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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 - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 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
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Description: Renowned as a fantastic addition to the Bellarine Peninsula with absolutely...
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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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    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
Amazing dinner and service

Dinner here for our anniversary and it didn't disappoint. We chose the 4 course sample menu with each course offering a half glass of Oakdene wine, at $95pp it proved amazing value. Food could not be faulted at all, presentation was super impressive, wines amazing. Staff were available when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Marika T
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Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner here for our anniversary and it didn't disappoint. We chose the 4 course sample menu with each course offering a half glass of Oakdene wine, at $95pp it proved amazing value. Food could not be faulted at all, presentation was super impressive, wines amazing. Staff were available when needed and ensured we had everything we needed but not imposing... More 

Helpful?
Thank Marika T
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are so happy that you enjoyed your anniversary dinner and could not fault our food and thought the wines were amazing. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Lennox Head, Australia
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122 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would give this a 3/5 but my partner's meal was better and so it receives a 4. The dining space is eclectic to say the least but I did not mind this, there was something interesting to look at everywhere you looked. My husband had the fig entree and the kangaroo main and very much enjoyed his meal. I... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We will take your comments regarding your meal on board. We are pleased your husband enjoyed his meal very much. More 

Newtown Vic Australia
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253 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The unusual but pleasant decor sets the tone for a delightful setting for lunch. New dishes to try plus old favourites so there is something for everyone. Beautifully presented with flair combined with great service means this is definateley one to return to! Afterwards enjoy some wine tasting and meet the winemaker. Recommended.

Helpful?
Thank Lionel41
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us on Trip Advisor. We are so glad you enjoy our decor, the dishes and the service at our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came out for dinner for a special occasion. The staff were very friendly and helpful. With the food,...yum.., we tried a couple starters, with mains and shared a dessert, everything we tried was amazing. Little bit expensive but definitely worth it. Recommend for sure.

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Thank Lukevi32
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased you were happy with our staff and food. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether planning a special dinner or something casual, Oakdene restaurant and Mr Grubb work perfectly. Beautiful landscaped outdoor areas to explore and of course lovely wine.

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

Thank you for reviewing our business - both the fine dining restaurant & our cafe. We love to hear positive comments about our property, gardens and the wine and food. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food, stunning environment. Love it here... Food is expensive, had entrees and mains and with a couple of bottles of wine between us we paid $240 per couple. Food is awesome though. The Eye Fillet was to die for! Have also been to Mr Grubb cafe and that's great too. Less expensive but completely different. Will be back for... More 

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Thank kcosta1
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our fine dining restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and wine, particularly the eye fillet steak. More 

St Kilda East, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know why people get excited about the 'eclectic' decor and garden. It's tacky, in my opinion. Like it was designed by Tonya Todman. The interiors are just a mess. At least it's different I suppose. The decor does not match the food, thank goodness. Presentation of the food is exact, balanced and beautiful. And everything I had was... More 

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

Thank you for your review. You have just proved that everything is subjective, including our decor and garden. Love it or hate it, the decor reflects the personality of the artistic owner of Oakdene Vineyards. We are pleased that you enjoyed the food etc. More 

Geelong, Australia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our visit to Oakdene. The food was brilliant and delicious. Very well thought out dishes and presented so well on the plate. We were lucky enough to spend the night in one of the specially themed rooms which topped the night off so well. A must! Can't wait to return.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Oakdene and thought the 'food was brilliant and delicious', as well as loving the night in one of our accommodation rooms. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined here last night and the food was excellent and the service was so friendly and very efficient. We had a shared 4 course menu. Each course was really interesting and delicious. Loved the tempura prawns!

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

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. Glad you enjoyed the food and service. More 

Geelong, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are from Geelong and booked to accompany another couple from Melbourne and show off Oakdene. We had been meaning to go there for ages(given their rep for fine dining) The food and surroundings did not dis appoint. The menu was fresh and innovative without being pretentious. I had 2 entrees instead of a main without any hassle, they were... More 

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1 Thank RedTart1
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review of our restaurant. We are so sorry that the service was not up to our usual standard. Not quite sure what happened or who served you at this point, but we will be chasing this up and making sure that it does not happen again. 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, Special occasions

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 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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