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Innocent Bystander - Innocent Bystander, Healesville, AU-VIC

Innocent Bystander

4.6
4.6
820 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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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 820 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. N

    Nick

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice service, wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend
  2. M

    Manni

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Staff were very helpful with accommodating guests with dietary requirements and guests with impaired mobility, as well as splitting our party across inside and outside in order to accommodate a dog (including providing a water bowl for the dog). Service was quick but not rushed and the food and drinks were very good.
  3. MI

    MarissaI

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was amazing. Food was delicious as usual.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfortable environment with good service. Foods are delicious.
  5. ED

    EvelynD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and attentive staff, great atmosphere and delicious food!
  6. p

    pchak

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great kid friendly place with nice food and ambience.
  7. CC

    CarmenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service friendly staff would highly recommend
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and food and people
  9. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very nice overall. Will be back on another occasion.
  10. CW

    CourtneyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic, friendly staff: food was excellent. Wine was on point
  11. CY

    ChrisY

    Northern Territ

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food as always excellent. Table service about as good as you can get.. In all in all a great lunch.
  12. CB

    CortoBP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautifully pleasant environment and absolutely loved the food. Not to mention our new favorite frozen muscato!

    Innocent BystanderResponded on December 4, 2022Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review, we are so glad to hear that you had a great time here at IBHQ. We agree, the Moscato Granitas are always a hit! Look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers, IB

  13. KH

    KamilH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. The staff were fantastic. I would definitely go back
  14. JC

    JessicaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

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

    Innocent BystanderResponded on November 29, 2022Great to hear you had such a brilliant time here at IBHQ Jessica! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers IB

  15. 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 on November 29, 2022Thank 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

  16. 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

  17. KH

    KevinH

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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

  18. 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 on November 25, 2022Hi 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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.
  24. SP

    SusanP

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

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

    SarahS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious pizzas, excellent wine and fantastic staff.
  26. 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
  27. RL

    RooLl

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, good food and drinks, amazing service!
  28. 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
  29. 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!
  30. 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

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious. Can’t recommend enough.
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. 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

  35. AE

    AprilE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food selection including for vegetarians, very good service.
  36. 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!
  37. 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

  38. J

    Jean

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value, food and wine. Highly recommended. Efficient service.
  39. 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!
  40. 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!

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

Innocent Bystander is rated 4.6 stars by 820 OpenTable diners.

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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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