The Woodhouse Restaurant

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Steakhouse
Winner of Savour Awards best steak restaurant for Victoria and Tasmania 2018. Smell the delicious smokiness of Bendigo’s only redgum char-grill and wood-fired oven where we used the sweet-smelling apple wood from nearby Harcourt. The Woodhouse specialises in premium beef: grass-fed and dry-aged meats, cooked just the way you like. We champion Central Victoria’s best local produce, crafting the dishes using strictly top quality ingredients.  Our vast menu is famous for our signature regionally sourced charcuterie selection, wood-fired gourmet pizza and a delicious range of desserts. Our menu is updated seasonally and available on our website.  
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LP
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service by our waiter. Great produce and great cooking. The steak was so good, I ate it on it's own first. My wife had the Prawn and Octopus, which was cooked to perfection.

CJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

We have no complaints about the food, our Cape Grim fillets were lovely, one with Bearnaisse sauce one with wine jus, the hassellback potatoes were creamy but not as crunchy as anticipated. The choice of two sides was needed. Wine list is extensive, with lots of reds to go with the great meats. My complaint was the position of our table, right in the front of the restaurant, in a window overlooking the street. We left before dessert as I had a splitting headache from the combination of traffic lights, the flashing coloured lights of the Kebab caravan across the road and the lights of Forty Winks across the intersection. There was no 'feel' of the fire in the place, nor of flame to cook the beef, nor did we see the bar area or the lovely ceiling. I booked 3 weeks prior and felt we were given the worst table in the place, maybe I'm wrong and that is a prime seat...in Bendigo.

VL
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Woodhouse Restaurant was recommended to us by a number of people and it did not disappoint. The decor was very tasteful and the vibe was just right. We were given plenty of time to review the menu and wine list and our waitress was extremely helpful assisting us with our choices. I enjoyed a couple of glasses of a lovely Reisling and my other half enjoyed his cider. The steaks we chose were first rate, with a beautiful taste. All in all we had a wonderful experience and will definitely be returning when we visit Bendigo again

DD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A perfect place to dine and celebrate good times with friends, family or business meetings. Staff are always amazing, food are great and ambiance is superb! Will keep coming back!

MH
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food, service and environment. Excellent restaurant.

BH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food & service as usual. My favourite restaurant in Bendigo. Love the new spring menu.

HM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our evening. The food and the atmosphere was amazing. Staff were very attentive.

TA
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious, excellent service best restaurant in Bendigo.

AB
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent service and knowledge by staff and great atmosphere. We will be back!!

R
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Compact and cosy inside. Service was relaxed and attentive. Had the rib-eye, it was cooked to perfection and delicious. Sides were tasty and good size. Drink menu extensive. Bit noisy due to the hard surfaces inside but nothing crazy. Would definitely recommend to visitors to Bendigo.

T
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful efficient and friendly service in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.
Food is of a very high standard and quality.
We keep coming back and have never been disappointed. It’s one of our favourite restaurants. The best steak and desert, highly recommend

M
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything about our outing to Bendigo. Woodhouse was amazing and well worth the drive from Geelong. Will definitely visit this restaurant again as well as recommend to friends and family

LM
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a wonderful experience at the WH recently. So hard to find a nice restaurant, with adequate noise levels for talking with friends. Service was great, we had a 92 year old with us and we found food, service and music all very good. Definitely a great experience.

CF
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The Woodhouse was a lovely place to go and eat. Yummy good and the atmosphere was relaxing and service I can not fault. We will be back next time we come to Bendigo.

JB
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always enjoy dinning out at The Woodhouse and would visit more often but the cost of the evening limits me to a couple of visits annually. Having said that, I appreciate you get what you pay for and accept that

TC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. Tasting plate for two was an excellent introduction to the menu for first timers and offered good value for money. A bit noisy and not very intimate, if going for a special occasion maybe request a quieter spot. Came away smelling of woodsmoke.

CO
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with a great selection on the menu.

KT
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall this is a lovely place to go out for a special meal on Bendigo. The steaks were tender and very well cooked. The only niggle l have is that when paying a decent price for a steak, the only vegetable included is a potato - you can order additional vegetables by the bowlful at approx $12 each (ie a bowl of cauliflower $12, a bowl of mushrooms $12 etc). A bit rude and it does boost the overall meal price up quite a bit for food that l believe should be served with the meat.

KB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely Food, just disappointed with the change of the existing lunch special which we have really enjoyed in the past. The change in options weren't appealing to our group.

BP
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food & fantastic service. One of the best places to eat in Bendigo.

RM
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Good night, great service, if a little ‘rushed’, great food, the fish special was special, local wine list very satisfying, value is only thing that puts the brakes on a little.

JS
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful night out excellent food service and atmosphere. The staff were impeccable and very pleasant overall a great night.

KD
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We received amazing service, food was incredible and would highly recommenced to anyone!

a
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

This must surely be the most outstanding restaurant in Bendigo.I now have a friend who dines there on every trip to town.(and takes me for company!!)

SH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They were so helping and understanding when we asked for no tomatoes or berries due to allergy. They wentbout of their way to make it memorable. Thank you so much.

DR
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. beautiful night of dining, food presented so elegantly. Top service 💯

JH
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food menu and a good choice of quality wines. Very good service.

KL
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For value for money, our Express Lunch option was great! We left feeling sated but not overfull after the 3-course meal. Our best meal out since The Duck and Waffle in London in 2016!

SH
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Possibly the best meal and dining experience I’ve enjoyed in the last ten years.

S
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food excellent surrounds! A lovely experience for our anniversary dinner

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always of excellent quality and presentation. Staff are appropriately attentive.

CH
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always the food and service were absolutely amazing! lunch menu great value

C
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I. Enjoy the woodhouse every time I go however ventured out along with my Pizza and amazing desert plate to add additional items . I need to be honest in saying although my usual was as great as ever the chips were meant to be sea salt and rosemary and were no different to MacDonald with no flavour . The Mac and cheese was extremely greasey although possibly understandable with different blends . Will be back but for usual dishes. .

CM
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We all said that we had the best steak in quite some time.

SF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service was great. We find every time we go to the Woodhouse the service and food is amazing

SG
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food & service excellent 4 of us dined & we all were very impressed would definitely go back if visiting Bendigo again! Gr8 wine selection from the sommelier & good wine list. Steak cooked perfectly would highly recommended to any friends & beetroot ravioli was light filling & delicious

GR
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints! Consistency of the steaks is the highlight and the new 'roasted banana' dessert was amazing!

M
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food lamb was cooked to perfection, paired with the potatoes, mint and feta a match made in heaven. Strawberry cheesecake to finish had an intense strawberry flavor delicious. Will be dining again very soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and excellent service.

PM
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service first class and fantastic food . Really enjoyed the experience

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