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Wild, Castlemaine, AU-VIC

Wild

4.8
4.8
299 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian

Wild is a small restaurant and wine bar in the regional centre of Castlemaine.
We aim to bring you the best of the regions produce and beverages in a friendly and professional environment.
Our menu is based around sharing plates and we can cater to the single diner through to large groups.
In addition to the tables available online we have outdoor tables for casual walk-ins.

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 4432 7352

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Bendigo

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Castlemaine train station an easy 5 minute walk. The Theatre Royal is a 3 minute stroll too!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 299 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

  • Victoria

    Best Service

  • Victoria

    Best Ambiance

  • Victoria

    Best Value

  • Victoria

    Fit for Foodies

  • Victoria

    Notable Wine List

  • Victoria

    Romantic

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  1. CL

    CamilleL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it. Definitely get the halloumi as a starter. Outstanding

  2. SA

    SharonA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved Wild from the moment we step through the door. The space is well decorated with amazing light fittings plants and artwork. Very warm considering it was a wintery cold night. Loved the food staff and space

  3. MD

    MaggieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exquisite, thank you.

  4. A

    Andi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were a table of 2 middle aged couples and we plate shared and had a wonderful experience. The food and service was exceptional. We never felt rushed to leave and will definately be back😁🧡

  5. N

    Natdiner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Love the low lit ambient space. Delicious food, recommend sharing a few dishes amongst two people. Friendly service and we loved the cocktails!

  6. SC

    SandraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good food. Lovely people and warm on a cold winters night.

  7. GW

    GeorgiaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful ambience and great selection of wine. Will definitely be back hopefully to try the famous “pickle back”

  8. LR

    LucyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service over a long lunch and several courses. We will be back. Highly recommend!

  9. JT

    JenT

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Wild never lets you down! Delicious food, fantastic wine list and excellent service.

  10. IA

    IsabellaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent experience with delicious food and a beautiful ambience. Very friendly and helpful service. Definitely will be coming back!

  11. LE

    LisaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at Wild and will definitely be back. Service was outstanding and food stunning.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently superb.

  13. EK

    EricK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful dinner last night. Highly recommended.

  14. D

    Duang

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wild is consistently excellent. We were professionally helped to narrow down our choices of wine. We ordered 2 small dishes, 1 medium size, 2 vegetables and 2 larger size...all to share between three of us. Eggplant croquettes, Haloumi with pear chutney gave us a wonderful foray to the complete meal. We enjoyed the Kolrabi remoulade with smoked salmon. Wild makes Brussel sprouts and potatoes like no other- tasty with great texture and delicious. We have had the sweet corn soufflé before and this last one helped us to understand why we order it time and time again. Go to Wild, enjoy your meal and leave it to the extraordinary service and chef to spoil you. You will be back time and time again.

  15. SL

    SandyL

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely meal at The Wild, it was so tasty and interesting. We loved everything! The ricotta doughnuts were so nice! The staff were lovely and helpful and it was warm and cosy. Its two hours from where we live but we will be back!

  16. CS

    CathS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved our experience at Wild. The food was fantastic. Loved the share plates The service was excellent.

  17. TR

    TonyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful experience that passed all expectations. The food was delicate and beautifully presented, accompanied by impressive locally sourced wines. The staff were impressive and enhanced the experience. We will certainly be back.

  18. NN

    NeethaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely worth a visit! Delicious food made from fresh, local produce, and excellent service.

  19. M

    Melita

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing selection of wines, and the food was delicious! The staff were lovely and very helpful.

  20. TM

    TessiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Myself, mum, sister and young daughter had the most amazing lunch at Wild. Food and drinks were amazing, Service was exceptional. Perfect. Highly recommend.

  21. C

    Carolyn

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The menu was well considered, delivering above expectations. The ambience is a stand out, great feeling in the room with modern fitout. Service was friendly and professional. Our table of four would recommend.

  22. RM

    RyanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great meal at Wild. The food was excellent and interesting. The staff were professional fun and attentive. The vibe was energetic. We will definitely be back.

  23. TT

    TahneeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quality produce, wonderful flavour pairings and lovely attentive staff. Highly recommend!

  24. CJ

    ChristineJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Delicious food, beautifully presented, with the ambiance of the old Fire Station stunningly revamped. Good wine list but limited alcohol free options.

  25. HF

    HelenF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place. Great food and service. Highly recommend.

  26. N

    Nanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We all loved it! It was so delicious, relaxed and all in all a really pleasant and lovely experience. Both food and drinks were amazing and the staff was absolutely lovely. Definitely coming back!! Thank you for the best Sunday.

  27. AZ

    AmeliaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food , great service, lovely restaurant. 12/10!, Well worth the travelling from St. Leonards to enjoy the experience. All strength to your arm! Thank you

  28. JH

    JamieH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic! A must when In Castlemaine or surrounds

  29. B

    Brendon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The setting is calm and warm. The service is prompt, friendly but not overbearing. The food is excellent, tradition fare prepared amazingly well. The beef-cheek was the standout for me. The sweetcorn soufflé was right up there as well.

  30. VK

    VelK

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Divine, as always. Friendly, warm and lovely food. We are lucky to have this gem.

  31. g

    gintk

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service, great wine, great evening, eager to repeat.

  32. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great night with great food and excellent relaxed service. Great bar and cocktails with a stylish relaxed ambiance. Food, service and ambiance all professionally matched for a great night out. Would happily recommend.

  33. M

    Malnor6

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A perfect place to celebrate a birthday. The ambiance is lovely, the service friendly and helpful, and the food and wine were excellent. We loved the fact that we were encouraged to share our plates because we always enjoy eating out in this way.

  34. PS

    PamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Entertaining interstate visitors and we all loved the food, wine list and service. I’ll be back again. Pam

  35. R

    Roddy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly and welcoming service, lovely ambience and great food.

  36. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wild was just a fantastic dining experience, great food, great service Emma our waitress is a legend. Cant wait to get back their to be spoiled again.

  37. S

    Suzanne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    One of the few restaurants locally that offers a lovely atmosphere, good layout, really pleasant staff and great service. Despite an early (post Elvis exhibition) booking we were able to relax over our meal. We'll be returning regularly.

  38. H

    Helen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was exceptional, and the service was excellent. Beautifully designed space.

  39. R

    Rachel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ambient atmosphere, outstanding service, food was totally delicious, exception drinks selection - a very memorable evening. We’ll be back!

  40. D

    Duang

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have never had a bad dish at Wild. Two of my all time favourites are the eggplant & smoked mozzarella croquettes and corn souffle. They were excellent again. This time we ordered a seafood dish served with rye bread which was beyond good. Wild is a restaurant I am always proud to bring friends who love good food.

FAQs

Wild offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 4432 7352.

Wild is rated 4.8 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Wild

26A Templeton St Castlemaine, AU-VIC 3450

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bendigo

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Castlemaine train station an easy 5 minute walk. The Theatre Royal is a 3 minute stroll too!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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