The Woodhouse Restaurant

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Steakhouse
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.  Our vast menu is famous for our signature regionally sourced charcuterie selection, wood-fired gourmet pizza and a delicious range of desserts. Our menu is updated seasonally and available on our website.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
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Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very pleasantly surprised by this meal. We were blown away by the quality of the food and the perfect service. Highly recommend.

KS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here and it was just as amazing as my first time. I can not fault it, the staff, are so awesome and relatable, food is to die for, watching the kitchen go about their business is beautiful, low noise, not stressed and serving up the yummiest food. I cannot wait to come back again . 11/10 ..

JC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food and were very accommodating for our pram

CG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is very good just found it too noisy being near the kitchen. Service was very good as well. We all enjoyed our meals.

DS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We have already recommended The Woodhouse to friends,
Our only complaint was that we found it a bit noisey but we had the misfortune to be sitting near a particularly noisy group

TW
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely a favourite. Always fabulous. Never disappointed. Thanks Woodhouse.

G
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent for a business lunch. The 2 course lunch special is great value.

M
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a wonderful evening, good food, wine and local beer. Wonderful staff and excellent service topped off a great night

JK
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

travelling from Gippsland to dine out is special for us ,Four different tastes, and palates, 2 carnivores,1, pescatarian ,1 vegetarian ,and all were catered for admirably.
We are trade and delighted with our choices, slick food, smart unobtrusive service, professional selection of wine , justifiably so considering the region.
We loved the bias to regional foods/produce, crafted and presented by well trained team who have the passion.

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SW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time was amazing, second time was increrdible. This place sure knows good food. 600gm Rib Eye is a must

TA
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to the Woodhouse for a early family Christmas dinner. It was amazing, staff were friendly and attentive service. Meals were amazing we had steaks, shared lamb and a mix of sides. Everything was cooked beautifully. We finished off with coffee and a couple of dessert tasting plates. Dessert was delicious can’t wait to go back again

JC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Best restaurant in Bendigo, make sure you go the Tiger Prawn entree.

J
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is without a doubt the best restaurant I have been too. My partner and I come every year for the Bendigo Swap meet and this is our favourite restaurant, we have been there for the last 8 years. Best quality food with great staff. It’s fancy without being poncy.

CC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great lunchtime experience. The food was absolutely delightful. Enjoyed a three course meal with each course being delicious. The steak was cooked exactly to my liking. The desert was mouth watering. Service was brilliant. We would definitely be revisiting.

SM
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice food. Great wine list. Friendly and knowledgable staff

D
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Steak was good but not great
Friendly service and well attended
Would not rush back

CG
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first but definitely not our last visit to The Woodhouse was last Friday night. The food was amazing. The combinations of flavors and the quality was spot on. The service couldn't be faulted. Thankyou. We will definitely be back.

KM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Woodhouse never fails to deliver. Always great food & professional staff.

CO
Melbourne / VIC
11 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impossible to fault.

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PN
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We been there five times already. It is a great place to dine in. The food is really excellent. Great staff

HA
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoyable
Lovely staff
Great food
Highly recommend to all

DA
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding food - Stuffed zucchini flowers followed by slow cooked lamb shoulder ( which was to die for), accompanied by The Coldstream Guard - Cab Sav, which was great.

Service was very good, ïnteractive"" and very informed.

BS
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great food service was a little bit in your face interrupted us talking a few times but other then that a great experiance as usual.

LB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went Friday evening for an anniversary dinner & it was amazing, professional, friendly staff & the meal was fantastic!!

ES
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time at Woodhouse Restaurant and it was a wonderful experience. Martin our waiter was terrific and ensured we were enjoying our time and continued to check on us to make sure we had enough to drink and if we needed anything else. The food was outstanding! A beautiful restaurant aesthetically and a dim light mood which made it perfect for a romantic dinner.

S
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I recently dined at The Woodhouse for his birthday. Over a glass of red we perused the very enticing menu and decided on a number of the shared options for our 3 course meal.
Each course was delicious and we we very glad we had chosen this way. The staff were amazing at carefully describing each of the dishes as they delivered them to our table.
We had very friendly and attentive table service and left at the end of the night feeling extremely well fed, satisfied and relaxed. We will definitely be back.

JH
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible as were the wait staff. Polite Attentive yet non intrusive. Will be returning to dine here in the future

MM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a nice night with my wife on our 34th Anniversary. The whole experience was very good with a nice waiter that seemed to know all about the food and drinks. We shared a Lamb shoulder that just fell of the bone followed by some awesome deserts. Great night :)

B
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Another fabulous meal shared with friends at The Woodhouse. The service was good, food was delicious & dining experience fantastic. Always plenty to choose from The menu. Will be back!!

AJ
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! They were great with my 8 month old (who I was a b it worried about taking)! The food was amazing and came out fairly quickly! The steaks were perfect!

TA
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were excellent and very knowledgeable on food and wines. Steak was cooked perfectly I had scotch and my husband had the Eye fillet. The sides were also delicious we had the carrots and roasted pumpkin. We shared an amazing dessert plate, can't wait to go back again

BL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Superb food, excellent service. A unique dining experience.

AC
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was very tasty, well presented and sufficient in quantity.

DH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked The Woodhouse following a trip on the Blues Tram.
My wife and I hadn't been to Bendigo for a while. Had good food and service last time so had to revisit.
Steaks again were to die for, after being expertly cooked to perfection. Our waiting staff were attentive to our needs without being overbearing.
Five star rating highly recommended.

SL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Professional wait staff, very knowledgeable about both food and wine. Steak cooked perfectly.

TR
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our waitress was amazing. I would come back just from our experience with her :)

TM
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service great wine what more can you ask for? Loved it

JB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The woodhouse was recommended by a friend on our next visit from Melbourne. It was exceptional! The staff were a delight and very professional and the food outstanding. We chose the 3 course express lunch, the servings were incredibly generous and with the included glass of wine we were absolutely stuffed. If I were a local I'd be here weekly (it's probably just as well). I am recommending it to all and sundry, and can't wait to come back.

JS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. The last time we were there my meat was tough and gristly (no, I didn't complain) Gave you another go and,WOW, most enjoyable. We will bring our younger son and his family when next they visit.

GT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The Woodhouse is a truly steak restaurant,and for those who have never been there,you must give it a try.
However, the menu has not changed for more than 5 years; it lacks innovation .
A restaurant of this statue , should not be a McDonalds with the same old menu.
Take a risk Woodhouse ! Try something NEW!
Glenda.