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Bendigo Gallery Cafe

4.0
4
37 Reviews
$40 and under
Asian

Situated in the CBD overlooking the beautiful Rosalind Park, we offer a tranquil setting for breakfast, lunch or functions by appointment. Open Tuesday-Sunday our progressive menu offers a variety of options and caters for those with dietary requirements. With a variety of spaces to utilise we can cater for small functions and up to groups of 1,000 persons.

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2 people

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Australian, French

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Sunday & Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    Lunch: Sunday & Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday & Saturday: open

  • Phone number

    (03) 5441 8896

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ben Massey

  • Neighborhood

    Bendigo

  • Parking details

    Situated on the edge of the Art Gallery and Capital Theatre carpark, there is ample provision for parking.

  • Public transit

    We are located 10 minutes walk from the Bendigo Train station and are central to all local bus routes.

Menu

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What 37 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. AW

    AmyW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    While the food was good, the service was unacceptable.

  2. AH

    AllysonH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Very handy on a cold winters day after visiting the Gallery.

  3. KS

    KayS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great service and excellent food in a lovely atmosphere and view of Rosalind Park

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    FOOD: limited choices for both Breakfast and Lunch. Not a good menu for someone with Chili allergies. SERVICE:the Wait staff were very attentive and extremely helpful and showed much patience with us as we needed extra time to find suitable meals for each person at the table, eventually a solution was found and we all enjoyed our meals. COFFEE: excellent. VALUE: reasonable.

  5. PD

    PhyllisD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    On a busy Sunday the service was excellent. Menu, although small covered a wide variety of dishes and was adequate for a light lunch

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    2.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    This was not our first is it to the Gallery restaurant. As a group we travel from Melb at least once a year to exhibitions on the train. Previously we have had lunch at the Gallery cafe and have enjoyed it. However, something has gone awry. Clearly Bendigo is thriving with the clever tourism connected with the Gallery exhibitions. Why then, would the menu be so limited and lacking in creativity?

  7. PH

    PhilipH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Delicious food, well presented and relaxed, friendly staff.

  8. J

    Julie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    The servings were miniscule, food was cold/tepid and my friend found a piece of plastic in her pasta dish. Prices for below-average food were laughable. We are not serial complainers, but lunch was an extremely disappointing end to an enjoyable Gallery visit. You really must lift your game.

  9. AT

    AndrewT

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    I was disappointed by the menu choices, they did not reflect what I had read online. I also expected a quieter restaurant ambience rather than a cafe.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff made this an absolute pleasure to be here, friendly and helpful Thank you so much 😊

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Welcomed by friendly staff - for lunch and again when we returned for afternoon tea, after checking out the exhibitions at the Bendigo Art Gallery. Even remembered the table we had been sitting at, second time around. Delicious food and excellent coffee. Conveniently located in the Gallery building - just walk next door and you are in the Gallery

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    2.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    A disappointing range of choices available for the main meal, given that we had a 12.30 booking. The fish dish was the best item on the menu, but there was only one serve available. In short, not nearly as good a meal as on our previous visit, in 2018.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Drop in after a visit to the Gallery... you willnot be disappointed

  14. CF

    CathyF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. Service was very good. Lunch meal was delicious. We also enjoyed coffee and cake. My friend and I would go again. Prices were affordable.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The choice on offer was limited. With only 4 - 5 options for lunch, nothing really jumped out as being something i must have. I had soup and it was a meagre helping. Thinking I would "fill up" on cake with coffee, I was disappointed with an underwhelming display of 2-3 varieties. There were no specials. It was quiet, being Tuesday, so I guess we came on the wrong day. I am not sure why the Marimekko aprons had to be so dirty!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had booked this trip from Sydney with starting off brunch a while ago as I planned to attend the curator's talk for the Marimekko exhibition at 12pm. Food was great and fast. Enjoy the quiet atmosphere after a 2 hour train ride from Melbourne and a cold morning walk from the station! Much appreciated! Thank you!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Excellent experience.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yummy Mother's Day breakfast, fantastic coffee, great service!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A busy place so wise to book ahead which can be done easily online & you get a confirmation. The food was tasty though the served proportions minuscule! Lovely drinks, prompt service.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2018

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    Unfortunately this time the food let the cafe down. My gluten free bread was toasted to a crisp so it was inedible. The staff were very helpful with my dietary requirements.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We went after the Edith Head exhibition so was very busy. We had made a booking but were accomodated earlier which suited us. Food was fresh and staff friendly. Limited menu but sure you would find something to suit. Can get very noisy when busy. We went on a Sunday so I would presume it would be quieter during the week .

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Convenient location for gallery visitors. Small serves but prices not commensurately low. A chicken toastie should contain more than a couple of slivers of chicken. A dessert tasting plate with four small samples, including a leftover Christmas mince tart, should cost less than $12.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    2.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Something has changed at this cafe. I have happily been there before.This time the menu was limited. The dessert option was miserable as was one of the male waiters who brusquely told us there was only the items in the glass case available . These looked uninspiring to say the least as was his attitude. I had put in a note on the booking for one vegan/Gluten free person in our party and there was only one item on the menu available which was a salad with no protein of any note. Not good enough!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Pleasant surroundings and good service. The amount of food served was disappointing and for the cost poor value.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our visit to the Gallery cafe but the lunch menu is quite limited, the Barramundi was excellent but the accompanying figs were an odd choice when there is so much fresh fruit and vegetable available. The chicken salad was noticeably short of chicken and had a great deal of Risoni, so if you didn't want a pasta salad there was little choice. Very friendly staff, beautiful surroundings on a magnificent Spring day.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food. Brilliant Execution. Great vibe and service. Good to have an all-day breakfast menu. However, the menu is somewhat limited (small kitchen) so is definitely at the "cafe" end of the spectrum despite being restaurant-quality food. Serving sizes are also WAY too small. More for the over 60 slow-metabolism "ladies who lunch" and want to eat a salad as a main meal.

  27. WP

    WendyP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food & service 1st class. Only criticism regular table setting for 4 people too cramped for 4 larger than "average" folk.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food great service and what a view.Highly recommend and would definitely go back.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Taken overall a very [pleasant experience, sat outside, staff are friendly knowledgeable re dishes, have been there on previous occasions and will certainly visit again.

  30. j

    jodesmorgs

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a fabulous brunch at the Gallery Cafè before my best friends Hen's Party. The staff were so lovely to us and organised everything we asked for without trouble. They came and chatted to our Hen and paid us lots of attention. Really great, relaxed vibe. And great food! We'love definitely be back.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Had a very enjoyable relaxed lunch with friends in lovely surroundings

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Love the Café Gallery. Always good food with friendly service, plus the lookout to the park is so relaxing.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It makes a HUGE difference when the place is clean, and the staff are friendly. Two thumbs up.

  34. MM

    MiriamM

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2016

    overall4food2service3ambience4

    Worthwhile booking as it was very busy, and staff rushed off their feet

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great for lunch before a n exhibition

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    2.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2016

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    Very disappointing. Had a booking but table not ready. Told to go away and come back. When back table had been given to someone else. Table given to us in a thorough fare. When I requested we sit somewhere else I was told... ' you will get used to it". When ordering told the dish we wanted had run out. Did have one serve left when given menus but not told only one serve left . Service very poor! Overcharged ! Not given a bill to check. Definitely recommend you avoid this restaurant!!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    6 ladies lunched. 3 different meals, all excellent, welll cooked and presented. Great service, a young waiter with lots of personality. Certain we would all revisit and recommend to others.

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Bendigo Gallery Cafe is rated 4 stars by 37 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.

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2 people

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Google Map for Bendigo Gallery Cafe

42 View Street Bendigo, AU-VIC 3050

  • Neighborhood

    Bendigo

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Sunday & Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    Lunch: Sunday & Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday & Saturday: open

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Australian, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Situated on the edge of the Art Gallery and Capital Theatre carpark, there is ample provision for parking.

  • Public transit

    We are located 10 minutes walk from the Bendigo Train station and are central to all local bus routes.

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ben Massey

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