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Wild Oak Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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232 Ridge Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
+61 3 9751 2033
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff, polite and helpful, service a little slow but I have been to Wild Oak several times before and service has been good. Food very appropriate for Christmas in July 3 courses $40 plus wine. Roasted pork belly done a treat, Christmas pudding moist.and flavoursome.

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1 Thank Alice B
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was close to where we were staying. Good choice of food. Two chose salmon which they said was great. I went for the kangaroo roast on confit. That was delish. The service was good. Worth visiting if you are around the area.

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1 Thank aminrahman
Lilydale
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was excellent. Service was great. The only small fault was the airconditioning was not very cool.

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1 Thank Debbie S
Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a fine dining experience in the Dandenongs this is it. The food is always good and the staff are always attentive.

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1 Thank Bontempi2
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were looking forward to a lovely celebratory 30th wedding anniversary dinner which just happened to coincide with Valentines Day at Wild Oak.. On arrival we were greeted by one of the waiting staff ..who throughout the evening provided excellent and friendly service. Sadly..our starter of garlic bread arrived just short of being burnt which was not... More 

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Thank Chris R
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Wild Oak is one of those places that you can't quite decide whether it's actually great or over-rated. It has a good reputation for the Dandenong hills region and we went with high expectations. Chef Ben Higgs is an award-winning chef, and Wild Oak also has a cooking school so you would expect the food to be outstanding. Wild Oak... More 

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1 Thank Paul S
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We went on a Saturday night and it was very quiet. It was a very hot day and the air conditioning wasn't really cutting it and things were a bit sweaty. The wine list is small, but comprehensive - most people will be able to find something they enjoy within their price range. Our initial waiter was a bit timid.... More 

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Thank missjl76
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

WOW!! This restaurant was awesome!! Firstly the service... Our waitress was awesome. Well trained, pleasant & friendly, hell she smiled too.. something that is hard to find today in hospitality! The meals were sensational and the Chefs ought to be congratulated on a top job! My wifes chicken was spot on and my kangaroo was sensational.. couldnt think of anything... More 

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Frankston, Australia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Went with friends to wild oak for dinner for a birthday celebration last night. The waitress was totally lovely and very helpful! Our meals were very delicious and generous in serving size. It wasn't cheap and although the food and service was great we all felt that the restaurant itself needed some love and care as when you are paying... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Revamped original building with indoor and outdoor seating. The air conditioning was appreciated but the chairs had seen better days and their lack of substance was made up for by pillows to sit upon. Outdoor eating area was most uninviting and the potential for an outdoor area appears to have been overlooked. The existing area was adjacent to a busy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Ridge Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Olinda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9751 2033

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