Wild

4.8
73 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 73 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.9
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Natashap
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, sensitively prepared. Excellent service and atmosphere all at a reasonable price.

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Libstar
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a gem this is. The food was delicious and the sharing style of eating makes it relaxing as the food just keeps coming out. The staff were just so friendly and relaxed while also being very attentive and professional.
My husband and thoroughly enjoyed our evening there.

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RobertS
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and the staff went out of their way to make us comfortable. The food was delicious and courses well spaced out. Will definitely go back.

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dianer
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly service knowledgeable staff.
Simple and delicious food locally sourced.
Such an enjoyable lunch.

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our first dinner at Wild and we loved it. Standouts included the chicken, kingfish and oysters. Fabulous service, and a beautiful dining area and lovely and quiet. Great location close to everything else in town. We'll be back regularly.

Wild
Responded on 6 January 2021

Hello Emily, glad you enjoyed your first dinner at Wild! Look forward to seeing you again soon, Toby

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and cocktails! A Castlemaine Gem.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the sharing food options. Really outstanding And quality food, great ambience and friendly and knowledgeable staff - a really special evening...

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BellM
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous restaurant in Castlemaine. A consistently high standard across all dishes, as well as a fun and unusual bar selection. Staff were lovely and helpful. The setting is beautiful and makes for a nice, romantic evening out. Highly recommended.

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VictoriaM
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Unpretentious food done beautifully well. Fantastic service and beautiful location. My favourite place to eat or have a drink in Castlemaine.

Wild
Responded on 6 January 2021

Thanks for the lovely review Victoria. See you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Finally this lovely space has the food and service it deserves. Eating here is a delight. There are several interesting and enjoyable places to dine in and around Castlemaine, but Wild is a little upmarket, and the best.

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Cotahuasi
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended, this place is a gem. Outstanding food, wine and atmosphere.

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peterd
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful. Excellent service, incredibly delicious food and an elegant, yet understated setting. Best restaurant in Central Victoria, hands down!

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So lucky to have a restaurant of this calibre in regional Victoria. Amazing food, great service and stylish interior. Definitely worth visiting!

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Caroline
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. We enjoyed everything we ordered and were so happy we shared two desserts. Yummy cocktails and nice selection of no alcohol drinks too.

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JanetM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. Everything about Wild is simply amazing

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Tapdog
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The host Toby explained the wines we asked about and allowed us to sample and confirm choice. Good range of local wines represented. We had several small dishes and each was very good. We felt there was real hospitality in the air and will return as often as we are able to.

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DarrenD
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice relaxed ambience with friendly staff. Interesting drinks list.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff were very warm and welcoming. The food was excellent but the wine was somewhat overpriced. We would recommend the restaurant experience even though it was a little on the noisy side. Overall a good night out.

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Roit
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dishes and super friendly and polite service

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Coral
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely well balanced food in a relaxed but sophisticated atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit.

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KandG
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and wine, great service. We will be back and will be recommending Wild to friends and family.

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KariA
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, service, and atmosphere. Best place to dine in Castlemaine. Amazing!

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Steph
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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CiDeSF
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
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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FAQs

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

Wild is rated 4.8 stars by 73 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.