The Woodhouse Restaurant

4.8
1086 reviews
$41 to $100
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.

Experiences

  • Valentines Day Dinner

    A$110.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Valentines day 5 course experience - $110 per person Vegetarian menu available on request Canape: Wagyu tartare Hervey Bay scallops Choice of entree: McIvor Farm Old Breed pork belly Tasmanian oysters, gin and cucumber consommé, salmon caviar Shared main course: Sher Wagyu Porterhouse on the bone, dry-aged 30 days #7, 550 grams Served with accompanying sides Palate cleanser: Harcourt apple sorbet, strawberry soup, finger lime Dessert: Textures of chocolate Matched wines available at $50 per person Please note: If one guest is vegetarian, the 550g Sher Wagyu Porterhouse steak will be replaced with a Sher Wagyu eye fillet #6 220g

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1086 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ClareK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we shared the charcuterie board and slow roasted lamb, then finished with a shared dessert. Plenty for two people and really delicious.

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BendigoJohn
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

All good except for an annoying fly. Recommend for special occasions.

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ElliM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place to dine, highly recommended! The charcuterie board was amazing

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EddieR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about the experience was excellent for my wife and I.
It is incredibly rare we both get a meal we each enjoy, so this was a superb occasion.

JT
JessToby
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was amazing, everything was amazing

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DebK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely evening, amazing food and our waitress Chloe was amazing

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Cheryl
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a way tp spend our belated 60th birthdays.. Only wished we were acknowledged.. I did write it on our booking online.

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SimonH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, maybe a little bit overpriced anyway great experience

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StephenE
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply one of the best restaurants I have ever been to in my living memory.
Food was outstanding as was the service. Desserts to die for!
Superb in every respect.

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LeahP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Woodhouse never disappoints. Wonderful service, great atmosphere & perfectly cooked & delicious steak. Special mention to the pork belly starter.

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DavidOMalley
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. Delicious food. Great customer service

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William
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutly fabulous, wish there was a Woodhouse in Ballarat.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant! We came up from Melbourne for the weekend and this dinner was the highlight of our trip. Great food, staff & ambiance.

SG
SuzieG
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening, delicious food & brilliant service.

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Blueknees
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening. Great food, service and company! We will be back for sure!

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SuzanneM
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall a lovely experience. Great food, service and wine.

BH
BeverleyH
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a beautiful meal with excellent service. Nothing was too much trouble.

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JaneG
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great food experience. Steaks are amazing. Tried the duck and pork belly this time and did not disappoint

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Georgie
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

overall the service & food was very good.
atmosphere lovely
the only thing was my eye fillet I requested to be cooked rare was medium rare but still delicious
also had my dad with me and he found it hard to hear as the music was a little loud
I would definitely recommend the Woodhouse overall excellent

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AndyC
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve lunch with family. Service was great and they included our 11 year old son in conversations. Wagyu steak was fantastic.

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SheilaBee
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a favorite
The food, staff and service is always of high standard.

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Wendy
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Quite possibly the best meal we have ever eaten. We had the Woodhouse Experience and every dish without fail was outstanding. We also had the matched drinks - which were also exceptional.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was awesome and only out done by the meals.

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LizE
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our 41st wedding anniversary so made extra special for a great night out.
Couldn’t fault anything.
Food amazing!
Thank you Woodhouse. 🤗🤗🤗

AR
AdeleR
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were professional and attentive to our needs.
My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. A delicious blend of flavours on one plate.
The restaurant was full, but still a quiet tone throughout, which was really lovely over lunch.
Definitely recommend!

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StephenI
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Always a lovely meal, and the service was always of high standard.

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HelenB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Every time I dine at the wood house I’m impressed. Their consistency and quality of food is second to none over a long period of time. I always thoroughly enjoy the culinary experience, with enough seperate areas to be personal and quiet. Waiters know their stuff and are attentive to the customers. Thanks for another great night.

PM
PeterM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great and food unbelievable

Thank you again

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TASP
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dined outside on the weekend with family for a small christmas dinner get together, and
what a beautiful evening. We were fully covered from the elements they have heaters and fans to cover all types of weather. Food was exceptional and staff very friendly and professional. Can't wait to go back again and support another wonderful local business.

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FayeS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service excellent, ambience fantastic, always enjoy dining at the Woodhouse.

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Winelover
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Disappointed the "Lunch Menu" has been deleted. The food was excellent, but a little too costly for a lunch. Lunch menu was always a draw card.

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RickD
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my wife there for her birthday. She had pork belly & scallop, l had oysters from the specials board for starters. Mains were eye fillet & rump perfectly cooked to our liking with a Waldorf salad. Finished with a colourful desert plater. All washed down with a lovely bubbly. All food was sensational & the girls gave great service with a smile. The verdict- we’ll be back!

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DdddddddddddBbbbbbbbbbbb
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good experience for special birtday occasion

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MichelleH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The woodhouse is a lovely venue for a special dinner. it's quiet, so you don't have to yell across the table and the staff are very attentive. the food was excellent, would definitely go back!!

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ChloeM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, service and environment! Highly recommend!

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Clydemaianashlucybonniej
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our meal was outstanding the service impeccable and I have already made our next booking for our 25th wedding anniversary. I cannot think a better way to celebrate. Highly recommend for any or no occasions.

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ShelleyL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Meal was very good, service was excellent, wine list included a good selection of local wines. Would recommend dining here.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything excellent , so no comments. Will be back when next in town.

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CraigB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great dinner at the Woodhouse, the service was excellent and the quality of the food was fantastic. Would highly recommend a visit.

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JaneR
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a return visit and the Woodhouse is simply amazing on every aspect. The steaks are the best we have ever eaten and the attentive, friendly service is what you wish you could enjoy everywhere. It’s a must visit!

FAQs

The Woodhouse Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1086 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.