The Woodhouse Restaurant
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Wanbi Plains Lamb Shoulder Slow Cooked
San marzano tomato, feta, smoked labneh, caramelised shallots and wild oregano.
Mcivor Farm Old Breed Pork Belly
Brined crisp skin berkshire pork belly, cauliflower puree, seared scallop, istra chorizo, pear, pomegranate relish and mcivor farm crisp.
Roasted Kipfler Potato
Caramelised onion, mcivor farm crisps, chives, truffle and pecorino.
Amazing steaks. Good wine list. Charcuterie board delicious. Best restaurant in Bendigo!!!
We could not fault our whole experience at The Woodhouse. We are looking forward to coming back!
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
a very enjoyable experience. Will definitely go back.
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.
Beautiful food, service was brilliant. The food is well worth the price.
If birthday have free cake
Superb steak! Exceptional service! Beautiful open fire - the whole deal!!
wonderful food, excellent service and great value for money.
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.
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
Do yourself a favour and try the Woodhouse experience. It will not disappoint!
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 😞
Magnificent food, fabulous staff. Five stars is not enough!
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.
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.
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
Lovely atmosphere, wood fire place to keep you warm, delicious food, great service, a very special place!
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 !
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.
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.
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!
Excellent experience! Great meal and definitely will come back again
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.....
Absolutely fantastic. Great atmosphere, service was excellent and food and wine were brilliant. Will definitely dine here again
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.
Fantastic experience, would love to do it more but a little on the pricey side. Great for special occasions.
One of our favourites, amazing steak and fantastic atmosphere, especially on a cold day
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
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
Great service and quality food - best meal we have had since venues started to reopen after the COVID lockdown.
The steak was perfectly cooked
We had 4 sides and each was special in their own way
The service was awful, the waiter made the experience poor for us and it was a real shame as it’s expensive.
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.
Very lovely dining experience. Only negative the smoke level was uncomfortable.
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 !
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.
The service and food were better than expected. I highly recommend this restaurant for a good experience
Excellent food and wine selection with the steak cooked perfectly
Wonderul staff, meals were delicious, very attentive with drinks etc.
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.