourced with a mix of old and new, we like to share our food here at Black Sheep. A taste of that. A try of this. Secretly stealing more than your share of the one you love. You’ll be able to make the most of all the local flavours whilst mixing and matching one of our premium local gins or hand crafted cocktails.

Or if you’re looking at a birthday, hens do, engagement party, corporate event, we’ve got you covered. We get that the organising of your perfect party may be a tad challenging at times so let our fami

Experiences

  • FEED ME SPECIAL

    A$55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    *Black Sheep are currently only offering the FEED ME SPECIAL *Must have proof of double vaccination to enter venue A fantastic way to experience the menu at Black Sheep. You will receive a 3 course, chef selected entree, main & dessert designed to share! Dietary requirements are catered for. Payment made in venue.
  • Late night drinks - minimum $40 spend per head

    A$40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    *Must have proof of double vaccination to enter venue. A range of local gins, cocktails, wine, beers plus more to chose from! If you're still feeling a bit peckish, we have you covered with our cheese plate.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 167 People Are Saying
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AnnaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, amazing atmosphere. Would recommend!

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Anna, Thanks for recommending us! We hope to have you dine in with us again soon

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JenG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Awesome food, well prepared and beautifully presented.
Service was excellent - a little slow to start with but great after first drinks arrived.
Overall a great dining experience.
Highly recommended.

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Jen, Thank you for your great feedback! We hope to have you dine in with us again soon.

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vipLaura
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The service was friendly, seemed a little overwhelmed when we first arrived, but there was a lot of tables sat at the same time. The cocktails were delicious and the drinks menu great. Due to COVID they are doing a chefs selection menu. One of us is a meat eater and it was great for him, the other not a meat eater and the main was just sides... The food was definitely tasty but the vegetarian option of just the sides was disappointing for the $55 price tag applied to both the veg and non veg option.

Entre: Garlic pizza to share, Main: roast chicken (for the meat eater) then cauliflower cheese, broccolini and beans, and roast potatoes to share. Dessert: gin infused tart to share.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place to eat. Staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. Great dining experience. Will definitely be back

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 17 October 2021

Thank you for your wonderful review! We look forward to having you dine with us again

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GraemeL
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Place was fantastic. Food, service, lighting, etc. Will definitely go again. Better than we expected.

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Graeme, Thank you for your wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow oh wow such a fun experience. We had 8 people and there was so much food, we took some home. Definitely would recommend the feed me experience. They cater to all dietary requirements and make you feel welcome. The cocktails were delicious, if you are a wiskey drinking I suggest the old fashion or if you like gin the savvy pavvy was delicious. 12/10

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 17 October 2021

How great! We are so glad you had a wonderful experience with us. Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review, we can't wait to have you dine with us again.

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LauraW
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Black sheep is dim and quiet. Just the right atmosphere to relax and dine. The staff are incredible and the food is perfect

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 17 October 2021

Hi Laura, Thank you for a great review! We hope to see you again soon

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AliL
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing food, amazing service, great place, highly recommended!

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 18 October 2021

Hi Ali, Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon

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SallyA
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience, LOVED the food, and plenty of it. Will go back and take others.

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 18 October 2021

Hi Sally, Brilliant! We look forward to having you dine with us again. Thank you for the 5 star review

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is unreal and the service is top tier. The $55 feed me package is almost too good to be true.

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 10 October 2021

Thank you for your great review! Cheers, The Black Sheep team

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LinaC
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service!! After dinner we work love to have something not on the menu and they did it just for us😍What an awesome customer service x we love to come back for dine or lunch next time😋🤗 keep up the great work 👍

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DominicJ
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, food was delicious and staff were very helpful and friendly.

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 18 August 2021

That's great to hear Dominic. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and can't wait to see you in again soon.

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NatalieJ
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend Black Sheep.
Service was amazing!.. very knowledgeable and attentive.
Food was beautiful...great choice of dishes to choose from.
Ambience A+
Will definitely be back 😊

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 6 August 2021

Hey Natalie, we are so pleased to hear that you had an amazing experience and we are looking forward to seeing you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant restaurant, service and the best cocktails in Geelong - Specialising in local gin from our hometown and the great ocean road that makes it all the more special.

The Pavlova Gin cocktail was ridiculously delicious as was the Fairy floss berry mocktail they made for me that looked like “sheep’s wool” on top

Very happy they implemented the gin tasting paddle board we suggested on their opening and glad to support them during Covid reopenings so we can show it off to all our friends that come to visit from Melbourne.

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 6 August 2021

Thank you for the review and supporting our business, we are glad to hear you enjoyed our cocktails as much as we do. Can't wait to see you back in and enjoying more of our local gins :)

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Nu2Geelong
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

FODMAP FRIENDLY.
Will definitely be back. I was blown away by the friendly service from staff who were knowledgeable and accommodating of my dietary requirements which I noted in my booking. I do this everywhere I go and follow up with a phone call to be sure that I can enjoy a night out. I can honestly say that I have rarely been treated so well in twelve years of dealing with this issue. Our waitress had seen my booking notes and done her homework. So when we were running through the menu I mentioned that I was the one with the dietary restrictions; she replied, yes, I've spoken to the chef and you can have anything except these items as she pointed out two. I could not believe how well catered for I could be. I shared a delicious meal in a relaxing environment with those nearest and dearest. Thank you for a wonderful night. See you again soon.

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 6 August 2021

Hey thank you so much for taking your time writing this review, we are happy to hear that you were taken care of and were able to enjoy your night without having to worry about what to eat. Can't wait to see you back in soon.

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lozzz
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food. Brilliant drinks. Brilliant service. Will be back again very soon!

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 6 August 2021

Thanks Lozz, so pleased that food, drinks and service made for a brilliant night out and hopefully see you soon.

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SharonH
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went as a family , the food was delicious, the cocktails amazing and the staff were awesome , will definitely be retuning on our next visit to Geelong .

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 12 July 2021

Hi Sharon, We are thrilled you and your family had a great experience on the weekend with us and found the food, cocktails and staff worthy of five stars! Cant wait to see you back soon.

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DainaJ
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our waiter,Jake (?) Was awesome. Full of energy without being over the top. Food and drink was great. Great value when food was shared.

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 12 July 2021

Hey Daina, Thankyou for taking the time to give us a fantastic review. We will pass your feedback on to Jake (he will love to hear it!) and really pleased to hear your experience with our share plates was great too. See you again soon.

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JazW
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place for dinner for a couple's date night. Helpful and friendly staff and tasty food. Not to mention the amazing selection of drinks and in particular, Gin! Super warm and ambient atmosphere.

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JoAnneM
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great main course options however Black Sheep could offer more variety add ons to compliment dishes.
While the food on the menu is excellent we were not 'full' or felt that we had had a full meal.
Also a greater use of the wood fired pizza oven on site for other dishes or more pizza options would broaden patronage to this venue.
Great early dining experience, but won't go back.

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DavidA
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

All the food was amazing, we weren’t rushed at all to vacate the table and our server (sorry I don’t remember her name) was like bang on. Not pushy. The right amount of friendly. And super helpful. We had a great night

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 29 June 2021

Hey David, Thank you so much for your review! We will be sure to pass the awesome feedback on to your server fro Saturday evening and hope to see you back again soon.

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ShazzaP
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food... highly recommend the pork belly & Calamari. Excellent service.. will definitely be back.

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Lorraine
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I had a fantastic night, food was delicious, cocktails were great and the staff amongst the best we have encountered- they made sure we were well looked after and made time to chat and we never felt rushed. Try a savvy pavvy cocktail!

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hey Lorraine, firstly thankyou for the five star recommendation! We are so glad you have enjoyed the food, cocktails and our staff (not biased at all, but we think theyre pretty awesome too!) Will pass your comments on to Will and Jake - they will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed their hospitality as much as they love a good chat! See you next time ( :

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Molly
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing experience at black sheep last night. Great range of cocktails and gin, and food was delicious. Left feeling very content - would highly recommend

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hey Molly, we are glad you enjoyed your experience as much as we enjoyed hosting you and thanks for the great recommendation : )

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NG2021
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff.

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 15 June 2021

Thankyou for your great review - hope to see you again soon!

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AngelaJ
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit. Great meal, service was attentive and friendly. Gin cocktails were delicious. We loved our share plates. Will be booking again.

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 15 June 2021

Thankyou for your review Angela, its our pleasure to show off all the great local gins in our growing Chamber of Gin collection! So glad you liked the menu concept, food and found the staff friendly. See you next time!

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WilliamA
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, great food and great staff, would definitely come back

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 15 June 2021

Cheers for the five star review William - do come back to dine again anytime you like!

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PaganH
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place I’ve gone out to eat in a long time! I love the idea of the menu and it’s an amazing vibe! Definitely will be coming back!

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 15 June 2021

Wow Pagan - what an amazing review! Glad you have rated your experience with us highly and have enjoyed the vibe & the food as much as we do. Hope we get to see you again soon!

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HuwP
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food is fantastic and the service was perfect.
The team were knowledgeable, informative and gave great direction.
Love the share dish concept and the menu covers all comers
could not recommend it more highly.

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 15 June 2021

Thankyou so much for your recommendation Huw. We are so glad you enjoyed our Black Sheep concept from food through to service! See you again soon.

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DodieK
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service great menu and very beautiful atmosphere. The Weiner schnitzel was so yummy! Calamari cooked beautifully. The restaurant followed all of the covid safe guidelines. We all really enjoyed the both seating!

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 7 June 2021

Thankyou for a wonderful review - hope we see you back soon ( :

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Mel111
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great value, great service and a lovely venue

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 7 June 2021

Cheers Mel! Glad you enjoyed your recent visit - see you again soon!

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Chels
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I don't usually write reviews. But everything at this venue was spot on. Staff were attentive. Food was delicious and the music was at the perfect talking level but still filling conversation gaps.

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 26 May 2021

Hi Chels, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We loved having you and hope to see you again soon :)

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PattoA
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, ambience and cocktails! Staff were so attentive and friendly. We will be back soon to show off this gem to our family and friends!

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 24 May 2021

Thanks so much for your awesome review and kind comments about staff, ambience, food and of course, cocktails! Looking forward to your next visit...

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Chrisc
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and lovely atmosphere. Staff were very attentive.

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 24 May 2021

Cheers Chris! We are glad you have enjoyed the food, atmosphere and our staff on our recent visit and hope to see you again soon!

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vipmissy
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Check it out for yourself u won't be disappointed.

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 24 May 2021

Hey Missy, Thanks for the 5 stars! Will see you back soon ( :

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traceyw
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole family absolutely loved our experience, great food, staff and ambiance.
Will definitely be back!

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 17 May 2021

Hey Tracey, So glad the family enjoyed their recent experience with us at Black Sheep! We appreciate your kind comments and hope to see you all back again soon.

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vipEmmaB
16 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the rustic location of the wool museum! Food was delicious! Cocktails also delicious !

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hey Emma, we love our space in the museum too - nothing like some character and history to enjoy with your cocktails! : ) Glad you have found our food delicious too and we cant wait to see you back soon!

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SophieR
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ahah twice in one week, came on a Friday night, and Molly wait-ed?! my table (again). She is so lovely, which made the experience even great. So is the rest of the staff too.
The drinks were great. Love the cocktails option.
The food is A++ not gonna lie, I usually never opt for the Risotto on a menu. But this risotto is my go to now when coming here! Third time is always a charm :)
Thank you so much!

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DominicM
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went out for dinner with mates
Great service from all staff
Food was amazing
Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing venue, quality food and amazing service.
Thanks Ruby and Will

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 3 May 2021

Hi Dominic, Thankyou for your 5 star review! We appreciate your comments on the venue, food and service and will be sure to pass your feedback on to Ruby and Will. See you again soon ( :

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GeorginaR
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the minute we walked in we knew we were going to have a great night.
The service staff were lovely, the decor and the food was amazing.
It’s quite good value as well.

Black Sheep Geelong
Responded on 27 April 2021

Hi Georgina, we are so glad you enjoyed your recent visit and cheers for the five star review! Hopefully we will see you again soon ( :

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FAQs

Black Sheep Geelong is rated 4.8 stars by 167 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.