The Woodhouse Restaurant

4.8
1415 Reviews
$41 to $100
Steakhouse
Enjoy a wood-fired experience.
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. 

The Woodhouse is proud of our welcoming professional service. Enjoy a pre-dinner beverage in front of the open fire, with many craft beers, quality cocktails and a great range of wines on offer. The well-priced local drops round off this exceptional offering; chosen to match the delicious menu perfectly.
The temperature controlled alfresco dining area, fully protected from the elements offers a choice of internal or external seating.

Our menu is updated seasonally and available on our website.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1415 people are saying
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StephanieC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was an overall wonderful experience for us, and certainly has been improved since the last time we dined at Woodhouse.

The starters we the only disappointing part of the meal. The entrèe, main and dessert were lovely. The starter was just not blended well the the remainder of the menu which left out tastes buds confused as to why these dishes were chosen.

The starters need to be more cohesive to the rest of the menu.

Service was great, however changing plates and cutlery between courses would have been ideal.

IC
IanC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was great. The one "disappointment" was that the specials were explained by the waitress, but when we ordered one (the eye fillet for 2" we were told they had run out!! % mins after being told about it *sigh*
But, the food was great, the wine excellent and the service fantastic
Can't wait for the menu to become more expansive post lock down

KC
KatherineC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at The Woodhouse Restaurant in the outside section seated next to the olive branch vine. The service was very good and we ordered the tasting menu consisting of four outstanding and delicious courses. We look forward to returning and would recommend this restaurant to friends and family for a special occasion.

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ElyseT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at the wood house was absolutely amazing. The service was seamless. The waiting staff knew the menu from back to front and really made our dining experience absolutely perfect. The food was perfect and we enjoyed every single bite. All in all, perfect from start to finish. I'm definitely coming back

AE
AshleeE
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were expecting a lovely night for our anniversary and The Woodbouse delivered. Great, attentive service. Food absolutely delicious. A very special night. We will be back.

LW
LukeW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was great, restaurant has a great feel.
One of the best feeds in Bendigo.

JM
JenM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Smaller menu due to Covid limited options, but still delicious with awesome service

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night as always and will continue to enjoy your beautiful restaurant in the future

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MatthewH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful environment, especially inside where we were sitting. Cocktails were pretty much perfect and the food: my goodness! I think the steak was the best I’ve had for a long, long time. The duck breast was to die for, again, probably the best I’ve ever had actually. You have to pay for it to be this good, but it really is.

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Ness
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and food at The Woodhouse. The menu had of course been changed to cope with the covid restrictions, but I think they've done an outstanding job of condensing it while maintaining great variety and quality. It was a really satisfying meal.

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WFLAL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner in COVID-19 restrictions so limited numbers in restaurant. Booked late sitting and one of the two main specials was gone which was unfortunate, so we started with sourdough bread (local supplier), then oysters/pork belly which led in to the main being two Rangers Porterhouse with a nice Baby Gem salad. Everything was well presented and tasty, drinks at reasonable prices as well, and being it was my birthday a big shout out to our waitress "Athena" who sang a sneaky Happy Birthday song for me which topped the night off just nicely. Will be back, never disappointed with quality of the meal.

KC
KatieC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at The Woodhouse is always outstanding, with friendly, helpful wait staff. I recommend everything, but especially The Woodhouse Experience. The matched wines are perfect and add to the whole package.

IC
IanC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were happy with the friendly and appropriate service. There was a bright spot-light in a strange position, but not too bad. The wine and food were excellent
The menu was a bit restricted / limited - I suspect Covid is to blame here
My entree pork belly was superb. The staek was cooked to perection

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Daryle
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As with our previous visits, lovely service, and meal, will improve even more once we are over covid and we have a full menu to choose from.

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Mikaela
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was top class, the staff were efficient and knew their stuff well. The food was excellent, zero complaints. I ordered the special roast chicken with pork belly, confit carrot, bean sprouts and roast leek which I couldn't fault. It was expensive but was a reasonable serving and top quality, perfectly cooked. My friend had the spinach and ricotta ravioli and she thoroughly enjoyed that. We got the shared dessert platter which was so delicious. A perfect serving for two people to share. Highly recommend. Quiet atmosphere due to covid restrictions, would love to go back when the full menu is available again once restrictions ease.

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Mainegirl
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was impressed with the restaurant having full staff for the reduced number of customers. Staff were knowledgeable and we enjoyed sher wagyu steak and a tasting plate for dessert.

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Soli
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Woodhouse sis always a wonderful dining experience, the steak simply is the best and the service is so down to earth, professional and unpretentious. The environment is relaxed and warm with an ambience that caters to all.

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DebK
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dissapointed with such a big reduction in the menu although understand why it has been changed

RH
RobH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a credit to your venue by providing a high quality menu under such trying circumstances.

AM
AmandaM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! We had the Woodhouse Experience and it was so much food!

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Excellent
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit and more than happy with all aspects of the evening, Staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive, Meals were explained to you when delivered to the table, specials were offered and advise was provided.
Ambiance was spot on, and as per my previous visit food was sensational and the star of the evening.
Bit of a shame with the restricted menu, but that's just one of those things.
Certainly will go again, its well worth it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won’t be able to find a cheaper dining experience, 10/10 value for moneu

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JudyR
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was lovely. I don't usually take a sea food option, but decided to try it this time, and wasn't disappointed. We ordered two side dishes, and both were very tasty also. The service was attentive, but not too much, just right. All the staff were friendly and helpful. It was a great dining experience.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, worth every penny. A little more than what we would normally spend, but can’t wait to go again

GC
GlennC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had forgotten how good the steak is here it’s amazing. The staff are also the most helpful and friendly ever. Thanks for a great experience

MF
MrsFitz17
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything… but the best Pork Belly Entree we have ever had, the food was perfect, the service was beyond amazing 🤩

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anniej
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu was limited but ample to cover all palates. All our dishes were superb and
the staff were friendly and obliging. Due to covid restrictions we were seated in the courtyard which was pleasant, but on a return visit I would ask to be seated inside, since there seemed more ambiance. We will return and recommend to our friends.
We are fortunate to have such quality in Central Victoria.

MJ
MelJ
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant for a special occasion. The food was incredible as were the drinks. And the staff are very attentive and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

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Peggy
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food.friendly staff.best steak in bendigo.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressive food and service. Best restaurant in Bendigo.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful restaurant, outstanding service. Can’t ask for more.

KM
KimM
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous lace to dine out, whatever the occasion or no occasion. The food is sublime and the staff attentive without being intrusive. It’s just the best night out you could ask for. It’s always our go to for a wonderful dining experience.

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Wombat
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Poor welcome, ushered to side room which was stuffy and overheated.
Matched wine with main course was cooked and jammy.
Food was just ok for this price level.

DC
DebraC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an incredible experience at the woodhouse and like to go there for special celebrations. The food is always of a very high standard and a lovely ambience. Thankyou and can’t wait to come back

Paul & Debra

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Lucici
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loved the service, food, building! All sensational! The only nit pick i have was the music...brash and out of context with all the fabulousness they offer...bring on some bold/seductive sounds to compliment your vibe...

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KathW
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were polite and explained the menu well.
Kept our drinks full which is always good!
Food amazing and will definitely be back.

GC
GrahamC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, very good food and wine by glass good. Nice place to chill and eat well cooked food.

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Cass
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was the best steakhouse I've been to! The atmosphere was fantastic, the food was superb. Would recommend to a friend and return myself.

MB
MichelleB
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Efficient and friendly staff. I will definitely be back!

MS
MarkS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed sharing our choices the food , service was excellent will definitely be back

FAQs

The Woodhouse Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1415 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.