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Innocent Bystander

316-334 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
+61 3 5999 9222
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Great food

Beautiful venue. My partner and I went for lunch & the food was amazing! We had the lamb pizza... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jessunmack
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Melbourne, Australia
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Such a disappointment

We had come to Innocent Bystander as another restaurant we wanted to visit had quite a long wait... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bunks35
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Melbourne, Australia
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Restaurant, bar, cellar door, café, Innocent Bystander is all that and more. Serving a fantastic range of wines as well as great coffee and local beer to accompany outstanding pizzas, paella and share boards. Or you can just come on in and sample our wines. Cheers!
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316-334 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful venue. My partner and I went for lunch & the food was amazing! We had the lamb pizza & chorizo paella, it was all perfect. Then we had a wine tasting, lovely selection & all on tap which is different. My favourites were the...More

Thank jessunmack
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your feedback. We're stoked that you loved our home in the Yarra Valley and food. We hope to see you again! Cheers

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had come to Innocent Bystander as another restaurant we wanted to visit had quite a long wait for the table. We should have waited the hour instead of making the mistake to come here. We have visited Innocent Bystander/Giant Steps several times in the...More

Thank Bunks35
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for visiting us and for the time you've taken to review us. We're sorry that your experience wasn't up to expectations and that it wasn’t seeking what we aim to deliver. Our goal is for everyone to enjoy themselves when they visit with great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch with a group of friends and we liked the setting and the atmosphere and of course the wine (pinot noir). The pizzas were particularly good and a decent size. The "large" cheese platter however was a bit of a joke: I asked...More

Thank redbeech1
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi redbeech1, Thanks for coming out to see us, I'm glad you enjoyed our venue, wine and pizza and thanks for leaving us a review. Thanks for the feedback about the cheese platter, we do two sizes of cheese platter, one with two cheeses and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Pizza and pastries round out a tasty wine offering. We had the kids and dog so sat on the outside terrace and got good service.

Thank 1875Persevere
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

hi 1875persevere Thanks for coming out to see us and sampling our food, wine and delicious locally baked pastries, great to hear that you enjoyed it all. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a big family wedding we booked here for Sunday night dinner. Due to the size of the group we had share plates with antipasto, pizza and paella. The platters were huge slabs of wood but not overly loaded with food. Pizzas were good but...More

Thank Christine P
Mat J, Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visitng us Christine, I hope the wedding went well. We're aware of the importance of catering for dietary requirements and can confirm that all of your main course dishes were completely GF and over half were dairy free. With all dishes being Gluten...More

Reviewed 30 November 2017

Delicious sharing platters and really nice staff. The restaurant it very spacious and the food is wonderful. A great place to have lunch as a group. This winery is very funky and fresh. Their aim is to be as eco-friendly as possible, while showcasing Victoria’s...More

Thank Alexandra J
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Hey Alexandra, Thanks for visiting us and your positive review. We're chuffed that you like our home and enjoyed our real apple cider! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Excellent service, pizza and wine!! Great place to go when visiting Healesville or for a special occasion!

Thank ashyyyy
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thanks for visiting us recently and your feedback. We're pleased that you enjoyed our pizza and wine. Hope to see you again soon, cheers!

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We celebrated 3 family birthdays here recently which included 4 children. The kids menu is terrific plenty of choices for all ages. The food was delicious, the service was great and the atmosphere was delightful. Will definitely return in the near future.

Thank Sue C
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Hi Sue, Thanks for visiting us and for your stellar review! We're pleased that you and your family enjoyed our home in the Yarra Valley. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers

Reviewed 7 September 2017

We stopped here for lunch and were not disappointed. The food and service was excellent. We had pizzas which were fantastic. It does get very busy on the week end and you have to book. Would definitely recommend.

1  Thank Silke P
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thanks for visiting us and your awesome review. We're chuffed that you enjoyed the pizzas and our friendly staff. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Team IB

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

What a great find. A quick wine tasting then lunch. It's a new spot with plenty of people there so the word has got around. The wines are good but the food is superb. Friendly staff and prompt service matches the great food. Not a...More

Thank David A
Mat J, Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Hi David, Thanks for visiting us and for your positive review! We are chuffed that you loved our food, wine and friendly service. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Team IB

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Barbara H
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Response from 989ChrisG | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about gluten free, but the food was delicious and the prices were OK.
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