Wild

4.7
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29 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Wild is a small restaurant and wine bar in the regional centre of Castlemaine.
We aim to bring you the best of the regions produce and beverages in a friendly and professional environment.
Our menu is based around sharing plates and we can cater to the single diner through to large groups.
In addition to the tables available online we have spots at the bar and outdoor tables for casual walk-ins.
What 29 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.9
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an interesting food menu. Love that the wine menu is regularly updated with new wines to try, accompanied by knowledgeable waiters who make thoughtful recommendations! Highly recommend!

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campbellt
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best food, service and ambience in Castlemaine

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HollyE
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality ingredients, yummy flavours and spot on service. Highly recommend.

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AlanS
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and fantastic service. We were the only table during COVID-19 so had the restaurant to ourselves. The food was innovative and well presented. The wine list is impressive. The service was attentive and very convivial. Recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, comfortable space with low lighting. Service was great. We will be back.

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TerryM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a very fine, cosy and friendly place to dine in style. The 2 business partners, one the chef, the other the Maitre de, have created a great balance of fine food served with friendly and warm service.

Thanks guys Terry and Lyn

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SueT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A great place to have a meal - very nice service, good food and nice ambience

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VelK
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous food, interactions and ambience. And cocktails. Lucky to have this place in our midst.

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FionaB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent, very pleasant attentive staff, service was quick. I spent under $150 for 2 people and we had 1 starter to share along with two mains (pork belly and beef cheeks were text book perfect) with 3 side dishes (roast potatoes, beans in a white sauce and Brussel sprouts with hollumi). The price included 2 glasses of bubbles, so great value for money. Overall a great evening and thoroughly enjoyed each dish. The resteraunt space is simple and quiet. I went in early at 5pm and by 7pm it was already filling up. Best to book 1 or 2 days in advance to get preferred booking time especially for dinner reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive, friendly and knowledgeable staff, beautiful seasonal dishes , an excellent regional beverage menu and a relaxed yet sophisticated setting made this our best dining experience of 2020 thus far. Thankyou Wild.

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Em36
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked Wild for our Wedding Meal and right from the moment that we walked in we were treated like royalty. Toby was absolutely amazing, very professional and kept smiling all evening. The food was pure perfection and we have already made plans to go back to Wild. I would highly recommend Wild to anyone and can’t thank the staff enough for making our Wedding memorable.

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DebM
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Thoughtful pretty food, only quibbles some serves on the small side ( not enough oil/ salt for excellent sourdough), fish main. Veg sides were ample though. Lovely afternoon, very professional unobtrusive service.

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Willow
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent at Wild. The food was delicious and well presented and we enjoyed some wonderful local wine. A very pleasant environment and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Thank you Wild for a wonderful night.

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NickiG
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dining experience, everything we ordered was cooked to perfection. Staff are wonderful, beautifully designed space. Highly recommend.

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NickB
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service have already told friends to go!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really careful chosen menu which is short - always a good sign that each dish is created w flair and attention to detail.

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KirstyR
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food in a beautiful restaurant. The wine list was local and quite extensive. Definitely will go back again.

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

These are difficult times, this was our first dinner out in months. We had a wonderful experience

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AliciaM
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would highly recommend WILD to anyone visiting Castlemaine - beautiful spot for lunch or dinner, great wine list, impeccable service.

Wild
Responded on 13 June 2020

Thanks Alicia! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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SueT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service, food and ambience. We will book again soon.

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DarylC
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The only downside, a 5:30 start was a bit early would have liked the option to go bit later. But the proprietor has said contact them and it could be possible.

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ClaireH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Lovely relaxed service, thoughtful interior, delicious local wine, good food with a variety of options made for an enjoyable evening all round. Will definitely return.

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mikeM
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Good food and quite a range to choose from. My problem concerns value for money. Some dishes were downright a rip off, barely a taste, far too miserly.

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JaneA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, fantastic service in a lovely light room. A real treat!

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ROC29
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A solid offering great food and excellent service. Looking forward to our next visit.

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GenK
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner here, so happy to have discovered this quality venue in the delightful town of Castlemaine. The people behind Wild obviously care about hospitality and have sought some wonderful local producers to showcase. The food was wonderful quality, delicious and so beautifully put together and the front of house staff were impeccable. We can't wait to come back.

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KristinG
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, attentive service and lovely local wines. We will be back. So lucky to have places like this in regional Victoria.

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Moondog
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the second time we have been to Wild.
It is a delicious experience which all 3 of us enjoyed.
Sharing plates were good, loved the pancake.

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JHC1
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic addition to Castlemaine! Terrific menu, local wines at competitive pricing and friendly service. The meals were all well presented and delicious. this was our second visit and it's about to become our regular Friday night dining!

FAQs

Wild offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 4432 7352.

Wild is rated 4.7 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.