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Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant

255 Grubb Road, Wallington, Victoria 3222, Australia
+61 3 5255 1255
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Ranked #1 of 4 restaurants in Wallington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $39
Cuisines: European, Australian, Winery
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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.
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This is the third time we have been to the Oakdene over a period of 2 years. Each time we have enjoyed a beautifully presented and tasty meal, creatively prepared and served by professional wait staff. The atmosphere for Sunday lunch was casual yet efficient, the surroundings very pleasant and glad we had left time for a wander around the... More

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

Thankyou for your wonderful review of Oakdene. Consistency is very important to us, so to hear that you enjoyed Oakdene the 3 times you have visited over the last 2 years is very gratifying. We hope to see you again in the future. More

Bangkok, Thailand
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Atmosphere, food, wine and service was excellent!! It was a busy night there but we could not feel it at all. The service was perfect throughout the entire evening and the food was absolutely fantastic! I had a fantastic steak and their wine recommendation was great, too. Can't wait to come back one day!

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so glad you thought the service was 'perfect' and the food 'fantastic'. We look forward to seeing you at Oakdene again one day. More

Ballarat
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Dropped into Oakdene on a tour of the Bellarine with friends. Was very busy in the cellar door with only 1 person serving so didn't bother with the wine tasting but did wander out to the garden for lunch. Beautiful setting and the food when it eventually arrived was great but really need to improve on the service. Our group... More

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate all comments - both good and bad. Our sincere apologies for the timing issues you experienced in our garden cafe. The garden cafe does not take bookings and is usually not open during the winter periods. We were certainly not expecting the number of customers that wanted to dine outside, and as such... More

Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

A busy Sunday afternoon on a long weekend with a large crowd didn't deter the fantastic a la carte food and attentive service to our table of 4 for lunch. Faultless.

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

Thankyou so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our group of 6 stayed at Oakdene in May 2014, and ate in the restaurant Friday night. The food was excellent, and the service friendly and efficient. The experience exceeded our expectations, and proved much better than another perhaps more glamorous local winery restaurant where we ate on the Saturday night. Well worth a visit.

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

Thankyou so much for your comments. We hope to see you again at Oakdene soon. More

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Had a superb dinner here with my fiance. The food was well cooked and beautifully presented. I was very impressed with the wine too, we had the 2012 "William" Shiraz. Our waitress was very friendly and clearly enjoyed working at Oakdene, Will be back!

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

Thank you for your review. You have great taste in wine. The 2012 William Shiraz has won gold medals at both the Sydney Royal Wine Show & the Geelong Wine Show, as well as winning a Trophy for Best Regional Shiraz and Best Regional Wine at the Ballarat Wine Show. We hope to see you again soon. More

Warrnambool, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

What a beautiful way to enjoy lunch in a lovely room, at spacious tables, served by attentive staff. We have had lunch three times in six months and each dining experience has been very pleasurable. The food is well presented, well balanced and wonderful flavours. The charcuterie plate is generous and delicious but the highlight is the Tasting Plate Dessert.... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoy your visits to Oakdene. We hope to see you again soon. More

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We went and had a wine tasting prior to a meal at the restaurant. The restaurant and surrounding gardens had quirky decorations... Interesting and colorful. The wines are quite nice... We were greeted by friendly staff... Our meals were well presented, perfectly cooked and most of all, tasty. My BBQ seafood risotto was beautiful, our friend's eye fillet steak was... 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 glad that you enjoyed your wine tasting & meal at Oakdene. We hope to see you back again soon. More

Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

up there with the best food. the soft goat cheese and pickled shallot and beetroot salad, followed by the excellent wayghu were all brilliantly presented and tasted sublime. finishing by a dessert tasting plate and cheese; washed down with award winning Oakdene shiraz. what is better? Rockpool chefs should learn how to do good steaks and with passion.

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

Thankyou for your wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed our wagyu. More

wagga
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137 reviews 137 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We ( three people) enjoyed the "express lunch" (two courses $35/head) . Our first courses were good - smallish for entrees. Two helpings of the salmon/ barramundi filleted ( could use a hint of citrus) and one of terrine- chicken and rabbit, well liked by its owner. But the mains were where the chef excelled. Chicken and quinoa, beef tagine... More

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

Thankyou for taking the time to review us. We're pleased you enjoyed our $35 express lunch. More

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