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Marty @ Oakdene

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Australian, Gluten Free Options
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255 Grubb Rd, Wallington, Geelong, Victoria 3222, Australia
+61 3 5255 1255
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12:00 - 16:30
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Wed - Sat 18:30 - 20:00
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Geelong, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ambience of the place was just wonderful, formal on the night but so relaxed it was great with the band rolling out that wonderful Jazz from way back and the vocals to match you would have thought you were back in old New Orleans. Marty the chef is just one off the best I have ever come across the... More 

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Thank Wingarra
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow ......... Absolutely could not have asked for a better day. Service was perfect, meals not so perfect but when we explained our problem it was rectified without question or hesitation. That is all you can ask. We took the winery tour on the train, it was fun & informative. Brilliant day, lovely meals, sensational service.

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Thank Jenny C
Robyn F, General Manager at Marty @ Oakdene, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing our 'Oakdene Express' - Property Train Tour, Wine Tasting & 3 Course Lunch event. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and the service. More 

Geelong, Australia
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If this place is not hatted, then I have a problem with the "hatting" system. I don't like giving 5 stars to a place which is just "good", but in this case the restaurant ticked all the boxes so I can't score less than 5 stars. This is what you call fine dining, everything was perfect from the starter to... More 

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Thank MagicLuke7_24
Robyn F, General Manager at Marty @ Oakdene, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of our restaurant. The restaurant isn't 'hatted' but we try to give everyone the best experience we can. Glad you got to experience that and enjoyed the service, food and ambiance. Will pass on your comments to our staff. More 

Victoria
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Nice selection of wines, the place has a rustic feel, very busy with only one staff attending to guest for wine tasting.

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Thank Memorable-Places
Robyn F, General Manager at Marty @ Oakdene, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your wine tasting. It can get busy on weekends, particularly if you arrive around lunch time. More 

Geelong, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We ate here a few months ago and had an amazing experience. The service was great and the food was fantastic. We will be sure to return.

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Thank Athony78
Robyn F, General Manager at Marty @ Oakdene, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant. We are so pleased you had an amazing experience and thought the service was great and the food was fantastic. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We went as a family. We had to wait about 20 mins on a Sat night because it is so popular but the staff made sure we were comfortable. The meals were varied catering for vegans, Celiac and children's menus.

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Robyn F, General Manager at Marty @ Oakdene, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reviewing Oakdene. We are glad you enjoyed our venue and appreciate that we cater for dietary requirements as much as we can. More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Expected a decent meal and experience given some great reviews. Was not disappointed. This place was great. Awesome service by Pam. She made us feel very special . Exquisite food. Had the brisket entree with pig ear! Ear tasted just like sliced pork crackle and was devine. Wow, the rib eye (scotch) steak. It Was not cheap, but, my god,... More 

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Thank Damhanoz
Robyn F, General Manager at Marty @ Oakdene, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review of our restaurant. I will certainly be passing on your comments to our staff - in particular Pam. Glad to hear that the Rib Eye was probably the best you've had - we love comments like that of course. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Geelong, Australia
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598 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Always, always a fabulous meal but our recent 'truffle' degustation was truly divine. The detail, the presentation, the flavours and creativity all amazing. My only disappointment was having to pay for 2 glasses of Shiraz I had 'instead' of the several matching wines which were part of the degustation price.

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Thank Rosemary F
Robyn F, General Manager at Marty @ Oakdene, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing the restaurant and our recent Truffle Dinner. We are so glad you thought the 'detail, the presentation, the flavours and creativity all amazing'. The degustation price at $130 for six courses including matched wines was fantastic value, and unfortunately if you choose to drink additional or different wines to the 'matched wines' we will pour full... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had a Lunch here on Saturday with Girlfriends and can only say it was Fabulous....Staff were so helpful and friendly and the Menu was amazing...Presentation and size of meals was outstanding....Highly recommend this Restaurant for any occasion....High Tea was also being served while we were there and the plates that went past with Scones, Sandwiches, Cakes looked scrumptious....a must try... More 

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Thank Rosebond
Robyn F, General Manager at Marty @ Oakdene, responded to this review

We are so pleased you had a 'Fabulous' lunch at Oakdene last week & thought the 'presentation and size of the meals was outstanding'. Thanks you for taking the time to review us and for highly recommending us. The High Tea's have been a sell out since we started them a few months ago, so be sure to join our... More 

Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A great place for lunch, especially if a friend is paying because you looked after his house for two months:)

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Thank Warwick H
Robyn F, General Manager at Marty @ Oakdene, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us. We are glad you think we are a 'great place for lunch'. We have just reduced our menu prices a couple of weeks ago - our entree prices range from $16 - $18, while our main courses are priced from $32 - $36. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$30
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 20:00
Thursday
18:30 - 20:00
Friday
18:30 - 20:00
Saturday
18:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Grubb Rd, 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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