Wild

4.8
51 reviews
$41 to $100
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 outdoor tables for casual walk-ins.
What 51 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.9
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Steph
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really friendly staff, great cocktails, delicious oysters, comfortable chairs.

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CindyS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a party of 6 who had hoped to dine outside, but with changes in weather we had to change our plans. With a bit of flexibility on our side in terms of time of booking, Toby was able to accommodate us inside in great comfort. Each of the dishes ordered were fully enjoyed, the service was professional and friendly. Good Covid protocols were evident. Thoroughly recommend Wild

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Haydn
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and amazing drinks in a gorgeous setting. Couldn't recommend higher!

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GabrielleD
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Such a treat to be in a restaurant with a lovely environment, friendly and knowledgeable service and wonderful food and drink. We had a great night and appreciated the care shown in addressing Covid requirements

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and the best martini we have ever tried. Well worth a visit!

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Polly
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wild is truely excellent on all fronts - as good as anywhere in Melbourne.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Surprised the barramundi was served in a soup.
Lack of soft furnishings (curtains, floor coverings) made it a bit noisy especially for elderly patrons in our party.
Otherwise food was great, wine selection was good, cocktails were great and service was excellent!

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JennieM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such fabulous attention to detail!...glorious food, easily adapted to my gluten intolerance. The service from Toby and Emma was so attentive, yet unobtrusive and timely. I just love the convivial ambience on a lovely late spring evening. As we were outside, even my dog Toby was cared for with his own water bowl....we will be definitely tell back in summer 👌🤗😍

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EmilyK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved our meal here. Food was incredible and the service was 10/10.

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Duang
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I shared four small plates and one main so we had a comprehensive sample of various tastes, texture and variety of Wild’s menu. Every dish exceeded our expectations. Toby was knowledgeable and helpful in helping us pair our food to selection of beverage. We loved the ambiance of the restaurant almost as much as the food. We highly recommend Wild to anyone looking for good real food and great experience.

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DeborahN
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such an awesome time! Thank you Emma for being so great with us. We always love spending time at Wild eating fabulous food and indulging in amazing beverages... Thank you

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MargR
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Stunning setting in the former fire station and Toby is the perfect host.

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JenT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely dinner, service was also excellent.

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and Service excellent, we were made very welcome and enjoyed the atmosphere of Wild, will eat there again soon.

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NateG
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really great addition to Castlemaine all the dishes were executed well, awesome wines and friendly, knowledgeable service

Wild
Responded on 31 October 2020

Thanks Nate! We really could not ask for more in a review, this is exactly what we set out to be. Look forward to you becoming a regulator customer. Toby & Brendon

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JackieD
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered a range of different meals from the menu and all were delicious

Wild
Responded on 31 October 2020

Glad you had a good time Jackie! See you again soon. Toby & Brendon

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LeonH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent range of choices and great acccompanying drinks list. Really pleasant environment and service....such an easy enjoyable dining experience.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful space, delicious share plates, and an excellent menu of local wines and exciting cocktails. We will back!

Wild
Responded on 25 October 2020

Thanks Kate! Lovely to have you in, see you again soon. Toby & Brendon

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DeborahN
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it!❤️ I love the food, the service and the ambience. The great range of drinks is fantastic. Really enjoy every time we go.

Wild
Responded on 27 October 2020

Wow, thank you for the kind words Deborah! We have some great new drinks coming up for spring/summer. See you again soon! Toby & Brendon

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, Toby was very attentive and knowledgeable. Perfect for a special occasion or a small plate and a drink any time.

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Weekender
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Interesting menu options where you could sample and share. Delicious food. Welcoming, friendly & helpful service. A very enjoyable experience on all levels.

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MonikaL
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fantastic food and service. Our favourite! Definitely recommend.

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WellHelloThere
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Toby and his partner to a wonderful job at this locals restaurat.

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VelK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food superb as always. So lovely to be back at Wild. Thanks guys!

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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
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
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.

FAQs

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

Wild is rated 4.8 stars by 51 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.