The Woodhouse Restaurant

4.7
460 reviews
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$40 and under
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Steakhouse
Winner of Savour Awards best steak restaurant for Victoria 2016, the Woodhouse restaurant will ignite your senses. Smell the delicious smokiness of Bendigo’s only Redgum char-grill and dedicated Steakhouse, as we use our unique “cooking with wood” techniques in the finest tradition of steakhouses.

As we are the only Bendigo steakhouse, creating and maintaining a point of difference is of the highest priority. The menu is vast, and we are famous for our signature regionally sourced Charcuterie selection, wood-fired gourmet pizza and a robust range of desserts. However, our true love is Wagyu beef and we are proud to provide our diners with the ultimate showcase and selection of premium F1 Wagyu and Free Range Dry Aged beef, sourced from and both local and regional farms.

The Woodhouse is a spectacular but rustic dining experience, where we encourage you to sit back and relax and enjoy our welcoming professional service.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Pizzeria, Austrian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm,
Saturday: 12.00pm - 11:00pm -all day dining from noon
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Phone number
(03) 5443 8671
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Pitcher
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Front street Parking
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Special events & promotions
Private Dining room for up to 30 guests.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 460 People Are Saying
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LJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the overall experience at the Woodhouse, the lunchtime deal for 2 courses was a good, thought the baby chicken dish tasted great but was very small, the molten cake desert was great!

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MW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience at The Woodhouse is nothing short of spectacular, the best food in town and staff who know the real meaning of service, definitely a five star restaurant in my eyes.

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DD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal especially if you’re a meat lover.
Cooked the way you want, and exceptional help from the wait staff on what to select and drink.

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NB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was incredible as always, worth coming here for one of the best steaks you will ever have

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GC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The seating was hard after short period, for older person.

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TM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Staggeringly delicious food delivered with personable and informative service. Pricey but well worth the cost, a great treat for a special occasion.

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Venue was lovely - staff were very welcoming and attentive - meals was exceptional- certainly can’t wait to come back for date night again. Cheers

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TA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW, what an amazing meal. We were a group of four and two of us shared the lamb shoulder. It came whole and the waitress pulled it apart with a spoon and fork. It was absolutely delicious, its was served with potatoes and greens. We also shared a side of cauliflower, roasted pumpkin and mac and cheese. Everything was cooked to perfection. Both couples shared a dessert tasting plate which was fantastic, a great way to pick your favourites which is all of them.

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M
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to come here. Bendigo’s best diamond for sure!

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PB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Wood house is ever reliable and always offers a special dining experience. The food is delicious, the service attentive without being over bearing and there is always something of interest on the wine list.

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O
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Attentive service, timely serving of courses, wonderful steaks and desserts.

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PK
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu can be a bit expensive, but if you go for lunch and do the express lunch it is great value for money and makes picking your meal a bit easier. The staff are very helpful and friendly without being in your face like some staff at certain restaurants are. Most definitely will be going again.

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I
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had out-of-town guests and needed to impress them. Ideal place to do this; they were raving about it. Perfect.

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SA
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal with spectacular service. Good sized meals.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful meal, the service was outstanding. Thanks for such an enjoyable meal celebrated with friends.

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FL
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

Expensive but good food, good service but a really noisy environment that you had to yell to be heard. Left hungry as minimal food on plate other than the steak.

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SR
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed our whole experience at The Woodhouse. The meal was absolutely amazing - melt in your mouth and so tasty. Our service was outstanding from the minute we walked in the door till when we left. Our waiter Sue was absolutely brilliant, with a great knowledge of the menu. She was friendly, attentive, and one of the best hospitality professionals that I have met.
We will definitely be back to enjoy more of the menu.

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ST
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our table position was terrific for my group. Noise level was low and really appreciated.
Service to our table provided by Alex was amazing.
Another terrific experience.

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SL
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous dinning experience at the Woodhouse, never disappoints! The food & service is amazing

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff and excellent food. The internal walls make the dining experience more intimate than an open plan. Nice rustic décor and open fire add ambiance.

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T
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurant experiences we have had.
Our waitress Sue was AMAZING.
The venue is lovely, full of character and a nice atmosphere. Also nice and warm even on a very cold day.
The food was absolutely outstanding.
This has now become our favourite Bendigo restaurant and we cannot wait to return.

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JK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bendigo’s Woodhouse Restaurant is a hidden gem, the service is of the highest standard and the food is exceptional! I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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KG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing Inglewood Steak and King Prawns side, fanatic selection of local produce. Fantastic table service, great ambiance with an open kitchen and roaring grill you can see. Cocktail and wine list extensive, worth every dollar. Great for special occasions! Loved every part of it.

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BG
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been to this restaurant multiple times and it has never disappointed! Food is delicious and, if you go in winter, they usually have the open fireplace going and it just adds to the atmosphere.

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SL
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were excellent. Ambience was great

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DF
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined at the Woodhouse a number of times and it remains a favourite. Great atmosphere and the food was exceptional as always.

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RA
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Although I love the food, this visit was a little less memorable than my first visit in August and I believe this is due to the location of the table. In August we were seated in the main dining room which has a much nicer ambience than the front room which was a little colder and less inclusive. Would return, but would prefer to be seated in the main dining room.

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SH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Famous for its steak offerings, but the seafood, poultry, and pizza are all to die for! The lunch menu is incredible value.

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BB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely outstanding! My wife & I travelled to Bendigo specifically for the experience after seeing it on 'A movable feast' T.V. show.

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K
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the meal and the drinks; seated in the front part of the restraint which wasn’t too loud which was nice!

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MT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed my first experience at The Woodhouse. The food was fresh and delicious and the wine selection was amazing. The service was very good.

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ST
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service, the meat, the drinks and the ambience were fantastic. The only downer was the side salad which lacked flavour. Overall, love the Woodhouse and will keep coming back for special occasions.

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AT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Comprehensive menu with a good wine list. High quality meat selection and very well prepared. Good food presentation too.

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MB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing, staff very friendly and attentive. Over all the best best in Bendigo. Will go back again and again, love it!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food. Wonderful staff. Really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you to all at the Woodhouse!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak and great service. The pork Belly entree was delicious.

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BD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, steak was fantastic, great service, meals were served without having to wait very long.

Really enjoyed the night, all the food tasted great and fresh.

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful food. Very professional and friendly service. Lovely, warm, rustic atmosphere. Overall a lovely meal in a lovely setting. Only negative was we were seated in a new front area which was a little echoey when everyone was talking making it harder to have a private, intimate-type conversation.

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RE
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the woodhouse has amazing food and service. The new deserts are devine

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KS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

Customer service good. To noisy and cramped. Steak was a bit tough. Food was ok I guess, nothing special though. Wanted to go back to try the wagyu but don't think I will if they. can't get the dry aged tender. Sorry guys perhaps we just got you on a bad night

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