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Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
European, Australian, Winery
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255 Grubb Road, Wallington, Victoria 3222, Australia
+61 3 5255 1255
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Today
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
High quality food, wine and accommodation

Staying overnight and dining at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant was a wonderful experience. The wines are overall high quality with some rated by wine reviewers as top of class. Our experience supported these ratings. The restaurant offered sufficient options to make a choice difficult and the food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Peter F
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Staying overnight and dining at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant was a wonderful experience. The wines are overall high quality with some rated by wine reviewers as top of class. Our experience supported these ratings. The restaurant offered sufficient options to make a choice difficult and the food was excellent. All courses are well presented with interesting tastes and textures, to the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful & detailed review of Oakdene. We are always aiming to give our guests a wonderful experience at Oakdene, so your comments re the rooms, restaurant & wines were much appreciated. More 

wagga
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I visit family once a year in the area, and invariably request a trip to Oakdene. The $35 two course lunch is good value, and a nice amount of food for luch. The cured salmon starter is divine, the pork terrine's owner was happy for mains the chicken on freekah is tasty, flavoursome, juicy and nutty. The beef tacos tasty,... 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. Our express lunch during the week is always popular. I'm sorry you didn't like the cinnamon addition to our iced coffees. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Ate here a few days ago - not cheap but very nice and nicely presented We would come again - lovely setting

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

Thankyou for your review. If you are looking for something cheaper, you could try our cafe Mr Grubb which offers more casual dining. More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Reviewer
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 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
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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Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

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
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 255 Grubb Road, Wallington, Victoria 3222, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Wallington
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5255 1255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 33
  • Cuisine: European, Australian, Winery

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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