The Woodhouse Restaurant

4.8
1278 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.

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 1278 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bazz
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and wine selection with the steak cooked perfectly

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SophieB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderul staff, meals were delicious, very attentive with drinks etc.

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Katie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing as usual 😊😊 first time taking the fussy kids and they even absolutely loved it and can’t wait to go again

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JaniceK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious but I have had better. Quite pricey. Service great

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NicolaH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and for a high quality restaurant they accommodated our children (5 and 7 years old) very well.

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GABRIELLAM
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The onion rings are to die for , the slow cooked wood fire oven lamb was very tender but It had no evident flavour of being cooked in a wood oven . The fennel & orange salad was fresh . The chocolate dessert was delicious . I would definitely go again . Fast, efficient service.

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PeterS
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is exceptional. The service cannot be faulted, the food is excellent. We asked for our steaks to be served “blue”, totally rare; our waiter asked what internal temperature our steaks should be (37 deg C for the record). First time we have been asked that question, indicating a real level of care.
On the ten point Richter scale of dining, we would rate them fifteen.

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AndyC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was high quality and well presented. Staff were attentive, polite and looked like they enjoyed being there. Can be a tad noisy when full, but it was happy noise.

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amanda
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we were welcomed warmly into the restaurant and was seated immediately. the staff were attentive, helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. food was delicoious.

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JanetO
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Recommended by Bendigo tourist information centre, as the best steak & suitable venue to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
It was a beautiful night with the best food we have had since Covid!
Definitely recommend venue, service and the food was delicious!

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TrevorO
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a memorable experience and we will certainly return. Evening got off to a good start with complementary sparkling wine in recognition of an anniversary. The only criticisms could be with the "waygu tartare" really being steak skewers but still very tasty and the bouillabaisse contained a few shell chips in the sauce. Very extensive and reasonably priced wine list.

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Reaper
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Good food but slightly overpriced. Not a good selection on kids menu. No takeaways which is a bummer to the money spend on the meals, and not being able to enjoy them at n later stage if you cant finish it in one sitting.

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TASP
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful meal for a special occasion. We celebrated our anniversary and were given a glass of complimentary bubbly each. Shared a melt in your mouth Sher Wagyu scotch fillet with side of green beans & pumpkin. finished off with coffee and dessert tasting plate. Meal and service were amazing. Can't wait to go back.

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MarcusD
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a great night. Service was prompt menu food was awesome - best steak we have both had in a long time.

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AnnettaM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seriously - always good value and service! Grilled steak perfectly cooked by somebody else!

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JuliaH
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious meal at the Woodhouse. Food and service are always amazing!

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will
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

food very good two hendred dollars for two courses with cheapest bottle of wine sat facing a wall in a corner not the best experience

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DzintraM
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Woodhouse is our favorite restaurant. We usually have steak. This time we both had the boulabaise. It was excellent. SO good.

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Countrychick
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We were so disappointed not to see the Woodhouse pizzas on the menu. Also the lunch special menu no longer exists and the existing menu had huge meals, far too big for a luncheon.
We ended up having a number of starters which was more than adequate and very delicious.
As a result of the changes we would not choose to return to the Woodhouse for lunch again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time at the Woodhouse. Cannot compliment enough about the staff and food.

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xxxx
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

I find the whole automated practice of visiting your restaurant very impersonal and very dictatorial. We put up with it because we were gifted a voucher - never again unless you change your business practices or we receive another gift voucher.

The Woodhouse Restaurant
Responded on 1 May 2021

For someone so strong with your language you could at least be strong enough to put your name to the review. Please don't come back... we could not make you happy. This is how our business runs.

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Maddy
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing good and wine. Excellent service. We will definitely be back again soon.

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MicheleN
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious lunch. We had the zucchini flowers, snapper bouillabaisse and chicken Ballantine paired with a zingy Riesling and a Pinot noir. Service was friendly and healthful. A special Sunday lunch treat!

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SophieT
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, wine and atmosphere. An absolute favourite dinner destination!

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RosalyM
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The 6 of us ❤️ our extravaganza experience! The Maître De was very helpful and our dietary needs were well catered for. Looking forward to coming again in a fortnight 😃

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MikeT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A spectacular restaurant at every level: exemplary food, perfect service, well-chosen wine list and lovely ambiance. Whatever you choose, you will not be disappointed; that said, my porterhouse steak was one of the best ever.

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BrendanB
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dining once again, can't wait until a return visit.

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Abby
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall experience is great. The food is amazing as per usual, i just feel like we get rushed out.... everything comes out so quickly which is great but it is sometimes good to just relax and take our time.

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GregE
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

While it might not be the cheapest dining option, the Woodhouse delivers a wonderful dining experience. Delicious food, a lovely feel, attentive but not obtrusive waiting and wine staff...ticks all the boxes. Second time we have dined here, and will not be the last!

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LauraD
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place accommodating excellent service highly recommend

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual The Woodhouse lived up to its excellent reputation. A very enjoyable meal.

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CindyJ
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding, professional service from all waitstaff. Excellent sized portions and served promptly. Food was delicious. We enjoyed our night immensely and will definitely be back.

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WCathleen165
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing setting, fantastic service, and delicious food.

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KylieK
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The food, the wine and the service was excellent.

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Andrea
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and great quality service as always.

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alanc
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed everything staff food and a relaxing environment

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SharonL
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

steaks got mixed up. but overall it was a pleasant experience

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AleM
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and service. Had a great steak. Set menu is on the expensive side.

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GrahamO
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had the Wodehouse experience. Every item was above expectation. Timing of food was perfect between courses and we could not have eaten any more food. Service was well above expectation. Overall another great experience at woodhouse. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience3

The atmosphere was great but unfortunately the food wasn’t as nice as when we went last time at night so that was a bit disappointing

FAQs

The Woodhouse Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1278 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.