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334 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
+61 3 5999 9222
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Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After visiting Innocent Bystander for a wine tasting, my wife, 2 friends and I also had some light meals in the restaurant. We found the young wait staff enthusiastic and seemed to like their workplace and their jobs. Very pleasant and refreshing. The food was good too. We liked it so much we went back there twice more during the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our 6 visit, amazing gluten free base for our pizza which was an issue our last visit, absolutley perfect now. Staff amazing, we had the rose which was light and perfect. Thanks yet again IB.

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Thank JanetElw
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Thanks Janet Sorry it took us a while to land on the right GF base, I'm glad you like the one we're using and enjoyed the wine and servicetoo. You'll also be pleased to hear we plan on rolling out a loyalty program soon so stay tuned! Cheers! More 

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217 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch on a nice n sunny sunday..was greeted promptly from front of house staff..was seated quickly and left with menus..but was disapointed with having 3 tables orders taken before us even tho they arrived after we we were seated..ordered a chorizo n chicken paella which was tasty n satisfying along with a Calabrese pizza..nice toppings..also took a long... More 

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Thank Jimmy M
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hi Jimmy, Thanks for your feedback. Great to hear that our host and chefs were on top of their game and I'll pass on your comments regarding some service delays to our floor team to ensure we deliver consistent service at the expected standard. I hope we'll see you again sometime soon. Cheers! More 

Canberra, Australia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this winery/restaurant on recommendation from a local and we weren't disappointed. Started with a tasting of a couple of wines followed by dinner of paella and wood fired pizza. Service was good and friendly.

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Thank Jennie J
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hi Jennie Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to IB, thanks for coming and I hope we'll see you again sometime soon. Cheers! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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157 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our dinner here with friends - the pizzas and fries were fantastic and the staff very friendly, attentive and helpful! The paella was ok but not as good as the pizzas. Loved the ambience and the way they have refurbished the place. Wine by the glass was great!

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Thank sandrapeter63
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hi Sandrapeter, Thanks for coming to dine at IB, great to hear you like the venue and that the service, food and of course, the wine were well received. I hope we'll see you again soon. Cheers! More 

Merritt Island, Florida
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Innocent Bystander for a later lunch amidst our winery tours today. We were quickly seated and were brought the water we requested. We waited a short while to place our order of two pizzas. We had one server to start, another brought out our pizza when it was done. I asked for a plate that never arrived. We... More 

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Thank nrehill
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hi nrehill Many thanks for coming to visit IB and for your balanced feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your pizza and acknowledge that the level of service you received was not up to the standards we expect and take pride in delivering. I've passed on your comments to the operations team so we can reinforce our standards of service to... More 

Melbourne
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The new venue looks great, and I love the wine on tap! We didn't eat but the food coming out looked great.

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Thank NicoleQ2015
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hi Nicole Thanks for stopping by to see us, I'm glad you liked the wines on tap. I hope you can stop by again some time to sample the menu too! Cheers More 

Singapore, Singapore
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292 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Innocent Bystander is mot just a restaurant, but a winery and brewery producing its own wine and cider. The gourmet pizza was decent. The cider was a tad sweet. Our lunch costed $30 per person excluding drinks.

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Thank wmloke13
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hey there wmloke, Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and the pizza, and yes, we are more than a restaurant and do make a cider as well as our range of wines (we leave the brewing of beer to our friends at Hargreaves Hill though!) Cheers More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three weeks in Australia and this was by far the best meal. Possibly helped by the free wine tasting beforehand - including whites, reds, rose, sparkling and Muscado wines - but the pizzas and truffle/pecorino fries were to die for. The new restaurant only opened in March and it's really well designed, creating a great atmosphere. If I lived in... More 

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Thank ChrisMay62
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hi Chris Thanks for the great feedback, we're really glad you enjoyed your visit. If ever you are back in these parts, stop by and see us again! Cheers More 

Victoria, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun way to sample wines is with the funnel glasses set on wooden paddles. Find one (or more!) you love and upsize! We were a girls group of 5 and all ordered paella - the flavours are amazing. Very easy to sit and enjoy the food with several 1Ltr carafes of Prosecco. The service was fun, friendly and relaxed.

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Thank Shelley L
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hey Shelley Thanks for your review, I'm glad to hear you and the girls enjoyed your paella and Prosecco! See you again soon. Cheers! 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
Average prices
US$15 - US$37
Cuisine
Spanish, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Healesville
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5999 9222
Description
It's a cellar door, restaurant, bar and cafe all rolled into one. Serving exceptional Innocent Bystander wines (including our famous Moscato) and outstanding wood-fired pizzas along with paellas and share boards for all day dining. Did I mention that we serve Allpress coffee and a range of delicious pastries as well? Come on over.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?