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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 - 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Deserves its awards

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

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

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 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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 

Great Ocean Road, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What a fantastic place to go for an afternoon. Cheap lunches midweek$15. Sunday lunch in restaurant expensive but very nice. Atmosphere, location and the fabulous surrounds with sculptures and bric a brac to view and marvel at. The cellar door is something to be seen. It also has themed rooms if you have a little to much of their lovely... More 

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

Thankyou for your review of Oakdene. We are pleased you enjoy our cafe lunches at Mr Grubb Cafe during the week & fine dining at our Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Wow what a place even though it was raining it was still worth it all...we called in for lunch ...the food was superb I can see why you need to make a reservation.....I will be back on a nicer day and make sure we sit out on the patio amongst all the silver birch trees

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

Thanks for your wonderful review of Oakdene. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Ocean Grove, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
98 reviews 98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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 

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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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