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Hickinbotham Winery

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194 Nepean HIghway | Melways 160 K2, Dromana, Victoria 3936, Australia
+61 3 5981 0355
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Rustic and unpretentious. An authentic working winery. All wines and beers...
Rustic and unpretentious. An authentic working winery. All wines and beers are made on site and all food is prepared fresh from local ingredients. Cobblestone floor means dress appropriately. Outdoor eating options in Summer months. Children must be supervised by adults.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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First visit at this tired looking winery despite living in the area for years, loved the inside of the building but outside mismatched furniture in an area that could be lovely,had a kelpie running under our legs looking for food which I didn't mind but some would, my husband had steak with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I'd had a couple of HIX beers and enjoyed it and wanted to see who made it. So on our annual Bro Brewery weekend, we headed to Hickinbothams to sample their wares. The beer, not the wine. We'll leave that for others. We were blessed with a great sunny day as we arrived to enjoy a pleasant rustic setting and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The winery has a really good rustic feel about it. A huge open fire and good bar area. It was cold and wet and we enjoyed lunch and listening to a great 3 piece band. There is a good outside area next to the vines the I will remember for summer. There Beer and Wine was good. Staff were helpful... More 

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Melbourne
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visited this winery as part of a bus tour and this was 1 of about 5 winery's we visited that day - and this one was the worst! Firstly greeted with the most foul look we could have received from the lady behind the bar which I later find out is the owner! And then when eventually served at... More 

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Andrew H, Owner at Hickinbotham Winery, responded to this review

Thanks you for your kind words. You are obviously an old hand at winery visits. Its a great way to get cheap drinks isn't it. And its interesting that you already know about our guests urinating behaviour. So many bad experiences. Such disgusting behaviour. I wonder how you would feel in our situation. Especially when your visitors didn't even have... More 

Eltham, Australia
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90 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Came here for Easter lunch with the family, and it was well worth the drive. The atmosphere is relaxed. The food was amazing and the staff great. Loved the house beers. Highly rate it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I had my 50th Birthday at Hickinbothams with a small group of friends. It is a great setting, great music, wine and food . We were well looked after by staff and owners and had a lovely afternoon enjoying the log fire and homestead/rustic feel. Would happily return for a nice lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The person who whined recently.......a total jerk. I've seen grumpy customer but this person was particularly nasty. Swearing. Demanding (of course there weren't another 100pp there........) Ignore the tyrant! Hickinbotham is lovely! I'm a local but only discovered this gem 2 years ago. The food is so incredible! Meats done to perfection. Everything is made on premises- even the bread!... More 

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Andrew H, Manager at Hickinbotham Winery, responded to this review

Hi Joanofarconeandonly As the manager of this venue I would like to thank you for supporting our staff. The customer in question was incredibly rude to them. How he can complain about our service is beyond me as they went out of their way to help him. Perhaps he should ask his friends why they went ahead and ordered and... More 

Mount Gambier, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Terrible service today meals not arriving no customer service made to feel that customers are an inconvenience, save yourself the time drive to one of the many better wineries on our beautiful peninsula.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Wow what an amazing hide away,just had lunch and a few wines,the waitress was friendly,polite,and very helpful. We ordered the grain feed scotch, 2 cooked blue,1rare.ten out of ten for the chef who cooked the steaks,the sauce was amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

First visit at this tired looking winery despite living in the area for years, loved the inside of the building but outside mismatched furniture in an area that could be lovely,had a kelpie running under our legs looking for food which I didn't mind but some would, my husband had steak with bearnaise sauce that was from a packet as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We had lunch there recently and were satisfied as we could sit outside and enjoy our drinks and meal. Otherwise it wouldn't be possible due to a very noisy band performing inside. What we really loved was the nachos (entree), which was huge and absolutely delicious! Could easily fill two people for lunch 😊

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 194 Nepean HIghway | Melways 160 K2, Dromana, Victoria 3936, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mornington Peninsula  >  Dromana
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5981 0355

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Rustic and unpretentious. An authentic working winery. All wines and beers are made on site and all food is prepared fresh from local ingredients. Cobblestone floor means dress appropriately. Outdoor eating options in Summer months. Children must be supervised by adults.

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