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Hickinbotham Winery

Australian, Wine Bar, Bar
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194 Nepean Hwy | Melways 160 K2, Dromana, Victoria 3936, Australia
+61 3 5981 0355
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The packed winery was humming with anticipation for the return of the most unusual group of 7 musicians you could ever imagine. This Country/Folk group roamed through the tables entertaining young and old. Extra staff ensured good quick service. Our choice of scallops was fresh and tasty. Of course accompanied with a bottle of Hix 2015 Aligote - a varietal... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch at Hickinbotham for our wedding anniversary. Having previously visited, we knew their food was good, but they surpassed themselves this time. I had a wonderful piece of eye fillet on smashed potato & bacon, with confit shallots, winter greens and merlot jus. The steak was melt in the mouth tender, and the merlot jus... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time at hickinbotham winery and it won't be my last! The staff are so accommodating and friendly and the food and wine are top notch!! We had searched for a venue that could sit 12 people and allow us to choose our menu and this place fit the bill! I cannot recommend a visit here highly... More 

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Thank Sarah B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

My favourite winery on the Peninsula is Hickinbothams, Dromana. I discovered it 4 years ago after a particularly cold, winter surfing trip. I positioned my frozen bones next to the real log fire and sank a pint of Pale Ale which was fabulous. These days I m an eager menu bashing , Summer Ale quoffing regular. Terran, Andrew & the... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The 'Hix' Pale Ale was worth the drive from Hepburn Springs Chalet. Same with the 2014 Coffee Rock Merlot. Amazing!

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Four of us booked for lunch on Saturday 11/6. After being shown to our table we were ignored for half an hour, had to find our own drinks before finally ordering our meals. When we had finished our entrees there was another half hour wait trying to catch the eye of someone who eventually appeared and asked if we wanted... More 

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

Hi Gloria I am sorry you had a bad experience with us, but as I pointed out in my previous emails we could have moved your group had you told us that you didn't like the music. More importantly Gloria, be advised we do not respond to bullies. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Had a few super lunches here with family and friends. We like the music acts that they present in a personal setting with great food and drinks. Always have fun here !!

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Ararat, Australia
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The meal that I had, was a chicken pate, with fig and chutney, it was of an average standard, but filling just the same. Drinks were locally brewed beer and estate wine, both quite good, but on the expensive side. All in all, just an average meal, but the acoustics and noisy band, let the experience down.

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Thank David L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favourite places to go in the Mornington peninsula! With a variety of wines and various beers, not to mention the grape cider, goes well with the rustic features and laid back approach to this winery. The food is amazing and our favourite winemakers cheese platter is becoming a standard order for us. The staff are... More 

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Well we came here for a family meal, all 13 of us and not for the wine tasting. The meal had several fish courses including squid! I had fish and chips which were very good. We had to wait for a little while because there was a 50th birthday celebration and a wedding party as well combined I think. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Australian, Wine Bar, Bar
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Nepean Hwy | Melways 160 K2, Dromana, Victoria 3936, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mornington Peninsula  >  Dromana
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5981 0355
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?