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Bistecca alla Fiorentina - The Woodhouse Restaurant, Bendigo, AU-VIC

The Woodhouse Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2530 Reviews
$41 to $100
Steakhouse
Take it slow… Have a drink to start. Enjoy a cocktail, local wine or craft beer, Share a snack or two in our dedicated Bar.
Smell the delicious smokiness of Bendigo’s only dedicated steakhouse & grill, where we use local redgum on the grill; there’s nothing quite like the flavour of meat cooked over redgum. The natural smoky flavours and aromas created by this unique timber are something truly special. In the finest tradition of steakhouses, we use locally sourced meat and the very best in fresh, regional produce.

Showcasing 350 wines, including 28 by the glass, including some seriously interesting wines curated by our inhouse Sommelier. With local wines taking pride of place, including some intriguing European offerings, plus a supporting cast of spirits, beers and other beverages, including a decent alcohol-free selection. Cocktail drinkers will be impressed with our seasonally curated list.

Our menu is updated seasonally and available on our website.

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2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Australian, Grill
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat 11:45 am–11:00 pm Lunch Thu, Fri 11:45 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 5443 8671
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Paul Pitcher and Tony Panetta
  • Area
    Bendigo
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Woodhouse Experience set menu

    $145.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    A shared experience; Sourdough and whipped Pepe Saya cultured butter SNACKS Gin-cured ocean trout, avocado, fermented chili, grapefruit, cucumber and pearls Sher Wagyu beef tartare, Giaveri Oscietra caviar and potato hash STARTERS Sher Wagyu beef brisket skewer, chimichurri, yoghurt and pomegranate McIvor Farm pork belly, roasted apple, chorizo, cauliflower, pomegranate and pistachio MAIN Sher Wagyu Porterhouse, #7, dry aged 28 days (400 days grain-fed), 450 grams Potato rosti, shallots, confit cherry tomato and a sauce of choice Caesar salad – cos, jamon, golden yolk, anchovy and Grana Padano PRE DESSERT Dark chocolate brownie, raspberry and salted dulce de leche DESSERT The Woodhouse Tasting Plate
    The Woodhouse Experience set menu photo

What 2,530 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Good for business meals

  • Victoria

    Good for business meals

  • Victoria

    Good for special occasions

  • North & Central Victoria

    Most Booked

2,530 Reviews
  1. Anonymous

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect, as always! We took friends from Melbourne who had never been to the Woodhouse before and they were blown away.

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  2. LukeyB

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a simply beautiful meal at The Woodhouse for our wedding anniversary on Saturday night. Food and service were both 10/10, we will be back!

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  3. SimonG

    Victoria

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another impeccable dining experience, see you next Saturday night!

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  4. jessicap

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, service and the best steak in Bendigo.

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  5. IyeshaT

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegant and sophisticated atmosphere, exquisite food presentation, impeccable service, brilliant focus on food quality.

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  6. RebeccaK

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had The Experience set menu. It was perfect. Amazing food, matching wines were spot on. Attentive service without being invasive. A fabulous meal and night out. Thank you Woodhouse team ⭐️

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  7. PeterS

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined at the Woodhouse several times, and they just get it right every time. Beef tartare, eye fillet steaks and the desert was about eight little portions on a platter. Altogether a great experience. A wide ranging wine list, and the best Negroni cocktail outside of Italy .

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  8. PamB

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent for a special night out. We particularly enjoyed the charcuterie board and accompanying bread and the side of roasted pumpkin with our main course. We were too full to try a dessert. Overall it was great but the side room was very dark.

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  9. CarolineT

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Has the Express lunch menu. Service was friendly and attentive with some additional extras added for free. Everything was delightful and I would highly recommend. Thank you for making or lunch so enjoyable.

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  10. StephenB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and hospitality for a special occasion.

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  11. DougC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would be the best steak I have ever had & the service was excellent.

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  12. JoanD

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Woodhouse is a restaurant we continue to return to every few months, and we are never disappointed. Everything, especially the food and the staff, is of such high quality. We're already looking forward to our next meal there. Joan

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  13. Taralee

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fine dining at its finest. The most enjoyable experience, the food, service and atmosphere is always spot on., Always such a treat having a Woodhouse experience

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  14. RenaeG

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the woodhouse experience and it was absolutely amazing!!!! The staff were fantastic. Definitely be going there again

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  15. DonnaS

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had wonderful wait staff. Especially our wine man. Very knowledgeable

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  16. MollyD

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, waitress was amazing, would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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  17. TonyP

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit back after a few years, and we were totally impressed. The food was utterly delicious! The staff gave us very professional and friendly assistance. Your Somalier is a great bloke! Clearly knows his stuff, especially around the less experienced without being condescending. I wear hearing aids so adjusting to some conversations was challenging, but not your fault. Just the best experience, thank you so much!

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  18. TrishM

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. Both had steaks which were very tender. Appreciated quiet seat due to partners hearing loss. Very attentive waiters

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  19. Aprileats

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Great food and great staff. Will definitely recommend to friends and will be back again when we are in the area. The XL prawns in garlic butter on the specials board were a highlight!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably the best restaurant in Bendigo. Consistently exceptional. Outstanding food, and great service.

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  21. WayneC

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    At the start of our night we ordered a red wine to have with our main meal when it came out. I asked for the wine to be opened at the time to breathe. When our main meals came out our red wine wasn't presented. After we were half way through our main meal the wine was produced, unopened. When I mentioned we asked for it to be opened to breathe the waiter tried to make light of the situation.

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  22. NathanL

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best steak so far that we have tried around Victoria. Drove 2 hours to come here to eat and have to say it did not disappoint. The wagyu scotch fillet was just perfection, dissolves in your mouth, very flavourful, suggest medium done. The starter scallop was also so flavourful and amazing! Got the tasting plate for dessert and it was so good, pavlova was bit too sour for my liking. Overall experience was great, definitely coming again in future.

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  23. ChrisG

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The side dishes were forgotten, had they not been missed it would have been exceptional.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the Woodhouse experience. Absolutely delicious, fresh and beautifully selected wines to go with each dish. Service was smooth and polite, with just enough attention not to feel overbearing. Each dish spaced nicely apart to make you feel relaxed and not rushed. Loved it

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  25. STANK

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent quality and service. Always a pleasure to dine at this venue.

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  26. JohnS

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and well trained wait staff made the night great

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  27. JasonB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A friendly and quiet restaurant with a great atmosphere. The staff are amazing at what they do (drinks, food, chat) and everything was clean and neat including the toilets. The stand out however was the food. Oysters to start with, Prawn spring rolls as entre, Wagyu beef burgers, Barramundi fish for mains, apple tart, and pavlova for dessert. All of it is amazing, 10/10 My wife and I have eaten well, all over the world, however, this place is a standout for us. I have not stopped telling everyone about The Woodhouse in Bendigo

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  28. JackG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is cooked to perfection, service is amazing. Depending where you are seated it may feel a little close to others dining which is a slight downfall for an introvert like myself. The price is a bit out of reach if you're on a budget but the food and service quality is worth every cent. I will dine here again and definitely recommend for special occasions!

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  29. ChantalW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve always heard how amazing TheWoodhouse is and been wanting to try it for such a long time. So we finally went there and wow, amazing food, service and atmosphere. Definitely coming back!

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  30. KarenJ

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely devine. Impeccable service. Would dine again and recommend to family and friends

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  31. GregD

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating a milestone anniversary at one of our favorite Bendigo restaurants. Service and serving staff were fantastic and attentive. We opted for a combination of 3 starters, duck piaffe, king prawn and scallops all excellent. For mains barramundi and a wagu scotch fillet both high quality. to end the evening my wife had the apple tarte tafin which she said was amazing. Good choice of wines by the glass and an extensive drinks menu. Highly recommended our go to place for any occasion

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  32. CameronH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Attentiveness of staff was absolutely outstanding. Food was magnificent- overall experience was terrific.

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  33. ScottM

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service would have been 5 star, except one of our drinks was forgotten, and we had to request it again, and we were not offered a selection of mustards etc with my steak. Apart from that, it was flawless.

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  34. Lucy

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal. Meat cooked perfectly to each diner’s taste. Sides complemented meat well and perfectly sized.

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  35. JodieR

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the woodhouse experience and it was amazing. So much delicious food. Staff were super friendly and attentive. I can’t wait to go back.

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  36. RobboR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined here on NYE. Just the two of us, tables were well spaced so we didn't feel like we were sitting with others. All service staff were appropriate interactive with us, and service provision was great. The meal was fantastic. We had steak, scallops, prawns, rosti, and cauliflower. Everything was extremely tasty. Amazing textures and flavours throughout. We only drank cocktails while dining...all of which were also tasty and fresh. The price tag hurt my pov wallet, however we definitely got what we paid for and will return for sure. We're still raving about it to whoever will listen.

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  37. AlexH

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We waited half an hour before we were asked for our drink orders, which is fine as they were busy. We have been there a few times before and the service was not up to the usual standard which I can forgive as it was busy but we were accused of trying to leave without paying our bill and that I can't forgive. We had already paid and we were asked if we needed help paying the bill. She was obviously flustered as she asked us. It will be a while before we go back, if we do.

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  38. JaiN

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They say you get what you pay for well the Woodhouse is exactly that best steak and service this is fine dining at its best would highly recommend the Woodhouse for a special occasion

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  39. Rhiannon

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing date night. Food was cooked exactly as requested, was delicious and look forward to goibg back.

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  40. MarilynC

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food seems expensive but for a special night out, totally worth it. Dessert tasting plate was yum!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

The Woodhouse Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2530 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Woodhouse Restaurant

101 Williamson Street, Bendigo, AU-VIC 3550

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Bendigo
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat 11:45 am–11:00 pm Lunch Thu, Fri 11:45 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Australian, Grill
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Paul Pitcher and Tony Panetta
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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