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Betel Boy, Daylesford, AU-VIC

Betel Boy

4.5
4.5
120 Reviews
$40 and under
Asian

New kid on the block, Betel Boy is serving you inspired pan asian food & cocktails in a contemporary and energetic venue, located on the iconic main street of Daylesford, Victoria. At the helm, Head Chef Chris combines thoughtfully sourced ingredients supplied by regional growers with his talent for Thai flavours and the result is some truly delicious fair. Sticky Bao Buns, drunk dumplings, sour salads top the menu. Wash it down with a Daylesford beer on tap, a cheeky cocktail or choose from the extensive wine list featuring local growers. Step in and be seduced by the vibe and surrounds of a considered space and service that makes you feel like you’ve been going there for years. Afterwards you can slip out the back to Boy-Bar, where the music is a little louder and the cocktails a little stronger.

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Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Contemporary Asian, Thai

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5348 4555

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Daylesford

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Experiences

  • Group Booking Experiences

    A$79.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Allow us to showcase all we have to offer. We will provide you with an all out feast over multiple courses which shows the variety of flavours our chefs have created.

Menu

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What 120 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Romantic

  • Ballarat

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ballarat

    Good for Groups

  • Ballarat

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Ballarat

    Notable Wine List

  • Ballarat

    Romantic

  • Ballarat

    Special Occasion

  • Ballarat

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Ballarat

    Most Booked

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  1. C

    Catcat2

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fusion restaurant with good vibes and good customer services.

  2. L

    Lesleigh

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Some of the tables a little too close together made it quite noisy where we were seated - especially as the couples on either side of us seemed to be talking at the top of their voices.

  3. MT

    MichelleT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely love Betel Boy and never miss a chance to go there. The food is divine and the staff are all amazing.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely food, exceptional service, great ambiance, we will definitely be back!

  5. M

    Mazza

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect place to get together

  6. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific atmosphere, great service. The food is next level asian heaven. Go tgere, Daylesford. Regional is wonderful.

  7. HM

    HannahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We truely had an amazing night the staff went above and beyond. Shout out to the manger and head chef for spoiling my crew. Would 100% go back next time in Daylesford.

  8. MB

    MickyB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, fantastic service and a cool, modern setting. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here and look forward to visiting again!

  9. JT

    JordanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best dinner's I've ever had! Amazing service, delicious food and short wait times for food!

  10. L

    Laura

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked late but could still score a table at the bar. Great vibe! Nice staff. Yummy food. Would definitely go again.

  11. SJ

    SammyJ

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience, we sat at the bar which was a real treat. Chefs were engaging and a pleasure to watch - so talented Our hearts and bellies left very happy Thanks BB team for a great night S&P

  12. P

    Paul

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I’ve eaten there twice in one week. The front half of the restaurant has a much better vibe. The food is a bit hit and mis, some dishes better than others and on our second visit many of the entrees were sold out although the restaurant was not nearly at full capacity. My first experience was very different to my second experience.

  13. c

    charlottew

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    had a great dinner - chef chris was super friendly and very helpful with food intolerances/preferences. overall a lovely experience and meal :)

  14. BS

    BarbaraS

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    We really enjoyed our lunch at Betel Boy terrific front of house waiter very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Easy menu to navigate and the food was fresh and interesting and it has a great atmosphere to spend a couple of hours eating and also a good selection of wines.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambience. When you book and you want to be away from the crowd ask to be seated in the room at the very back. Pity there was no dance floor as the music was great. We will go back when we are back in Daylesford.

  16. KP

    KimP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy Betel Boy and this time was no exception.

  17. HM

    HeatherM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a beautiful restaurant, had a wonderful experience sitting up at the bar for dinner. The chef was friendly and chatted to us throughout the night, the food was delicious and we would highly recommend stopping in for a drink and meal when in Daylesford.

  18. J

    Julez

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic eatery right in the heart og Daylesford. Food was full of flavour and staff were very friendly. Recommended and did not disappoint!

  19. LY

    LYNNETTES

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a delightful venue. Delicious food, great atmosphere and excellent service

  20. TK

    TonyK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4

    Noise too loud but music turned down at request thank you. Not enough food. Left hungry after $59 set menu. Food very good quality.

  21. T

    Tessellate

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Cool venue, food was delicious and staff friendly and accommodating. Only criticism is that eating inside, we found the music/noise levels were quite loud which it made it hard at times to have/hear a conversation.

  22. LF

    LeeF

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food. Great balance of flavours. Very satisfying meal

  23. KW

    KarenW

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The service was great and we feel so chilled at the restaurant. The wine and food are good!!

  24. Q

    Quocn

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere would definitely come back

  25. L

    Luva

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere at Betel Boy was blissfully ambient and I will certainly return. The food was wonderful and staff incredibly attentive. I would recommend Betel Boy to anybody wishing for a relaxing dining experience in a cool and eclectic space.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    What a disappointing experience. We were really looking forward to attending Betel Boy over the long weekend. Our reservation was at 7pm on Saturday. We were seated outside and were told that someone would come take our drinks order in a moment. 45minutes later, multiple instances of making eye contact with the wait staff, requesting drinks once and being told someone that it’s stable service and that someone would be there in a moment- they never came, watching the wait staff chat with other tables….by 7:45pm we were hungry, thirsty and over it so we let them know we were leaving. They apologised but weren’t impressed with my disappointment. We found a restaurant opposite Betel boy who had us seated immediately and ordering 2 minutes later. I received a call 5 minutes later from the head of wait staff at Betel Boy offering us an 8pm booking and a bottle of wine on the house- we declined. Honestly extremely disappointed with the service.

  27. SL

    SarahL

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and atmosphere was terrific. Had such a great night and hope the Full Moon Party becomes a regular event for ChillOut. Came back on Sunday night for a normal dinner and again had amazing food and great service.

  28. PW

    PipW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter, Mathew was INCREDIBLE... what a star!!!

  29. K

    Karen

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food is outstanding at Betel Boy and a very good reason to go. The wine is exxie $$ but a terrific range and fabulous drinking. Our only issue was that the tables for 2 down the side were so crammed in it was quite uncomfortable being so so close to each other. One table less in that area fellas. Highly recommend the experience though as the staff are friendly and generous with advice and time to help make decisions. It is nice being recognised after being a few times now, always helps 😉.

  30. CV

    CareVanPark

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Check your bill before paying, we got caught out and were charged for something we asked for but never received. Staff seemed a little bit chaotic and all over the place, didn’t know who was going to be coming at you next. At end of meal the way it was said to us… well you are going to pretty much have to leave the table as the next lot of people will be here soon, just a bit poor and unprofessional. Overall ok, probably wouldn’t go back straight away , food was flavourful and decent sized servings.

  31. BH

    BrendanH

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and outstanding service from Matt our waiter

  32. EF

    EleanorF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, great staff and good price! Will definitely be back!

  33. JF

    JennaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lychee martini’s, spring rolls and dumplings omg! The bessst

  34. L

    Lauren

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Warm inviting staff, delicious food!!!!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food is so delicious! the vibe is really great, service was spectacular! The decor and lighting are really nice it’s such a great find in Daylesford! Only suggestion being that the tables were really close together (like maybe 30cm apart) … although the couple arguing beside us did provide for added entertainment so could be seen as a pro as well. Overall stoked to have found this spot definitely becoming a new go to.

  36. J

    Juliem

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food & the new staff are very attentive, the ambiance and decor is perfect for this restaurant.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Food was great drink service very poor even think I paid for a drink I never got as there was no bill at the end to check

  38. k

    kevinc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    have been there twice and the first time I loved it.The second time we had the set menu of which three items were great the others not so. still a nice place to eat would recommend it.

  39. E

    Exceptional

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Its been many years since we have tipped a restaurant and we didn't leave a tip here

  40. DM

    DanielleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for dinner. Service was lovely, good vibe. Food was great - we had the ‘feed me boy’ option. Also enjoyed the drinks. Will definitely be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Betel Boy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5348 4555.

Betel Boy is rated 4.5 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Betel Boy

57A Vincent St Daylesford, AU-VIC 3460

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Daylesford

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Contemporary Asian, Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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