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Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant

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Winery, European, Australian
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255 Grubb Road, Wallington, Geelong, Victoria 3222, Australia
+61 3 5255 1255
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Fri 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Renowned as a fantastic addition to the Bellarine Peninsula with...
Renowned as a fantastic addition to the Bellarine Peninsula with absolutely flawless execution and presentation, Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant boasts a modern Australian and European cuisine with an array of fresh local produce. Award winning Executive Chef and Manager, Welshman Marty Chichester previously owned and managed popular restaurants in Wales and Sydney. Oakdene has recently won the National awards for 'Restaurant in a Winery' and 'Tourism Restaurant' by the Restaurant and Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service but a limited wine list

Oakdene is an experience. The decor is wonderfully quirky, colorful and complemented by very nice works of art mixed with trinkets. It is well worth visiting for the visual delight presented by Oakdene. The food is excellent and the serves are sufficient for two courses to be more than adequate for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
peter-at-the-grove
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Ocean Grove, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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Ocean Grove, Australia
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Oakdene is an experience. The decor is wonderfully quirky, colorful and complemented by very nice works of art mixed with trinkets. It is well worth visiting for the visual delight presented by Oakdene. The food is excellent and the serves are sufficient for two courses to be more than adequate for most people. Service is attentive, efficient, knowledgeable and friendly.... More 

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you love our decor, food & service. We understand your comments about our wine list (it is something we debate about ourselves), but being a winery restaurant we feel that is reasonable to only pour our range of wines, particularly given the quality and range of our wines. Our winery... More 

Geelong
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Excellent service, pleasant surrounds, delicious local wines from the Oakdene vineyard and a first class meal. In France and Italy you find wonderful restaurants tucked away in apparently remote places. Oakdene is no exception. It's a few kilometres north of Ocean Grove on Grubb Road. That's hardly remote but its certainly rural. The food though is as good as you... More 

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our restaurant. Love the "It's a local jewel in the cuisine world" comment. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went for lunch as part of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. We took friends from Germany and we all loved it. Try it yourself!

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our $40 Restaurant Express Lunch as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival this year. More 

Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Booked Oakdene for lunch with 4 Japanese guests. The walk from the carpark was quirky. The service was friendly at every move. The recommendation was the two course meal with an Oakdene wine. They dared to serve raw salmon to Japanese whose notion of Sashimi is renown. They were not disappointed. In fact were very impressed. The food was tantalizing... More 

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so glad you loved our raw salmon dish & were impressed with our food & wines. Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our restaurant. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a place that felt like home! I too enjoy collecting crazy items for display in my garden ( beware if you want to join in - you need a large space!) Food excellent, wine even better and with the exchange rate we felt good value - we took the pink bubbly home - and it survived!

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Oakdene. We are so glad you loved the quirky art works/sculptures etc on display. More 

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

A large (20) group of us dined in the private area and the menu that they put together for us to be served "Tapas Style" was first class. The variety of dishes and the quality was excellent. Not cheap but well worth the money. Service was efficient and friendly. Would definitely visit again if I was in the area again.

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of our large group menu. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

It had been a few months since we had eaten here. So happy to see that nothing has changed. Still the absolute best high end rest on the Bellarine. We had the fillet steak and not only was it large but it was cooked perfectly and tasted divine. Yes it's not cheap but you wud not expect a 5 star... More 

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so pleased you are still enjoying the restaurant. Thanks for your wonderful review. More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Staying overnight and dining at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant was a wonderful experience. The wines are overall high quality with some rated by wine reviewers as top of class. Our experience supported these ratings. The restaurant offered sufficient options to make a choice difficult and the food was excellent. All courses are well presented with interesting tastes and textures, to the... More 

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful & detailed review of Oakdene. We are always aiming to give our guests a wonderful experience at Oakdene, so your comments re the rooms, restaurant & wines were much appreciated. More 

wagga
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I visit family once a year in the area, and invariably request a trip to Oakdene. The $35 two course lunch is good value, and a nice amount of food for luch. The cured salmon starter is divine, the pork terrine's owner was happy for mains the chicken on freekah is tasty, flavoursome, juicy and nutty. The beef tacos tasty,... More 

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of our restaurant. Our express lunch during the week is always popular. I'm sorry you didn't like the cinnamon addition to our iced coffees. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Ate here a few days ago - not cheap but very nice and nicely presented We would come again - lovely setting

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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review. If you are looking for something cheaper, you could try our cafe Mr Grubb which offers more casual dining. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 255 Grubb Road, Wallington, Geelong, Victoria 3222, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Geelong  >  Wallington
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5255 1255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 31
  • Cuisine: Winery, European, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Renowned as a fantastic addition to the Bellarine Peninsula with absolutely flawless execution and presentation, Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant boasts a modern Australian and European cuisine with an array of fresh local produce. Award winning Executive Chef and Manager, Welshman Marty Chichester previously owned and managed popular restaurants in Wales and Sydney. Oakdene has recently won the National awards for 'Restaurant in a Winery' and 'Tourism Restaurant' by the Restaurant and Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?