The Woodhouse Restaurant

4.8
1040 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 1040 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
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hannah
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible, service excellent. Lovely to have such a beautiful place in Bendigo. Thanks Woodhouse!

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julieta
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

This restaurant could hold its own against any big city establishment. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. Our wait person was well-meaning but lacked training in basics, like over-filling wine glasses. The cocktails were great but the wine list could be a little more expansive. Having said that, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this excellent restaurant for a memorable night out.

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MattL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was fantastic and the service was impeccable. Only issue was our table for 4 people was right next to the kitchen service area.
All we could hear was pots and pans banging and the staff constantly walking past to get meals for other customers.
A table shouldn’t be placed in that area. To hard to hear our conversations at the table.
Other than that it would be a great night out for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. Amazing food and service as always. Definitely will be back.

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Neenie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the minute we walked in we were looked after & felt special. The food was at an exceptional standard. Subtle things such as seasoning was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.
Covid dining presents with difficulty but we never felt rushed. Thank you.

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GrantS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good service, high quality meal. Covid-19 restrictions, masks etc. have a small effect on the overall experience just now (true for any restaurant), so can't quite rate things at 5 stars. However, the Woodhouse is doing a good job despite this and is still highly recommended.

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SharronLH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic would recommend the Woodhouse to everyone food was amazing atmosphere and service was perfect

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PeterM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food, great service. I would definitely go back

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RolM
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Welcome and table service attentive, unobtrusive and friendly. Great wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Steaks cooked to perfection deserts superb

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service!
The Charcuterie was superb, followed by the Steak to share with vegetable sides, some of the finest cooked food we've ever tried.

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HaleyK
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my 4th time visiting the venue and yet again team woodhouse nail it!
Food- 10/10
Service 10/10

Must try if you are in town!

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Cass
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely afternoon! And as always the food was amazing

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TonyF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Spent just on $1000 for nine people. Not bad, everything was excellent. Wonderful service great staff. Food very delicious. It's wonderful to have a restuarant of this quality in Bendigo,we'll be back as Arnold said.

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DeanL
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food never disappoints. Friendly staff who are always happy to accommodate with suggestions and advice. Never been disappointed.

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ShiraleeL
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, shoulder of lamb to share was fantastic, fabulous service and excellent wine list COVID restrictions adhere to so delicious very comfortable

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KimA
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every plate served was delicious and just the right amount

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BiancaS
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely lunch in the outdoor area. Couldn't fault a thing. 10/10

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RebeccaB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Waitress was extremely knowledgeable and friendly.
The food was delicious starting from entrees through to desserts.

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CarolynG
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely lunch at Woodhouse. The service was excellent and the food great.

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Shazzy
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I ordered the asparagus and fish and was very satisfied with my plate of food. My husband ordered a steak and although it was delicious it was disappointing that the meal did not come with any reasonable veg or side salads and they have to be ordered separately. Very happy with our young waitress, she was very polite and patient and efficient. Thanx

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LyndaE
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

For carnivores who appreciate good quality meat it is excellent - very pleasant service - good knowledge and choice of local wines.

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NarelleC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Could not fault the meal, service or atmosphere. I had a planned date night with hubby but something popped up last minute for him so I took my Mum. We had the share slow cooked lamb shoulder then shared the dessert tasting plate. It was so delious that we couldn't pick a favourite. Hats off to you Woodhouse!! Next time though, I'm having a dessert tasting plate to myself!! Oink Oink.

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KeithS
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brilliant food , especially the steaks we chose. Unfortunately we couldn’t order dessert because the entrees and mains were too much!😁

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ADEating
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Overall noy bad however the steak are a bit over salty

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SeanD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service magnificent, well managed for covid without intruding any more than needed

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HilaryG
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best steak we have had in years. A little pricier, but you get what you pay for. Beautiful ambience, great service. Will return.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Excellent food but quality of service down from the usual. Extra charge for using card when we are asked to use it during COVID a bit much

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Dgam
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I as sad to be disappointed by the woodhouse, it is normally quite good unfortunately not on this occasion

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Rhiannon
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the second we walked in the service was fantastic. The food was all absolutely divine. One of the best meals we have had!

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LaurenW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. The desert tasting plate is 11/10!

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MarnieH
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible dinner, flavours were sensational. Wine list was excellent, with creative cocktails using ingredients sourced locally which was a nice touch! Service was excellent, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient wait staff that added to exceptional dining experience. Oh and the desert - 5 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Dmac
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Special restaurant for a special night out, would highly recommend.

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SueF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was first class and the service was great and looking forward in going back there again

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KayeT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would highly recommend the Woodhouse , it is divine , our favourite restaurant ever

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a memorable dining experience, the Woodhouse is one of the premier restaurants in Bendigo. A must if eating out in this city. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great Rump Steak - perfect "medium". Daughter enjoyed the Duck .My wife suggested her chicken dish could have been a little hotter, maybe it sat for a moment while my steak advanced from "m/r" to "m".

Will come again for a special night out!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The wood house is a lovely place to dine. The staff are welcoming & the food very good, lovely outdoors or indoors seating & a great drinks list.

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Millks
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

You can always rely on the Woodhouse fir a great quality meal and service is always fantastic.

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AaronD
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to the Woodhouse for our anniversary, as always - they never miss. Will definitely be back again.

FAQs

The Woodhouse Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1040 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.