The Victoria Woodend

4.4
197 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.

Experiences

  • Christmas Day Lunch

    A$145.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 25, 2021 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 2021! Menu Festive cocktail on arrival ~ Prawn sesame toast, sweet tamarind sauce ~ Chicken liver pate, Cumberland sauce, cornichons, celeriac remoulade, crispy bread ~ Roast turkey, honey glazed ham, chestnut stuffing with all the Christmas trimmings- roast garlic potatoes, vegetables, cranberry compote, red wine gravy ~ Selection of Desserts Christmas pudding, brandy sauce, panforte, mini mince pies, mini Christmas trifles $145 per person All other drinks will be charged on a consumption basis. Book Children's meal in the below add on section.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 197 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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JaniceF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to have a meal in a friendly atmosphere.

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GKay
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Maybe a little polish around customer service needed - otherwise reasonable value

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Ton1
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Despite a few early errors with our order the staff could not have been more willing to put things right, quickly, as soon as the issue was identified. A lovely sunny courtyard, good honest pub food at good prices, and an excellent pub wine list. We will definitely be back

The Victoria Woodend
Responded 6 days ago

Hey Ton, thanks a ton for the 4-stars! Can't wait to have you back.

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JeremyN
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little pub with nice wooden beams and a well thought-out layout that doesn’t make you feel like you’re in a barn. We both had the beef and red wine pie, a glass of sparkling and a share of the sticky date pudding. All reasonable simple fare, delicious and hearty. Excellent, friendly service.

The Victoria Woodend
Responded 6 days ago

Hey Jeremy, thanks for the 5-stars we really appreciate it!

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Trish
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly, happy staff! Food was good pub fare.

The Victoria Woodend
Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you for the review Trish, we really appreciate it! We are so glad you had a great time with us.

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MoiraJ
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service lovely atmosphere would definitely go again

The Victoria Woodend
Responded on November 26, 2021

Hello Moira, we really appreciate the review, thank you so much! Glad you like the atmosphere. We can't wait to serve you again!

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FelicityR
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service. nice warm open fire place. food was delicious at an affordable price. Would defiantly return there again, a really enjoyable experience.

The Victoria Woodend
Responded on November 26, 2021

Hello Felicity, we really appreciate the review, thank you so much! We're glad you've had an enjoyable experience. We are looking forward to serve you again!

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KimM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg I had a great meal and the service was fantastic, can't wait to come back ,thank you

The Victoria Woodend
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hi Kim, thank you for leaving a review! We highly appreciate it. It's so nice to hear you had a great meal, we are looking forward to seeing you again at The Victoria Hotel, Woodend :-)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly. Food consistently delicious.

The Victoria Woodend
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hi, thank you for leaving a review! We highly appreciate it. Fantastic to hear you've had a great experience!

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SuzK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal here on 14 11 2021. Service was excellent and although the pub was busy the meals were timely and delicious.

The Victoria Woodend
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for the lovely review Suz! We loved having you and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Emily

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Bluey
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good overall.
Service excellent. Service has improved quite a lot.
There could have been more peppercorns in the steak sauce to make it more strongly flavored.
And, please bring back curries!

The Victoria Woodend
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hi Bluey Ill certainly pass your feedback onto the chefs and yes we love the curries too! Look forward to seeing you again soon. Emily

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janetteW
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fish over cooked. As was chips. Vegetables were lovely
Only 5 prawns in entrees.. and how are we meant to divide this when sharing?

The Victoria Woodend
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for your feedback Janette, I apologise for your over cooked meal, please do let us know if you are not satisfied when you come in next and we will try to rectify this issue on the spot! We hope to see you again soon, Emily

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David
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and good service. Warm and cosy on a cold day

The Victoria Woodend
Responded on November 22, 2021

Fantastic, Welcome to Woodend!! See you again soon!

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HelenL
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food arrived on very hot plates I had the pie not something I would normally chose but it was imaginatively presented and delicious.

The Victoria Woodend
Responded on November 26, 2021

Hi Helen, thank you for the review! Glad you like the pie, it was made with love! :)

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AlanS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back to an old favourite. Happy to recommend.

The Victoria Woodend
Responded on November 22, 2021

Great to have you back Alan!! Loved seeing you back at the pub! See you again soon Emily

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a delicious fish special and the service was very attentive and helpful.

The Victoria Woodend
Responded on November 22, 2021

Fantastic thanks so much for your lovely review!

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Sandra
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently celebrated a birthday at the Vic. It was our first time together as a family. Emily went out of her way to make my elderly parents comfortable . The food was excellent and of generous serving size.
Thanks to Emily and the team !

The Victoria Woodend
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much Sandra - its was so beautiful watching you all reunite as a family! We are so honoured we were the meeting place! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Emily

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JasonN
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local pub - parma and ribs were fantastic. Ribs soft and off the bone and sauce was great! Drinks were good too and great choice on the menu!

The Victoria Woodend
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thanks so much Jason! We loved having you - yes the parma and ribs are super popular! See you again soon Emily

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CaseyG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily and the team do a fantastic job looking after everyone, and the food was delicious!

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Kellie
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A well known and loved local. Thank you team. So great to spend time with you again.

The Victoria Woodend
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you Kellie! It was fantastic seeing you, and we couldn't wait to spending another time with you again!

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MakW
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was a pleasure eating there. Staff are friendly and efficient and the food is always good. Thanks to the Vic Woodend!

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JoanneM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this pub - amazing food, great service, lovely location and atmosphere

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PamE
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, staff were outstanding and food was superb. Would definitely dine here again

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Anon
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thank you for welcoming our group and the lovely night out

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vipWarwickG
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to dine. Nice ambience good food and excellent service.

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Janabelle
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our no. 1 favourite place to eat. Decor is really nice, staff are very friendly. I usually find it hard to dine out, being gluten free and a non-meat eater, but there are always a choice of lovely meals for me to choose from. I cannot fault this restaurant. Lovely meal each time we visit.

The Victoria Woodend
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we do try to look after everyone as best as we can! Your review has made the whole team so happy thank you for taking the time! Emily

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly staff, cosy ambience with log fire, good menu and wine options; nice place for a casual meal with friends.

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Kimbo
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has all the qualities of a traditional pub, but with a modern twist (good vegetarian options, interesting non-alcoholic drinks). Good for the childless occasion but also large enough for kids to join without feeling like they might be bothering others. The service felt warm and friendly without being obsequious.

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent staff, very quick,pleasant and efficient. Excellent menu. Party of 5 had varied items off the menu and all were exceptional

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ChristineG
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lovely afternoon to sit in and have lunch. The staff were very friendly which is always a winner for me

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Peter
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Staff were welcoming, friendly, patient while checking in on our experience. Food was lovely and just what we needed on a cold winters night. We will definitely return.

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ChristineK
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

"I love the relaxed feel of this place the open fire creates a warm atmosphere, the food is good quality pub food, the steaks were cooked to request perfectly and very tender. Good value. Good selection of local wines

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MelissaW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was beautiful Hubby had the pie and he was really impressed would definitely recommend

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HelenG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service and atmosphere
We were a little cool and would have liked to see more wood on the fire
Food was delicious and I loved the Victoria pie 👍
Over all a lovely afternoon out and we weren’t rushed out the door

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Holly
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I need to have gluten-free for health reasons and we ordered the BBQ Parma and can I say that it was the nicest parma we have ever had, even compared to when we used to eat gluten. Our friends also got parmas, but standard gluten ones, they said they were delicious too.
We all agreed we'd be back, they were so good.
The atmosphere was lovely too, a nice rustic feel.

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vipWarwickG
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere good service. Open fire cosy seating.

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Mike
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Old style pub dinning room which I for one thoroughly enjoy. Food is great beer is cold!

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ChrisJ
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as usual. Food was delicious and service was very good considering how busy it was

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HeatherL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service as always was excellent, such friendly and smiling staff! My brisket was sensational! Like the tub of pencils that appear as soon as kids are on table so they can keep busy with the ‘activities’ on their place mats.

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sooz
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner with great service. Food was delicious.

FAQs

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

The Victoria Woodend is rated 4.4 stars by 197 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.