It’s an urban cellar door, restaurant, bar and your home away from home, so swing by relax and enjoy.
We think our wines are best enjoyed with good company and great food, so we crafted our menu with sharing in mind. Created using fresh local Yarra Valley ingredients and inspired by classic dishes we love, our food matches our wines – delicious!
The whole range of Innocent Bystander wines are served fresh from temperature-controlled, 100% recyclable kegs. It’s the same wine as in the bottles, just served by the glass or carafe.
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Contact tracing information collected
- Staff is vaccinated
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Food was brilliant, pizza is outstanding. Service was very quick and food came out very quickly.!
The biggest let down is the service. Always so cold and rude.
Friendly staffs , beautiful area, tasty food
Beautiful food and customer service!
We visited for our anniversary and enjoyed the time very much.
Simple yet value for money Innocent Bystander wine tasting paddle, delicious wood-fired focaccia with burrata and prosciutto, and a tantalizing Puttanesca pizza all make for a great introductory lunch to Healesville!
Prompt service. Delicious wine and food, nice atmosphere.
Not your traditional winery in the heart of town.
Nice food, not an extensive menu. Great service, very friendly staff.
Been visiting IB for years and they never let you down with food or service!!
We came for a late lunch with our young son. He was very welcomed by the staff and a highchair provided.
The food and wine was exceptional!
The service was pretty good and we felt looked after.
Thank you for a great experience!
Lovely place and delicious food. However it was warmer inside than out and meal wasn’t made gluten free as requested.
Ordered the same thing I ate last time - paella. Wine is great. Venue is beaut. Staff knowledgeable. I shall return again.
Had the slow cooked lamb and paella, absolutely beautiful!
Hi Samantha, Thanks for the great review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our menu. Cheers, IB
Food and wine matching outstanding excellent customer service and knowledge highly recommend 20 out of 10
Hi Nicole, Thanks for coming to our home in the Yarra Valley. What a fantastic review, exactly what we love to hear. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, IB
Very helpful friendly staff, excellent beverage selection, very tasty meals, great ambience, great value & efficient service, perfect! Thankyou !
Hi Tracy, Thanks for leaving us with a wonderful five star review! It's great to hear you enjoyed your time. Visit us again soon. Cheers, IB
On a Sunday during Covid, we expected the restaurant to be half full, but it was buzzing and everyone there were certainly enjoying themselves. Lunch was superb. The Lamb Rump which my wife and I both had was excellent - cooked to perfection accompanied by a slight BBQ flavoured Broccolini. The wine was 2018 Mea Culpa Syrah - great fit. Enjoyed immensely and would highly recommend.
Staff ensured we were vaxed, had masks etc....as it should have been done.
Hi Peter, We have found ourselves full most days over the last few weeks, lots of people out enjoying all the Yarra Valley has to offer! The Lamb and our 2018 Mea Culpa Syrah is the absolute best pairing...delicious! We hope to see you again. Cheers, IB
Lovely wait staff, great food
Amazing customer service and overall a fantastic experience. The staff were great and were very knowledgeable about everything
Hi Gillian, Thanks for the fantastic review! These are the best ones to read and feedback to our team. It's has been a crazy summer with lots of challenges, compliments like these make it all worthwhile. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, IB
we had amazing date at Innocent Bystander. Such a beautiful location and so yummy pizzas, we ordered Focaccia with hummus and Smoked Speck pizza. the gorgonzola was perfect amount with the white sauce pizza. totally worth the every penny.
Hi Kavim, Thanks for choosing Innocent Bystander for your date, how perfect! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our menu. Cheers, IB
Great place, great food and quality service.. loved the wine cocktails too.. overall enjoyed our visit
Hi Mudi, Thanks for the great review! Our wine infused cocktails go down a treat. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, IB
Good wine, good food, good times.
Would recommend the Paella Mixta.
Hi there, Thanks for coming to Innocent Bystander. We hope you had a great time dining with us. See you around soon. Cheers, IB
IB has always been a favourite for dinner for us on our way home from a day in Melbourne. Food is consistently excellent & love their Aussie take on the Aperol Spritz!!
Hi Jeanie, Thanks for leaving us a great review and coming to visit us again! We will see you around soon. Cheers, IB
Would love to see a beer garden. Bring back normal menus, no one likes qr codes
Hi Gareth, Thanks for providing us with great feedback. We do actually have a wine garden out the back of venue, you may have missed it. Our menus are hard copy if requested. We opted for QR codes with the current climate to eliminate another surface that becomes a regular touch point. We hope to see you again for a drink in our garden of Innocence! Cheers, IB
I was exceptionally please with the food and the service. The taste of the food was excellent. The wine was also very good, just a little pricey.
Hi Clarkey, Thanks for visiting Innocent Bystander. It's great to hear that you loved the service, food and wine! We look forward to you coming back soon. Cheers, IB
We enjoyed a late lunch at Innocent Bystander (with a booking). Great ambience (although the old building was more bustly). Service was warm and friendly (and attentive given Covid staffing restrictions). Great choices on the menu with lots of nibble, salad and pizza options.
We enjoyed the charcuterie plate which was scattered with meats, pate, cheese and pickled vegetables as well as a generous serving of bread. The cos lettuce salad with parmesan dressing and hazelnuts was completely finished! And french fries on the side were a perfect amount of food for two people.
The daily wine carafe was a special weekday treat.
All in all, we had a lovely time and will return :)
Hi Luci, Thanks for coming to visit us at our home in Healesville! It sounds like you enjoyed a great selection of food and wine, exactly what we are all about! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Team IB
Marvellous food. The paella was wonderful, the service was excellent, just a lovely long happy lunch. Tragically we were too full for dessert. We’ll have to go back soon.
Hi Marie, Thanks for the fantastic five star review! It sounds like you had a great lunch, you will have to come back to dig into our dessert menu! Cheers, IB
Lovely food (especially the pizza), fast service and great atmosphere
Hey Jocelyn, Thanks for coming to visit IBHQ! We are grateful for the wonderful five star review. See you again soon. Cheers, IB
had a great late lunch, the contact less menu downloaded easily to our phones and was simple to understand and read, particularly with my ageing eye sight. Wait staff were fantastic, fluent with their menu and able to offer great suggestions for wine pairing. Food was delicious, the churros is as good as you will get anywhere, and all came out quickly. The wine tasting never disappoints. The overall location and facility has been done very well and has a great vibrant atmosphere.
Hi Suzanne, Thanks for coming to IBHQ and writing a great five star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed everything and that our team were fantastic! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, IB
The food and service was wonderful, the gin and lemon soda cocktail was great as was the Mea CULPA pinot
Hi Amanda, Thanks for visiting Innocent Bystander and leaving our team a great five star review! Our Mea Culpa Pinot Noir is a great expression of Yarra Valley Pinot...It's our guilty pleasure! See you back again soon. Cheers, IB
I highly recommend the trying the wine sampler, great value and you get to choose the 3 wines you want to try. The pinto gris was my favourite and I will be buying a few bottles as it was so good.
Hey Treena, Thanks for stopping in at our Cellar Door! The wine tasting paddle is perfect while dining, you can choose three wines to sample. Our 2021 Pinot Gris is delicious, it has definitely been a favourite this summer! Cheers, IB
Great experience. Service was prompt and very attentive. Had the paella and a pizza with a bottle of Tempranillo. Food was excellent.
Hey Mark, Thanks for coming to IBHQ! Great service, great pizza and most importantly...great wine! What more could you want? See you around soon. Cheers, IB
Very nice place food good staff very polite and helpful would recommend
Hi Paddie, Thanks for visiting us and leaving a great five star review! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, IB
Good food, really enjoy the pizza and charcuterie board. Specials are intriguing. Great selection of wines and other alcoholic drinks. Special mention to waitperson Jaden, really knows the menu and is passionate about what's really Special.
Worlds best pizza
Please add 4 cheese pizza to regular menu 😍
Hey Veer, Thanks for the wonderful review! Our formaggi pizza was once a regular menu item, it pops up here and there as a special! Will it make a return with our next menu launch? Time will tell. Cheers, IB
We started with a wine tasting and finished with lunch. The staff were friendly, informative and efficient. We shared the blackboard pizza and the paella. For dessert we had the turkish delight and summer pavlova little cones of joy and the brioche and butterscotch pudding. Everything was delicious. Would definitely recommend.
Hi Jelka, Thanks for coming to Innocent Bystander and writing a great review from your experience! From wine, mains and desserts it sounds like you had the ideal time. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, IB
Very good food and great service. A bit rushed as it was not stated anywhere that they were closing at 6 pm, so we didn’t realise that we were on borrowed time. Overall it was a lovely experience.
Hi there, Thanks for coming to Innocent Bystander! We have had a change in our operating hours, adapting to the struggles we have faced throughout the global pandemic. We hope to have you back again soon. Cheers, IB
Great staff and peaceful environment! I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
Hey Marj, Thanks for dropping by IBHQ! We look forward to seeing you back again soon. Cheers, IB
First time going there! Lovely food, service was fantastic and great atmosphere! Will definitely go back.
Very accomodating of our group with dietary requirements and checking for suitability of pregnant guests. Staff could have been a little more attentive.
Hi Ann, Thanks for the great review! We pride ourselves in offering great service, and will definitely feed back to the team. Cheers, IB
The inventor of frozen moscato should be the Australian of the Year.
The staff were excellent Food was not as good as we have previously had. Dessert was amazing. Was very noisey and could not hear ourselves talk. Salad serves were way too small. Pizzas were too soft and base not crisp. For the price the toppings were inadequate. Proseco was very good.
Hi there, Thanks for leaving us some valuable feedback along with a 4 star review. Its disappointing to hear your thought we did not delivery on some of your food choices, as we usually get great feedback for our dishes. We are thrilled you enjoyed our wine and dessert. We hope you come back and give us go again soon. Cheers, IB
Great food, wine, and service. The Wagon Wheel is delicious!
Hi there, Thank you for the wonderful five-star review! We are glad you enjoyed our wagon wheel dome dessert special. Cheers, IB
Innocent Bystander offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5999 9222.
Innocent Bystander is rated 4.6 stars by 592 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.