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Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant

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Australian, Gluten Free, European
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255 Grubb Road, Wallington, Geelong, Victoria 3222, Australia
+61 3 5255 1255
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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wed - Sat 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Apollo Bay, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went there just a week ago and will definitely be going back. Great food, fabulous staff and beautiful surrounds.

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Thank Johanna473
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our own private dining room. Our own special waitress. Delicious food. Chestnut and leek soup to die for. Prawn and lobster entree was wow! Turkey and other choices for main were splendid. Christmas puds were just the right size but exquisite at the end. Loved all the silly bits, Bon Bons, Candles on one dessert. Oakdene wine was lovely. Service... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We are so pleased you enjoyed our Xmas in July. It is the first time we have offered Xmas in July, and it has been a huge success. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Geelong, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Setting is really beautiful in the birch grove, or you can choose to sit inside. If you sit outside, although there are plenty of table and it is busy you don't feel you are part of the conversation of the table next to you! The service is always with a smile and the food is delicious. Plenty of variety for... More 

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

Thank you for your review of our cafe Mr Grubb. We think the setting amongst the birch trees is beautiful too. Glad you like the pricing, food, service and the grassy play area for the kids. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We used to visit Oakdene 4-5 times a year since the closure of Petavel restaurant and we were mostly happy with the experience. Last time it was maybe 2 years ago (not counting the visit to the new Mc Grubb cafe few months ago, which (the cafe) proved to be so bad, that even the idea of reviewing it seemed... More 

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3 Thank SoloVei1311
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review of our restaurant. We appreciate all reviews, both good and bad and take your comments on board. We are sorry you didn't enjoy your time at Oakdene. You are entitled to your opinion however, which we disagree with. 99% of our customers are happy with our food and service as you can see by... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service, wine and food. Do your self a favour and give this lovely place ago. Third visit still one of the fest in the region.

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Thank Mystery Chef C
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant. We really appreciate your wonderful comments. More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I had an entre platter which was good but i felt too much meat based items. I would prefer more cheese and dips. I loved my main meal which was lamb cooked to perfection and with sauces around it. I couldn't fit in desert but the wine was lovely. Great service very attentive staff. Almost as good as the Banks... More 

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

Thank you for your review of our restaurant. We will take your comments on board about the entree platter. Glad you enjoyed your lamb and the attentive staff. We hope to see you again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We decided to visit The Bellarine. I was searching for accommodation on the web and finally settled on Oakdene for accommodation and dinner. What a lovely find! The web doesn't do it justice! The quirky art work all through the building which houses the restaurant and the 3 rooms of accommodation are just so much fun - so bright and... More 

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Thank Kezza49_11
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Oakdene. We are so pleased you enjoyed all aspects of Oakdene - the fine dining restaurant, cellar door, rooms, and cafe as well as all the quirky artwork & sculptures. We hope to see you again one day. More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We visited Oakdene restaurant for dinner and the whole evening was faultless. Apart from outstanding food and wine (try the Shiraz!) we found the service unpretentious, attentive and friendly. Thanks...we will be back.

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Thank Cbrowne23
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant. We are so glad you thought that the 'whole evening was faultless' and enjoyed the 'outstanding food and wine'. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Torquay, Australia
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209 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Visited Oakdene again and was not at all disappointed. Excellent food, excellent service and very attractive surroundings. Some dishes are on the expensive side, but as the adage goes - you usually get what you pay for.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed our 'excellent food, excellent service and very attractive surroundings.' We hope to see you again soon. More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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844 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 508 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Went for a nice lunch based on rave reviews and were sadly let down. When we arrived there was a large group outside the restaurant in the garden having drinks. The table we were given looked out onto the group who were openly gay. I don't have a problem with that yet don't expect my elderly mother to be exposed... More 

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4 Thank Tim J
Robyn F, General Manager at Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant. We appreciate comments, both good and bad, and are sorry you didn't enjoy your time at Oakdene. Allow me to address the issues. Firstly, the 'raw' prawns. The prawns are cooked in a sous vide water bath, which ensures they are cooked at a precise water temperature. The cooked prawns will turn... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$22 - $30
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Grubb Road, Wallington, Geelong, Victoria 3222, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Geelong  >  Wallington
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5255 1255
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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