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The Woodhouse Restaurant, Bendigo, AU-VIC

The Woodhouse Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1761 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 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Australian, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:45 am–4:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 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

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What 1,761 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Victoria

    Special Occasion

  • Victoria

    Most Booked

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  1. DR

    DanielR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing. The food was better than expected, we ordered The Woodhouse Experience and each plate of food that was served was melt in your mouth quality. Porterhouse steak that tasted better than eye fillet, salads and greens sautéed to perfection and dessert that didn't make us feel too guilty for having it. My Wife and I have found our new favourite place for date night, it felt as though we were fine dining in Melbourne. Thank you to the staff and chef for the amazing experience.

  2. SP

    SalP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The wagyu eye fillet steak is amazing! Best steak I’ve ever had, it just melts in your mouth. The crème brûlée is so good too! The bread with their special garlic butter is like nothing I’ve ever tasted before! I wanted to order more but knew I wouldn’t be able to eat my main meal.

  3. KK

    KirstyK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good service, overall a good place to eat. A bit overpriced, steak a little bit tough for my liking, but tasty.

  4. PH

    PenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal. The duck was delicious and the steak cooked perfectly.

  5. MH

    MaxH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We very much enjoyed our 8.30pm booking at The Woodhouse. All food was delicious and staff extremely pleasant.

  6. KS

    KateS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service as always, wonderful food. Highly recommend

  7. FF

    FiFi

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was probably the best steak I have ever had. Sher Wagyu fillet steak, full of flavour and cooked to perfection. The service was delightful too. All in all a very lovely evening.

  8. MD

    MargD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We really enjoyed the night Meals were amazing, plenty of choices steak done to perfection Waiters were very friendly, helpful and informative

  9. LT

    LeighT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food, lamb shoulder was amazing! As was the desert tasting plate

  10. MS

    MichelleS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience2

    Overpriced food at fine dining prices. This was not fine dining. My hubby stared at a Grey brick wall in the corner. Not nice experience. My sparkling wine was flat. Very disappointing. An $80 steak should come with sides not have to pay extra. Disgusting.

  11. SC

    SharonC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Woodhouse was recommended to us by several people for our trip to Bendigo. It was outstanding, from the atmosphere and service, to the cocktails, steaks and desserts. All of our dishes were delicious and matched perfectly with the suggested wines. It was a wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary. Our one and only disappointment was that our anniversary was not acknowledged by the staff, even though when booking we were prompted to mention if we were attending for a special occasion.

  12. CM

    CarmenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, fantastic service - all staff were so polite, friendly & knowledgable! Thoroughly enjoyed our meals, thank you!

  13. WD

    WayneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had a fantastic evening, food was splendid and would definitely dine here again. Two thumbs up 👍👍

  14. AG

    AnnaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fabulous food, fantastic staff and service! Can’t wait to come back!

  15. K

    Kazz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious tasty food, hand cut chips very crunchy and tasty.

  16. CS

    ChristineS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best lamb shoulder I’ve ever had , highly recommend

  17. LL

    LeahL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great service but found we were approached a little too much.

  18. C

    Carolyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A friend & I did the share platter. Absolutely fantastic, you got to try a bit of everything. Food presented beautifully.

  19. S

    Susie

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent restaurant, outstanding service and superb food and presentation. Congratulations to the chefs.

  20. SD

    SusanD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An absolutely wonderful lunch! The service is impeccable and the food delicious. I could not recommend this restaurant more highly and will definitely be back when next in Bendigo.

  21. AI

    AILEENW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were very pleased with our night out at Woodhouse, the staff were very friendly and the food was delicious.

  22. AL

    AndrewandLisaD

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Was disappointed to find the wine list on the website wasn't up-to-date and I couldn't get a glass of the champagne I wanted. They need to update the website so patrons are aware of exactly what is available. However, everything else was exceptional. The croquettes were a great tasty way to start. The pork belly entree had an unusual garnish that elevated the dish to a new level. The Cape Grim rib-eye special just melted in the mouth, the sides were not your normal boring sides, our green bean and veggie mix was really tasty. We opted for the dessert tasting plate because we couldn't decide what we wanted and will probably always order that because you get a bit of everything and everything was amazing. Can't wait to go back.

  23. N

    Nennie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was delicious, beautifully cooked how we wanted

  24. MF

    MimiF

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A sublime experience, all round from entry to the end. Thank you to the team and their dedication to looking after their customers. We had the Smoked Snapper, Bean Salad, Textures of Chocolate, Caramel Parfait.. Thank you again from Enzo and Mim in SA.

  25. MP

    MargaretP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always fabulous food cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. Waiting staff were extremely friendly, (with great personalities), knowledgeable and ever ready to top up our glasses without being too intrusive. Our out of town friends were most impressed!

  26. RM

    RoseM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely loved this restaurant. Food and service was fantastic. Will definitely come again next time I’m in Bendigo.

  27. TP

    TonyP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The best regional restaurant we have been to in the last 25 years. Great food and vibe.

  28. KG

    KenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent steak. Good drinks selection. Service was prompt and friendly. Side dishes were also great. Shame there was no peppercorn gravy but the herb butter was worth it.

  29. P

    Pipkj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As someone that's never had 'finer' food or dining the woodhouse was amazing, it was everything plus more then what I was expecting. Actually having wait staff that you don't have to search for or have them forget things was amazing, even coming back from the bathroom to find my napkin refolded was something I didn't expect and is one of the little things I adored about it. Meal wise, we did just get burgers since who doesn't like a burger however, I do wish there was some lamb or chicken choices on the menu along with the steaks. Speaking of steaks, I've only experienced cheaper steaks, casserole, sirloin and chuck. So seeing the choices in steak I felt overwhelmed and wasn't sure what to pick, I also felt embarrassed to ask. My only suggestion is that you could have wait staff ask if you've been before and when ordering suggest a good steak for someone who's never been and someone who has been. I'll definitely be back and trying some steak after I figure out what's a good steak for a beginner.

  30. JE

    JackieE

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding meal and amazing service. Highly recommend The Woodhouse Experience and matched wines.

  31. TN

    TamaraN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best steakhouse i have ever been to. Highly recommend.

  32. J

    Julie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The outside of the porterhouse beef was a little bit burnt but it has an excellent desserts, starters and snacks. It has a very good service as well.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were in Bendigo for a few days so booked the Woodhouse as we’d heard it was a special place to dine and it was.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service!

  35. PW

    PeterW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Plenty of swearing and poor service would not visit again

  36. LH

    LynetteH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We felt as if we had dined not just eaten. The waiting staff were efficient and friendly. Great place to enjoy the post Elvis glow

  37. TL

    TrudieL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    great vegeatable side selections, love the pumpkin

  38. YL

    YenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Always a good experience. Starter/ appetisers were quick off the mark. Consistently good throughout.

  39. JC

    JulieC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a really lovely evening, we will be recommending the restaurant to friends.

  40. VA

    VitoA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Faultless night

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

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The Woodhouse Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1761 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Woodhouse Restaurant

101 Williamson Street Bendigo, AU-VIC 3550

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bendigo

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:45 am–4:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 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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