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Innocent Bystander - Innocent Bystander, Healesville, AU-VIC

Innocent Bystander

4.6
4.6
669 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

Menu

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What 669 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
  • 4.4Value

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  • Victoria

    Most Booked

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Best Service

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Fit for Foodies

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Group Bookings

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Healthy

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Lunch

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Notable Wine List

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

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  1. 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!

  2. LB

    LabB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Worth the drive to Healesville - everything is beautiful

  3. 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.

  4. 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 7 days ago

    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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. B

    Bella

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great tasting food and wine, friendly and efficient service, smart decor, comfortable and welcoming ambience. A beautiful drive through the Autumnal colours of the Yarra Valley to a perfect location. 10/10

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 18 April 2022

    Hi Bella, Thanks for coming to our home in the heart of the Yarra Valley, it sounds like you had a fantastic day! Looking forward to seeing you back again soon. Cheers, IB

  18. BL

    BelindaL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Pizza was delicious but the paella was so-so. Not a lot of variety on the menu food-wise but lots of different types of wine and other alcoholic drinks to choose from.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 26 April 2022

    Hey Belinda, Thanks for coming to IBHQ! We are thrilled to hear you loved our wine list, did you have a favourite drop? We are often complimented on our menu and our paella, and we are sorry to hear this was lacking. We hope this doesn't stop you from visiting again. Hope to have you dine with us soon. Cheers, IB

  19. NH

    NannaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall, a great dining experience for my birthday lunch.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 14 April 2022

    Hi there, Thanks for choosing to celebrate with us sat IBHQ for your birthday and writing us a fabulous five-star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, IB

  20. TM

    TinM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    The food was very bland, service was very good. Ambience was nice.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 14 April 2022

    Hi Tin, Thanks for coming to Innocent Bystander. We usually get a bunch of great reviews for our food and menu, please let us know directly any specific items you thought were bland. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the service and the ambience of our space! We hope you come back again soon. Cheers, IB

  21. VT

    VitaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service is outstanding by all staff. They all know the menu. Food is delicious. I love that you can share or have your own meals. The Moscato cocktail is amazingly delicious and now my favorite

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 14 April 2022

    Hi there, Thanks for stopping by! We love read great reviews complementing our team, woohoo! See you around soon. Cheers, IB

  22. CC

    CourtneyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great venue, amazing food, staff were fantastic. Highly recommend

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 5 April 2022

    Hi Courtney, Thanks for coming to our Yarra Valley home and leaving us an awesome review. Drop by again soon. Cheers, IB

  23. MJ

    MJohno

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our lunch was absolutely sensational! Service excellent, food came very quickly and was delicious. What a great environment and love the open fire and we love Innocent Bystander wines. Even the Toilets are good!

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 5 April 2022

    Hi there, Thank you for dropping by Innocent Bystander and leaving us a fantastic review! There's nothing better than a glass of red in front of an open fire right? We hope to see you come by again soon Cheers, IB

  24. C

    Corey

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Was lovely place and great service. Food was delicious and fair price. Only issue was the tablet cutlery was quite dirty

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food we ordered was amazing. 2 pizzas and some snacks. All fresh and delicious

  26. RH

    RebeccaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and attentive. Amazing overall experience.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 5 April 2022

    Hey Rebecca, Thanks for joining us at IBHQ and leaving us a glowing five star review. Our team takes pride in delivering friendly and attentive service, we are thrilled to hear you had this experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, IB

  27. CB

    ClaraB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for nice lunch with your partner or friends. We love their food and wine cocktails!

  28. EJ

    EmmaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went here for our anniversary dinner. The staff were fantastic- helpful and attentive without being up in your face. Food was incredible and the drinks varied and delicious. I recommend this place to anyone who wants a great meal out.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 2 April 2022

    Hi Emma, Thanks for choosing us to be a part of your anniversary, we are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, IB

  29. CN

    ChristineN

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our starters (salmon, aspargus) were excellent and the pizze were very good, too. Excellent service.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jacob was fantastic at the wine tasting. So knowledgeable, funny and entertaining. Food was also amazing + all other staff members very accomodating. We will 100% be coming back for more service from Jacob. 10/10 experience.

  31. AG

    AmyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great lunch! The food and service was exceptional. Cannot wait to return

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 1 April 2022

    Hi Amy, Thanks for coming to visit IBHQ. We are so pleased you had a great lunch. We look forward to having you back again soon. Cheers, IB

  32. LY

    LibbyY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As locals we have been dining at IB on a regular basis. We have not had one bad experience. The food and service is consistently high.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 1 April 2022

    Hey Libby, Thanks for the continued support and leaving us a great review! We love seeing your friendly faces with each visit. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, IB

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    We went at the end of a long hens day, the restaurant was great and the service was on point for a large table. Great for every day dining.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 14 April 2022

    Hi there, Thanks for dropping in to our Yarra Valley home! Come back and dine with us again soon. Cheers, IB

  34. NK

    NicoleK

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A favourite place to visit. Great atmosphere and wonderful food!

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 21 March 2022

    Hi Nicole, Thanks for coming to visit us at IBHQ and leaving us a great five-star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, IB

  35. LH

    LolaH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ordered the chef’s board and were amazed at the quantity of food. I think we could have done without the extra order of fries, thinking we would be hungry! A great mix of cheese, charcuterie, home made hommus, olives, salad - the list goes on. All extremely tasty. Service excellent. Wait time minimal. Wines fantastic! Highly recommend.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 2 April 2022

    Hi Lola, Thanks for dining with us and leaving an exceptional five star review. What a spread! You can never go without fries..! Drop back for a glass of wine or two soon. Cheers, IB

  36. AZ

    AmandaZ

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I really love coming to eat there the food is great and they treat me and my kids well

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 20 March 2022

    Hey Amanda, Thanks for coming to IBHQ and leaving us a great five star review! We love seeing our guests familiar faces, and look forward to having you and your family visit us again soon. Cheers, IB

  37. KT

    KellyT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Was lovely to visit Innocent Bystander since it’s move. It was a nice meal, good service. The process was a little clinical and the atmosphere was stunted compared to a previous visit, but sharp fit out. Would be very comfortable in Winter.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 2 April 2022

    Hi Kelly, Thanks for visiting our cellar door again! We definitely don't want the experience to feel clinical, so we would love some further feedback from you directly. Now that the weather has turned, the space is super cosy with the open fire roaring! We hope to see you again. Cheers, IB

  38. LA

    LeanneA

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely restaurant & atmosphere, staff were fantastic & food arrived quickly. Will definitely be back

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 2 April 2022

    Hi Leanne, Thanks for coming to Innocent Bystander and writing a great five star review. It's great to hear that you thought the whole experience was fantastic. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, IB

  39. KS

    KathrynS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I haven’t been out for dinner in a long time and I’m glad we chose the innocent bystander. Met my girlfriend and her husband and it was a fantastic place to eat and drink local delicious wine. Staff are outstanding and speak to you not at you which is missing in a lot of restaurants. All the staff were attentive and gave us a great dining experience. We will definitely be back and I’m going to spread the word. Go. To. Innocent. Bystander for a fantastic experience. Well done to all that are involved in having such a lovely place to dine in the Yarra valley.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on 20 March 2022

    Hi Kathryn, Thank you for coming to our Yarra Valley home and writing a great five star review! We love getting reviews like this, we will be sure to give the amazing feedback to the team! It was a pleasure having your group wine and dine with us, and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers, IB

  40. RB

    RowenaB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great place for weekend lunch. We had the chef’s selection sharing board and it was way too much for 2 people. Wine was also great as we did the paddle tasting of white wine. Great way to try several different offerings

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 669 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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