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Wood-grilled duck breast, confit leg, duck fat potato, beetroot, hazelnuts and raspberry sauce.

About The Woodhouse Bar and Grill

Follow the aroma of delicious smokiness to The Woodhouse Bar and Grill on Williamson Street in Bendigo. This steakhouse and red gum grill is a local favourite presenting a rustic dining experience, where guests can enjoy a pre-dinner drink in front of the fire, or dine in the temperature-controlled alfresco area. Wagyu lovers will salivate over a menu championing dry-aged beef, along with housemade charcuterie and indulgent desserts, all sourced from fresh local produce. Kickstart a culinary journey with duck parfait, brioche, passionfruit and smoked cocoa, or hiramasa kingfish, finger lime, lemon, chive, whey and seeds; before perfectly cooked rib eye, potato rosti, shallots, chives and red wine jus. Seafood lovers opt for barramundi, prawns, calamari, dashi broth, mushrooms and zucchini.

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A few words from The Woodhouse Bar and Grill

Smell the delicious smokiness of Bendigo's only dedicated steakhouse, where we use local redgum on the grill and there's nothing quite like the flavour of meat cooked over redgum. The natural smoky flavours and aromas created by this unique timber are something truly special. In our charcoal oven, we use the heavenly, sweet smelling apple wood sourced from nearby Harcourt. In the finest tradition of steakhouses across the globe, we use locally sourced meat and the very best in fresh, regional produce.

The Woodhouse steak selection provides a unique range of flavours and intense tenderness. Choose from our most delicate and lean eye fillet, the rich, fat-studded Wagyu scotch fillet, a hearty dry aged rib eye or a more textured and bold flavoured Wagyu porterhouse, t-bone or rump. Awarded best steakhouse in Victoria and Tasmania (and 3rd in Australia).

The five-course Woodhouse Experience is a popular choice of our guests, enabling us to highlight the quality produce in our region, with carefully selected beverages to match.

The Woodhouse also offers a diverse a la carte menu to satisfy all tastes, with each dish designed to utilise the region's best and freshest local produce. The extensive menu offering is balanced with a range of seafood, pasta, vegetarian and additional wood-fired dishes, a robust range of side orders, and desserts so good, that they have developed a local cult following.

Food and drink specials – depending on our chefs and what's in season – are available daily.

Vegetarian, gluten free and other dietary requirements are all happily provided for. If you have any food allergies or special dietary requirements, please let us know upon booking.

The Woodhouse Bar and Grill Menus/Downloads

Specials & Events

Express Lunch
Thursday Friday Saturday

Location & Map

101 Williamson Street, Bendigo 3550 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  5:30:PM - 10:30:PM
Wed  5:30:PM - 10:30:PM
Thu  11:45:AM - 3:30:PM
Thu  5:30:PM - 10:30:PM
Fri  11:45:AM - 3:30:PM
Fri  5:30:PM - 10:30:PM
Sat  11:45:AM - 3:30:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 10:30:PM
Sun  Closed

Groups & Functions

Book the entire venue for a large event, or we have a smaller private space that can open up and join with our courtyard / alfresco area. Open fire in winter, or become indoor-outdoor in nicer weather.

  • Up to 140 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (9)


Nothing special
I took my family to The Woodhouse last early last year. The meal was fine, certainly not worthy of complaint but from a multiple Chef Hat winning restaurant I expected more.
I ended up getting an ok steak that I could have gotten at a good Cafe and some "matching" wines that didn't really do anything to raise the dish(es) that I ate above that "not bad" rating.


Absolutely delicious meal and excellent service



An excellent experience on every level.



Love the chicken pizza here lunch deal ATM June 2012 is great pizza and beer $20 so good. Great menu choice check it out. Us locals love it :)


"wood grill gives amazing Flavour. Best steaks I've the local beef on menu. Ambience fantastic suites theme. very good service. Try the charcuterie board. Dined twice will defiantly be back.


A great eating experience. The deserts need a little polishing up but other wise it is very good food.