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Innocent Bystander - Innocent Bystander, Healesville, AU-VIC

Innocent Bystander

4.6
4.6
807 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Come visit us at our home in Healesville (we call it IBHQ) for some delicious wine, local produce, artisan pizza and tasty paella, or enjoy a non-wine option such as our real cider, local beers and spirits and great coffee.

It’s an urban cellar door, restaurant, bar and your home away from home, so swing by relax and enjoy.

We think our wines are best enjoyed with good company and great food, so we crafted our menu with sharing in mind. Created using fresh local Yarra Valley ingredients and inspired by classic dishes we love, our food matches our wines – delicious!

The whole range of Innocent Bystander wines are served fresh from temperature-controlled, 100% recyclable kegs. It’s the same wine as in the bottles, just served by the glass or carafe.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Winery

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5999 9222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Themel

  • Neighborhood

    Yarra Valley

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 807 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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    Good for groups

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  1. JC

    JessicaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a brilliant meal at Innocent Bystander! Great vibe and very reasonably priced 🌟

    Innocent BystanderResponded 3 days agoGreat to hear you had such a brilliant time here at IBHQ Jessica! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers IB

  2. NM

    NehaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had been for my son's birthday. It was a wonderful experience. Great wine, great food and very friendly staff. Desserts were to die for and the staff went above and beyond, put candles on the desserts and made it a fun afternoon. Would highly recommend it!

    Innocent BystanderResponded 3 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave us such lovely feedback. We are so glad you had a great time and we hope your son had a fantastic birthday! Look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers IB

  3. HS

    HelenS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    EVEN THOUGH THIS PLACE IS HUGE, IT SETS THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OIN FOOD, LIKE A SMALLER VERY LOVED RESTAURANT WOULD. HIGHLY RECOMMEND EVERYTHING ON THE MENU!

    Innocent BystanderResponded on November 24, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review Helen! We take our food (and wine) very seriously here and we are so glad you had a great experience here at IBHQ. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers, IB

  4. KH

    KevinH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent service combined with a very interesting menu

    Innocent BystanderResponded on November 24, 2022Thanks for the great feedback Kevin. Our team of bystanders do a great job serving up the very best in food and wine, we're glad to hear you had a great time here at IBHQ. See you again soon! Cheers, IB

  5. V

    Vossie

    Perth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great service in a funky venue. The Paella was good but could have been great. Overall I would again

    Innocent BystanderResponded 7 days agoHi Vossie, Glad to hear that you had a great time here at IBHQ! We usually get great feedback on all of our dishes so we're sorry to hear that we didn't quite knock it out of the park for you this time. If you have any specific feedback please feel free to get in contact with us directly. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, IB

  6. JB

    JulieB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    We made a booking a couple of weeks in advance. Within one hour of being there the waitress kept coming up to us, every 10 mins or so, first clearing the table before we had finished eating the food off our plates, then twice again to ask if we wanted the bill. We felt uncomfortable so decided to give in and leave. We where there for a total of 1hour and 15mins. It was an ok experience except for the staff trying to rush us out.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on November 24, 2022Hi Julie, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We usually get great feedback on our prompt service, so we are sorry to hear that you felt like your dining experience was rushed. If you'd like to discuss further, please feel free to get in touch with us directly. We hope this won't stop you from giving us another go and hope to see you back at IBHQ in the future. Cheers, IB

  7. BJ

    BriannaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have been dining at IB for years, aways been a favourite place of ours. Value for money & great variety of sharing plates and yummy food. Staff are friendly and prompt with service. Another lovely experience. Can’t wait for our next visit.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on November 24, 2022Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review Brianna. Great to hear that the food and service has kept you coming back, we think the team does a pretty great job serving up some fantastic food and wine. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, IB

  8. RG

    RachaelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff were friendly and very helpful. The food came out quite fast and was delicious. I would definitely recommend coming here for lunch!

    Innocent BystanderResponded on November 24, 2022Thanks for the great review Rachael. We look forward to having you back at IBHQ again soon! Cheers, IB

  9. KW

    KazW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A great place to have lunch. The share plate was generous and very tasty and the pizza was the best we had eaten in a long time. Staff were pleasant and efficient.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on November 24, 2022Hi Kaz, Thanks for the great review! Our chefs take pizza pretty seriously so we're glad to hear that you had such a great meal. Look forward to seeing you at IBHQ again soon. Cheers, IB

  10. K

    Karen

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, great food and drinks and a lovely atmosphere.
  11. SP

    SusanP

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu matched with fabulous wine and excellent service .
  12. SS

    SarahS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious pizzas, excellent wine and fantastic staff.
  13. JT

    JoanneT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good menu, great for sharing with a group. Great choice of drinks
  14. RL

    RooLl

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, good food and drinks, amazing service!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went here with the family and was excellent - pizza’s are great and good variety. Service was excellent and would recommend overall
  16. FF

    FoodFiendMelbourne

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue and very friendly staff. The service was speedy and the staff were great at remembering our orders. Food was divine - highly recommend the truffle fries and the 4-cheese pizza. My FIL had the paella and it was a very generous serve. The wine tasting paddles are nice and affordable. We left with a 3 red wine pack that was delish. Thanks for having us!
  17. CJ

    ChristinaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, friendly staff, restaurant setup is very nice with wine tasting place behind. Good place to go and will definitely recommend to friends.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on October 30, 2022Hi Christina, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review! We're glad you had a great time here at IBHQ and hope to see you again soon. Cheers, IB

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious. Can’t recommend enough.
  19. AC

    AmandaC

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, service, food and general atmosphere were great. Later lunch booking meant that it was a little bit quieter.
  20. CM

    ChelseaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was beautiful, service was very friendly and prompt. Arranging a takeaway pizza to take with us was very easy thanks to the efforts of staff. Well done! We will come again
  21. i

    iris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere. The pizzas were great and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on October 25, 2022Hi Iris, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, IB

  22. AE

    AprilE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food selection including for vegetarians, very good service.
  23. A

    Arlenes

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a wonderful lunch at IB. Could not fault it!
  24. BC

    BeckC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Only thing I was a bit disappointed with was my pizza, not whole prawns, they were diced up and same with pineapple, so green chilli pesto was the only flavour I got. Otherwise wine was great, kids meal amazing and anchovies were fresh and yummy. Friendly atmosphere.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on October 20, 2022Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Beck! Great to hear that you loved the wine, and thank you for your feedback on the food, we appreciate it. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, IB

  25. J

    Jean

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value, food and wine. Highly recommended. Efficient service.
  26. b

    beetle

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food not as good as I remember it to be. The seafood was overcooked in the paella mixta, and the butterscotch pudding dessert is no longer on the menu!
  27. S

    Steph

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Amazing service and staff. Wouldn’t recommend for food, was very average, but fast to come out. Wouldn’t come back though based off menu and food. Wine tasting was great!
  28. G

    Goforit

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great lunch we had thanks to the gorgeous waitress- made our long over due catch up with friends a fantastic day-

    Innocent BystanderResponded on October 9, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us such wonderful feedback. We think our team are pretty great too, we're stoked to hear that they took great care of you and hope you'll come visit us again soon next time you're due for a catch up! Cheers, IB

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great spot for casual get together, with a crowd pleasing menu and good wines and interesting cocktails
  30. AJ

    AJJNZ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Great wine… all happy from age 6 to 71!
  31. JS

    JanetS

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were very impressed and feel you have created a happy and high standard of service with all the staff members being friendly but efficient. The menu is simple but the food is good quality and most enjoyable. We had a share platter which we really enjoyed.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service slow and meal served before entree . Very average menu and below par for taste . Won’t be re visiting .
  33. FO

    FelicityO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous experience and food! Such value, beautiful staff and a pretty venue. Can't wait to come again 😊

    Innocent BystanderResponded on October 3, 2022Thank you so much for the great review, we're glad you had a great time here at IBHQ. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Cheers, IB

  34. F

    Fishy

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Staff are so friendly and attentive to needs ... really excellent The food and the ambience are good too Plenty of reason to visit again and again....❤️❤️❤️

    Innocent BystanderResponded on October 3, 2022Thanks for the great feedback. Our team of Bystanders are always ready to serve up great food and wine with 5-star service, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers, IB

  35. SN

    SuzanneN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The staff were terrific, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Food also great … lots of options including for those who need food to be gluten free.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on October 3, 2022Thanks for the great review Suzanne, we're glad you had a great experience. We think our team are pretty great too, and the gluten free pizzas are always a hit! Look forward to seeing you next time. Cheers, IB

  36. M

    Mumof4

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Service was a little slow but overall very friendly staff and lovely food
  37. G

    suzanneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, menu choices and ambiance. Easy book in and service was excellent.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on October 3, 2022Thanks Suzanne, we think our chefs do a pretty great job too! Look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers, IB

  38. M

    Maria

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We've dined at this fine establishment many times and we always have a nice meal. The only feedback I will give is, the chef board we ordered need more cheese choices. Other than that, it was perfect. The paella was very tasty. Definitely coming back again. Will need to leave room for dessert.

    Innocent BystanderResponded on October 3, 2022Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Maria. We agree, the paella is always a great choice! We hope to welcome you back again soon so you can try some of our fantastic desserts. Cheers, IB

  39. v

    virginiah

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Music was far too loud we had to shout to hear each other

    Innocent BystanderResponded on October 3, 2022Thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback, we appreciate it. We try to create an environment for great wine, great food and great conversation so we are sorry to hear that your experience was any less than that. We hope this won't stop you from giving us another go and hope to welcome you back again soon. Cheers, IB

  40. LF

    LyndalF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic lunch! Great service and food was delicious

    Innocent BystanderResponded on October 3, 2022Two things that we love to hear! Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review, look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers, IB

FAQs

Innocent Bystander offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5999 9222.

Innocent Bystander is rated 4.6 stars by 807 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Innocent Bystander

316-334 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, AU-VIC 3777

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Yarra Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Themel

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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