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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, Seating, Waitstaff
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
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Good food with a nice view

We were a group of work colleagues and partners that had an end of year lunch at Hickinbotham. The venue was an interesting old building serving speciality beers and wines. The food and view on a cool afternoon was enjoyable. Then the in house music started and it made it difficult to converse. A... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Colin S
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stop here semi-regularly now, super relaxed winery restaurant that is also brewing great beers (Try their brown ale). Comfortable and casual indoor and outdoor areas with interesting menu and friendly, down to earth staff.

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Thank Rod M
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the best birthday party at Hickinbothams, the food was fantastic with some great options and the staff were friendly and full of smiles. Everyone who came enjoyed themselves having a drink and dancing and looking forward to coming again. Would highly recommend this venue any gathering. We visited again on the weekend and the Lamb was delicious.

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Thank winelover1955
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were a group of work colleagues and partners that had an end of year lunch at Hickinbotham. The venue was an interesting old building serving speciality beers and wines. The food and view on a cool afternoon was enjoyable. Then the in house music started and it made it difficult to converse. A couple of other larger groups attended... More 

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Thank Colin S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Once again we visited Hickinbotham Wineries in Dromana for a family birthday celebration, and again I am just amazed at how good this place is. A range of wines and beers brewed on the premises. Lots of great sharing plates, very friendly staff and owners. Good band and music. Prices most reasonable. If you want to visit a winery on... More 

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Thank Shirley M
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Took a trip out to Hickinbotham for lunch today, walked in and the place smelt good(always a good sign). We had a few different items off the menu and they were all delicious. Will be back for sure!

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Thank foodielover007
Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Good atmosphere & amazing band (Sunday). They were fully booked today & the young wait staff barely seemed to manage. No instructions on how to order, no water/menus. Not enough seats allocated for our group booking. Meals came out all over the place with at least 10 minutes lapsing between my husbands & mine main course. Most meals were quite... More 

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

Hey there, We're sorry to hear that you weren't entirely happy with your visit here to Hickinbotham. You're right, we were completely booked out on Sunday and it was a very busy day for us! Unfortunately there was a bit of confusion within your group about the numbers; your booking was confirmed on Saturday evening for 19 adults and 12... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

My friend and myself became quite ill after eating the food. The staff was extremely rude and basically accused us of lying about feeling sick while we were actually paying the bill afterwards. We had to leave suddenly as I was afraid I'd throw up whilst there. I am reporting them to the health dept and local council. If you... More 

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Thank Terri F
Andrew H, Manager at Hickinbotham Winery, responded to this review

Our paramedic trained manager simply pointed out that it is impossible to get food poisoning within 1 hour of eating. It was obvious that this lady was trying the old ruse so as not to have to pay for her meal. This web site is just for for people wanting to complain. Have a look at our Facebook reviews or... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

A fantastic spot for a relaxing Sunday lunch. Rustic setting, with superb range of beer brewed on site. Interesting and fresh menu. Well run with welcoming staff. Good selection of live musicians playing in the courtyard. Lovely rural views.

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Thank Lindsay D
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Possibly could use a facelift but the rustic feel adds to overall feel of the place which is great. Run by hands on couple, beers brewed on site and on tap, good meals, good live music, great out door setting and views. We get there every month or so.

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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Sit inside at the fire on cold days or outside in the sun on better days. Good quality wine, great food, especially the paella, and (at certain times), some great óld style' music. Recommend you book as it can be busy on weekends. An enjoyable winery not to far out of the city area.

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Thank George P

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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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