The Woodhouse Restaurant

4.8
1316 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.

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 1316 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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gillydelish
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing steaks. Good wine list. Charcuterie board delicious. Best restaurant in Bendigo!!!

KM
KaylenaMac5
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could not fault our whole experience at The Woodhouse. We are looking forward to coming back!

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SueD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time the food was awesome very tasty, the steak was so good couldnt fault anything. Would love to be able to purchase some of the Hungarian Topaque

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KerriP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a very enjoyable experience. Will definitely go back.

JF
JennyF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This is one of our favourite restaurants in Bendigo, you just have to remember to book well ahead if you want more than 2 people at your table. The wood roasted duck breast Starter was sensational as were the oysters and my steak with the bone marrow jus was fabulous with the Tempranillo wine going well with it. The chicken roulade was disappointing - dry and tasteless but the pork belly was delicious.

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BRENDAN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, service was brilliant. The food is well worth the price.

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Bobo
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty good
If birthday have free cake
Perfect =)

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AmeliaJ
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb steak! Exceptional service! Beautiful open fire - the whole deal!!

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lynw
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food, excellent service and great value for money.

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ShireeM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. If you love seafood, pizza or a good steak, especially the steak it is the best! Whether you are out on a date night or have a group, the service, atmosphere, wine & the food is exceptional. Remember to book well in advance if you want to dine in on a weekend. We highly, highly recommend.

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Ashlee
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Was a great meal, has changed since the time we were there. Was better last time, but still alright. Service was awesome! Really great staff

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Hollie
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a favour and try the Woodhouse experience. It will not disappoint!

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RomanPhoenix
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went for my husbands birthday. The place had a great feel and the staff where great , the food was good but if your hungry eat before you go as what you get for your money is not much value ... disappointed 😞

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Emacfluff
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent food, fabulous staff. Five stars is not enough!

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PhilipH
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic and mouth watering menu. We all ordered different dishes and all enjoyed so much and left the plates clean and empty. We will come back again whenever we are in Bendigo.

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SueR
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A great restaurant where the menu has been simplified and perfected to highlight the meat. The staff are well trained and helpful. And a great range of wines to compliment the meat.

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KarinB
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would go back just for the sourdough and cultured butter!
Nice to not be crowded in one large space and the service was wonderful.
The menu has something for everyone and it was outstanding. Our only regret - we had zero room for dessert

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KylieE
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, wood fire place to keep you warm, delicious food, great service, a very special place!

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LeeH
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so pleased we chose Woodhouse to have our lunch. The food, service and ambience was exceptional. Highly recommend the set menu it was fabulous. Loved all the textures and flavours and the presentation was outstanding. The waiter who looked after us was attentive and well informed and friendly
Can't wait to come back !

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NickD
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the second time I have been here and it won't be the last. Stunning food, as good and indeed better than I've had elsewhere. It is claimed that Bendigo is a foody town. It may be heading that way if the standard set by this place is the benchmark. If you want to treat yourself, do it. It is pricey but you will not walk out feeling it wasn't worth it.

GB
GaryB
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Woodhouse was a great experience, there were five of us and we were seated in the front window watching Bendigo going about its business, the restaurant was warm which was great as it was a cold night outside - we found some good wine on the list - Bannockburn Chardonnay and some great starters. The mains were the highlight with excellent quality meat (steaks for most of us) and an excellent bottle of local Blackjack Shiraz. Will be back again when next in Bendigo.

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SallyV
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So very impressed with the service and food..Fine dining at its best!

Was told while trying to select meals there was only a 2 hour sitting which wasnt advised when book..

Overall, lovely evening and certainly would go back!

KA
KazzandraA
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Great meal and definitely will come back again

GB
GeraldB
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding .My Scotch fillet was cooked to perfection.Washed down with Sutton Grange Syrah and enjoyed with beautiful vegetable side dishes of roasted kent pumpkin and cauliflower .Amazing.....

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Great atmosphere, service was excellent and food and wine were brilliant. Will definitely dine here again

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JULIEC
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our evening at The Woodhouse Restaurant was superb. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and attentive. We will definitely be returning to this restaurant when we are next in Bendigo to repeat a fine dining experience.

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Will
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, would love to do it more but a little on the pricey side. Great for special occasions.

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MichelleK
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourites, amazing steak and fantastic atmosphere, especially on a cold day

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Foodie
12 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The side dishes were very interesting with lots of extra bits to enliven them eg pomegranate seeds, feta, nuts. Delicious. I could have just eaten them 9n their own. Slow cooked lamb though was great and very generous serve

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was delicious but was let down by the temperature at which it was served....luke warm. I like a hot steak and vegies

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and quality food - best meal we have had since venues started to reopen after the COVID lockdown.

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GregM
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was perfectly cooked
We had 4 sides and each was special in their own way

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was awful, the waiter made the experience poor for us and it was a real shame as it’s expensive.

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SherieB
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our experience was lovely & the food was great. A little too much oil on the dishes left on the plates at the end.
The open fire bellowed thick black smoke which was causing people to cough & sting your eyes.
I would have expected the staff to apologise to the patrons & offer a free coffee as a gesture.

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DannyT
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very lovely dining experience. Only negative the smoke level was uncomfortable.

DW
DianeW
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Mouthwatering melt in your mouth steak. Sweet to die for. Pork belly entree was nice but it has been changed, the old one was an explosion of flavors in your mouth, wish you would bring it back !

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PhilipF
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both high class - it is a quality restaurant and the prices quite properly reflect this.

Great for a good night out or a special occasion.

JD
JohnD
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were better than expected. I highly recommend this restaurant for a good experience

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Bazz
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine selection with the steak cooked perfectly

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SophieB
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderul staff, meals were delicious, very attentive with drinks etc.

FAQs

The Woodhouse Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1316 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.