The Woodhouse Restaurant

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487 reviews
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Winner of Savour Awards best steak restaurant for Victoria 2016, the Woodhouse restaurant will ignite your senses. Smell the delicious smokiness of Bendigo’s only Redgum char-grill and dedicated Steakhouse, as we use our unique “cooking with wood” techniques in the finest tradition of steakhouses.

As we are the only Bendigo steakhouse, creating and maintaining a point of difference is of the highest priority. The menu is vast, and we are famous for our signature regionally sourced Charcuterie selection, wood-fired gourmet pizza and a robust range of desserts. However, our true love is Wagyu beef and we are proud to provide our diners with the ultimate showcase and selection of premium F1 Wagyu and Free Range Dry Aged beef, sourced from and both local and regional farms.

The Woodhouse is a spectacular but rustic dining experience, where we encourage you to sit back and relax and enjoy our welcoming professional service.
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JH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An excellent selection of local and Victorian food and beverages, including a great selection of local craft beers. The steak was cooked to perfection, full of flavour and expertly prepared. Service was fantastic and their dessert tasting menu looked beautiful and was full of interesting mixtures of textures and flavours.

The mood in the restaurant was relaxed, but still quiet enough to have a conversation.

I highly recommend trying their steaks, but you will probably need to pre-book a week or so in advance if you want an early evening setting. We are definitely going back.

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JR
13 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

always a great pleasure to dine at this goumet temple, nice service excellent food, good wine selection and all this at a fair value price.

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KT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful as always , my favourite restaurant in Bendigo

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JS
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the warm and professional welcoming to the outstanding food and wine we were treated to a wonderful and memorable experience. Well done and thank you.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best steak, cooked perfectly. Excellent service. Made our 25th wedding anniversary a memorable occasion.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had one of the most amazing steaks, cooked to perfection and sides were delicious. Staff well presented and overall dining experience was on point. Thank you. Will definitely be back!

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JL
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a fantastic meal, great service and amazing beef.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It is a regular for us we are lucky to have this restaurant in our neighbourhood

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CH
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent table service. Waiter had a great knowledge of beer and my husband tried a "couple" of his suggestions and really enjoyed it. Well presented meal and well cooked. Probably would have like a better choice of food for myself, not a big meat eater. Overall we had a lovely date night and will be going again.

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DD
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was exceptional. The waiting staff had a great understanding of the menu and they listened. The food was exactly as described and the portions were ideal. Excellently set out space.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

On booking I mentioned that we were coming for dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It would have been a nice touch if our celebration had been acknowledged. A simple 'Happy Anniversary' would have been sufficient.

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W
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was amazing, very attentive to my specific needs. Atmosphere was great as always. Food was delicious and awesome value. However, my cut of the Inglewood Porterhouse steak wasn’t so tender - no fault of The Woodhouse. Overall, an amazing experience and I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone. Loved it!

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DC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was very good and demonstrated a thorough knowledge of how to prepare a full dinner and cognisance of how tastes can be combined to produce something bigger than the sum of their parts. The entree (stuffed zucchini flowers and pickled zucchini) was excellent - balanced, a good size (not an artistic smear on the white plates) and yet not too large to intrude on the following main course. My portobello mushroom & taleggio pizza was somewhat oily, and would have benefited from a more intrusive signature from the truffle oil, but was decidedly acceptable all the same. The desserts were outstanding (& this comment from someone who's usually happy to skip dessert) and the selection platter is recommended. The selection for the cheese platter was uninspiring (but we have a lot to learn of our often excellent cheeses in this country). The wine list was dominated by a very good range of quality local wines. In all, a thoroughly enjoyable evening, in a good location. I'd be very happy to eat at the Woodhouse again (altho at a different table, as this vegetarian was confronted with a huge wall mural extolling all the possible cuts of beef from an animal ...).

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TA
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Steak is amazing and love the different sides available, only place to ever have a steak. Dessert tasting plate is delicious. My husband and I had a wonderful evening, can’t wait to go back.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

I wouldn't go as we couldn't afford the price that you are asking.
We had a voucher given to us, so we thought we will try it.
I guess we are just meat and 4 vegies.
The waiter was just fantastic, anyone would silly to let him go, he knows his food and drinks.
Very pleasant evening.

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k
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Woodhouse has a way of doing things perfectly every time ,our night was sensational as has every dining experience we have had there!😂

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DB
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

My partner and I came here to celebrate his birthday. As passionate foodies, we were blown away by the exceptional food, sharing the lamb shoulder with sides, and the dessert platter. Our only gripe was the room we were seated was very hot, almost uncomfortable, and the noise level in there rendered us to almost have to yell to have a conversation. The wait staff were excellent, extremely attentive without being overbearing and knowledgeable and confident about the menu. We will return.

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JC
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant in Bendigo. We had lunch there and it was 3 courses for $50 which is fantastic value. The service was brilliant and they were very accomodating for my 2 year old niece. Really enjoyed the food and experience, would definitely go back.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Venue and meal was excellent- can’t wait to come back again

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PH
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food at The Woodhouse is consistently very good. Modern Australian cuisine I guess, but great quality, and very well prepared and presented. the service is attentive but discreet, and I never have to crane my neck looking for someone to come to the table. The open fireplaces and the wood fired oven give a cosy ambience, (although it is cool and shady on a hot day). While the prices reflect the quality of the food and wine, there are menu specials, and inexpensive servings as well. This is one of the handful of top restaurants in Bendigo.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my sister here for a special birthday lunch and the food was so fabulous! They were also so thoughtful by putting a candle in her dessert. Highly recommend

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MM
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great lunch with friends. Definitely go back again.

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P
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was fabulous. Perfect for our group to celebrate as there’s something for everyone. Cocktails 👌🏻👌🏻

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MM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I sent you an email. Thanks again for a wonderful time. (Michael McNeill)

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SH
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Loved our evening at WOODHOUSE Bendigo. Waiting really attentive without being "in your face". Food was fabulous and solid beer and wine list.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing, friendly, knowledgeable & delicious. The Woodhouse never disappoints.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the overall experience at the Woodhouse, the lunchtime deal for 2 courses was a good, thought the baby chicken dish tasted great but was very small, the molten cake desert was great!

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MW
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The experience at The Woodhouse is nothing short of spectacular, the best food in town and staff who know the real meaning of service, definitely a five star restaurant in my eyes.

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R
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and great menu options. We follow a Ketogenic diet which can make eating out difficult yet were able to pick suitable dishes from your menu.
Thank you for a wonderful lunch! We will be back.

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DD
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal especially if you’re a meat lover.
Cooked the way you want, and exceptional help from the wait staff on what to select and drink.

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NB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was incredible as always, worth coming here for one of the best steaks you will ever have

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GC
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The seating was hard after short period, for older person.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Staggeringly delicious food delivered with personable and informative service. Pricey but well worth the cost, a great treat for a special occasion.

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DM
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Venue was lovely - staff were very welcoming and attentive - meals was exceptional- certainly can’t wait to come back for date night again. Cheers

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TA
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

WOW, what an amazing meal. We were a group of four and two of us shared the lamb shoulder. It came whole and the waitress pulled it apart with a spoon and fork. It was absolutely delicious, its was served with potatoes and greens. We also shared a side of cauliflower, roasted pumpkin and mac and cheese. Everything was cooked to perfection. Both couples shared a dessert tasting plate which was fantastic, a great way to pick your favourites which is all of them.

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M
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure to come here. Bendigo’s best diamond for sure!

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PB
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Wood house is ever reliable and always offers a special dining experience. The food is delicious, the service attentive without being over bearing and there is always something of interest on the wine list.

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O
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Attentive service, timely serving of courses, wonderful steaks and desserts.

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PK
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The menu can be a bit expensive, but if you go for lunch and do the express lunch it is great value for money and makes picking your meal a bit easier. The staff are very helpful and friendly without being in your face like some staff at certain restaurants are. Most definitely will be going again.

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P
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had out-of-town guests and needed to impress them. Ideal place to do this; they were raving about it. Perfect.

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