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The Victoria Woodend, Woodend, AU-VIC

The Victoria Woodend

4.5
4.5
372 Reviews
$40 and under
Pub
Welcome to The Victoria Hotel, Woodend! We offer a friendly and generous service at The Victoria where we value your visit as much as we value sourcing and preparing quality food and drinks. We love local! The Victoria’s menus reflect our regional bias, and deliver delicious meals whatever your particular tastes or dietary requirements. Enjoy our double sided fire places or in the warmer months our dog friendly blue-stone courtyard!

The bistro menu features a staple of great steaks, parmas, schnitzel, burgers and a barramundi fish and chips. It’s monthly produce-driven specials, a list of eight to 10 house-made desserts, as well as a nutritious $10 menu for under-12s. Every day, we offer at least six vegetarian options and vegan dishes. Our wine lists boasting over 70% regional wines from our cool climate vineyards within the Macedon Ranges and surrounds.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub, Australian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5427 2721

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carl Middleton

  • Catering

    The Victoria Hotel is a mix of rustic and modern, coupled with sophisticated food and beverage offered at affordable prices. This versatile venue caters for the community to conferences effortlessly, with a side dish of fun and elegance you don’t expect to find in a typical country pub. We cater for functions from 2-300 of your guests so let us surprise and delight you with our ‘we’ll make it happen’ attitude. We cover all things regarding getting hitched, birthdays, life celebrations, business requirements, community group events.

  • Neighborhood

    Gisborne

  • Cross street

    Main Street & Urquart Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Woodend Train Station 50 metre walk from the hotel

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

Experiences

  • Christmas Lunch

    A$155.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Come and celebrate Christmas Day at the Victoria Hotel with family and friends - let us look after you .... you truly deserve to enjoy, relax, be festive and Jolly this Christmas 2022! All drinks will be charged on a consumption basis. Book Children's meal in the below add on section. To view our 2022 Christmas Menu please visit our website: https://www.thevictoriawoodend.com.au/events/
  • Trivia Night at The Victoria

    Multiple dates available
    Come and enjoy a trivia night at The Victoria Woodend!! Plenty of fun to be had and prizes to be won. Trivia starts at 7pm so book a table from 6pm and have an amazing night! Hurry these events book out fast. Look forward to seeing you all there!!!
  • Themed Trivia Night at The Victoria!!

    Multiple dates available
    Come and enjoy a themed Trivia night at The Victoria Hotel, Woodend. Each month is a new fun theme so get excited and get into it!! There are prizes and we love when our guests dress for the occasion!! Check our website or ask our friendly staff or check our Facebook page for this month's theme. Can't wait to see you all there!!!

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What 372 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Pub

  • Northern Suburbs

    Kid Friendly

  • Northern Suburbs

    Good for Groups

  • Northern Suburbs

    Healthy

  • Northern Suburbs

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Northern Suburbs

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Northern Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. GS

    GregS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food is always great…..but, they jam a lot of people into the available space so it becomes noisy and the staff tend to have a bit of difficulty keeping up with everything. But, they are always polite and eager to do whatever you ask. All in all, one of the better venues in the Ranges…..building interior is amazing..!!!!
  2. SG

    SusieG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I was very disappointed in the steak I had because it was quite grisly and chewy. Whereas last time I had the same for lunch about a month ago, and I could not fault it. Another member of our group had same and was also disappointed. The 2 who had Hawaiian pizza were very pleased with their chose.
  3. MM

    MichaelM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The atmosphere was excellent. A bustling country pub with kids running around people talking and fellow customers greeting you as though you were their relatives. The waitresses were attentive without being overbearing and the food was absolutely first class.
  4. MT

    MattT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We totally loved this. A last minute day trip to the country with fiancé and four-year-old son for lunch. Had an awesome table by the open fire. The food was top notch. I had the beef special and Mrs had the pie on the menu. Choice of beers and wine excellent and affordable. We only had the one drink each because we were driving back to Melbourne, but could have easily settled in for the arvo. Staff were friendly and not overbearing. Son loved the fish tank. Would definitely recommend.
  5. A

    Andrew

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great country pub! Open fire great and food was delicious!
  6. BK

    BarbaraK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great night out. Thanks
  7. E

    Evac

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and yummy food. Would recommend to others and will be back myself.
  8. HA

    HelenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas in July was a fun night - hope it becomes an annual event.
  9. MB

    MizzB

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and pub food! Winter toasty fires rocks!
  10. ML

    MillieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My daughter and I recently visited here for a birthday, just the two of us. We loved it and can’t wait to return with the whole family. Gorgeous everything.
  11. TA

    TrevorA

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a tour operator,we've dined at The Victoria Hotel Woodend many times. The service is always first class both timely and attentive. as well as friendly The food is always very good too. Trevor Armstrong ,Wine tours Victoria
  12. JT

    JohnT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent surroundings and food at an acceptable cost. Natasha, our waitress, took excellent care of we oldies. We lunch together each month at a roster of bistros and it has been unanimously decided that the Vic will be a permanent member.
  13. R

    Ronan

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was fantastic and te ambience was excellent. Service was a bit slow at the start. I think as there were so many people in the restaurant, they forgot we were there for a moment. We had to get our own menus. As soon as the bar manager spoke to us and asked if we had been served yet, it was brilliant. I am not complaining about thi venue, as I fully understand they are under the pump. No issues at all. Would recommend this place as a place to eat. Please remember to book though as the restaurant is now always full. That is down to the hard work of Emily, Carl & the great staff. Thank you
  14. M

    Mezarati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good pub meals with friendly efficient service. Easy to book.
  15. RS

    RobertS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great atmosphere, superb food 👍👍👍
  16. TR

    TanyaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful food - one of the only places locally that know how to correctly cook steak! Wendy one of the servers is the nicest most helpful person! You’re lucky if you get her 😊
  17. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Quick and friendly service, and a roaring log fire.
  18. MR

    MilaR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Been many times & was reasonably happy with the food , but was disappointed this time

    The Victoria WoodendResponded on July 21, 2022Hi Mila, Upfront I would like to apologise for the meal that you received on the evening that you came into the Hotel. We try to uphold the highest of standards at all times for both meals and service, and I would like to try and make it up to you if possible. It seems that you have been happy with the meals in the past, and I would like for you to enjoy a meal of a high standard next time. Hopefully, we can continue to have your patronage at the Hotel in the future. Regards, Ivan Jurcic

  19. C

    Clairev

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a celebration lunch for a 60th birthday on a very cold Sunday. The pub was very warm & cosy with an open fire. Our group of 14 were in a separate room which was quieter than the main dining room. The staff were amazing very friendly and were very helpful and responsive to any requests. Classic pub meals done well.
  20. LP

    LisaP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and the staff are amazing and really helpful
  21. CK

    ChristineK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great local pub with woodfire and carpet making a cosy atmosphere where conversation can be heard with friends. Good value food and great service. Senior cards welcomed.
  22. J

    Janine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place to eat on that cold and wintry day in front of a beautiful fire
  23. KR

    KarlaR

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always enjoy the Vic when in Woodend and service is always great. Steak and mushroom sauce was delicious, with the need to share the large Parma.
  24. K

    Katherine

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Lovely cosy atmosphere and good selection of meals on the menu. Staff were friendly. Only downside was our food took around forty minutes to arrive at our table. We were a group of ten.

    The Victoria WoodendResponded on August 2, 2022My name is Ivan, and I am the Manager of the Hotel. I would like to sincerely apologise for the wait on the meals when you came in to dine with us. Generally, all meals come out in a timely manner and if there is a delay we endeavour to let customers know prior to ordering or as we recognise the delay. We hope that we will see you in the future and if required I am happy to speak to you to rectify the situation. Please feel free to call me personally on my mobile, which is 0419 399 612.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was very relaxing and the service was outstanding. The service provided is not seen in many places anymore.
  26. T

    Trogg

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Kudos to all the staff were very friendly and efficient. Bistro was busy but didn't have to wait long for our meals. Unfortunately the meals were disappointing. My Parma was good and the steak my friends had were okay. More effort needs to be made when it comes to the sides. Very few chips with many of them looking a little like the night before leftovers - small, dry and little taste. They weren't pleasant at all. The salad was just a small bowl of lettuce with a little onion thrown in.
  27. TD

    TheresaD

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice ambience with the fire going, service and choice of food was excellent.
  28. SS

    SueS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Loved the meal and the open fire. :-) Service was a little hit and miss, not sure if training new staff, but our order got a little mixed up. Will return for sure.
  29. AS

    ASL16

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Nice food. Menu was a bit limited. Gets a bit cold if not seated near the fire.
  30. a

    amandaw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent staff.. really added to the ambience and great venue. Loved it.
  31. MR

    ManfredR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent, fast friendly service, the place was packed out so that's telling you something.
  32. ES

    EmmaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Always lovely crew at the Vic although it was pretty busy we waited a while for table service one of our party had to go get someone to take our orders. Food is always nice however not a very big menu and it doesn’t change much. Staff Very helpful with special requests and really went to a great effort to make us happy!! Thanks again.
  33. WB

    WendyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a most enjoyable day, starting with a wonderful experience for lunch. I will highly recommend this venue to family and friends 🙂
  34. RS

    RichardS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    No further comment required as have only been seated in side once.
  35. CP

    CarolynP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch was fabulous. Plenty of pub faves and something for meat-free diners too. Plenty of country warmth and ambiance was supplied by the cosy open fire and the service was excellent.
  36. RB

    RonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Victoria in Woodend is at the end of a simple straight drive from Melbourne. The Bistro is wood panelled, has a cheery fire in winter and most welcoming. Be sure to book as it is always full of smiling customers. The menu is large and the choices are so extensive and interesting it is a challenge to settle on what to eat. My last 2 visits saw me have the home made Victoria pie with amazing batter and mash with vegetables that were actually cooked rather than usual pub fare of al dente. I enjoyed a Custard Eclaire for dessert and who counts calories anyway. Staff are great. Can't rate the Vic higher than 10/10.
  37. GH

    GlenH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Large portions, good choice and delicious. Staff were friendly and attentive. Good value and would eat there again
  38. a

    anonymous

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Ordering system wasn't working properly and several friends left because of it. Also, venue was cold despite sitting next to the open fire. Multiple guests complained to us about the service and food after the event. Overall we were really disappointed.
  39. SP

    SarahP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, great food and a beautiful choice of desserts. Even no alcohol gin and tonics! Beautiful ambience, so glad we found this place, it’s going to be a regular Friday night dinner after a long work week.
  40. JH

    JenniferH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal for lunch for both the adults and kids. Service was prompt and friendly and thoroughly enjoyed the Pinot Noir. Will be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

The Victoria Woodend offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5427 2721.

The Victoria Woodend is rated 4.5 stars by 372 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 18 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Victoria Woodend

67 High Street, Woodend, AU-VIC 3442

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main Street & Urquart Street

  • Neighborhood

    Gisborne

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pub, Australian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Woodend Train Station 50 metre walk from the hotel

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carl Middleton

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 5427 2721

  • Catering

    The Victoria Hotel is a mix of rustic and modern, coupled with sophisticated food and beverage offered at affordable prices. This versatile venue caters for the community to conferences effortlessly, with a side dish of fun and elegance you don’t expect to find in a typical country pub. We cater for functions from 2-300 of your guests so let us surprise and delight you with our ‘we’ll make it happen’ attitude. We cover all things regarding getting hitched, birthdays, life celebrations, business requirements, community group events.

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