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 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.  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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
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JR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service
Quick and efficient and customer service was excellent

MJ
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was great loved the lamb shoulder with pasta very enjoyable

N
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was impeccable. Really appreciated the knowledgeable staff and how well trained they were Food and beverages amazing. Only thing that was disappointing was that steak was flavourful but chewy.
Everything else was wonderful.

r
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Entree was amazing
Main was amazing
Desert was average at best.
Yet to have a good desert at your restaurant

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner. Our servers were fantastic. So polite and very knowledgeable in the menu. The steak was cooked perfectly. Just wish the sides of chips and salad had of been bigger servings. The red wine jus is a must!

S
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding in every respect. Husband had the pricey Wagyu rump , which he enjoyed very much; whilst I chose the grass fed eye fillet, which was the best steak I’ve ever eaten! The wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable, quick to refill your glass.
It got a little noisy, but that didn’t detract from the overall ambience I thought. Not a place for children, best for romantic nights out.

SG
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I popped into the Woodhouse for an early solo dinner the service was excellent, my steak was perfectly cooked, served with potato and a bearnaise sauce to which I added a side dish of veg. Excellent.

BA
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, excellent value, great place to have lunch.

V
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful service with great food. Friendly staff. Highly recommend to Bendigo visitors.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! No faults! Service was above and beyond. Food was outstanding!

HC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely range of food and service was great. Attentive to getting children’s food quickly.

EB
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great steak, great service, overall great place.
I'll go back anytime.

TM
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We found it very noisy in the main section, & hard to hear conversation.
Beautiful meal, but still very expensive.

JS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

When you ask for a rare steak you shouldn't get a well done one.
You pay the money for a steak you order

MD
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best resturant in Bendigo - can't fault the food - Steak is excellent. Service is beyond and they are well versed on the menu & wines.. no wonder one of the best resturants in Australia.

KM
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding meal. Always love coming here as we always know we will get a wonderful meal. Worth every single dollar you pay! Can’t wait to come back again!

MD
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Four of us went and all had the express lunch. 3 had steak which was cooked perfect and 1 had salmon which they said was fantastic. We all had either entre or a desert. Great value for money as it also came with a drink

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was nice but pricey for what you get.
You order a steak and get potato plus sauce, then pay extra for the sides makes meal expensive.

L
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! Steak was 👌 the dessert platter is a must!

TS
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the stake tartare snack to start. This was beautful, as good as any i have had in some very top class restaraunts in Europe. We selected a very good wine, from the excellent balance of Australians wines and selected international ones. The steak was one of the best i have had, equal to any i have had at restaraunts round the world, and marrow jus was oustanding. Blue cheese with the recommended wine also excellent

D
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. Perfect food and service, great meal with friends.

GH
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easy, smooth and incredibly yummy. Highly recommended.

AZ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Easily the best restaurant in Bendigo for the unique combination of outstanding service combined with exquisite food and an inviting ambience.

BB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Woodhouse is the first restaurant we think of when looking for “special “ in Bendigo. Wonderful food, great staff, especially the young man who knows so much about their wine. Always comes up with a wonderful wine to suit our food choices.

F
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mouth watering steak, best I’ve ever had. Pork belly starter was delicous

j
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Woodhouse never disappoints. Today we had the express lunch which was delicious and great value for money.

GA
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an absolutely beautiful meal. This is undoubtedly the best steak in central Victoria. The service was brilliant along with the ambience and general feel. First class!

PH
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and l dined at the Woodhouse for lunch recently and we were immediately welcomed by the staff and made to feel very comfortable. The service was excellent, the waitress explained the menu well and the food was delicious. We did not have to wait for our food for too long , it was served in a timely manner. The restaurant itself is beautifully presented and we are keen to return in the future and would recommend it to anyone.

MH
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing night, the food was incredible and the staff were lovely, only problem was you needed to tip in cash

H
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Who would have guessed a gem like this would exist in Bendigo? I could see myself moving the town for The Woodhouse Restaurant. I would say this is Bendigo’s answer to The Rockpool bar & grill!

F
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very pleasantly surprised by this meal. We were blown away by the quality of the food and the perfect service. Highly recommend.

KS
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here and it was just as amazing as my first time. I can not fault it, the staff, are so awesome and relatable, food is to die for, watching the kitchen go about their business is beautiful, low noise, not stressed and serving up the yummiest food. I cannot wait to come back again . 11/10 ..

JC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food and were very accommodating for our pram

CG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is very good just found it too noisy being near the kitchen. Service was very good as well. We all enjoyed our meals.

DS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We have already recommended The Woodhouse to friends,
Our only complaint was that we found it a bit noisey but we had the misfortune to be sitting near a particularly noisy group

TW
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely a favourite. Always fabulous. Never disappointed. Thanks Woodhouse.

G
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent for a business lunch. The 2 course lunch special is great value.

M
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a wonderful evening, good food, wine and local beer. Wonderful staff and excellent service topped off a great night

JK
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

travelling from Gippsland to dine out is special for us ,Four different tastes, and palates, 2 carnivores,1, pescatarian ,1 vegetarian ,and all were catered for admirably.
We are trade and delighted with our choices, slick food, smart unobtrusive service, professional selection of wine , justifiably so considering the region.
We loved the bias to regional foods/produce, crafted and presented by well trained team who have the passion.

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SW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time was amazing, second time was increrdible. This place sure knows good food. 600gm Rib Eye is a must