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Ceres Distilling Co, Grovedale, AU-VIC

Ceres Distilling Co

4.7
4.7
34 Reviews
$41 to $100
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Ceres Distilling Co is a family owned Craft Distillery named after the hamlet of Ceres. Ceres, located close to Geelong was settled in 1830 and has a significant agricultural history.

We offer a range of our signature gins, tasting paddle, cocktails and food that focused on small local producers. Simple and tasty finger food. We will add to our offer shortly an experience of making your own gin.
Located on warehouse complex in Grovedale, you can enjoy your gin experience right next to impressive distillery set ups.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Australian, Creative Japanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 7032 6350
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Grovedale
  • Cross Street
    Torquay Road
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Public Transit
    - South Geelong Station (13 mins car)<br />- Waurn Ponds Station (9 mins car)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Gin Masterclass Experience

    $130.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    * You can change the booking date if required by emailing info@ceresdistillingco.com.au * OVERVIEW; - 3 hour session run by our master distiller - Class capacity: min 2 people - max 8 people - A detailed history of gin - An explanation & demonstration of how gin is made, - Exclusive access to the operation of our 5-litre small still - See & smell how our popular Pepperberry Gin is created, - Experience yourself how to operate a still & make gin (from ingredients to bottling) - An explanation into our Australian botanicals + how they are infused into our Gin - A gin paddle - A shared Charcuterie platter - A drink to quench your thirst from the hard work that is gin making - A 200ml bottle of our gin to take home.
    Gin Masterclass Experience photo
  • Spirit Lab Gin Experience

    $150.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Have you ever wanted to become a Master Distiller for the day and flavour, curate and personalise your very own bottle of Gin? Come and create your Gin at our Spirit Lab, perfect as a gift or experience to share with friends! With a selection of over 40 botanicals to distill you will be able to make a 500ml bottle with your own Gin recipe and personalise the label! Throughout the experience you will discover how to operate your still and the techniques we use to craft our award winning Gins. Then sip and savour a complimentary Gin tasting paddle and share a Charcuterie platter to finish off the day! Join us today!
    Spirit Lab Gin Experience photo

What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

34 Reviews
  1. Elleday

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great gin great service excellent food. Can't recommend enough!

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  2. LisaP

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous day - celebrating with friends! Drew provided some lols and excellent table service and we enjoyed the food and delicious cocktails! Tasting flight was an excellent place to start!

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  3. EllenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The gin tasting paddle was terrific. Staff were very knowledgeable of each of the gins. We ordered some share plates and the food was delicious. Lovely open space with good seating.

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  4. CheryleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 7 of us throughly enjoyed the different gins and the quality of the food. Can't wait to go back. We would like to keep the distillery as our little secret, but we know that would be unfair

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  5. CherieT

    Gold Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place is a hidden Gem..its got the best ambiance and their cocktails are beautiful! Def a must try! Luv it..

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  6. CherieT

    Gold Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    This is definitely a hidden gem . It is so beautiful inside and has the best ambiance. the cocktails are really nice as well. The food is only a small venue and it is more of a tapas menu, but it was nice what we had. Just loved the vibe of the place. Its a must to go and have a few cocktails and a bite to eat. Will definitely be back.

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  7. VanessaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We recently threw a 40th birthday party for my partner at Ceres Distilling Co, and what an amazing night it was! The service from the onset (pre-planning, the tasting sessions, menu accomodations) to the night of and even after was impeccable. Ross, Kanji and the team were extremely attentive, responsive and handled all the details, making the night stress free and a huge success. Food was delicious and the extensive cocktail list left our guests spoilt for choice. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we would highly recommend Ceres Distilling Co if you were looking for your next venue to host an event. A big thank you to Ross, Kanji and the crew at Ceres Distilling Co! 😊

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  8. PaulT

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Think thid would be a busy place during summer. We went during winter and a reservation wasn't really needed. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Food is basically share plates and of a Japanese flavour. Good list of cocktails and other drinks reasonably priced. Menu is limited but cooked well and delicious. Will be back again

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  9. KarenS

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great decor, interesting art and very comfortable Couches.

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  10. Melissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely atmosphere, with beautiful decor. The service was of a high standard and the food was delicious. A great range of Gins and professional understanding and advice on the different types. Will definitely visit again soon.

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  11. DeniseS

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic atmosphere, the staff were knowledgeable, and genuinely friendly. The food was delicious. Definitely going again.

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  12. SteveG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic boutique distillery with lovely light food options…

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  13. Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ross was so welcoming from the moment we arrived. You could see immediately the love that has gone into their venue. The aesthetic is beautiful. What a hidden little gem. We will be back.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is the friggen best! I initially booked for a small number which grew over the week, they were more than happy to cater to this. I was also a little worried about having a few young kids for the birthday gathering, however the owners and staff were so accommodating and made the whole night so wonderful and relaxing. Such an awesome place for all. Thanks again for a memorable evening 🥰

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  15. KateH

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great customer service, food & drinks. Definitely coming back. Perhaps some heating would really add to the experience.

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  16. JulianC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place largely unknown. Sunday lunch and our table was the only people there. Great gin selections, as well as beer and wine. Ambience was good and food was tasty and service spot on.

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  17. PeterC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Meals were excellent; taste and texture perfect. Drinks wonderful. Service was friendly with attention to detail. Comfortable venue, however, only a handful of clients present.

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  18. Mogs

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my family of 4 out. The food was excellent, but portion sizes not huge. However the food was very tasty and goes great with the gin

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  19. BrookeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and cocktails, great vibes, and the service was fantastic. Definitely one to visit again.

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  20. JessP

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Was great : just a bit cold .

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  21. DustinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at ceres distilling. The gin and food was spot on and the service was unreal! We will definitely be back.

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  22. Chels

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and cocktails were amazing. Couldn’t stop telling my friends and family about dinner. Service was great. 10/10 will be back!

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  23. GinGinCheers

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful venue, Tasting Paddle a great intro to the Distillery's Gins & interesting Cocktails on the Menu.

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  24. JenCO

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous time at CDC, the latest distillery in the Geelong / Bellarine Region. Its been open for approximately 5 months. The first thing we noticed is how spacious and light filled the distillery is and then the huge fan which looks like a helicopter blade. We sat on a very comfortable leather couch and enjoyed the Gin paddle and the charcuterie board. The gin paddle enabled us to sample all 3 gins. What is interesting about the CDC gins is that they taste fantastic whether neat, on ice or with tonic water. After our tasting Ross showed us around the distillery and explained the process which was fascinating. We met his lovely wife, Denise and had a great chat with both of them. We had a lovely afternoon and will definitely be back to sample the next gin and eventually the whiskey.

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  25. KimL

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic little gem tucked away in Grovedale! Fabulous service and knowledge of their product - a wonderful evening for bday drinks and share food. Can’t wait to come back

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  26. NORMAV

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    What lovely hosts. We were made comfortable and welcome. We had the gin tasting paddle. Three Gins - the Navy gin was not to my taste, however the pepper berry gin was nice. We ordered tempura for an accompaniment. Being g//f may have changed the result of the tempura batter which is usually very light. It was very crisp. Yet quite brittle. I would like a second try of this distillery, such a welcome, great service and plenty of gin cocktails.

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  27. SarahM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best service and staff. With an amazing atmosphere, this is my go to for drinks most weekends! Highly recommend.

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  28. MeganW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great spot for a long catch up with friends. Service was great. Very enjoyable.

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  29. JasonO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great place add Gin tasting and food both amazing in taste and service Hopefully more people get to experience this wee gem.

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  30. EmilB

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classy venue with comfortable seating options and an amazing range Gin. The strong Gin is definitely a favourite. The charcuterie board was exquisite with a delicious range of cheese and meats. We loved the atmosphere will most definitely be back.

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  31. FionaK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impressive newly opened Distillery in purpose built warehouse in Grovedale; a hidden treasure with modern decor, comfortable seating and a large fire that will be fabulous in Winter. Great selection of three signature Ceres Gins - our favourite the Pepperberry -complemented by Japanese inspired snack menu. Appreciated the personalised tour of the working heart of the Distillery by owner Ross. A great experience and we will be back.

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  32. Wayne

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The staff were friendly, the atmosphere was great and the food was delicious, but for us the menu lacked variety. Since we also had our kids with us, a child area would of been nice, eg: chalkboard, board games. All in all, it was a good night out and we will come again (might leave the kids at home)

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was magnificent. Service was also very good. We will return. 😁

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gin paddles fabulous. Food was delicious. And the staff were awesome. Thanks so much. Will definitely be back

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FAQs

Ceres Distilling Co is rated 4.7 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ceres Distilling Co

Unit 36, 8 Lewalan St, Grovedale, AU-VIC 3216

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Torquay Road
  • Area
    Grovedale
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Australian, Creative Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Public Transit
    - South Geelong Station (13 mins car)- Waurn Ponds Station (9 mins car)
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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