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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 6 Restaurants in Wallington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $33
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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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

After hearing so many great things about Oakdene I really wanted to love this place. I'm not sure if they were having a bad night but the flavours in all the dishes we ordered just didn't seem to balance. The pork belly was too salty, the spatchcock cinnamon sauce too strong and the praline impossible to bite through. A few... More 

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

I'm so sorry you were disappointed with some aspects of your meal. I will certainly pass on your comments to our head chef. Thankyou for taking the time to review our restaurant. More 

Freshwater Creek, AU
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Marty Chichester is a genius. Every steak on offer is cooked to perfection by the sous-vide method. I have tried them all.... The pepper sauce is spectacular. The wine from the vineyard is a great accompaniment. There is no better dining experience! See you again soon, Frank and Virginia,

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

So pleased that you love our steaks. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Ocean Grove, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Dined yesterday with a friend...food totally up to Oakdene standard, staff all friendly, helpful, but just there when you needed them. The ambiance was a continuation of the entire Oakdene Experience, which we have had the pleasure of over 10 years. Taking another friend tomorrow for lunch...a real indulgence, but prices very reasonable ... why, after so many other meals... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review & your continued support of the restaurant and staff. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Excellent service from staff,and delicious food,but very small dishes and expensive prices.There are only 4 desserts and I ordered one and the waitress was embarrassed to tell us that they didn't have it on that night! Others were ice creams and lots of cheeses,but none that we felt like- our booking was early on a Wednesday night in the height... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I will pass your comments on to our chef. We hope to see you again. More 

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Came at short notice for a birthday celebration. What a great find. Excellent food and matching service. All of the meals at our table were well prepared and perfectly cooked. Excellent fillet steak, perfectly cooked. Great Chardonnay and the Shiraz was excellent.

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Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your birthday celebration. More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Lovely meal in idyllic surroundings. Mr Grubb, opened 2 weeks ago for Pizza Pasta grills. Inside and out amongst birch trees and large lawns,interesting art pieces through out. Pleasing guitar on the weekend. Very pleasant staff. We have eaten in the main Oakdene restaurant which is five star,we keep coming back. Do not miss this wonderful venue.

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Geelong, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Fantastic setting for a restaurant with lots of interesting artworks to see in and around the restaurant. Service we very good and the Oakdene Brut we chose was excellent. Only thing that let the venue down was the food. All the dishes we had were laced with, what we guessed was butter. Servings were reasonable for the price but they... More 

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

Thankyou for your review. I will pass your comments on to the chef. More 

Geelong, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We used to visit this property when it was a working farm. Wow has it has changed. Very quirky surrounds Someone is very arty and put a lot of thought into it. A wander after your meal is a must. Could not fault the waitress she was polite and had a good knowledge of the wine and menu. The food... More 

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

Thankyou for your review - we will look into your comments re the shared dessert platter. More 

Drysdale, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My friends and I had lunch at Oakdene to celebrate a birthday. We had a room of our own and had two lovely waitresses to see to our every need. The meal was superb, not one fault to be had. The waitresses were first class. The wine was wonderful! After our meal, we all wandered around the beautiful grounds. It... More 

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

Thanks for your review - we are so glad you enjoyed the birthday celebration. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have been to this restaurant 5 times now and it is MY FAVOURITE restaurant. I travel from Greensborough area nearly 2 hours for this lovely place. I found it when my sister, who lives in Drysdale, took me for dinner. It is superb all round. The food, atmosphere, service, decor and the surrounding grounds. It's lit up at night... More 

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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 looking after you for the 50th Birthday dinner. More 

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Additional Information about Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant

Address: 255 Grubb Road, Wallington, Victoria 3222, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5255 1255
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Wallington
Average Prices: USD 28 - 33
Cuisine: European, Australian, Winery

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