GPO Bendigo

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$40 and under
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Mediterranean
GPO offers relaxed dining with attentive service and a cool vibe. Our modern Mediterranean menu is filled with delicious food cooked by our talented chefs. We use only the best quality ingredients proudly supporting local businesses and suppliers. At GPO you will find a range of different selections and styles to suit your very own personal liking.
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4.2
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4.0
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LB
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We went for a birthday, a table of 8. Order x8 of the chef selection $35 A head. We had a nut allergy and a seafood allergy. Waitress checked said no worries, will just swap the scallops out for cauli bites and no pine nuts on the pizza, which we were happy for. We ended up with a full vegetarian spread with only 2 of the pizzas with salami.
We had to continually ask for drinks with mum even going to the bar numerous times to get drinks because we couldn't get served there was only 3 other tables. Was just a bit disappointing. Just missed the mark, ? Put the price up and put some meat selections out. Probably should have just ordered mains and a few entrès

J
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Come here often and keep coming back because overall the food, atmosphere and ambience are enjoyable. Staff are friendly and professional however on almost every occasions service is substandard. It’s slow, drinks aren’t offered almost every time and I almost always need to go get the attention of a the staff to order dessert, sitting here now having waiting 34 mins after finishing mains to be offered dessert with only four other tables being occupied. Nonetheless, would definitely recommend here and everything else is amazing.

CB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful food. The best service from the friendliest staff

L
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

A table in “High-Top” was booked but ended up seated right in front of the bar. Service was initially great, with prompt attendance to check drink orders, and the starters came out relatively quickly, but it ended there. The meal took well over an hour to come out after starters, possibly close to 90 minutes, with no one checking for drinks or topping up water in that time. The meals were good but pizza on giant wooden chopping boards with a long handle are too big for the size of the table; this needs a rethink. Noise in the area was really high making conversation with those on the other side of the table impossible. Overall an acceptable experience but not great, and considering this was a birthday and small family reunion, it was a little disappointing.

TA
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good variety of food to share between the table. Staff were very friendly and attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

After a great lunch experience recently we decided on GPO for date night. Unfortunately for us we were served mediocre food at best! Bland, overcooked and over all extremely disappointing. Given what we paid we won’t be going back! No criticism of the staff or the cocktails but if you want high end food, I don’t recommend it.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff. Busy but still attentive to customers.

KH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This little place has incredible clean/ fresh food , nothing was too much trouble for the wait staff , awesome music and when I am back in Bendigo is is definitely a place i will revisit .

D
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food and service was good but felt a bit rushed when tapas were all brought out at one time even after asking to only bring out singley

N
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Both my friend and I did not enjoy the after effects of the food

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was bland service was terrible, but they were very apologetic

EP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night ‘kicking on’ from BOTH2019. Staff were most helpful, would book again.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very busy restaurant, however the staff were very attentive.
Food was spot on!
Can’t wait to go back.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Feed me option was fantastic value. All party members left more than satisfied with leftovers to spare! Outstanding service, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive staff. Divine dessert options.

FM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The service is appalling. Waiting staff don’t have a clue about basics, I.e. requesting a steak being cooked blue, do you need cutlery, no clue about the wine list or wine....staff are lacking training, perhaps there is a high staff turnover. Very bad experience. Much better service offered elsewhere in Bendigo, give this place a miss.

OT
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We appreciated the special effort the team went to in setting a romantic table for our anniversary. Excellent service during the evening. Unfortunately the paella dish was quite burnt but the lamb pizza was delicious.

OT
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a booking online and arrived a little early. We did not need to worry. As we were shown straight to our table.
The service was quick and friendly and plenty of choices.

OT
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

OUR FIRST TIME EXCELLENT LOCATION GOOD AMBIENCE AND ATMOSPHERE WERE ABLE TO DINE IN RELATIVELY QUIET AREA STAFF FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL FOOD VERY ENJOYABLE AND REASONABLY PRICED OVERALL A VERY ENJOYABLE NIGHT AND WOULD BE HAPPY TO RETURN.

OT
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the steaks and they were incredible. Entree of dips were so yummy! Food came at a great time and service was great also. $130 for two meals, entree and three drinks (I think the rib eye was the most expensive thing on the menu). Will definitely be back

OT
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and as one of us has coeliac the waitress and chef went out of their way to make sure that what was ordered was in no way cross contaminated. Highly recommend the GPO to people with food allergies as they appear to have a good understanding of appropriate food preparation for people with allergies

OT
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was OK for family dinner but drinks a bit exxy and jugs were watered down.
"Pizzas" were flatbreads and while tasty fell apart and messy to eat. Pleasant service and didn't feel rushed. Noise level OK apart from party of raucous women.

OT
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I have dined at the GPO many times as it is one of my favorites. Unfortunately,last Saturday night we were there (party of 6) to celebrate my sons the 22nd birthday and it was well under its usual standard music so loud the waitresses couldn't hear our orders, service so slow,3 of our party had finished before the remaining 3 arrived.Beer battered fish was the size of an entree and dessert came out at different times 30mins after ordering.
We all ate at different times-Very average dining exper

OT
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff , great food in a relaxed atmosphere

RH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal, excellent service and a good selection of craft beers!

OT
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the best night! We were served by Brooke who was most helpful in recommending what to order from the food & drinks menu. The Tappas were Devine the pizza was freakin unbelievable!!! And the dessert... a chocolate fondant, has changed my life forever! We requested to meet the chef who prepared all of our food - Justin is very talented and he was very gracious to receive our praise!

OT
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff that served us throughout the night were fantastic, and considering it was Easter weekend and it was crazy busy our food came out in a reasonable time and was delicious.

c
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were sat at one of the high tables at the entrance of the restaurant. The seats were uncomfortable and one of the guests was pregnant and it wasnt ideal. The only other issue we had was the meals took over an hr to come out. We had nearly finished our drinks before we had seen any food. The food when it arrived was delicious but the wait wasnt so good.

OT
Dined on October 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service good food

OT
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meals were high quality, brought 2 children and they had a children's menu which is fantastic. Will definitely be back when it's warmer to enjoy the outdoor area.

OT
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food reasonably priced. But although the restaurant was quite we were seated in close proximity to another group. There was plenty of empty space for diners to be spread out

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Three courses with a drink each came to $70 a head. The food was excellent. I'll single out the sauce on the buffalo wings, but it was hard to pick a standout due to the high quality. The only small criticism would be the lack of an offer of a second round of drinks. Ambience quite good tending towards corporate/serious, but the water wall area looked quite inviting.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

have visited several times and always find it buzzing with activity , so obviously popular - the food is a good mix of tapas, pizza and to die for chips with aoli. The service is very good and food arrived in a timely manner , the staff seem happy to be there even though this was a mothers day sunday and there was no shortage of service at all - extremely pleasant. The décor is modern and inviting and the outdoor seating very convenient.

OT
Dined on April 25, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a great spot in Bendigo, worth traveling to for lunch. We came up from Melton. l would come back again. We had 10 Tapas as well as a rissoto and all was great.

OT
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Much better than my previous visit. Waitress was a little curt though. Food was much better than my last experience

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was just a great venue for a Get-Together of 8 Friends prior to Christmas. We all had the set meal + a glass of whatever included. A no. of us had the calamari. which was superb! Thoroughly enjoyed the whole occasion, what with the friendly staff and all the above.

OT
Dined on November 21, 2016
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We booked as a group of 4, for sunday dinner. Ordered drinks and dips to start then our mains, the service was efficient. Food came out was delicious both couples shared pizzas and sides and they were all fantastic. After our meals the service went downhill we waited a long time to be offered more drinks and for a warm night we kept asking for more water which seemed to much to ask for. No offer of more drinks/desert etc. Barely found a staff member to pay. Disappointing ending to our experience

JS
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was nice but the entree was over-priced for what it was.
Server was quite poor.

OT
Dined on October 2, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place in the centre of Bendigo. Friendly service and great ambiance. Shame that they had run out of Tacos the night we dined. Wine serving portion could have been better. Overall recommend to anyone visiting Bendigo

NC
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately the food was a bit hit or miss. Pizza was nice. Triple cooked chips didn't seem any more special than normal steak chips, rissotto balls really need favour, a bit of salt at least, and wasn't a fan of the pork belly and there weren't any curros left to order. It was only 1.30pm, it not like it was dinner that night. Loved the moscato. Venue itself was nice though.

OT
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Dishes were little, not so special, small menu and not really worth all the money I paid.
Not recommend it to anyone