It’s a cellar door, a café, restaurant, bar and your home away from home, so 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 from 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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Paella con Carne
Chorizo, chicken, sofrito, green beans
Three great cheeses with locally sourced and house made goodies
Wonderful, delicious food - spacious and open dining area as well as lovely staff who were very helpful. Would recommend for a casual and cosy dining experience with family and friends
Hi Maria, Thanks for visiting Innocent Bystander and writing a great five star review. We will be sure to pass your comments through to the team. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, IB
Great atmosphere, the staff were incredible attentive. Would highly recommend
Hi Larissa, Thanks for coming to IBHQ and leaving a great five star review! Cheers, IB
Warm and friendly service and the mushroom truffle pizza was very tasty. Worth taking your time and having dessert as well. The affogatto board was popular, the churros tasty and the brioche pudding very filling!
Hi Fiona, Thanks for the wonderful review. Our Funghi pizza is delicious, topped with 500 grams of mushrooms, it is certainly one to please! How could anyone pass up having dessert! We hope to have you back dining with us soon. Cheers, IB
Highly recommend the beef brisket, was delish!
The drinks were great too☺️
Hi Jacqueline, Thanks for the great review. Our beef brisket is a stand out, a perfectly hearty winter warmer! What drinks did you try? We hope to have you visit us again soon. Cheers, IB
Great food, beautiful atmosphere and service was fantastic, would highly recommend
Hi Rhonda, Thank you for coming to Innocent Bystander. We are pleased to hear you had a great experience with us. We look forward to having you back soon. Cheers, IB
Great food and wine. Had charcuterie platter, paella, cos lettuce salad & fries. More than enough tor 2.
Brisket was unavailable.
Menu choices all high carb - so very filling.
Hi Lorian, Thanks for coming to IBHQ and leaving our team a five star review! It sounds like you had a feast...delicious! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, IB
Amazing pizzas and dessert! Great, friendly service
Hi Caitlin, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great five star review! We hope to have all our customers back dining with us again soon. Cheers, IB
Friendly staff as always and fast and smooth service!
Hey there Hughesy, Thanks for the five star review and highlighting our staff and service. See you again soon. Cheers, Team IB
Hey there! Thank you for the five star review and compliments! Cheers, IB
We really loved the food and the service was quick and friendly. Highly recommended.
Hi Miranda, Thanks for stopping in at IB and leaving us a fantastic review. We will see you again soon. Cheers, Innocent Bystander
Lovely food and drinks, great service really enjoyable night
Hi Deee, Thanks for coming to visit us. We are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable night with us. We cannot wait to see everyone again soon, to pour our wines you know and love! Cheers, IB
Amazing experience, highly recommend the lamb pizza, roasted beetroot and Mea Culpa Syrah!
Hey Andrew, Thanks for visiting Innocent Bystander! Our Mea Culpa Syrah is the perfect addition to the spiced lamb! What a combo. Cheers, IB
Great focaccia and amazing smoked eggplant. Paella not traditional Spanish more with an Italian twist but still totally delicious. Waiting staff very attentive. Really enjoyed our dining experience!
Hi Trish, Thanks for coming to IBHQ and posting a great four star review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. See you again soon. Cheers, IB
The menu hasn't changed still the same. Very little for a vegan who follows the fodmap very strict on any alterations. Didn't like being reminded when we already knew about our departure time.
Hi Jan, Thanks for coming to Innocent Bystander and providing us with some beneficial feedback. We had a recent menu change, with some delicious new additions, sharing at the forefront of the design! Our kitchen is always happy to accommodate to guests with strict diets, please let us know and we can help in your choices. We are sorry to hear you felt rushed, our team does their best to make sure all guest have an enjoyable experience. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, IB
Delicious paella, lamb pizza and focacia
Great service and friendly staff. Closing hours too soon
Hi GeeDee, Thanks for leaving us a great review. Our paella is definitely a favourite, we are glad you enjoyed it! Our kitchen closes for main meals at 8PM on weeknights and 8:30PM on Friday and Saturday evenings, we still serve our delicious desserts till late in the evening. Cheers, IB
Brilliant food, great menu and beautiful wine. OK with kids for early dinner or lunch. Absolute culinary highlight of our trip to healsville! Would come back for the woodfire focaccia with prosciutto and buratta cheese! Bread and butter pudding was also divine.
Hi Bianca, Thank you for coming to Innocent Bystander. We are excited to take the top position as your favourite food during your stay. The Brioche and Butterscotch pudding is delicious, perfect for sharing...or all for yourself! See you again soon. Cheers, Team IB
Prompt attentive service for our small family including two kids. Gourmet food for adults plus kids menu available as well. Great little spot with more than just wine.
Great late Saturday lunch with friends. Excellent service and good food.
We loved the food and the service was fantastic! Our waiter went above and beyond to help us out. Will definitely be back!
Quick lunch of Pizza & Paella - fantastic
The Roasted Beetroot was amazing!
Hi Neale, Thanks for stopping by our home in the Yarra Valley! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our pizza, paella and roasted beetroot. See you again soon. Cheers, Innocent Bystander
Expect to be treated like a number - very sterile and mediocre vibes. Pizza was quite decent but way over priced. Quite disappointed considering the reviews
The food was delicious! Service friendly, great atmosphere
What a fantastic place to eat and drink nice wine. I was there with my family inc 2 young boys. They are all their food which made me happy. Wife a vego and she loved her food.
Make sure you book.
Staff were do friendly and food was delish! Get the truffle fries... they were our favourite.
We loved our time at Innocent Bystander. Highly recommend the wine paddle and pizzas!
Nice pizzas with a good value wines
Had a very pleasant afternoon with my family. Food was great and service was wonderful. Would not hesitate recommending the place to anyone. Thank you to all for the lovely afternoon.
Overall a fantastic dining experience. Friendly and helpful staff and top quality food. Highly recommended.
Always a favourite with the uncomplicated food choices and great wine and beer.
Great location, atmosphere, food and wine fantastic, a little loud, but still an amazing place
Great staff and amazing wine. Lovely warm ambience.
Recommend dining here, came with the family. Food was really good, we had the cheese board, Paella and pizza, so great choices for everyone.
Wine was good too!!
Don’t recommend sitting next to the window on a sunny day, we were literally melting, but when asked the staff to move tables, they promptly organise somewhere else for us to sit and enjoy the rest of our lunch.
Innocent Bystander was ok, worth giving it a shot if you're in healesville.
Just a couple of negatives, place was noisy and ran out of a couple of wines, couldn't try them. As well as the brisk. But customer service was nice and helpful thou...
Our go to place whenever we are in Healesville. This time round, brought my friends along. They thoroughly enjoyed it. Next time will come back and try the pizza.
One of our favourites but we wish you would bring back the chicken and chorizo paella
An enjoyable casual dining option in Healesville. Great wood fired pizzas, and a good selection of starters, sides, mains and desserts to suit all tastes. Love the Discovery wine paddle of 3 different wines 50 ml each as a point of difference if trying their wines for the first time. Good friendly staff, efficient service even in busy times.
Hi there, Thank you for dining with us and leaving a stand out five star review! Our tasting paddles are designed to be the same volume of wine, but with 3 samples! You will have to try our other wines at our tasting bar next time you are in. Cheers, IB
Enjoyed being out again. Great atmosphere and food. Loved the bread and butter pudding.
Hi Narelle, Its great to have customers back with us again creating a great atmosphere. The brioche and butterscotch pudding is a great winter warmer! See you again soon. Cheers, IB
Friendly staff on & arrival & all through our time there. Service was prompt & very enjoyable meal
Hi there, Thank you for coming to visit Innocent Bystander. We are pleased to hear you had a great experience with us. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Team IB
Good food and wine. Maybe add more variety in the menu. Otherwise it was a good experience overall.
Hi Abigail, Thanks for coming to visit us at IBHQ and leaving us a great five star review. We often get great feedback about our menu and all our different dishes! We are pleased to hear you had a great overall experience. See you around soon. Cheers, IB
It was a very lovely place to eat. Although being kicked out because of a time limit is not very appealing.
Hi Stephanie, Thank you for visiting us at Innocent Bystander. Our apologies if it felt as though you were being rushed. Often on weekends we do have back to back bookings for our dining space, we always welcome guests to stay and take a seat in our lounge for a few wines after dining. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, IB
Innocent Bystander offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5999 9222.
Innocent Bystander is rated 4.5 stars by 504 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.