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The Woodhouse Restaurant, Bendigo, AU-VIC

The Woodhouse Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1700 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.

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Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Australian, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat 11:45 am–4:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:15 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5443 8671

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Paul Pitcher

  • Neighborhood

    Bendigo

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,700 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Victoria

    Most Booked

  • North & Central Victoria

    Most Booked

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  1. LB

    LauraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great friendly service, beautiful scenery and well presented delicious food

  2. BB

    BeccaB

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and atmosphere, great service and not at all pretentious.

  3. SF

    SusanF

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always have a wonderful experience here. Feels like a treat but without the pretentiousness.

  4. GM

    GlennM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The night was great and certainly meet our ecpectations. Always a pleaseure.

  5. LH

    LizzyHP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food with exceptional service from the staff. This was our first time visiting Bendigo, and we found The Woodhouse from a recommendation for restaurants on the Tripadvisor site, but I can see it (Bendigo) becoming a regular haunt just to revisit this place. The steak, as you would expect in a Steakhouse, was divine, & cooked to perfection - I had the Sher Wagyu Eye Fillet & it was melt in your mouth, and the bone marrow sauce would be my recommendation to go with it, mwah! The ambiance was almost cosy - we were seated in the small alcove near the entrance, with the wood fire as a backdrop, delightful, my only suggestion would be that the lights could have been slightly dimmer, but that's a minor quibble. We came to Bendigo to see Elvis, but we will be back to visit The Woodhouse.

  6. ST

    SusanT

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service!

  7. RH

    RadicalH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great pork belly starter and duck main. Service is exceptional and attentive.

  8. K

    King

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Food experience and Lovely Staff! We ordered the "Woodhouse Experience" - It was worth it!

  9. MC

    MichaelC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A restaurant with a warm and relaxed ambience. The steak I had was perfectly cooked and the quality of meat was excellent. Service was very friendly and professional. Will definitely return !!

  10. R

    Rachh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food and great service and lovely atmosphere

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Birthday and Mothers Day belated celebration

  12. SG

    SimonG

    Victoria

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food up to the usual high standard, no fuss dining. See you early July.

  13. LD

    LindsayD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent meal and service. The beef was sumptuous, as we’re the accompanying sides. Pumpkin - delicious.

  14. E

    Erin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, the most incredible food in an inviting, cosy, warm setting. We would eat here every day if we could!

  15. MP

    MeganP

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Enjoyed our lunch at the wood house. The staff were pleasant and attentive. The food excellent and the venue comfortable and clean. Highly recommended.

  16. CB

    ColinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great venue Great food Great service Highly recommended

  17. R

    Rosalie

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, understated but attentive service, and a beautiful building. A fantastic night out.

  18. HW

    HannahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food and service as always, a little smoky from the open fire tonight however

  19. TE

    TrentE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All meals were great, the steak was cooked perfectly to my request. Highly recommend the dessert tasting plate.

  20. DJ

    DanielJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Did not disappoint, from the moment we walked in the door the staff were attentive, welcoming & informative. The dining experience was everything we were looking for to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. Food from starters to dessert was to die for, divine in every way. Thank you for making our special day.

  21. DJ

    DavidJ

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    My partner and I have been to this restaurant many times. We regularly buy $100 gift certificates for family. Until now we have had I high regard for this restaurant. Firstly, the menu offerings were much less than expected. The prices much increased. Known for their steaks they had no rib eye on offer so we ordered scotch fillet ($60) with no vegetables. This was an extra $14. So for $74 I was served a steak that was tough and barely edible. The 2 stars is for the crème brûlée which was perfect and up to the standard we have come to expect. My feedback to the waiter was ignored. Very disappointed. Will not be returning

  22. AC

    AussieCraig

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent venue. First time there. Great service, thanks Sam,. Entrees were excellent. Recommend the Pork and Zucchini Flowers and the steaks cooked to perfection. Highly recommend.

  23. L

    Lauren

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love our dining experience at The Woodhouse! Steak was amazing as always, and we finished up the with the dessert sharing plate. Service was fantastic! Can’t wait to head back!

  24. RO

    RossO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely the best place in Bendigo to enjoy a beautiful steak.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our anniversary and we wanted to go somewhere special. We always love the Woodhouse and it didn’t disappoint. Amazing steak, great wine and beautiful service.

  26. TB

    TeaganB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to go for a date night, amazing food, staff are very friendly & food service is quick for awesome quality

  27. T

    Travis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, which made the dinner more enjoyable. Always top quality food; never a drop off in quality in the years I’ve been.

  28. MH

    MeganH

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The steak was cooked perfectly and the starter dishes were delicious, we were a party of 3 and were impressed that the wait staff offered to change the usual quantities of dishes of 2 to 3 without us having to order 2 servings. Oh and the dessert tasting plate was amazing.

  29. D

    Dante

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Absolutely delicious food, very friendly staff, a beautiful night for our wedding anniversary!

  30. TM

    TaraM

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had entrees, mains and dessert, all excellent! The service was first rate, friendly and informative.

  31. BH

    BiancaH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Probably my 15th or so visit to woodhouse. Outstanding as usual

  32. WP

    WayneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were impeccable and efficient, food was beyond delicious, can't wait to dine with you again

  33. DM

    DeanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food with subtle distinct flavours that became an amazing show on your tastebuds. The Snowpeas with mint delightfully surprised me. Duck Breast and Duck Leg cooked so differently and now I am completed converted to having duck. I am not used to paying a lot for food at a restaurant, as have have overrated experiences in the past, but this changed my mind on how subtle flavours put together, really enhance the tasting plate. The staff were so genuine and friendly. By genuine, they were authentic and not trying to pretend. I would rave about The woodhouse to my friends and family.

  34. TH

    TimH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic as usual, can't wait to dine again soon.

  35. LS

    LS658

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food. Well balanced, good portions and decent variety. The drinks were also great, with lots to choose from. Will be back :)

  36. MP

    MareeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Steak was amazing and very tender. Beans were really good, overall everything was just great. Looking to come back again

  37. MD

    MelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful menu, friendly staff. Overall a fantastic place to eat. Highly recommend.

  38. BJ

    BiancaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Woodhouse never disappoints. Staff & food are exceptional. A Bendigo gem!

  39. MG

    MarkG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious steaks! Highly recommended to anyone who loves meat!

  40. WC

    WCathleen165

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and delicious food. We’ll definitely be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

The Woodhouse Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1700 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 35 times today
Google Map for The Woodhouse Restaurant

101 Williamson Street Bendigo, AU-VIC 3550

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bendigo

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat 11:45 am–4:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:15 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Australian, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paul Pitcher

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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