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Innocent Bystander

316 - 334 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
+61 3 5999 9222
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (18 reviews)
“pizza” (59 reviews)
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CUISINES
Spanish, Pizza, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
316 - 334 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here for lunch and we also did a wine tasting. The wine is really good with affordable price. The food was also very fresh and nice with super friendly staff. Totally recommend.

Thank ghazalps
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for lunch, huge metre long platter with meats, cheese, bread and pizza. Lovely wine and venue.

Thank ilonamacd
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large and ultra-modern space, with a huge bar, with both wines and cider and beer on tap. It is a cavernous restaurant, with a merchandise section at one end, and large open kitchen at the other. Staff are fun, and knowledgeable, and...More

1  Thank greenstOat24
Mat J, Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting us in the Yarra Valley. We're stoked that you enjoyed our home and awesome staff. We hope to see you again! Cheers, Team IB

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped by at around 4pm before the crowd starts coming in. The young man who served us was full of smiles and so helpful. Tried a few types of wine before deciding Syrah is what we like. Got a glass each to go with our...More

1  Thank Lyegeak
Mat J, Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting us in the Yarra Valley. We appreciate your positive comments and are very pleased that you enjoyed our pizza and wines. See you again soon! Cheers, Team IB

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had great casual dining dinner. Truffle fries to die for, great pizzas, paella, wine and excellent service. Recommended by Yarra Gables Motel.

1  Thank Clarke-Greenfield
Mat J, Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting us and for your positive recommendation. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Team IB

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a wine tasting late in the day. The staff member that looked after us was really good and knowledgable about the wines. Although we didn't have anything to eat, the menu did look good for some light eats and the fire in...More

1  Thank Faith_and_Me
Mat J, Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your positive review. We're pleased that you enjoyed you visit and hope to see you again soon for a meal! Cheers, Team IB

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for dinner. Cool in style. I don't like its seafood paella - watery... Coffee is good and the special - beef cheek is nice.

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

Thanks for visiting us in the Yarra Valley. We are placed that you enjoyed our beef cheek and coffee. We have passed your feedback about the paella onto the kitchen team and we will look into this further. Cheers, Team IB

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of work colleagues recently went out for lunch at the beautiful Innocent Bystanders cellar door/restaurant in gorgeous Healesville.... boy oh boy.... where do i start..... the place is just fantastic.... from the moment you walk in.... you know you are someplace special.... decor........More

2  Thank Prinnie62
Mat J, Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting us recently. We are pleased that you enjoyed our home, food and drinks. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Team IB

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though we turned up unannounced on a Sunday lunchtime, we were found a 6 person table in no time (and squeezed in a wine tasting beforehand). Jared on the door was very helpful and friendly. The food is awesome, and really fresh. Try the...More

Thank Ali M
Mat J, Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting us in the Yarra Valley Ali M. We are pleased that you liked our service and food. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Team IB

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The mushroom pizza was simply supber !!! It's more expensive than your average pizzeria but definately worth it. The IPA from the brewery close by was great too. Would definitely recommend it and visit again if I could

1  Thank Jay T
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Kain F
3 May 2017|
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Response from Mat J | Property representative |
Hi Kain, the menu can be found through a link on the Contact Us page of the website, its also on Zomato.
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calandbrad
8 August 2016|
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Response from Gusswisstrip | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we only visit there every now and then, and have not heard of there being entertainment on weekends. A great place for a meal though!!
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veryfussy286
I would like to know if anyone in the world considers Miles Davis and progressive jazz and muted trumpets; relaxing? I would also like to know if IB will ever consider me seriously. I am not a fool but an ex music teacher, and I have a reasonably good lounge room recording set up at home. I also would like to know if and when IB will consider acoustic shells hung from the ceiling. I wonder if the sound level is within comfortable range. I do have a sound meter which I used when accompanying a young student of mine to the VCA, which also has sound level meters in the percussion dept. I have always rated IB's food as probably, for a similar type restaurant, as 80% or even 90%. It's a pity that any meetings between staff and I have been vexatious and confrontational.When can I have a mature meeting of minds about IB and Giant Steps?
20 March 2016|
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Response from veryfussy286 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with you, however, the place is often nearly empty during a winter week and they rely on people like me, regulars, to keep the place open. The management is arrogant, I admit and it will be a great day, if ever, to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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: 316 - 334 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Healesville
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5999 9222
  • E-mail
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 from Burnham Beeches Bakery as well? Come on over.
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