The Woodhouse Restaurant
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Eye Fillet 250 Grams
Delicious food and fantastic service. The perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary!
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Woodhouse.
The food was amazing and well presented. Even though the restaurant was busy we still received our meals promptly. Staff and service was excellent. Will recommend The Woodhouse to everyone 😊
The food, drinks and ambience were great; as well as the excellent personal service by Tory, Nicholas and Athena.
Always a pleasure dining at The Woodhouse for our husband/wife date night. Ambiance is magical, food and drinks always timely and melt in your mouth, and wait staff very welcoming. See you again in a month!
The service was great although the food was a bit too expensive.
Top quality food and service, Went for lunch, couldn't speak highly enough abou the staff.
An excellent dinner at the Woodhouse.
Great service and cocktails
Incredible food and service. We had the wood house experience and loved everything. Will definitely be back.
Delicious meals, great wine, fabulous service.
Delicious meal. Very enjoyable evening out with the family for a birthday.
Amazing food and service ! Very attentive. Some of our table got the wood house experience and totally loved it. Some of the best meals they’ve had. The vegetarian pasta dish was delicious. Best restaurant in Bendigo town!!
staff need to co-ordinate more - we were asked to order drinks and food multiple times - often only a minute apart - by different staff after we had just said "Can we have 5-10 minutes please?"
But that is the only issue - everything else was great
Excellent food experience in Bendigo.
This was the third time I travelled from Melbourne to Bendigo for the purpose of going to this restaurant. The main attraction for me is the steak which is to die for. Tori gave us excellent service and I can’t really fault the place. The steaks are quite expensive but you get what you pay for.
Absolutely scrumptious, excellent service and the alcohol with the Woodhouse experience option was Beautiful!
Great meal and service can’t wait to dine again. Thank you
Steak was cooked to perfection, sides delicious and the pork belly as entree was great. Highly recommend this place for dinner.
The food and service was great, but it was disappointing to see so many people not meeting the smart casual dress code. Men wearing shorts, tee shirts and runners certainly lowers the standards of fine dinning. Maybe it is time to reinforce that a wonderful restaurant deserves some effort in their appearance.
The entree's were absolutley delicious as were the sides to our main.
My husband and I were a bit disappointed in the steaks however. We asked for medium rare and they came out medium and sadly both steaks were very chewy.
I could not fault the staff they were delightful and attentive.
We had a beautiful late lunch our first trip back to the Woodhouse since the pandemic and we were not disappointed.
The food was amazing cooked to perfection, the dark atmosphere suited our “date” lunch, the staff were so accommodating and cheerful.
All in all a delightful afternoon.
Beautiful service, staff and food. Always enjoy our meal there.
We drove for Melbourne to Bendigo specifically to have lunch at The Woodhouse Restaurant.
A magnificent experience in the heart of Bendigo
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch ,the only negative was having to rush through the dessert to meet the 2 hour time frame,
Katrina was particularly good and kind.
Knowledgeable, could tell she actually knew the menu and specials wasn't just something she had memorised.
Food was delicious and worth it.
noise was a bit rough at times given the enclosed echoing space. But this was more to do with who was in the space than the Woodhouse itself.
We were out on our anniversary and they made this feel special and acknowledged it.
Definitely recommend and would go again
Absolutely lovely dining experience, the waiters were super friendly and helpful. The food was amazing!
Lovely experience for us to celebrate a special occasion
Was an enjoyable night out with my partner for a date every now and again
Pork and beef dishes are always on point! Will go back to try rest of the menu.
We had an amazing dinner at the wood house, our server (whom i have forgotten the name of) was absolutely outstanding, she went over the top to make sure my meal was nut free (allergy) and was just awesome to deal with. On top of this the food is to die for, never had a bad meal from the wood house. Definitely a bucket list restaurant.
Only complaint was the seating (which can’t be helped much with covid!) but we felt as though we were smack bang in the centre of everyone’s dining experience.
I recommend the wood house to everyone I talk to, it’s a dining experience like no other and the staff go over the top to accomodate you and make you feel so special.
We enjoyed our meal it was very filling and enjoyable.
Very enjoyable afternoon. The food was top notch. Will come back.
Perfect spot for family reunion after several months apart (thanks COVID). This is a family favourite and far exceeded my (very delicious) recollections. Everything from food to cocktails to wine selection was perfect. Staff were amazing.
Scotch fillet needed to be trimmed of the sinew. The ravioli was too thick with a mushy filling. The service staff were good but needed to offer a solution to an issue that I had with the meal.
The food here was absolutely perfect - nothing could be faulted. The food is definitely complimented by the incredible table service, we rarely had to lift a finger or ask for anything. Everything was always offered to us and we never felt we weren’t attended to. I’d definitely recommend dining here on a special occasion and going all out on the menu - the price is absolutely worth the experience
It was a really beautiful meal. If booking again, I wouldn’t do the early sitting if possible as I am a very slow eater and it felt quite rushed to be out before the second sitting. We were with people who had young children being minded,hence deciding to go early.
It was my first experience but definitely lived up to expectations
An otherwise great evening was ruined by a failure by management to correct a problem.
I booked to celebrate my 60th birthday here. The booking system asked if it was a celebration and this was acknowledged in the response.
While the service and food were excellent, no attempt was made to acknowledge that it was a special birthday, not even a "happy birthday".
I emailed the next day, expressing my disappointment, and the response I received was
- we will bring it up in staff training
- I hope your night wasn't ruined too much
I was stunned to effectively get a brush off from what is supposed to be Bendigo's top restaurant.
For the record, yes, my night was ruined by such an indifferent attitude.
I will certainly never be dining here again!!!
We had the "Woodhouse Experience" so we could try a little taste of a variety of dishes. Mainly because we couldn't choose from the extensive menu, it all sounded delicious and no doubt it is. Very happy with our choice.
The food and wine was excellent, service was outstanding, setting was fantastic, could not fault the night at all.
A very enjoyable place to spend our 20th wedding anniversary.Thank you very much to the whole crew!!
Once again this restaurant has exceeded expectations. The birthday lunch with close friends and family was well paced and we were well looked after. The wines were excellent. Overall a great gastric experience. The noise level was great as we were able to converse without loud music to disturb.
Our meal was stunning, have come to expect nothing less from the chefs at the Woodhouse. The service excellent as always.
The Woodhouse Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1469 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.