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Innocent Bystander - Innocent Bystander, Healesville, AU-VIC

Innocent Bystander

4.6
4.6
693 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian

Come visit us at our home in Healesville (we call it IBHQ) for some delicious wine, local produce, artisan pizza and tasty paella, or enjoy a non-wine option such as our real cider, local beers and spirits and great coffee.

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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Winery

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5999 9222

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Themel

  • Area

    Yarra Valley

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 693 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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    Lunch

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  1. L

    Linnipins

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great wine, great ambience, great fun. Would go again in a heartbeat!

  2. SH

    SusieH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I would just a few more menu choices but overall was a lovely experience and everything we ordered was lovely

  3. S

    Sare

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious and good service! Great experience, we’ll be back soon ☺️

  4. CM

    ClionaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Asparagus with nut tapenade was great. Also meat and seafood paella was really good 👍

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good pizzas, great value and attentive service. Will be back.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A family outing culminating in a excellent dining experience

  7. VD

    VivienD

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The staff were super friendly and welcoming from the moment we walked in. I opted for the wine tasting, where I got to pick three of any wines which I thought was really good. We ordered three different pizzas and they were all delicious. Was a good ambience as well and we even bought one of their cool decanters at the end of the night.

  8. CD

    ChrisD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the food was delicious! We started with hands down the best focaccia in the country, paired with the spiced labneh and olives. The freshness and quality is unmatched! The Paella Mixta and fennel salad were a perfect combo. Of course the wines were also delish. Innocent Bystander is always guaranteed to impress.

  9. KH

    KatieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely beautiful always so friendly fast service wonderful atmosphere thank you so much 😊

  10. AT

    AngeloT

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food great wine great environment thanks

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere. Fabulous food and wine. All in all we had a lovely evening.

  12. TH

    TraceyH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely place, beautiful wines, friendly service. We had a comfortable relaxing time.

  13. j

    jrob

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service exceptional for entire visit, when we arrived, wine tasting and lunch. We will return, great sharing menu which provides opportunity to try variety of dishes. This our 4th return visit.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 10 June 2022

    Hey there, Thanks for coming back! Can we now consider you a regular? It's great to hear that you loved each experience with us at IBHQ. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, IB

  14. J

    Joss

    Melbourne

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time we’ve been here in a month and the food, staff and vibe is excellent!

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 6 June 2022

    Hey Joss, Thanks for coming to IBHQ again, and leaving us a great five-star review. Looking forward to seeing you back again soon. Cheers, IB

  15. SJ

    SarahJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic dinner, place was warm and service was awesome

  16. JT

    JuliaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for a group dinner. Fantastic food and service.

  17. JJ

    JulieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    very enjoyable lovely atmosphere attentive staff yummy pizza

  18. HC

    HelenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food. I love their Prosecco. I am never disappointed when I eat here. The pizzas are delicious as well

  19. JH

    JeevanH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Easy dining and well presented wine options from house made wines. Wine sampling trays are nice ideas, wine isn’t the best you’ll have in the region but pizzas were crispy. Industrial shiekh aesthetic, gets a little chilly so bring a jacket.

  20. PW

    PaulaW

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff happy to answer any queries about wines and food. Can't wait to return. The selection of wine and serving sizes is just terrific.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 30 May 2022

    Hey Paula, Thanks for coming to our Yarra Valley home! It's ace to hear you had a fantastic experience, looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, IB

  21. NA

    NoelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quite possibly some of the best service I've ever gotten at an eatery. Food came super fast and was amazing

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 30 May 2022

    Hi Noel, Thanks for visiting IBHQ! We will quite happily take that compliment, just what we love to hear. Don't be a stranger, come back again soon. Cheers, IB

  22. NS

    NataliaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and nice location. Would recommend visiting for lunch while in Yarra Valley.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 24 May 2022

    Hi Natalia, Thanks for coming to IBHQ and leaving us a great five-star review! See you around soon. Cheers, IB

  23. J

    Josh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good place to eat. Great service and had a great time with the wine tasting they offered. Would recommend

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 24 May 2022

    Hey Josh, Thanks for stopping by and rating us five stars...woohoo! No better way to star lunch than with a wine tasting right? Don't be a stranger, see you soon! Cheers, IB

  24. PP

    PeterP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere, service and food are always great. Good value!

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 24 May 2022

    Hi Peter, Thanks for coming to visit us again and writing a great five star review! We love seeing our community of bystanders back time and time again. Pop by again soon. Cheers, IB

  25. M

    Marcoids

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very attentive, friendly, and good quality food. They rushed soda water to me when my one year old spilt sauce on me without asking too!

  26. LB

    LabB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Worth the drive to Healesville - everything is beautiful

  27. J

    shellyJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very happy with the food and service. Took my elderly parents there for dinner - noise, service and food were all great.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great customer service, very fast, prompt and attentive, Food was delicious. Environment had good ambiance

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 8 May 2022

    Hey there, Thanks for visiting us at IBHQ! We are thrilled to hear you had a great experience with us. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Cheers, IB

  29. T

    Traveler

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A really great stop in Healesville. Great food- I definitely recommend trying some of the offerings besides pizza as they are also fantastic.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 1 May 2022

    Hi there, Thanks for stopping by IB and giving us an awesome five-star review! Pop in again soon. Cheers, IB

  30. TK

    TanyaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great food and wine and in a great location of the yarra valley

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 29 April 2022

    Hi Tanya, Thanks for coming to our HQ in the Yarra Valley and giving us five stars! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, IB

  31. DW

    DaveW64

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great pizzas, great wine. Great service and value

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 29 April 2022

    Hey there Dave, Thanks for dropping by Innocent Bystander and leaving us an awesome five star review! Cheers, IB

  32. MS

    MareeS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a fantastic meal with friends. I love the innocent bystander ambiance with the industrial theme of the building to the beautiful food.. definitely recommend innocent bystander to all my friends and family….my favourite place in Healesville

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 26 April 2022

    Hi Maree, Thanks for being our number 1 fan! Our HQ has a cozy and contemporary feeling, with the open fire roaring in winter it's perfect. See you around soon. Cheers, IB

  33. AZ

    AnnZ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We absolutely loved our time at Innocent Bystander. The food, service and ambience was very good. The staff were really friendly although we could see that there were under a little pressure given how busy it was, which resulted in some minor slips, but that didn’t detract from our overall experience. I highly recommend the wine tasting before a meal. The bar staff are very knowledgeable and will make you feel very welcome.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 24 April 2022

    Hey Ann, Thanks for dropping into our Yarra Valley home! What a great review, we love reading that our guests had a fantastic time with us. We appreciate the understanding, it has been a crazy couple of weeks over the Easter school holiday break! We hope to have you back soon. Cheers, IB

  34. TA

    TrishA

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Food & drinks where great unfortunately the service was lacking we had to keep asking for service! And noticed a few other tables doing the same thing.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 24 April 2022

    Hey Trisha, Thanks for joining us at IBHQ! We are always praised for our friendly and attentive service, so we are disappointed to hear that this was lacking on your visit. We will be sure to follow up with the team. We hope this doesn't stop you from returning again soon. Cheers, IB

  35. JC

    JodiC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Fantastic place just needs a little more variety on the menu

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 24 April 2022

    Hi Jodi, Thanks for coming to Innocent Bystander. We are often praised for our menu and the variety of dishes, our apologies you felt this was lacking! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, IB

  36. PK

    PeterK

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend, the roast chicken was great and not overcooked and the sauce was fantastic. Paella is also the go to dish, highly recommend, very tasty. The spicy pork pizza is nice too, may just be a tad too spicy for some.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 24 April 2022

    Hey Peter, Thanks for coming to Innocent Bystander. What a great review! We will be sure to pass on your love of our dishes to our fantastic kitchen team. The spicy pork pizza is HOT...and delicious for those that can handle a bit of a kick! Looking forward to having you dine with us again soon. Cheers, Declan

  37. NR

    NevilleR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice atmosphere, food was sufficient and the service was great.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 24 April 2022

    Hey Neville, Thanks for dropping by and writing a great review! See you again soon. Cheers, IB

  38. S

    Smilejenjac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Paella and loved the tasting paddle - great idea

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 24 April 2022

    Hey there, Thanks for coming to IBHQ and leaving the fantastic five star review. Cheers, IB

  39. LT

    LyndaT

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food and service. Nice quiet ambience. Large group of us and all meals satisfactory. Will return

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 24 April 2022

    Hey Lynda, Thank you for visiting and leaving us a superb five star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, IB

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic experience here. The food was delicious. The service spot on and great atmosphere too.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 18 April 2022

    Hey there, Thanks for dining with us over the Easter long weekend and leaving us a great five star review! Looking forward to you visiting again soon. Cheers, IB

FAQs

Innocent Bystander offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5999 9222.

Innocent Bystander is rated 4.6 stars by 693 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Google Map for Innocent Bystander

316-334 Maroondah Hwy Healesville, AU-VIC 3777

Additional information

  • Area

    Yarra Valley

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Themel

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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