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The Victoria Woodend, Woodend, AU-VIC

The Victoria Woodend

4.6
4.6
335 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.

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Booked 13 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/
  • Christmas in July

    A$52.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 23, 2022 only
    Enjoy roaring fires, mulled wine, festive friends and a 3 course Christmas inspired menu to celebrate! Christmas Menu Entree Housemade smoked salmon, horseradish, red onion, sourdough Main Traditional roast turkey, honey roasted ham, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, cranberry sauce, chestnut stuffing Dessert Homemade Christmas pudding, brandy sauce, cream Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements Price includes 3 course menu only
  • 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!!!

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What 335 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Pub

  • Northern Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Northern Suburbs

    Good for Groups

  • Northern Suburbs

    Great for Lunch

  • Northern Suburbs

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Northern Suburbs

    Special Occasion

  • Northern Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. RB

    RonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  2. GH

    GlenH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. DC

    DebbieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great fast service. Helpful and friendly staff. Knowledgeable about their menu. The food was lovely.

  6. JH

    JessicaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    First time diners and we were impressed. Cosy atmosphere with the open fire. Very attentive staff. Kids meal and entree came out fast. Mains came out fast. Espresso Martini was perfect. Kids enjoyed the clpu6ring in and the fish tank.

  7. LM

    LeesaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great pub meal, nice warm fireplace, reasonably priced. Good & friendly service.

  8. TO

    TrudiO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A venue where the service is always friendly. The meal was delicious. We had the salt and pepper calamari and the chickpea curry. Both servings were good.

  9. BS

    BrendaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Good food, friendly staff, and we had a table right next to the fireplace. Perfect.

  10. s

    shirleyr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great hotel to eat. Lovely food. Will return and would recommend.

  11. KB

    KerrieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely place. Very high exposed beam roof. Two opens fire places. Welcoming lounges in the bar. Great atmosphere. Our table was right next to one fire. Service was outstanding. Everyone loved their food (although what we already eyed off from the website menu was no longer due to a new menu!) Strangely, most notable was the noise level here. The place was full yet we had a lovely conversation and our kids, still a little rowdy, hardly affected the quiet relaxed atmosphere. Must be the acoustics?

  12. LS

    LeighS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, good ambience, plenty to see in Woodend on the weekend.

  13. T

    Tatus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good choice of dishes on the menu including dietary requirements. Nice ambiance with an open fire which was maintained during the evening. Service was very friendly and efficient

  14. RS

    RayS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the start as we walked thru the door we were greeted and quickly seated at our table the staff were extremely friendly and the service was amazing as the food as always fantastic if you are visiting Woodend book a table at the Vic

  15. R

    Romy

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Beautiful old building with a charm of its own. Lovely Pub style food, served quickly and with nice polite service

  16. JS

    JimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit and we will certainly return. My wife is celiac and the menu was excellent for her. Service was welcoming but relaxed. We will return.

  17. PH

    PaulineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meals were great.We had calamari Mexican parma chicken and sesame burger and barramundi. Everyone enjoyed their neals

  18. BR

    BronwynR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    always a great meal, great service. Tried to order takeaway and spent 15 mins going around in circles. tried logging, different tablets, iphone, desktop. Site took me to vegan meals but no answer to problem, was it your site down, no internet etc. When I went in and spoke to staff, they said staff shortage we're unable to offer take away. I totally understand. Perhaps your site could say 'online ordering of takeaway unavailable (date), apologies blah blah'. It would've saved me 15 minutes wondering why I couldn't get through. A simple note to explain would've saved me time and stress and I would've understood and moved on. Just a suggestion.

  19. AJ

    AnnJ

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and the birthday cake ordered was lovely. It was an 80th birthday lunch and the Victoria Hotel made it most enjoyable.

  20. DZ

    DebbieZ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The Victoria Woodend never disappoints, good food and amazing service. All the staff are great and very pleasant.

  21. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Extraordinarily welcoming and friendly staff, warm environment, great service and great selection of local wines and beers.

  22. BR

    BronwynR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great meal, attentive service, warm dining area. Lots of friendly faces. Staff always on hand to help anyway possible to make dining a treat.

  23. B

    Bobby57

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Service a bit slower than previous visits but food was very good. Great value meal.

  24. R

    Rose

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Mother's Day was a very relaxing and enjoyable occasion. Rustic rather than dainty High Tea.

  25. CL

    CameronL

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An absolute hidden gem. Being asked how we would like our high tea served (now, slow or after a drink was very warming. The staff and food are a delight and credit to the establishment. Planning our next visit already.

  26. M

    Mjames

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    Good doesn’t change - average quality- poor service

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always reliable food and drinks. Wonderful staff. Gluten free options.

  28. KA

    KeithA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Regularly attend - good service, meals, polite staff.

  29. JR

    JustinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner for my birthday with family, great meal and always great atmosphere thanks Vic hotel

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoy eating at the Vic. Great pub food - no try hard fancy stuff with goats cheese and fennel or who knows what, just good hearty pub food with a great ambience and wood fire on a cool night. We will be back!

  31. C

    Customer

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    Strong mouldy smell. The meal was poor, Hollow Tree 2017 Heathcote Shiraz exceptional.The place is in desperate need of maintenance!

  32. R

    Ronan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again, meals did not disappoint. Once an early meal hiccup was overcome, everything was superb.

  33. S

    Stuart

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely Saturday / weekend lunch. Casual, friendly, easy, good value.

  34. AN

    AN123

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic service and food, deserts and coffee spot on

  35. LG

    LucaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Service is astounding; our little boy turned 8 and the welcome made it extra special. Kudos to the management.

  36. C

    Christina

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Loved the ambience by the fireplace, staff very friendly, loved the gravy with the parma - so delicious. thanks for having us!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very very enjoyable and relaxing.

  38. SB

    SueB

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Our experience at this establishment was excellent.

  39. JG

    JulieG

    Victoria

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was lovely to get out on a date night again with my husband!

  40. PO

    PatriciaO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Nice meal, too big serves for mains, too much rice with butter chicken, the sauce was not like usual butter chicken

    The Victoria WoodendResponded on April 26, 2022

    Thank you so much for your feedback Patricia it's been noted. Our butter chicken is an authentic recipe our Indian chef has shared with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon, thank you. Emily

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 4.6 stars by 335 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 13 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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