The Victoria Woodend

4.3
173 reviews
$40 and under
Pub
Welcome to The Victoria Hotel, Woodend! We offer a friendly and generous service at The Victoria where we value your visit as much as we value sourcing and preparing quality food and drinks. We love local! The Victoria’s menus reflect our regional bias, and deliver delicious meals whatever your particular tastes or dietary requirements. Enjoy our double sided fire places or in the warmer months our dog friendly blue-stone courtyard!

The bistro menu features a staple of great steaks, parmas, schnitzel, burgers and a barramundi fish and chips. It’s monthly produce-driven specials, a list of eight to 10 house-made desserts, as well as a nutritious $10 menu for under-12s. Every day, we offer at least six vegetarian options and vegan dishes. Our wine lists boasting over 70% regional wines from our cool climate vineyards within the Macedon Ranges and surrounds.

Experiences

  • Trivia Night at The Victoria

    Multiple dates available

    Come and enjoy a trivia night at The Victoria Woodend!! Plenty of fun to be had and prizes to be won. Trivia starts at 6:30pm so book a table from 5:30pm and have an amazing night! Hurry these events book out fast. Look forward to seeing you all there!!!
  • Christmas Day Lunch

    A$145.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Come and celebrate Christmas Day at the Victoria Hotel with family and friends - let us look after you .... you truly deserve to enjoy, relax, be festive and Jolly this Christmas 2021! Menu Festive cocktail on arrival ~ Prawn sesame toast, sweet tamarind sauce ~ Chicken liver pate, Cumberland sauce, cornichons, celeriac remoulade, crispy bread ~ Roast turkey, honey glazed ham, chestnut stuffing with all the Christmas trimmings- roast garlic potatoes, vegetables, cranberry compote, red wine gravy ~ Selection of Desserts Christmas pudding, brandy sauce, panforte, mini mince pies, mini Christmas trifles $145 per person All other drinks will be charged on a consumption basis. Book Children's meal in the below add on section.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 173 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipWarwickG
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place to dine. Nice ambience good food and excellent service.

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Janabelle
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our no. 1 favourite place to eat. Decor is really nice, staff are very friendly. I usually find it hard to dine out, being gluten free and a non-meat eater, but there are always a choice of lovely meals for me to choose from. I cannot fault this restaurant. Lovely meal each time we visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Friendly staff, cosy ambience with log fire, good menu and wine options; nice place for a casual meal with friends.

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Kimbo
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place has all the qualities of a traditional pub, but with a modern twist (good vegetarian options, interesting non-alcoholic drinks). Good for the childless occasion but also large enough for kids to join without feeling like they might be bothering others. The service felt warm and friendly without being obsequious.

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent staff, very quick,pleasant and efficient. Excellent menu. Party of 5 had varied items off the menu and all were exceptional

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ChristineG
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a lovely afternoon to sit in and have lunch. The staff were very friendly which is always a winner for me

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Peter
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Staff were welcoming, friendly, patient while checking in on our experience. Food was lovely and just what we needed on a cold winters night. We will definitely return.

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ChristineK
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

"I love the relaxed feel of this place the open fire creates a warm atmosphere, the food is good quality pub food, the steaks were cooked to request perfectly and very tender. Good value. Good selection of local wines

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MelissaW
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Steak was beautiful Hubby had the pie and he was really impressed would definitely recommend

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HelenG
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great service and atmosphere
We were a little cool and would have liked to see more wood on the fire
Food was delicious and I loved the Victoria pie 👍
Over all a lovely afternoon out and we weren’t rushed out the door

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Holly
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I need to have gluten-free for health reasons and we ordered the BBQ Parma and can I say that it was the nicest parma we have ever had, even compared to when we used to eat gluten. Our friends also got parmas, but standard gluten ones, they said they were delicious too.
We all agreed we'd be back, they were so good.
The atmosphere was lovely too, a nice rustic feel.

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vipWarwickG
9 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere good service. Open fire cosy seating.

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Mike
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Old style pub dinning room which I for one thoroughly enjoy. Food is great beer is cold!

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ChrisJ
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great as usual. Food was delicious and service was very good considering how busy it was

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HeatherL
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service as always was excellent, such friendly and smiling staff! My brisket was sensational! Like the tub of pencils that appear as soon as kids are on table so they can keep busy with the ‘activities’ on their place mats.

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sooz
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely dinner with great service. Food was delicious.

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AlanB
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food options in a nice pub/bistro style setting with very good service>

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Jacy
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was nice but our booking stated dairy intolerance and the waitress was also told when we ordered. A steak (from which the creamy mash had deliberately been removed) still arrived drizzled in cream and with a creamy pepper sauce on the side as well! The kids’ desserts were vastly different in serving size which created some tensions between the little ones, e.g. the side serve of ice-cream that came with the brownie was much bigger than the amount of ice-cream when you order just ice-cream (which was a disappointingly crappy dixie cup) - but both desserts cost the same. There was no option to order steamed veges as a side on the menu, only salad - not ideal for Winter. However, the kitchen was happy to do this for us. Every time people entered the whole place filled with a freezing blast of cold air. When guests stood holding the door open unnecessarily, the staff at the welcome desk did nothing. We weren’t even that close to the door but it was very unpleasant. Such a shame about these things as we were having our first night out in a long time. We did select “special occasion” when booking online, but staff never mentioned it at all.

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Local
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food, atmosphere & price. We always enjoy our meal and the staff. A great place for families & couples😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love itxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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BonnieT
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really beautiful dining room and excellent food. The service was friendly and efficient despite some power (electrical) issues. The Indian doughnuts were especially surprising and delicious.

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JillB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful to visit this old favourite after over a year of Covid disruption. Food was as good as ever. So glad to be back.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly service as usual and loved the calamari and chicken Parma I would definitely recommend any time

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Casper
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We eat here regularly and we love the food here - simple but absolutely delicious and well presented. The staff are so friendly and helpful. The wine list offers a very good range of local wines which is terrific. We love the open fire in winter and the outdoor dining is warmer months. All in all it is a great spot for a really relaxing delicious meal with a great glass of wine.

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EmJaye
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic spot for a great meal.
Only disappointment was a few items quickly became sold out during our recent dinner.

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RayL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the Scotch fillet. Chips are good too as was the salad.

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Katelyn
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pub, highly recommend the Victoria - awesome staff, food and ambience.

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vipWarwickG
9 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual very friendly, good food and pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommended if you're able due to regional victoria.

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Bobby57
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were one of the first in after lockdown ended. The service was excellent and friendly. They adhered to all the Covid-19 protocols with respect and understanding.
The food was excellent as always. Great country pub!

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Thanks, we really enjoyed the friendly staff and delicious food at the Victoria Lounge, Woodend. Service was friendly and our meals were ready in no-time!
A cosy, country atmosphere.

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LeeG
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Many thanks. Great atmosphere. We scored a separate room for our gathering of 12

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vipWarwickG
9 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As usual nice ambience, very good service and good food. Would recommend.

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Aussieaussie
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was ok . Pricey for what it was .
Toilets needed cleaning & toilet paper in all stalls . Advised the staff of this .

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AdrianH
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

No comment. The steak was inedible. The staff recognised this and then to be given only a 20% of that element of the total bill was in my mind wrong. I will not be back.

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Katee
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Relaxed feel to this restaurant. Staff were friendly and efficient even when the restaurant was full. The menu offers lots of choice including some vegetarian and vegan options. We enjoyed our meal and would definitely come back again. Some members of our table have eaten here on numerous occasions and keep coming back!

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Jule
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, very good service, despite a large crowd. A bit noisy due to a couple of large tables.

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BrendaK
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

More food than we could consume. Best thing is it was cooked well, presented well and tasted good. Service was happy and friendly. It was a little unusual not to have a choice of main meal for a pre-set mothers day menu but apart from that perfect and Mum loved it.

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MaryT
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

lovely lunch for our group. everyone most impressed and will return.

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LeighS
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience1

Regrettably our experience this time was poor. We were in the bar even though booked well in advance. The slow cooked lamb was definitely not slow cooked, the steak ordered medium to well done was rare, the pie was very good. The coffee asked for hot was warm.
Yes, you were very busy but the food this time was disappointing.

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EmilyM
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always offer the most friendliest and efficient service and the food is fantastic!! Would absolutely highly recommend!!

FAQs

The Victoria Woodend offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5427 2721.

The Victoria Woodend is rated 4.3 stars by 173 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.