The Woodhouse Restaurant

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515 reviews
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Steakhouse
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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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MB
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Bendigo, steak is always amazing and the dessert tasting plate is a must have.

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MW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food. A great selection of gluten free options for entree, main and dessert. The pizzas are not gluten free, but with steak so delicious I don’t know why you’d go past it! The staff were extremely vigilant in ensuring the dishes were gluten free and happily made adjustments to the dishes that they were able to.

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RH
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Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous as always. The Woodhouse never disappoints with great wine to accompany every meal.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food. Best steaks around. Good choices available. Even the side dishes of different vegetables were exceptional. Recommended

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DS
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Yes have been before and meals are great - had steak tonight and both slightly disappointed especially for the price as the steaks are ordinary

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J
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was great. We ordered way too much food. It was too hot in the room we were in and it got very noisy when I had asked for a quiet table as we were celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary.

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BH
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was incredibly high, food absolutely delicious. Only criticism would be that the table were too close together so it felt a bit cramped.

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OF
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, fantastic beef meat ! Very nice service ! Just perfect !

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EF
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We have been to the Woodhouse several times, and everytime we leave we say it is the best meal we have ever had - this was definitely the best 3 course meal we have ever had!! Can't remember the name of our server but she was delightful, the steak was beyond the best I've ever had, and the desert and entrees were on point. As always, our expectations were far exceeded!

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MP
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, excellent service and high quality meals

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F
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Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely night out with my husband. Always have a lovely experience in your restaurant. Staff were very professional and attentive .

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PN
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant, service and food were fantastic. The Woodhouse has a good range in it's menu and my steak was beautiful and tender. The wait staff were friendly and went about their business efficiently with lots of extra touches, like cleaning crumbs from the table and folding napkins if you left the table. I would definitely go again when I am next in Bendigo.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Perfect place for a quiet business lunch meeting. Best service staff in Bendigo! A fantastic wood fire pizza with plenty of fresh produce and loved the pizza and beverage deal. Will be back! Actually already reserved a table next week. Thanks team Woodhouse.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great lunch deals. Best steak i have had in a long time. Great service

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MW
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

An excellent dining experience.
The 3 course lunch menu was amazing (as it provided a wonderful selection) and everything we chose was of high quality. Great value, superb choices and fantastic service. We’ll definitely be back!

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RD
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic steak. Highly recommend eating at Woodhouse, excellent service .

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E
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Delicious food and a large variety of food and drinks to choose from.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was excellent , very good on explaining the blood and grade of the steaks. Food was presented beautiful. Enjoyed our night will differently come back.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing, we requested the window and we were accommodated and our Waitress Sue was fantastic, her enthusiasm and friendly nature added to our lovely night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was lovely and service was excellent

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H
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING! FLAWLESS! Fantastic service, incredible food- never had a bad experience

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LD
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue. Excellent food. 2 course and 3 course special menus were great value. Fantastic food. Will return.

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L
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been to the woodhouse 4 times now and never had a bad meal, cooked my steak to perfection and staff were all amazing

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l
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

once again a great night out .our waitress was amazing, excellent food,in a friendly and welcoming environment

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DH
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We are fortunate to frequent the Woodhouse on a regular basis, both for light lunches and evening meals, and will continue to do so...

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BE
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So fantastic. Food was beautifully presented and artistically combined. Staff were gracious and informative.

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LR
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always enjoy the Woodhouse, delicious food and, exceptional staff . Highly recommend .

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FG
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Service a little slower than normal for an early dinner booking. It was our 48th wedding anniversary and we we were looking forward to excellence as usual. Took 15 minutes to get our drinks. Unusual. Service standard, presentation of staff, restatuarant and food just perfect, as usual. We chose sourdough and cumin freshly baked bread with burnt butter as entree. Beautiful. Main was absolutely fall apart, buttery, lamb shoulder like you could only dream about. Slow cooked, seasoned to perfection, chat roasted potatoes, green garden fresh beans, drizzled gravy and fresh mint sauce, squash. Delightful meal to share for both of us. Nice wines to compliment , white NZ Sauvignon Blanc for my wife , Pondalowie Shiraz for myself. Would have loved to have tried the dessert menu, but no vacancy! All in all another very, very memorable night at this great restaurant. The owners and, indeed Bendigo, have a restaurant they can seriously promote as right at the top of the class. We will be back.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
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
3 reviews
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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