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Balgownie Bendigo Restaurant

4.2
4.2
144 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian

Balgownie Estate is Bendigo’s oldest commercial Vineyard and has recently attained the coveted 5 Red Star Winery Award from James Halliday. Balgownie have been producing award winning wines from their first vintage back in 1972. Today you can visit the cellar door and taste from their extensive selection of wines made from hand harvested fruit grown on their beautiful old vines that are now over 50 years old.

Whilst here, take the opportunity to, dine in our restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our menus feature contemporary Seasonal Australian Cuisine, sourced from premium local suppliers. At lunch and dinner, we offer two or three course options and the Chef’s Selection six course degustation menu with matched wines. For Breakfast enjoy a romantic Champagne Breakfast (our version of it anyway…!) When our restaurant is closed we serve a picnic box for two that features a couple of chesses, a trio of cured meats, some fruit, pickles, biscuits and bread

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Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Winery, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 11:00 am–4:30 pm
    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–4:30 pm
    Breakfast
    Mon–Wed, Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 am
    Lunch
    Mon, Tue, Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon, Tue, Fri–Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5449 6222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Luke Hards

  • Neighborhood

    Bendigo

  • Parking details

    Free parking on site.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Group Wine Tasting

    A$10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Wine Tasting Group bookings Taste 6 wines: Balgownie Premium Cuvee 2017 Black Label Chardonnay 2019 Silver Label Rose 2018 Black Label Pinot Noir 2017 Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Receive 10% off any bottle of wine purchased through Cellar Door during your visit
  • Public Holiday 2 Course

    A$66.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    2-Course Main Menu including Public Holiday Surcharge
  • Public Holiday 3-Course Menu

    A$82.50 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    3-Course Menu including Public Holiday Surcharge

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

Appetisers

  • Appellation Oyster

    smoked vinegar, shallot, wakame

    • eachA$6.00
  • Mt Zero OlivesA$10.00

    chilli, garlic, rosemary, olive oil

    • Yakitori Wagyu Tongue

      tare, chilli jam

      • For 2A$10.00

    Entree

    • Slow Cooked Jerusalem Artichoke^^

      parsnip, Brazil nut, cauliflower, black garlic

      • B&B Zucchini Blossom*** ^

        blue corn tamale, mulato chilli aioli, manchego, corn pureer

        • Kangaroo Fillet Carpaccio

          salt baked beetroot, raspberry gel, sweet peppers, salt bush

          • Local Foraged Mushrooms*** **

            parsnip, black barley, pepper berry goats chevre

            • Hiramisa Kingfish Cerviche** ***

              tom yum jello, ponzu, avocado, kimchi cracker, fried shallots

              • Cecamariti (Sourdough Pasta)*

                braised wagyu neck, guanciale, pickled shimeji mushroom, shallot

                • Chargrilled Octopus

                  nduja, squid ink, purple sapphire potato, pickled onion, coriander

                  Main

                  • Ricotta Gnocchi* ^^

                    sweet potato, pumpkin marmalade, Meredith goat's cheese, kale, cashew

                    • Sticky Pork Belly** ***

                      rouille, parsnip miso, Brussel sprouts, bloomed mustard, speck, baby leek

                      • Spiced Duck Breast** ***

                        leg cigar, lentils, heirloom carrot, pomegranate, cauliflower, rainbow chard

                        • Poached Harpuka***

                          broccolini, yellow curry, kipfler potato, xo aioli, storm shell clam, braised leek

                          • Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder*** ^^

                            purple sapphire potato, zaatar, purple carrot, fermented chilli, chimichurri

                            • Char-Grilled Wagyu Rump MS5+*

                              celeriac remoulade, ancient grains, roast tomato, bone marrow, jus

                              Sides Extra

                              • French Fries, Garlic AioliA$10.00

                                • Mixed Leaf Salad, Green GoddessA$10.00

                                  • Steamed Broccolini, Almonds, Lemon^^A$12.00

                                    Dessert

                                    • Mountain Pepper Spiced Grilled Pineapple**

                                      gingerbread, whisky frosting, agave, yoghurt sorbet

                                      • Black Forest Dome*

                                        bitter chocolate mousse, marshmallow, sour cherry, sable, Chantilly

                                        • Tonka Bean Cheesecake**

                                          poached rhubarb, spiced sable biscuit, rose sorbet, raspberry gel

                                          • Feijoa***

                                            pavlova, vanilla Chantilly cream, matcha green tea dust, quince salsa, cuvee sorbet

                                            • Selection of Sorbets and Ice Creams

                                              • Goldfield's Farmhouse Cheeses for 2

                                                Apple, grapes, pear & saffron chutney, wholemeal lavosh. $15 surcharge

                                                Last updated: May 22, 2021

                                                What 144 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                4.2
                                                4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                • 4.2Food
                                                • 4.2Service
                                                • 4.1Ambience
                                                • 3.9Value

                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                • North & Central Victoria

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                                                1. ND

                                                  NeilD

                                                  Victoria

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  Once again, Balgownie Estate did not disappoint us. Lovely food, great service and beautiful wines to match. My wife's main was late coming out, but apart from that inconvenience, the dining experience was terrific.

                                                2. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New South Wales

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                  Amazing food, cocktails and service in a stunning setting! Can’t wait to go back! Pork belly, crying tiger and steak were the tables favourites. I recommend that you try some of these cocktails!!!

                                                3. LL

                                                  LauraL

                                                  Brisbane

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on November 19, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Fabulous restaurant in a lovely winery with beautiful accommodation. Great end to our road trip.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on November 21, 2021

                                                  Thank you for the great review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us at Balgownie Bendigo.

                                                4. V

                                                  Vanessa

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 19, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                  Amazing, fresh food and fast and friendly service. We had the chef’s selection with matched wines. My only negative observation is that the first few dishes came out very quickly and the wines didn’t keep pace, so we ended up “double parked” with drinks for our first three courses. We were otherwise very happy with our meal and the service and we will be back!

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded 5 days ago

                                                  Thank you for leaving this review we are glad you had a good experience. Your comments about the wine not keeping up are well founded and we are trying to find a better way as the food comes out and the bar isn't for-warned .

                                                5. VS

                                                  VivianS

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 15, 2021

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                  Restaurant offered 2 courses for $60 or 3 courses for $75. Opted for the two courses with additional sides. Had the Korean chicken wings for starters which were finger licking good and had the pork belly for main. Whilst the pork was immersed in flavour was disappointed that the crackling was rubbery. Hubby was extremely happy with his choice of meals and said that the lamb was Devine. Cost of $180 for two courses with sides and a bottle of wine was a tad on the dear side. However as we stayed at the estate restaurant was convenient. Service provided was exceptional. Would recommend if you were staying at the estate .

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on November 21, 2021

                                                  Thank you for leaving such a detailed review. We are glad that it is predominantly positive. The pork belly is sticky rather than crispy which is a bit different, especially if you are crispy fan (like me!). We appreciate the feedback and will be passed on to the team. Thank you for coming and we are glad you enjoyed your experience.

                                                6. RD

                                                  RowD

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 15, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Beautiful place to visit, incredible food and wine and impeccable service. I’d highly recommend visiting

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on November 21, 2021

                                                  Thank you for your review. It is great when we can meet and exceed a guest's expectation. We are really glad you enjoyed your time with us.

                                                7. RR

                                                  RobynR

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Great wine and food, a bit overpriced. Atmosphere is great. I do question their cuvee pouring, pour until glass filled with bubbles??

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on November 21, 2021

                                                  Thank you for leaving a review, we are happy that you enjoyed the wine and food. We pour to a standard 150ml rather than a glass size.

                                                8. CP

                                                  CarolP

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 11, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We had the chief recommendations which was 6 courses with matching wine. Food is fine dinning but delicious

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on November 21, 2021

                                                  Thank you for leaving a review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your experience.

                                                9. NG

                                                  NigelG

                                                  Victoria

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  2.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on November 8, 2021

                                                  overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                  Very good food but terrible front of house staff, poorly trained and/or inexperienced.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on November 21, 2021

                                                  Thank you for leaving a review. We are glad you enjoyed the food and disappointed you found the service to be not up to your expectation. WE do take all feedback very seriously and we will have a chat with the team that was on duty.

                                                10. RH

                                                  RobH

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Highly recommend, fantastic meal and wonderful wines. Look forward to returning.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on November 21, 2021

                                                  Thank you for leaving such a nice review we really appreciate the vote of confidence. We look forward to welcoming you back.

                                                11. TA

                                                  TracieA

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                  Food is outstanding and wine delicious. Service is good. It’s expensive but lovely for a special occasion.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on November 21, 2021

                                                  Thank you for leaving your review, we are really happy you enjoyed your experience.

                                                12. CP

                                                  ColleenP

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 1, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The outside area looking over the vineyard is beautiful! The food and wine was perfectly presented and tasted just as good. Can highly recommend the estate Chardonnay

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on November 2, 2021

                                                  Thank you for the lovely review. We are really happy that you enjoyed your experience, and we are really proud of our Estate Chardonnay too - it was an inspired choice to have that one.

                                                13. D

                                                  Dimi

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 1, 2021

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                  Beautiful setting with fantastic views! Food was lovely.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on November 2, 2021

                                                  Thank you for visiting, we are glad you enjoyed your time here.

                                                14. LD

                                                  LoredanaD

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on October 31, 2021

                                                  overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                  Menu was over priced for portion size but was delicious. The wine which was recommended by the staff was value for money.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on November 2, 2021

                                                  Thank you for making the review. We do consider all feed back that we receive. WE hope you sill enjoyed your experience.

                                                15. F

                                                  Flange28

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on October 30, 2021

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                  Excellent wines, great service, good food. Beautiful location

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on November 2, 2021

                                                  Thank you for this, we appreciate all feedback, especially the positive! WE are glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

                                                16. RE

                                                  RossE

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on October 24, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The shared steak dish was cooked perfectly to our liking.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on November 2, 2021

                                                  Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are really glad that the steak was cooked as you like it, and you enjoyed your time with us.

                                                17. SP

                                                  SudeshnaP

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on October 21, 2021

                                                  overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                  Lovely view, but unfortunately we did not enjoy food… we had 3 course .. entree was ok, for mains I had bbq chicken but chicken was not bbq, my husband had lamb it was ok but in salad there was bacon piece which was sooo chwey and stuck in tooth.. spend $200 for everything, not worth it at all.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on November 2, 2021

                                                  Thank you for taking the time to make this review. We take all feedback very seriously. We are sincerely sorry that your experience did not match your expectation.

                                                18. SK

                                                  ShanaK

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on October 14, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Amazing!! Beautiful food would highly recommend ❤️

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on October 16, 2021

                                                  Thank you for making this review we really appreciate it.

                                                19. S

                                                  Sarah

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on October 9, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Perfect atmosphere, great variety on menu and value for money. Highly recommend 👌

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on October 16, 2021

                                                  Thank you for taking the time to make this review. We appreciate all feedback, especially the positive.

                                                20. MW

                                                  MichelleW

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on October 8, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We had a very enjoyable evening,we were able to go earlier for a pre dinner drink .Even though it was outside(COVID restrictions) it was a mild evening and lights through the trees and gas heaters were there if needed.The service and food was excellent.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on October 16, 2021

                                                  Thank you for visiting us and leaving this review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your experience and that the weather behaved.

                                                21. MW

                                                  MikiW

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on October 3, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Our waiter Liam was fabulous, very engaging and efficient. The food was again, delicious, the waygu crying tiger is incredible. I had the ricotta dumplings as my main course, a beautiful spring dish. We all loved our meals, the wine and the setting. Just a table of very excited girls making a lot of noise did make hearing a tad difficult, but when their meals came there was silence! The power of a fabulous meal.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on October 16, 2021

                                                  Thank you for visiting us and leaving such a great review. the team really enjoy getting positive feedback and Liam will be stoked that he was mentioned specifically.

                                                22. AB

                                                  AnnaB

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on October 2, 2021

                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                  Sensational menu - food is world class. Was hard to select an entree - all interesting dishes with great selection between spicy, vegetarian and seafood. Mains we shared the NY strip on the bone with chimichuri. Outstanding. Side of cauliflower Katsu was a stand out. Highly recommend, service was excellent yet very relaxed.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on October 16, 2021

                                                  Thank you for visiting us and for leaving such a wonderful review. the team really appreciate the positive feedback.

                                                23. HH

                                                  HeatherH

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on September 30, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Staff were so professional and courteous we really enjoyed our time here and looking forward to coming back soon!

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on October 16, 2021

                                                  Thank you for taking the time to post a review we sincerely appreciate it. We are really happy that you enjoyed your experience with us.

                                                24. LS

                                                  LizS

                                                  Victoria

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on September 25, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We had the 6 course degustation with paired wines Each course was explained to us and the wine as well Fabulous service we will be back ❤️

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on October 2, 2021

                                                  Thank you for visiting us and leaving this very nice review. We appreciate all feedback, especially the positive! Look forward to welcoming you again soon.

                                                25. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Victoria

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on September 24, 2021

                                                  overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                  Customer service was awesome!! All staff are very friendly and helpful. We had 6 courses with matched wines. The food was ok but didn’t meet our expectations. And the wine was very good. Love the vibe and the environment there. We wouldn’t mind to go back again for sure but we might not order the same food.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on October 2, 2021

                                                  Thank you for taking the time to place this review. We sincerely appreciate the feedback. Our menu has just changed as it goes so we hope to see you again soon.

                                                26. S

                                                  Shanika

                                                  Victoria

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on September 24, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great service Delicious food I ordered the pork belly and papaya salad and was very satisfied. The Apple dessert was so yummy . The only thing that was medium was the Jerusalem artichoke. The steaks were delicious and cooked the perfection . Your children will be more than happy with the children menu as well . Book inside on cold days

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on October 2, 2021

                                                  Thank you for your review and for visiting us in the first place. We are really happy that you enjoyed your experience. The artichoke has actually just been taken off the menu as we have just launched our spring offering.

                                                27. S

                                                  Shanika

                                                  Victoria

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on September 17, 2021

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  Beautiful location Excellent staff Yummy food Would have like a larger selection but what we had was delicious

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on October 2, 2021

                                                  Thank you for your very pleasant review. We are really happy you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for visiting.

                                                28. AM

                                                  AnnaM

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on September 17, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Nicest meal we have had for along time. It was a wet cold night we were nice and warm sitting outside. Staff were polite and efficient. Will go back again soon.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on October 2, 2021

                                                  Thank you for taking the time to make this review. We are sincerely pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us

                                                29. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on September 12, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                  Beautiful setting to catch up with friends and enjoy great food and wine

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on October 2, 2021

                                                  Thank you for your review. We hope you come again.

                                                30. RK

                                                  RK3550

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on September 11, 2021

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Interesting menu, wonderful food, pleasant ambiance. Will return.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on September 16, 2021

                                                  Thank you for that. We are really happy that you enjoyed your experience.

                                                31. BE

                                                  BarryE

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on August 20, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  The degustation was amazing. The whole experience was wonderful

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on September 16, 2021

                                                  Thank you for placing this review we really appreciate it and are happy that you enjoyed your experience

                                                32. MD

                                                  MalcolmD

                                                  Victoria

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on August 19, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Absolutely beautiful location! Ambiance was amazing, staff very friendly and helpful AND the food was AMAZING!! Will definitely be back!!

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on September 16, 2021

                                                  Thank you for this review it really bolsters the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

                                                33. SS

                                                  StuartS

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on August 15, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Was a very enjoyable lunch in a very COVID safe environment. Sat outside under the verandah. Wines were delightful, food delectable and service impeccable.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on September 16, 2021

                                                  Thank you for taking the time to make this review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your experience

                                                34. H

                                                  Helen

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  1 review

                                                  1.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on August 15, 2021

                                                  overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                  Have dined here a few times and it’s usually been good. However my meal and experience yesterday was really poor. My starter was really difficult to eat due to it swimming in pickling vinegar and caused me to constantly cough due to its high acidity. My eyes were literally watering and I could not finish it. My main meal was confit of duck and was fairly dried out and nothing special taste wise. We tried to order a pudding 90 minutes into our sitting and were told the kitchen was closed - due to staff having their lunch. Service was inattentive throughout the duration. We still hadn’t had our drink order taken by the time our food had arrived. Staff seemed too keen to hang out around the bar area chatting amongst themselves. Despite us being polite throughout we felt unwelcome by the end of the meal. Once they’ve got you and you’ve spent money they quickly want you out again. We were a small family gathering of just three and spent $375 which is annoying and I’m kicking myself at choosing Balgownie. The staff couldn’t even muster a goodbye as we left. Charmless and immature behaviour. Definitely not what hospitality is about.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on September 16, 2021

                                                  Thank you for taking the time to make this review. We take all feedback (good & bad) very seriously and try to use this as a way to learn. We are very disappointed that your experience was not to your expectation. We will work very hard to address your concerns

                                                35. KP

                                                  KarenP

                                                  Victoria

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on August 13, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  Great food and service. Lovely outlook to the vines. Highly recommend

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on August 15, 2021

                                                  Thank you for this review, we really appreciate the positive comments

                                                36. MJ

                                                  MetalJ

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on August 13, 2021

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                  Excellent food, beautifully presented. The setting is great too

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on August 15, 2021

                                                  Thank you for writing this, the team are very appreciative of the nice feedback.

                                                37. MA

                                                  MexAussie

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on August 1, 2021

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  We wanted to check it out for some time. What a great place, great service, beautiful food and amazing wines. Will definitely come back

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on August 15, 2021

                                                  Thank you for this nice review. We appreciate the positive comments and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

                                                38. ND

                                                  NeilD

                                                  Victoria

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  Dined on July 30, 2021

                                                  overall4food5service2ambience3

                                                  Once again, the food was exceptional, but the service during the early part of our lunch was poor. It picked up when a different waitress looked after us when our main course arrived. The sub-standard service have been due to the fact that there were only 2 or 3 tables of people having lunch. This must have been a glitch as we generally find the service to be very good. On a brighter note, the food was simply outstanding. The best meals we have ever had at Balgownie. I recommend Balgownie Estate to everyone who enjoys great food, beautiful wine and a stunning location.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on August 15, 2021

                                                  Thank you for taking the time to make this review. We take all feedback very seriously. I am glad you enjoyed the meal and I apologise for the poor early start. As you mention I hope that this was a glitch, but will have a chat with the team and ensure we iron that out. We look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future.

                                                39. M

                                                  Maryrose

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on July 8, 2021

                                                  overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                  We enjoyed our evening at Balgownie, however, we were sat at a table for 2 by the door which made it uncomfortably cold with a blast of cold air each time someone entered or exited. Could I suggest a barrier/folding screen here during the winter months for this table? I really appreciated the ability to have gluten and dairy-free options and the apology and offer of a free drink when my order was delayed with one of these features being missed initially in the kitchen.

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on July 15, 2021

                                                  Thank you for taking the time to make your review. We value our guest's feedback greatly. I am glad that the team recovered from the error with an apology and managed to make your overall experience a positive one.

                                                40. e

                                                  ellebell

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on July 3, 2021

                                                  overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                  Vegetarian option not available. Was ok wouldn’t rush back! Partner ordered steak and said pretty average but chicken wings were good!

                                                  Balgownie Bendigo RestaurantResponded on July 5, 2021

                                                  Thank you for taking the time to make this review. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not up to your expectation. I will provide your feedback to the kitchen.

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                                                Balgownie Bendigo Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 144 OpenTable diners

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                                                Google Map for Balgownie Bendigo Restaurant

                                                46 Hermitage Rd Maiden Gully, AU-VIC 3551

                                                • Neighborhood

                                                  Bendigo

                                                • Hours of operation

                                                  Mon, Sun 11:00 am–4:30 pm
                                                  Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–4:30 pm
                                                  Breakfast
                                                  Mon–Wed, Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 am
                                                  Lunch
                                                  Mon, Tue, Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
                                                  Dinner
                                                  Mon, Tue, Fri–Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  Australian, Winery, Asian

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Casual Elegant

                                                • Dress code

                                                  Smart Casual

                                                • Parking details

                                                  Free parking on site.

                                                • Payment options

                                                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Executive chef

                                                  Luke Hards

                                                • Additional

                                                  Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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