Wild

4.8
200 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.
What 200 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
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Timm
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wild was wonderful… friendly staff and amazing food. Nice wine selection too

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JacS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived, it was very busy. Although our table was not ready our hosts went out of their way to seat us outside and ensure we had a drink and kept us informed of when we could go in. I was unsure which wine to choose from their very wide ranging and different wine list, so I was offered a tasting of the wo I was considering, thankyou. Great food in interesting building being the old fire station. Although it was busy, our hosts still took the time to help us with food choices and have a general chat. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole dining experience. A credit to the hosts and chef.

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Paige
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks, such a nice vibe. Awesome staff!!

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RoslynK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A great fine dining restaurant with wonderful food and friendly and helpful service. The wine list is extensive and staff are happy to make recommendations. When in Castlemaine pay this place a visit if wanting a lovely night out.

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Armstrong
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, wonderful service.
I'll be back for the Margarita's alone!

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LeighS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent and friendly service. Finally some fine dining in Castlemaine.

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Wild
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Disappointing, bland food. Poor ambience, which was a shame as the actual bones of the historic building were very nice.

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MaryK
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just loved the menu choices, the quality of the food, the ambience and service, no tickets on themselves, just there doing a great job to ensure you have a truly enjoyable experience.

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Rebecca
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. The atmosphere was warm and lively, perfect place for a date night or catch up with friends.

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Simeon
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wild provided wonderful ambience and food - and impeccable service. We were proud to take Melbourne guests who loved it.

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Tiamac
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is wonderful!!!!
Can’t wait to go back

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CindyN
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Wild. The food, service, wine and atmosphere were all outstanding!
I recommend trying things you would not normally order like the steak tartare and the chickpea pancake - just delicious! And the freshly shucked oysters were fabulous.
We will travel to Castlemaine again just to visit Wild again.

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KellyD
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a delightful gem. The service at Wild was outstanding and the food beautifully prepared and every dish so well thought out. We loved the modern feel inside to compliment the history of the building. One not to be missed.

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Happy
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent and caring service. Had several small plates, the croquettes were excellent.

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RobP
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience...highly recommended...

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SallyB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this little restaurant everything was perfect. From the welcoming, friendly staff to the amazingly delicious food. The atmosphere was warm and cosy we did not want to leave. Highly recommend

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GaryT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On a very cold, very quiet night in Castlemaine, Wild was an absolute oasis of great food, wine and knowledgeable friendly service. A terrific find and a jewel of mid-Victorian dining.

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Oxy123
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The place itself is beautiful, the atmosphere was great but the food was quite average. The chickpea pancake looked like chicken liver pate, really smooth,pale colour and gelatinous. The flavour was nice but not amazing. it would have been much nicer if it was crispy and fried with larger pieces of chickpeas. The beetroot salad was tasty but felt a bit dry, it felt like I was eating every ingredient separately and barely any dressing.
The only dish that was great was the seafood dish. lots of flavour.

I was very excited to eat there after having read the reviews but unfortunately the food didnt live it up to my expectations. I do think it's a fantastic venue and staff were great and hopefully they can improve the food a bit :-)

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JodiH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful night! The food is amazing and staff are fantastic!

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KateG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a lovely place to dine - great service, delicious food and a beautiful space. It’s a Castlemaine gem!

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SallyK
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and excellent service. Staff very friendly and helpful. A most enjoyable evening.

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thevicar
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were delighted to discover this place. We chose rather than having a large meal each to pick many of the smaller dishes to ensure we had a taste of many more creations. We were not disappointed. The menu is interesting and different from other restaurants in the town. The staff were friendly and attentive. The wine list was a mixture of local and international, with a bias to French. Castlemaine has needed such a restaurant for some time. We will return for sure.

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PeterM
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful selection of courses served by very friendly and helpful staff. Wild has a relaxed vibe to go with their beautifully presented food.

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AlexandraC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personal and friendly service, calm/quiet atmosphere however not where you're too intimidated to speak or laugh, beautiful quality, constructed and sized dishes to share. Fantastic wine/drinks selection and knowledgeable staff.

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LiciaR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience in terms of food service and ambiance…. Our new ‘go-to’ restaurant

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AlisonC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous night at Wild. We found the food different and delicious. Toby recommended some great wine and the service was excellent.

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SyeZ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to the circumstances , going out for dinner has been extremely difficult. What utter pleasure to have such an establishment in CASTLEMAINE. Fine dining has arrived . The service impeccable, casual but organized. The varied cuisine impressed and satisfying, flavors delicious and great combinations. Left satisfied and will return again & again . Wishing Toby and attentive staff a long future .
Do yourself a favor and go to indulge an epicurean experience. Looking forward to our next lunch or dinner .

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Huey
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, friendly staff, beautiful food in a relaxed environment.

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GregS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the 2nd time at this restaurant and once again it was fantastic. Clearly the best restaurant in Castlemaine. Love it!

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BronwynD
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant lovely Tapas type dishes. Very tasty food, great wine selection and fabulous attentive service.

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LeoG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Presentation & taste of food great, presentation of Margaritas great! Good service and atmosphere.

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KandG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was an absolute joy to dine at Wild. Delicious food, excellent wines. Great service. Thank you!

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FelicityP
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good quality food & a nice ambience. Great service with fantastic drink options .
Would suggest more vegetarian mains but other than that
Fantastic

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Delicious food in a pleasant venue. Staff were friendly and unobtrusive.
Menu could have been bigger, but we understand with covid restrictions why.
It was a very nice meal

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Adrian
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and service. Great wine list. Thanks

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JaneA
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, delicious food. Hi eat here everyone!

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VelK
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pleasure to be back at Wild and to see familiar Wild faces again! The food was superb.

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NelehB
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gorgeous restaurant in terms of style and ambience, housed in a former fire station. The service was fantastic; friendly and efficient which is sometimes hard to find. Food was excellent in both taste and presentation. A teeny bit too dark even though I like soft lighting, maybe candles might aid in menu reading for older folk?! However we both thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

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Natashap
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience here. Everything is on point, fresh well executed food, attentive service and a cosy atmosphere.

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SymoneB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Food delicious. Relaxed atmosphere, attentive staff.
Reasonable prices too.
Definitely worth a visit!

FAQs

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

Wild is rated 4.8 stars by 200 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.