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Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant

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European, Australian, Wine Bar
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255 Grubb Road, Wallington, Geelong, Victoria 3222, Australia
+61 3 5255 1255
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12:00 pm - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Quirky and original

Uniquely decorated by the owner's wife, within an old home, this restaurant is quirky and original, with a new surprise every where you look. Oh yes, food and service was good too :-) And take time to have pre-dinner drink in the little pub.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
BrianRGardner
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Local cuisine
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Melbourne, Australia
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189 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Uniquely decorated by the owner's wife, within an old home, this restaurant is quirky and original, with a new surprise every where you look. Oh yes, food and service was good too :-) And take time to have pre-dinner drink in the little pub.

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

Thankyou for taking the time to review us. More 

Geelong, Australia
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wow I have to go back to this place again,the hot chocolate and cake were very yummy,and my sister who was with me also enjoyed her lemon cake.the gardens even in winter are lovely,but I must go back in spring again to see it all in leaf,and have a light lunch there.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Glad you enjoyed your morning tea with us. More 

Melbourne
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch at Mr Grubbs on a Sunday while on a Girls weekend away. What can I say, Hmmm. Perfect spot to spend an afternoon. So much to see. Delicious food. Perfect service. Lots of different areas to eat in, there's inside at Mr Grubbs, outside amongst the Silver Birch, the fine dining restaurant and there's also a bar area... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review of Oakdene. We are so glad that we could help you enjoy your girls weekend away. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is the first time I have been to Oakdene but gave driven past it all my life first as a private residence and now as a venue. I had been told it was good but not much else. I like colour so the orange walls were fabulous... and then came the food. The duck was delicious with great sides... 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. So glad you finally dined with us & enjoyed your meal. Yes, the dessert platter is fantastic. More 

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Had dinner there last night, restaurant was busy, but the service was still top notch. The food was amazing, the steak I had was cooked perfectly medium rare. Will be back again, as I said in the title it's certainly one of the best restaurants in the geelong region.

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

Thankyou for your review of the restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Ocean Grove, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This beautiful venue just improves all the time. In addition to the Main Restaurant in the original house, Marty has not only opened Mr Grubb's for less formal dining, but is now promoting the original wine tasting room, with Tapas every Friday evening from $9. Sit around a roaring log fire, admire the ever changing decor, whilst sipping their award... More 

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

Thankyou for your fantastic review of Oakdene. We are trying to offer a wonderful experience for all our guests, both fine dining & casual cafe fare. Glad you love our tapas in Mrs Hockings Bar. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Oakdene Vineyard is an absolute gem! The restaurant has a simple but cosy feel and the food is fantastic. We had a charcuterie platter to start with followed by an eye fillet cooked to perfection. My salted caramel ice cream was so delicious I had to ask for a second serve. It was that good. On top of this, 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 review. The caramel ice cream is delicious. We hope to see you again. More 

Ocean Grove, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Oakdene is in a wonderful setting. The gardens are fabulous and entertainingly quirky. There is a great variety of fine dishes available. The staff are very professional. Oakdene make some truly wonderful wines.

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

Thankyou for your wonderful review of our fine dining restaurant. We are so glad you enjoyed you meal, wines & our fantastic property. More 

Ferntree Gully
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Glad to see the standard is still very high in the dining restaurant. Wonderful food and great service. It deserves its many awards

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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. We are so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience at Oakdene. More 

Geelong, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was a Lovely Restaurant,but with a set menu you did not have much choice,while the meals were lovely they were very very small,to us it was more like a tasting than a meal,even though we had a voucher it was way over the top in price,We did have to wait to be served for drinks,the night we went it... More 

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

Thankyou for your review, although I'm a bit confused. While we do offer some degustation set menus, we also have an a la carte menu in the restaurant. The degustation menu (4 courses, or 6 courses) do offer smaller dishes than the a la carte menu due to the number of courses. More 

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Additional Information about Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant

Address: 255 Grubb Road, Wallington, Geelong, Victoria 3222, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5255 1255
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Geelong  >  Wallington
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
Average Prices: USD 22 - 29
Cuisine: European, Australian, Wine Bar

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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 22 - 29
  • Cuisine: European, Australian, Wine Bar

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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