Banks Road Vineyard

4.4
30 Reviews
$40 and under
Winery
Situated within the tranquil surrounds of the vineyard are the Banks Road Vineyard Cellar Door & Cafe, with a wonderful grazing menu featuring locally inspired shared plates and seasonal dishes in a relaxed setting.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
What 30 people are saying
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the "Feed Me Friday", chef's choice menu. It consisted of five small (perfect for lunch), delicious dishes. The dishes were delivered in a timely and friendly manner, with as much explanation as you wanted. Matched with a glass of local wine - perfect!

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Wendy
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef was brilliant. He came out and talked to us and then out together a series of delightful delicious treats.
We also tried the $14 wine sampling. Excellent choice of several wines at this vineyard.
I highly recommend.
We will be back again soon!!

JR
JanR
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is consistently good. Very tasty and the menu offers share plates or individual main courses.
The share platters are generous and the menu selection was great.
We have been here a number of times and will continue to return.
We also love their wines.

TG
TerryG
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue the food was lovely and the service excellent.

GH
GeorgeH
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely little spot for lunch. Food was excellent and staff friendly. Had the wine tasting paddle which gave you a good overview of the wines available. Good value for money if you are looking for a more intimate and unpretentious experience.

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ALE1234
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tapas sharing type menu paired with sensational wines. A casual venue that delivers on taste.

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BernadetteD
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lucky to have this winery as my local. Always great food & gorgeous local wines

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RobynT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the dining experience and the wines were fabulous.

MR
MurrayR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great menu with options for everyone. Fresh and good value.

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Carmen
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely staff and very delicious food.

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SallyK
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is the second time we have been to Banks Road Vineyard and was a bit disappointed. The room was VERY loud, to the point that I could hardly hear my husband talk. This resulted in us quickly eating and leaving. The other patrons weren't loud, it is the acoustics in the room. Having said that, the food, wine and service are amazing.

BM
BlaiseM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely lunch in a beautiful setting and friendly service

KW
KeithW
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food, wine and service was good the restaurant it self was a bit plain

SW
SoniaW
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were friendly and attentive. Lovely setting, we were seated inside where it was cool on a hot day. Food and wine was very good. Coffee excellent!

SB
SusanB
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food & good value for money. The surrounding garden needs some work.

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GraemeS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a nice and relaxing lunch with a glass of wine

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Helga
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Lunched here today with friends but all very dissapointed.

Ordered Charcuterie Board which came out on a dinner plate, rather than a board and was extremely small and uninspiring, the cured meats were almost warm, as though left out for a few hours previously. Not much on the board other than a few meats, bread, crispbreads, terrine and lots of pickles!

Also shared a sourdough/dips plate which again was small and extemely unispiring with only 1 x Hommus dip (rather than dips) and a large amount of crispbreads rather than the sourdough we ordered. The few slices of sourdough were dry and tasteless.

We had also requested for our main meals to come out after we had finished the share plates but within a few minutes our mains were brought to the table. We had only just had first drinks delivered and had only started on the entrees, so we queried this and reminded the waitress that we had requested a wait period. The poor waitress was quite embarrassed and said the kitchen was closing so she had no choice but to bring them out. By the time we got to eat our mains they were almost cold so again extremely dissapointing as most mains are around $25.00

When booking on-line we had no choice but to accept a later booking so do not understand how they can take bookings but then close the kitchen shortly after guests arrival.

One the positive side, the Banks Road Shiraz was amazing!

KL
KristyL
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely lunch and really enjoyed the food & service. Bubbles a little pricey for a bottle when you can buy French Champagne for the same price, overall would highly recommend.

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SallyK
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. We often eat out, and this was the first time we dined at Banks Road Vineyard. We were absolutely thrilled with everything from the booking, location, friendly staff, food, drinks, view, pricing - and the ambience as lovely and quiet. We will definitely be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Atmosphere was lovely, great view, good vibe. But the waiters/ waitresses took quite a while to serve us and we ended up having to go to the front counter ourselves to order because they had forgotten about our table. Other than that the food was nice and the wine was lovely.

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Happycustomer
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely family lunch. Staff were friendly, food was good and it felt very relaxed. Great space for little ones to play too!

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PaulV
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely quaint family owned winery with tapas style lunch options. A really nice option for lunch.

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Cathwind11
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had the special $28 per person experience that included a 6 flight tastings plus 3 different snacks. The food was wonderful but we found the wine not to our liking, so did not purchase any bottles to take home. Overall, great value for a light lunch and the sculptures on the property add to the visual experience.

JH
JazzHands
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We like Banks Road, however we had a poor experience. We booked for outdoor dining, knowing it was undercover and protected. However, we were seated at a table that was literally in a wind tunnel. The bistro blind was broken, we understand that these things happen, but we were not moved to a better and vacant table and instead ate our meals hurriedly, freezing cold and unable to hear each other speak. It really was miserable. The bit that was most annoying was that we were held with a $20pp “bond”, if we didn’t turn up, we got charged a no-show fee. However, it didn’t go both ways. We should have been given the option to leave and find something better for lunch.

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BaeB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, wine and service as always. One of the best spots on the Bellarine Peninsula for a day out.

SB
SusanB
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food & very good price. Sculpture garden needs more trees & plants.

GH
GraemeH
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most friendly staff and first class meals, would definitely recommend

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JoshuaT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little gem. Reasonable value food and very nice tapas. Some great wine here as well. Because the place is smaller it is quiter and less busy which is a huge win.

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Mike
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food to accompany our wine tasting - very relaxing and enjoyable!

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ShaneM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good, thought the tasting combination was very different, enjoyably so, but could have been offered a discount on the tastings as we purchased two bottles of wine.

FAQs

Banks Road Vineyard is rated 4.4 stars by 30 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.