The Boardwalk Bendigo

4.5
226 reviews
$40 and under
Cafe Dining
Whether you’re a Sunday breakfast regular, or you’re just stopping for lunch on your way through town, you’ll be sure to leave The Boardwalk Bendigo feeling satisfied, smiling and relaxed. Oh, and did we mentioned that we love dogs? Our resident Labrador, Chino, loves to make friends, so your four-legged pals are more than welcome too! Our renowned lakeside venue is a cool and classy combination of rustic timber decor featuring antique telegraph posts, and polished concrete floors. You and your guests can also kick back and relax outside on the timber decking by the water’s edge of Lake Weeroona. We love it here. So will you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
What 226 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BonnieL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love going to the boardwalk, it’s my go to place for brunches. The atmosphere is gentle and calm as you sit by the lake. The food is always outstanding and service is amazing. The staff are always friendly and it’s just the perfect environment

The Boardwalk Bendigo
Responded 13 hours ago

Hi BonnieL, we love it when you come to the Boardwalk (you're a perfect guest) :)

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DavidM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, quality of food and pleasant ambience. The staff really go over and beyond to make it a great dining experience. Highly recommended.

The Boardwalk Bendigo
Responded 13 hours ago

Hi DavidM, thanks for your outstanding review... see you again soon.

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming to the Board walk restaurant I would recommend it to anyone!

The Boardwalk Bendigo
Responded 13 hours ago

Hi HeatherH, we love it when you come to the Boardwalk... come back soon :)

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RenaeM
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch on a busy Sunday. Service was fantastic and the food was delicious. We also got coffees to take away and they were very good.

The Boardwalk Bendigo
Responded on 26 May 2021

Thank you for this rad review... we really do appreciate it :)

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Bella
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat. Food was great, staff amazing. The only thing that could be improved is the background music. It was a bit night club style for first thing in the morning. Other than that a pleasant place to eat.

The Boardwalk Bendigo
Responded on 26 May 2021

Hi Bella Thanks for leaving this great review. We know how to hustle hard so our customers are served quick smart – we’re so glad you appreciated our speedy service. We can’t wait to see you again soon!

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Sami
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dogs, children adults all happy. Sunny day on the deck, with great coffee and food.

The Boardwalk Bendigo
Responded on 26 May 2021

Thank you Sami, we're joining your happy crew (thank you for your kind words) :)

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KatiaM
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed. The deck was lovely, Chino was open to lots of pats. Coffee was amazing and breakfast delicious.

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vipAutumn
9 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been there twice and enjoyed the food, service and view. The only suggestion that I have is that the staff offer water with the meal. It is usually so busy that if you order a coffee first and finish that before the meal arrives, you are usually left looking for water or a further drink. I feel that as a customer, I shouldn't have to ask for water or further drinks.

The Boardwalk Bendigo
Responded on 26 May 2021

Hi Autumn Thank you for your review (and feedback). Just so you know: we do have bottles of water which you can purchase, and also a water station if you'd prefer to help yourself

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KerryM
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food was delicious but pretty pricey. Service was excellent. Music was a bit loud. Wooden slat seats were very uncomfortable. Being able to split the bill is good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great. The music was a bit too loud.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place! Love the food, the venue and the staff are so friendly!

The Boardwalk Bendigo
Responded on 26 May 2021

Hi Lisa Such a great guest! We love you (and the review you left us). Thank you.

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KatherineM
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome 👏 thank you so much. The Boardwalk is always consistent with their food and very friendly service.

The Boardwalk Bendigo
Responded on 26 May 2021

Hi KatherineM Thank you so much for these lovely words – you’ve made our day! We can’t wait to see you again soon

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jules
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Friendly efficient service at a prime Bendigo location.

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TeeshF
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place and if you eat outside on deck you can bring your dogs with you.

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KristenL
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Food was outstanding, environment was so comfortable and it wasn’t noisy.

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vipAutumn
10 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The location, food and service were fantastic. The only let down was that there wasn't water freely available. We received a glass on arrival but it wasn't topped up. Nor was there any access to further water that we were made aware of. It was a warm autumn day and despite ordering coffees and extra drinks, more water would have been welcomed.

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JenD
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic happy and quick service. Made to feel welcome and happy vibe infectious.
Food was beautiful and delivered quickly. While a fast-paced environment we were not rushed. A great brunch in a fun atmosphere.

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GabriellaB
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were exceptional, friendly and welcoming. Incredible service, although busy staff were very attentive, will definitely come back when next visiting Bendigo.

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BrettM
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food and service. It was lovely to enjoy the Autumn sun sitting outside. A very popular location for Sunday brunch and it is not difficult to see why. If you haven’t been to the Boardwalk Bendigo, this is a must next time you are in town.

The Boardwalk Bendigo
Responded on 2 May 2021

Thank you for these lovely words – you’ve made our day!

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TedS
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Fedarni
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful setting, food is good, nothing out of the ordinary, should be something to please everyone. No flexibility on changing menu items, but I can understand why they do that as they get quite busy.

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DonnaL
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A magic spot, especially with your "4 legged kids" like we did.
Great service and relaxed atmosphere, overlooking the lake.
Can't wait to return !

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RayA
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was firstly seated inside, the boo bop music was far roo loud. I asked if it could turned down. The waitress asked if we would prefer to sit on the decking.
We agreed. It was great.

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CraigM
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

If you like eating with dogs, this is the place for you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Lovely spot for lunch on the lake, pity music was too loud.

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Super quick service and very friendly staff. Food and drinks were very nice and came out quickly. Will definitely be back soon!

The Boardwalk Bendigo
Responded on 2 May 2021

Thanks for leaving this rad review. We know how to hustle hard so our customers are served quick smart – we’re so glad you appreciated our speedy service. We can’t wait to see you again soon!

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HelenB
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great location and very professional staff and the food was nice but it’s overpriced and the menu is over engineered menu

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PamelaR
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. Excellent choices on the menu especially Vegan. Our Melbourne friends were very impressed with the food, excellent service and location.

The Boardwalk Bendigo
Responded on 2 May 2021

You are too kind! We’re so glad we were able to help you create the perfect experience for your friends, and hope to see you again next soon.

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LaraW
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Music was a little loud and was quite stuffy inside when we arrived. Coffee was a little slow but was worth the wait. Staff were excellent.

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MarshaS
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent venue , well presented .Clean, excellent service and splendid food from a medium size menu.
Good choice of wine, beer, juices fruit teas and coffee.

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Mkdpl
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, quick service, had wasps outside during out breakfast, but can't control that. just a warning for people with allergies just sit inside.

lovely place, view, food, little pricey but doesn't scare us away regardless.

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KateS
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service as always. The view of the lake is wonderful, its a very unique place to sit and eat. Even the critters are friendly !!

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service, lovely atmosphere & view. Been there many times.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, amazing service, Love this place so much

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Minnie
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a lovely lunch we had at the Boardwalk today. We were a table of 5 (myself, 3 kids and Grandma) and it was our first time to The Boardwalk in over 15 years (we've only recently moved back to Bendigo). The food was lovely and our waiter was fantastic. He had a lovely personality, was super friendly and went out of his way to make our dining experience the best it could be. Bendigo needs more waiters like him! You're at the top of our 'go to' cafes now. We will definitely be back as I am still dreaming about that Mona Lisa Stack I had!

The Boardwalk Bendigo
Responded on 15 April 2021

Thank you for your absolutely fantastic review! We certainly do have a dream team here at TBB. We’ll be sure to pass your kind words onto the crew and hope to see you again soon!

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RebeccaF
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great vegan meals which were delicious and amazing service. Would go back.

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DonnaW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boardwalk is an ideal location for breakfast or lunch. The food, coffee and service is excellent and the location on lake weeroona is beautiful!

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service every time we visit the Boardwalk.
Varied menu to suit everyone.
Catered to a large crowd exceptionally well.

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CarlyP
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The staff really make the dining experience enjoyable for all. Food is delicious if not a little overpriced. But if money isn’t an issue, highly recommend booking a table at The Boardwalk.

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DeniseP
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

While had a great time and meal, was slightly dissapointed waiter gave no opportunity on who was to pay or pay sperately

FAQs

The Boardwalk Bendigo is rated 4.5 stars by 226 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 bookings at the moment.