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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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6:30 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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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
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  • 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
AMAZING - STAFF, FOOD, IMAGINATION, SKILL

Oakdene have nailed it. Thanks Emma and Marty!! Oakdene accommodated all our needs and exceeded all expectations. ill be ack The best restaurant in the Bellarine!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Naniso14
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  • Local cuisine
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Melbourne
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

we arrived on a Saturday evening and it was a while before anyone came to speak to us....the menu was small and non too descriptive....I talked my hubbi into a couple of dishes from the charcuterie section, a prawn dish, then two from the fish and some chips.......the charcuterie was ok, the prawns over salty and well being given two... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

service was good. Interior is nice -that's all good about this place. If you expect for their price to have a good meal you will be dissapointed. The taste is very average. The duck that I ordered had burnt bitten taste. The size was so small remind me more entrée' than main dish. The garnish was 1 tbsp spoon of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Oakdene have nailed it. Thanks Emma and Marty!! Oakdene accommodated all our needs and exceeded all expectations. ill be ack The best restaurant in the Bellarine!!

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Ocean Grove, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Oakdene is a fabulous restaurant in every way (I live locally and go there at every opportunity), but Mrs Hocking's Bar (separate from the restaurant), is arguably not up to scratch food wise. It is welcoming and comfortable; the open fire being a bonus. The food? It's advertised as 'Tapas Style'. An exaggeration? I've eaten Tapas all over Spain. No... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Mrs Hocking's Bar at Oakdene. We appreciate your comments & will take them on board. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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204 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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Thankyou for taking the time to review us. More 

Geelong, Australia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 24 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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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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44 reviews
25 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 3 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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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

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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 21 - 28
  • 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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