The Woodhouse Restaurant

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Steakhouse
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.  Our vast menu is famous for our signature regionally sourced charcuterie selection, wood-fired gourmet pizza and a delicious range of desserts. Our menu is updated seasonally and available on our website.
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DK
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this place is just my favourite go to on the odd night I get with hubby and no children. Lovely service always! Melt in your mouth food! Just can't fault it when looking for somewhere extra special.

JP
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was unusually slow for food service we waited 50 minutes for food without entree’s. I have visited this restaurant at least 10 times in the last year, but it wasn’t up to standard last Wednesday evening. I have regardless waited it as ‘good’ as the food remained excellent

DS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We love the Woodhouse, most of our food was brilliant, one of the entree's was just ok and one of the mains was the same. We'll still be back though... great place!!

AH
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only drawback to this fabulous restaurant is the difficulty of getting a reservation on the required day. Food and service is fabulous

TA
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with the Wagyu beef cheek croquettes they were delicious. We had the eye fillet and scotch fillet both were delicious and cooked perfectly. Shared a tasting plate which is amazing normally don’t have dessert but just can’t leave with out having here. Can’t wait to go back.

EB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The seating is very terrible, its like no words can describe it, you can't have a private conversation because the seats are soo close to each other, its impossible to have a conversation without the next table hearing every word.
Considering the top restaurant in Bendigo and the price of meals and drinks, you will think seating will be a bit appropriate. We were in shock of the seating plan, next time l will have to walk in, do our booking and ask for a window seat.
Great food and service, but seating arrangement is very poor.

JG
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travelled from echuca for our 30th wedding anniversary and the food and service was second to none
Will definitely be back , best food we have had in a long time

R
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food was excellent. The service was efficient and pleasant, The downside was that our seating was in a direct line with an air conditioner set to very cold. The waiter turned it off after we commented but it was resumed shortly after causing us to exit as soon as possible after the main meal.

BH
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 7th visit to woodhouse and haven’t been disappointed yet! Our favourite restaurant

SC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary. Food and service was amazing.

LF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fabulous as usual but bit into a bit of clam shell in the prawn fettuccine
Not a great experience but everything else was fabulous

C
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wonderful experience at the Woodhouse. The food is always sensational & worth a visit for. Only let down was when wanting to order more drinks, they were a bit slow on service & coming to take your order. Overall good experience & would recommend if you haven’t been there.

SH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful every time. Great food and service.Perfect

G
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a late Christmas present for friends, our lunch was wonderful.
The service fantastic, great wine, and our friends have not stopped thanking us.
Keep up the good work.

JW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely return visit again - great steaks but be prepared to pay.

JH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit with you. We took friends with us who are difficult to please- they loved it. Will continue to use your lovely restaurant

CO
Melbourne / VIC
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. They always get everything right.

KB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious & well
Priced for the quality. Staff were attentive & knowledgeable of the foods

P
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food is great but they served me the wrong steak that I didn’t order. So had to wait for a new one to be cooked Meanwhile my partner has to eat by herself and my sides were sat there and were cold by the time my steak came out. Staff were apologetic but didn’t offer anything to compensate.

CH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable meal in a nice environment.
Food was of excellent quality and staff were well informed and more than helpful

TH
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very attentive and welcoming. Meals were very nice. Would go back again.

SH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection every time. Best place in Bendigo. Well done to the Woodhouse! Absolutely delicious

LW
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night out at The Woodhouse Restaurant - great food and impeccable service. Looking forward to another visit.

BH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great night out with good food. Service was on point and we enjoyed our time there.

JR
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service
Quick and efficient and customer service was excellent

TT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to the Woodhouse now for the past 5+yrs for special occasions milestone birthdays and anniversaries and it doesn’t disappoint, have another milestone coming up and very much looking forward to our family dinner keep up the great work.

MJ
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great loved the lamb shoulder with pasta very enjoyable

N
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Really appreciated the knowledgeable staff and how well trained they were Food and beverages amazing. Only thing that was disappointing was that steak was flavourful but chewy.
Everything else was wonderful.

r
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Entree was amazing
Main was amazing
Desert was average at best.
Yet to have a good desert at your restaurant

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner. Our servers were fantastic. So polite and very knowledgeable in the menu. The steak was cooked perfectly. Just wish the sides of chips and salad had of been bigger servings. The red wine jus is a must!

g
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have dined at the woodhouse in the past and always the service exception
and the food excellent
the whole feel of the restaurant very good

S
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every respect. Husband had the pricey Wagyu rump , which he enjoyed very much; whilst I chose the grass fed eye fillet, which was the best steak I’ve ever eaten! The wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable, quick to refill your glass.
It got a little noisy, but that didn’t detract from the overall ambience I thought. Not a place for children, best for romantic nights out.

SG
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I popped into the Woodhouse for an early solo dinner the service was excellent, my steak was perfectly cooked, served with potato and a bearnaise sauce to which I added a side dish of veg. Excellent.

BA
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, excellent value, great place to have lunch.

V
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful service with great food. Friendly staff. Highly recommend to Bendigo visitors.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! No faults! Service was above and beyond. Food was outstanding!

HC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely range of food and service was great. Attentive to getting children’s food quickly.

EB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak, great service, overall great place.
I'll go back anytime.

TM
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We found it very noisy in the main section, & hard to hear conversation.
Beautiful meal, but still very expensive.

JS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

When you ask for a rare steak you shouldn't get a well done one.
You pay the money for a steak you order