The Woodhouse Restaurant

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Steakhouse
Winner of Savour Awards best Steak Restaurant for Victoria and Tasmania 2018. Smell the delicious smokiness of Bendigo’s only redgum char-grill and wood-fired oven, where we use the sweet-smelling applewood from nearby Harcourt. The Woodhouse specialises in premium beef: grass-fed and dry-aged meats, cooked just the way you like. We champion Central Victoria’s best local produce, crafting the dishes using strictly top quality ingredients.  Our vast menu is famous for our signature regionally sourced charcuterie selection, wood-fired gourmet pizza and a delicious range of desserts. Our menu is updated seasonally and available on our website.
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D
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Steak was good but not great
Friendly service and well attended
Would not rush back

CG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first but definitely not our last visit to The Woodhouse was last Friday night. The food was amazing. The combinations of flavors and the quality was spot on. The service couldn't be faulted. Thankyou. We will definitely be back.

KM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Woodhouse never fails to deliver. Always great food & professional staff.

CO
Melbourne / VIC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impossible to fault.

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PN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We been there five times already. It is a great place to dine in. The food is really excellent. Great staff

HA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable
Lovely staff
Great food
Highly recommend to all

DA
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food - Stuffed zucchini flowers followed by slow cooked lamb shoulder ( which was to die for), accompanied by The Coldstream Guard - Cab Sav, which was great.

Service was very good, ïnteractive"" and very informed.

BS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food service was a little bit in your face interrupted us talking a few times but other then that a great experiance as usual.

LB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went Friday evening for an anniversary dinner & it was amazing, professional, friendly staff & the meal was fantastic!!

ES
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Woodhouse Restaurant and it was a wonderful experience. Martin our waiter was terrific and ensured we were enjoying our time and continued to check on us to make sure we had enough to drink and if we needed anything else. The food was outstanding! A beautiful restaurant aesthetically and a dim light mood which made it perfect for a romantic dinner.

S
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I recently dined at The Woodhouse for his birthday. Over a glass of red we perused the very enticing menu and decided on a number of the shared options for our 3 course meal.
Each course was delicious and we we very glad we had chosen this way. The staff were amazing at carefully describing each of the dishes as they delivered them to our table.
We had very friendly and attentive table service and left at the end of the night feeling extremely well fed, satisfied and relaxed. We will definitely be back.

JH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible as were the wait staff. Polite Attentive yet non intrusive. Will be returning to dine here in the future

MM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a nice night with my wife on our 34th Anniversary. The whole experience was very good with a nice waiter that seemed to know all about the food and drinks. We shared a Lamb shoulder that just fell of the bone followed by some awesome deserts. Great night :)

B
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another fabulous meal shared with friends at The Woodhouse. The service was good, food was delicious & dining experience fantastic. Always plenty to choose from The menu. Will be back!!

AJ
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! They were great with my 8 month old (who I was a b it worried about taking)! The food was amazing and came out fairly quickly! The steaks were perfect!

TA
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were excellent and very knowledgeable on food and wines. Steak was cooked perfectly I had scotch and my husband had the Eye fillet. The sides were also delicious we had the carrots and roasted pumpkin. We shared an amazing dessert plate, can't wait to go back again

BL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food, excellent service. A unique dining experience.

AC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was very tasty, well presented and sufficient in quantity.

DH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked The Woodhouse following a trip on the Blues Tram.
My wife and I hadn't been to Bendigo for a while. Had good food and service last time so had to revisit.
Steaks again were to die for, after being expertly cooked to perfection. Our waiting staff were attentive to our needs without being overbearing.
Five star rating highly recommended.

SL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Professional wait staff, very knowledgeable about both food and wine. Steak cooked perfectly.

TR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was amazing. I would come back just from our experience with her :)

TM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great wine what more can you ask for? Loved it

JB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The woodhouse was recommended by a friend on our next visit from Melbourne. It was exceptional! The staff were a delight and very professional and the food outstanding. We chose the 3 course express lunch, the servings were incredibly generous and with the included glass of wine we were absolutely stuffed. If I were a local I'd be here weekly (it's probably just as well). I am recommending it to all and sundry, and can't wait to come back.

JS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. The last time we were there my meat was tough and gristly (no, I didn't complain) Gave you another go and,WOW, most enjoyable. We will bring our younger son and his family when next they visit.

GT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Woodhouse is a truly steak restaurant,and for those who have never been there,you must give it a try.
However, the menu has not changed for more than 5 years; it lacks innovation .
A restaurant of this statue , should not be a McDonalds with the same old menu.
Take a risk Woodhouse ! Try something NEW!
Glenda.

AJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We initially sat inside, but we were uncomfortably close to others sitting also on tables for two on the couch. We asked to be moved outside and were moved as soon as a table became available.

MW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.
Perhaps a more rare cheese selection would have showcased local produce better.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was given a gift voucher from my employer and wanted to share it with my brother and sister in law. My brothers birthday was the perfect long lunch 🙏🏻

LK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in town. Everything is served to perfection and taste yummy. Staff are friendly and very accommodating.

CH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Thought the food was a bit expensive. Service excellent.

RH
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Must visit in Bendigo for steak. Make sure you book ahead to avoid disappointment.

RD
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great restaurant. Steaks were outstanding. Staff were attentive and friendly.

Just go!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous restaurant with a great atmosphere and service. The food especially the steaks are outstanding. Highly recommended.

GB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had an amazing experience with my amazing girlfriend. The food is top quality, the service was great and the wine selection was spot on.
It would be great if the Woodhouse had a grass fed steak option for people on a Paleo/Keto diet.
Overall very happy and we will be back on our next special occasion

JW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautifully balanced meal - taste, texture and visual appeal combined to create a memorable dining experience.

S
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Lovely open fire when we entered the restaurant, the waitress who served us was lovely. The food was average. I had the wagu burger which was ok, I have had much better at a lower cost. My husband had mid range wagu steak which he felt was comparable to a tough chewy sirloin. The roasted cauliflower on the side was, however, delicious. Over promised and under delivered.

L
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Woodhouse never disappoints! Amazing food and service. This is always our “go to” restaurant for our date nights. Thank you!

KB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time at the Woodhouse and it didn’t disappoint! Amazing charcuterie and the dessert plate was delicious. We’ll be back!

DM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We always love sitting near the fire but realise this is not always possible. Loved our experienceof dining there- it was our anniversary. It would be nice if there was free bread/ dip while waiting for meal

LP
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by our waiter. Great produce and great cooking. The steak was so good, I ate it on it's own first. My wife had the Prawn and Octopus, which was cooked to perfection.