Wild

4.8
177 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 177 people are saying
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4.9
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AlexandraC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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AliT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wild is a great place for a special night out. Meals, drinks, service and atmosphere are all fantastic. Can't wait to return!

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LizW
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely time at this restaurant. Excellent food, super wine list, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Local produce and wine a big feature; inventive, thoughtful and very welcoming. Beautiful interior design too.

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DeborahM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, beautiful meal, well priced, lovely atmosphere. We will be back. So good thankyou Xxxxx

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lucinda
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a word - wonderful. The food is excellent, with a great selection for vegetarians, and the staff are both helpful and wise about what will work for you. We were a group of eight and they were attentive and generous and the food ... we were thrilled! Beautiful, spacious and light restaurant. Highly - HIGHLY - recommended.

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Garyt
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very good food and substantial regional Victorian wine list. We thoroughly enjoyed the shared plates. Great restaurant

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AlanM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Interesting choices and drinks menu. Staff were great. Definitely deserves time to allow yourself to enjoy a few tasting plates, main and desert.

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AnnieL
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and the food were great. The fish unfortunately was a little bit dry but okay. The beef cheek was brilliant, as were the wines and small plates to share. Great venue.

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DebH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been to 'Wild' 3 times in as many weeks and love the ambience, service and food. Both Roland and Toby have been so welcoming. The food really is so good.
Thoroughly recommend this restaurant if you are in Castlemaine. Needless to say we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Unfortunately our experience was not what has been advertised as a 4.9/5 restaurant.

The timelines of the food & service was very off and did not seem to match the amount of dishes we ordered.

The staff were lovely and kind , do not want to disregard that in any way.

But we were seated for 20 mins until water was offered & almost one hour until an entree dish of cold meats and pear arrived.

This unfortunately continued throughout our sitting and unfortunately not satisfied with our experience.

If there was to be a hold up in the kitchen , customers do appreciate being communicated to but at the time, it did not seem too busy or out of hand.

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RicM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wild was wild! Excellent food. Excellent bar. Excellent bartender. So knowledgeable. The best bitters.

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suet
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Again a great time with friends in the warm relaxed atmosphere at Wild - good service, a crisp glass of Prosecco and delicious elegant sharing plates. The perfect place for celebration

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, craft beer selection was ok. Although their was plenty of wine choices my wife likes an NZ sav, there were none so she was left wanting. Have already recommended to friends.

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FoodieGirl
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience in gorgeous Castlemaine. Staff were passionate about their menu and their thoughtfully curated beverage list. We dined there for a Sunday lunch (they were fully booked- a worthwhile recommendation in itself) Food was delicious with attention to flavour and presentation.
The converted fire station, with tasteful designer lighting, timber furniture and polished concrete floor created an upbeat but also ambient setting. Would highly recommend- but book in advance!

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MelJ
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service - very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Thanks for a lovely evening - we’ll be back!

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JennyL
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We deliberately ordered one each of a very wide range of dishes, and everything was excellent. The Brussels sprouts and sweets were particularly great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic.

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Fussy
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is an exceptional place to dine . Especially if you are looking for value for money.
The food , the ambience the service punches well above its price tag

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AntonyA
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the start of the evening to the end we were looked after with great care and professionalism. Wild is a passion project and we diners are lucky to share in it. Food was simply delicious and I know we might have picked a completely different set of dishes and been equally as thrilled. For the record, the barramundi brandade, steak tartare, cuttlefish, pork belly and brussel sprouts were beautifully cooked and greatly enjoyed. The wine list is really very interesting and the sauvignon blanc precursor to a rather exceptional Pinot noir. We finished out back with well considered desserts and something sticky. Wild is a destination dining experience.

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GenK
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to impress. Delicious food, excellent wine list and impeccable service. Such a treat to eat at Wild.

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Wild. Fabulous, interesting food with amazing tastes and unusual offerings. It was a great meal and we would absolutely return - just wish we lived closer to Castlemaine.

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NigelW
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely informal approach but with excellent food and drinks. Love it

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GregS
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Top class restaurant.

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BrianP
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

To be completely honest the food was below expectations. Wild had been recommended by our Air BnB host. The haloumi lacked taste and the pork belly dish was mostly beans. We ordered the croquettes which never arrived and we completely forgot about them until we got home. Our waiter was awesome but the food was disappointing.

FAQs

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

Wild is rated 4.8 stars by 177 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.