The Woodhouse Restaurant

4.8
1468 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 1468 people are saying
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BrendaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Woodhouse.
The food was amazing and well presented. Even though the restaurant was busy we still received our meals promptly. Staff and service was excellent. Will recommend The Woodhouse to everyone 😊

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MelL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and ambience were great; as well as the excellent personal service by Tory, Nicholas and Athena.

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CarlyP
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining at The Woodhouse for our husband/wife date night. Ambiance is magical, food and drinks always timely and melt in your mouth, and wait staff very welcoming. See you again in a month!

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MargaretH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was great although the food was a bit too expensive.

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DarrenB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality food and service, Went for lunch, couldn't speak highly enough abou the staff.

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SharynH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dinner at the Woodhouse.
Great service and cocktails

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ShelbyR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. We had the wood house experience and loved everything. Will definitely be back.

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SuzanneH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meals, great wine, fabulous service.
Beautiful building.

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Jayare
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious meal. Very enjoyable evening out with the family for a birthday.

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Monique
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service ! Very attentive. Some of our table got the wood house experience and totally loved it. Some of the best meals they’ve had. The vegetarian pasta dish was delicious. Best restaurant in Bendigo town!!

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IanC
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

staff need to co-ordinate more - we were asked to order drinks and food multiple times - often only a minute apart - by different staff after we had just said "Can we have 5-10 minutes please?"
But that is the only issue - everything else was great

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food experience in Bendigo.

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KerryO
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the third time I travelled from Melbourne to Bendigo for the purpose of going to this restaurant. The main attraction for me is the steak which is to die for. Tori gave us excellent service and I can’t really fault the place. The steaks are quite expensive but you get what you pay for.

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Kazz
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely scrumptious, excellent service and the alcohol with the Woodhouse experience option was Beautiful!

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Cass
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service can’t wait to dine again. Thank you

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Swish
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steak was cooked to perfection, sides delicious and the pork belly as entree was great. Highly recommend this place for dinner.

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BrendaL
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great, but it was disappointing to see so many people not meeting the smart casual dress code. Men wearing shorts, tee shirts and runners certainly lowers the standards of fine dinning. Maybe it is time to reinforce that a wonderful restaurant deserves some effort in their appearance.

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IIjac
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The entree's were absolutley delicious as were the sides to our main.
My husband and I were a bit disappointed in the steaks however. We asked for medium rare and they came out medium and sadly both steaks were very chewy.
I could not fault the staff they were delightful and attentive.

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SharonT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful late lunch our first trip back to the Woodhouse since the pandemic and we were not disappointed.
The food was amazing cooked to perfection, the dark atmosphere suited our “date” lunch, the staff were so accommodating and cheerful.
All in all a delightful afternoon.

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Christine
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful service, staff and food. Always enjoy our meal there.

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IanR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove for Melbourne to Bendigo specifically to have lunch at The Woodhouse Restaurant.

A magnificent experience in the heart of Bendigo

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AnneB
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch ,the only negative was having to rush through the dessert to meet the 2 hour time frame,

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Smmmm
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Katrina was particularly good and kind.
Knowledgeable, could tell she actually knew the menu and specials wasn't just something she had memorised.

Food was delicious and worth it.

noise was a bit rough at times given the enclosed echoing space. But this was more to do with who was in the space than the Woodhouse itself.

We were out on our anniversary and they made this feel special and acknowledged it.

Definitely recommend and would go again

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1432S
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely dining experience, the waiters were super friendly and helpful. The food was amazing!

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RachelH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience for us to celebrate a special occasion

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JakobG
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an enjoyable night out with my partner for a date every now and again

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KPSW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pork and beef dishes are always on point! Will go back to try rest of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at the wood house, our server (whom i have forgotten the name of) was absolutely outstanding, she went over the top to make sure my meal was nut free (allergy) and was just awesome to deal with. On top of this the food is to die for, never had a bad meal from the wood house. Definitely a bucket list restaurant.

Only complaint was the seating (which can’t be helped much with covid!) but we felt as though we were smack bang in the centre of everyone’s dining experience.

I recommend the wood house to everyone I talk to, it’s a dining experience like no other and the staff go over the top to accomodate you and make you feel so special.

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our meal it was very filling and enjoyable.

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CraigL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable afternoon. The food was top notch. Will come back.

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AJaya
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for family reunion after several months apart (thanks COVID). This is a family favourite and far exceeded my (very delicious) recollections. Everything from food to cocktails to wine selection was perfect. Staff were amazing.

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DaveP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Scotch fillet needed to be trimmed of the sinew. The ravioli was too thick with a mushy filling. The service staff were good but needed to offer a solution to an issue that I had with the meal.

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WilkinsonP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was absolutely perfect - nothing could be faulted. The food is definitely complimented by the incredible table service, we rarely had to lift a finger or ask for anything. Everything was always offered to us and we never felt we weren’t attended to. I’d definitely recommend dining here on a special occasion and going all out on the menu - the price is absolutely worth the experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a really beautiful meal. If booking again, I wouldn’t do the early sitting if possible as I am a very slow eater and it felt quite rushed to be out before the second sitting. We were with people who had young children being minded,hence deciding to go early.

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ShelleyH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first experience but definitely​ lived up to expectations

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JGPX
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience5

An otherwise great evening was ruined by a failure by management to correct a problem.
I booked to celebrate my 60th birthday here. The booking system asked if it was a celebration and this was acknowledged in the response.
While the service and food were excellent, no attempt was made to acknowledge that it was a special birthday, not even a "happy birthday".
I emailed the next day, expressing my disappointment, and the response I received was
- we will bring it up in staff training
- I hope your night wasn't ruined too much
I was stunned to effectively get a brush off from what is supposed to be Bendigo's top restaurant.
For the record, yes, my night was ruined by such an indifferent attitude.
I will certainly never be dining here again!!!

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StaceyS
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the "Woodhouse Experience" so we could try a little taste of a variety of dishes. Mainly because we couldn't choose from the extensive menu, it all sounded delicious and no doubt it is. Very happy with our choice.
The food and wine was excellent, service was outstanding, setting was fantastic, could not fault the night at all.
A very enjoyable place to spend our 20th wedding anniversary.Thank you very much to the whole crew!!

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Mazzararti
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again this restaurant has exceeded expectations. The birthday lunch with close friends and family was well paced and we were well looked after. The wines were excellent. Overall a great gastric experience. The noise level was great as we were able to converse without loud music to disturb.

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Clydemaianashlucybonniej
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was stunning, have come to expect nothing less from the chefs at the Woodhouse. The service excellent as always.

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MichelleB
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent! The staff and service, the food and wine. I would highly recommend this restaurant , and I'll definitely be back.

FAQs

The Woodhouse Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1468 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.