The Woodhouse Restaurant
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 use the sweet-smelling applewood 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.
The Woodhouse is proud of our welcoming professional service. Enjoy a pre-dinner beverage in front of the open fire, with many craft beers, quality cocktails and a great range of wines on offer. The well-priced local drops round off this exceptional offering; chosen to match the delicious menu perfectly.
The temperature controlled alfresco dining area, fully protected from the elements offers a choice of internal or external seating.
Our menu is updated seasonally and available on our website.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Wanbi Plains Lamb Shoulder Slow Cooked
San marzano tomato, feta, smoked labneh, caramelised shallots and wild oregano.
Mcivor Farm Old Breed Pork Belly
Brined crisp skin berkshire pork belly, cauliflower puree, seared scallop, istra chorizo, pear, pomegranate relish and mcivor farm crisp.
Roasted Kipfler Potato
Caramelised onion, mcivor farm crisps, chives, truffle and pecorino.
Excellent food and wine selection with the steak cooked perfectly
Wonderul staff, meals were delicious, very attentive with drinks etc.
Absolutely amazing as usual 😊😊 first time taking the fussy kids and they even absolutely loved it and can’t wait to go again
Delicious but I have had better. Quite pricey. Service great
Delicious food, excellent service and for a high quality restaurant they accommodated our children (5 and 7 years old) very well.
The onion rings are to die for , the slow cooked wood fire oven lamb was very tender but It had no evident flavour of being cooked in a wood oven . The fennel & orange salad was fresh . The chocolate dessert was delicious . I would definitely go again . Fast, efficient service.
This place is exceptional. The service cannot be faulted, the food is excellent. We asked for our steaks to be served “blue”, totally rare; our waiter asked what internal temperature our steaks should be (37 deg C for the record). First time we have been asked that question, indicating a real level of care.
On the ten point Richter scale of dining, we would rate them fifteen.
Food was high quality and well presented. Staff were attentive, polite and looked like they enjoyed being there. Can be a tad noisy when full, but it was happy noise.
we were welcomed warmly into the restaurant and was seated immediately. the staff were attentive, helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. food was delicoious.
Recommended by Bendigo tourist information centre, as the best steak & suitable venue to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
It was a beautiful night with the best food we have had since Covid!
Definitely recommend venue, service and the food was delicious!
This was a memorable experience and we will certainly return. Evening got off to a good start with complementary sparkling wine in recognition of an anniversary. The only criticisms could be with the "waygu tartare" really being steak skewers but still very tasty and the bouillabaisse contained a few shell chips in the sauce. Very extensive and reasonably priced wine list.
Good food but slightly overpriced. Not a good selection on kids menu. No takeaways which is a bummer to the money spend on the meals, and not being able to enjoy them at n later stage if you cant finish it in one sitting.
What a wonderful meal for a special occasion. We celebrated our anniversary and were given a glass of complimentary bubbly each. Shared a melt in your mouth Sher Wagyu scotch fillet with side of green beans & pumpkin. finished off with coffee and dessert tasting plate. Meal and service were amazing. Can't wait to go back.
We had a great night. Service was prompt menu food was awesome - best steak we have both had in a long time.
Seriously - always good value and service! Grilled steak perfectly cooked by somebody else!
We enjoyed a delicious meal at the Woodhouse. Food and service are always amazing!
food very good two hendred dollars for two courses with cheapest bottle of wine sat facing a wall in a corner not the best experience
The Woodhouse is our favorite restaurant. We usually have steak. This time we both had the boulabaise. It was excellent. SO good.
We were so disappointed not to see the Woodhouse pizzas on the menu. Also the lunch special menu no longer exists and the existing menu had huge meals, far too big for a luncheon.
We ended up having a number of starters which was more than adequate and very delicious.
As a result of the changes we would not choose to return to the Woodhouse for lunch again
We had a great time at the Woodhouse. Cannot compliment enough about the staff and food.
I find the whole automated practice of visiting your restaurant very impersonal and very dictatorial. We put up with it because we were gifted a voucher - never again unless you change your business practices or we receive another gift voucher.
For someone so strong with your language you could at least be strong enough to put your name to the review. Please don't come back... we could not make you happy. This is how our business runs.
Amazing good and wine. Excellent service. We will definitely be back again soon.
Delicious lunch. We had the zucchini flowers, snapper bouillabaisse and chicken Ballantine paired with a zingy Riesling and a Pinot noir. Service was friendly and healthful. A special Sunday lunch treat!
Great food, wine and atmosphere. An absolute favourite dinner destination!
The 6 of us ❤️ our extravaganza experience! The Maître De was very helpful and our dietary needs were well catered for. Looking forward to coming again in a fortnight 😃
A spectacular restaurant at every level: exemplary food, perfect service, well-chosen wine list and lovely ambiance. Whatever you choose, you will not be disappointed; that said, my porterhouse steak was one of the best ever.
Fantastic dining once again, can't wait until a return visit.
Overall experience is great. The food is amazing as per usual, i just feel like we get rushed out.... everything comes out so quickly which is great but it is sometimes good to just relax and take our time.
While it might not be the cheapest dining option, the Woodhouse delivers a wonderful dining experience. Delicious food, a lovely feel, attentive but not obtrusive waiting and wine staff...ticks all the boxes. Second time we have dined here, and will not be the last!
Lovely place accommodating excellent service highly recommend
As usual The Woodhouse lived up to its excellent reputation. A very enjoyable meal.
Outstanding, professional service from all waitstaff. Excellent sized portions and served promptly. Food was delicious. We enjoyed our night immensely and will definitely be back.
Amazing setting, fantastic service, and delicious food.
Everything was fantastic. The food, the wine and the service was excellent.
Fantastic food and great quality service as always.
We really enjoyed everything staff food and a relaxing environment
steaks got mixed up. but overall it was a pleasant experience
Great food and service. Had a great steak. Set menu is on the expensive side.
We had the Wodehouse experience. Every item was above expectation. Timing of food was perfect between courses and we could not have eaten any more food. Service was well above expectation. Overall another great experience at woodhouse. Thank you
The atmosphere was great but unfortunately the food wasn’t as nice as when we went last time at night so that was a bit disappointing
The Woodhouse Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1278 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.