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The Woodhouse Restaurant

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893 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Steakhouse
Enjoy a wood-fired experience.
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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 893 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our wedding anniversary dinner. Especially enjoyed the side dishes including a delicious cauliflower and hazelnut dish. Wines by the glass were also great.

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GlennR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Woodhouse never fails to impress, from the amazing steaks, staff to the setting.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always our favourite place to eat. Such a relaxing environment with incredible food, every time.

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LiamH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Was a great meal, thanks. Entree was nice, steaks amazing as always, dessert a nice way to finish.

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Kath
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We decided that moment restaurants opened up again in Regional Victoria, Woodhouse would be our first stop and it was. The meal was, as always, magnificent! We are so lucky to have such a fantastic restaurant in Bendigo.

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LindaL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The entire evening was a delight
From. The time we entered the restaurant until the time we left very satisfied
We will certainly be returning
If any one wants a special place to celebrate a special occasion

This is the place to go

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BrodieW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Woodhouse Experience, a must try! Courses were brought out at speedy intervals, but not too fast. Just enough time to finish the previous one and be ready for the next. Keen to go back again soon

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LBDB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great staff and a fantastic night out!

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ZoeS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wait staff and the food always amazing :) Absolutely love it

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vipRobynR
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality produce cooked to perfection. The service was outstanding and the menu was packed with choice, best restaurant in Bendigo by far.

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Mmsss
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meals I’ve had in a very long time!! Great service.

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AnnieH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The flavours were amazing. The steak sensational and the choice good. We had two teenagers and they had things to suit their taste.
Would highly recommend and look forward to using their take way service over covid lockdown

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AliceC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, helpful and unobtrusive, the woodhouse experience with matched wines was a generous selection of delicious menu items. Look forward to our next booking.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We all had a lovely night. The service was great, our meals were so delicious and cooked to perfection! Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a special night out or just to enjoy fabulous food and service!

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CarlaL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Woodhouse is something special in Bendigo. Always excellent in all areas. Feels like a very special experience and the staff are all welcoming and inviting. The pricing is fair considering the quality of the food and the cocktails are comparable with other establishments in Bendigo. My son who is 14 said "my net worth has gone up after eating this meal" so there you go!

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LizF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fabulous
Great staff
Great food and great atmosphere

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Ashton
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service...
Money worthwhile...
Best dining experience I have ever had!

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BarbS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly the nicest meal out I’ve had in a very long time! The only thing I would mention as a recommendation to the restaurant, is it’s a shame the slow cooked lamb dish must be shared by 4 people - it’s quite unusual to have 4 people who all want to eat the same thing. In saying that, we learnt from last time, and this time brought 4 people who were all happy to have it, and it and the sides we ordered were absolutely delicious, could not fault one thing food wise. Just a shame that you can’t have a single serve, or even a “share for two” size.
But overall, most delicious meal I’ve had out in along time!!!

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BradC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Woodhouse never fails to disappoint. The service is great and never have to wait for drinks, water or food. The food is on the pricier side, but you pay for what you get! Can honestly say the chefs really know what they’re doing!

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AlexL
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing service and food.
The staff are handling the pandemic perfectly and we completely forgot what was happening outside our meals.
The caramel dessert is to die for

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jamesm
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the Woodhouse is our go to celebratory occasion restaurant. Service is the best in town and the steak and paired wine speaks for its self

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RebeccaK
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always. Thanks for having us. The staff were fantastic. Considering how challenging dining out is with current conditions, the team did an amazing job to limit the impact. We were not rushed at all.

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Jasmin
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely beautiful, service was just fantastic and the cocktails was to die for!! Was such a beautiful night for our anniversary. Will definitely be back!

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JoanB
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant was fabulous, we have never had a bad meal We had a cozy spot near the open fire social distanced
from other diners
Will go again soon

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm and relaxing , stuff were friendly, polite and attentive..
Mouth watering , perfectly cooked food.

JD
JasmineD
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food.
Lovely and friendly staff with great knowledge and exceptional service.
Just an all round amazing experience that we can't wait to have again.

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Pookie
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

friendly and informative staff who were able to accurately describe portion sizes and were open to modifying menu selections. All our choices reflected the menu descriptors and were of high quality. Good selection of wines and beers including two of my favourites: Prickly Moses light beer and Pondalowie Old Clones Shiraz. Overall a very pleasant dining experience.

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The Woodhouse stands out as a shining light in a town devoid of decent quality food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful food that compares with other restaurants I’ve eaten in around the world.
Certainly the best in Bendigo.

My only concern would be that staff asked my son who was sitting with me for I.D when I ordered him a beer with our party of six, the current legislation in Victoria allows for even under the age of 18 can consume alcohol whilst with parent while eating a meal.

A little more staff education may help this embarrassment in the future.

Over all the meal was outstanding.

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PhilipW
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

This our second visit. Our first visit ticked all the boxes for us. Great food, value ok and great service from our waitress. That was about 18 months ago. This time although good , it was a little bit of a let down. The steaks were very salty and slightly rare for my liking . We ordered medium. Had to go and chase our bottle of wine that we Ordered with our meal. Thankyou.

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FelicityM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our evening at Woodhouse. Very professional service, excellent staff clearly very well trained. Food was delicious, a real treat for a special occasion.

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SimonS
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Steak I've ever had and great friendly
service

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JoanneE
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and l enjoyed our meal on Saturday night. The waiter did a wonderful job making sure if we need anything Was very impressed with the way the staff were always sterilising their hands before coming to each table. Well done Woodhouse, we will be back again.

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ShaniG
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The only downside was that it was my birthday I would have liked something a bit extra from the restaurant 😉

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing meal, best Wagyu I have had for a long time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, amazing customer service.

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TASP
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went as a small group of 4, started with delicious fresh warm bread. Everyone loved their meals, ranging from steak to fish, everything cooked perfectly. Signed in and sanitised on arrived. All tables spread out for distancing, can't wait to go back again, steaks are amazing.

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KeralynB
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful meal! Probably the best steak I have ever had!

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and fantastic food, even being a vegetarian. Thank you

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lynl
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

once again excellent service and food ,would like to see a few more chicken /lamb choices in mains

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The Woodhouse Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 893 OpenTable diners.

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