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6 July 2016 | Oakdene Restaurant

2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence - Superior Service
Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant
We are thrilled to announce that Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence - Superior Service, reflecting the consistently great reviews we earn on TripAdvisor.


Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. 

"With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honours hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers”, said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travellers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travellers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

Time Posted: 06/07/2016 at 5:05 PM
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24 June 2016 | Oakdene Restaurant

Oakdene Celebrates Finalist Announcement - Restaurant & Catering Awards 2016

2016 Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence - Victoria & Tasmania

We are pleased to announce that once again we are a finalist in the 'Restaurant in a Winery' category of the 2016 Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence - Victoria & Tasmania.

R&CA’s Awards for Excellence program provides deserved recognition to those restaurants and caterers that excel in their field.

The Savour Australia Hostplus Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that recognises exceptional service and culinary talent across Australia. The Awards have been designed to recognise and promote industry best practice. It provides publicity for hospitality businesses, a chance to network with key suppliers, and acknowledges the achievements of hospitality staff. 

The winners will be announced at a state wide dinner in August, and then go on to compete on a National level.

Time Posted: 24/06/2016 at 2:53 PM
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12 May 2016 | Oakdene Restaurant

Entertainment Card Hall of Fame


Fine Dining Inductee
Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant has been inducted into the Entertainment Hall of Fame for Fine Dining. Hall of Fame inductees are recognised for winning at least three Entertainment Awards in their respective categories. 

Oakdene is proud to be a valued participant in both the Geelong and Ballarat, and Melbourne Entertainment Card Books since the Geelong book launched several years ago. By purchasing the Entertainment Card Book, members can enjoy a 25% discount off the total bill at the restaurant up to $40 value.  

Time Posted: 12/05/2016 at 9:20 AM
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14 April 2016 | Oakdene Restaurant

Multiple Winner - 2016 Dimmi People's Choice Awards

Top Rated Modern Australian 2016 DimmiTop 100 WINNER 2016 DimmiBest For Special Occasion  2016 DimmiBest For Atmosphere 2016 Dimmi

We are thrilled to announce that Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant is a 2016 Dimmi People's Choice Awards winner, winning the following categories for 2016: 

  • Best for Special Occasion
  • Best for Atmosphere
  • Top Rated Modern Australian
  • Top 100

What makes these awards special is that it’s not just the opinion of a single critic or even a handful of people; this is the collective opinion of over 1 million diners as part of the Dimmi Score Program.  These awards are received by being consistently highly rated by real diners.

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Time Posted: 14/04/2016 at 10:51 AM
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15 September 2015 | Oakdene Restaurant

The Age Good Food Guide 2016

We are pleased to announce that once again, we achieved a 14.5/20 rating in the The Age Good Food Guide 2016. Thankyou to all our hardworking staff who consistently deliver fantastic food and service in the Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant.

According to Oakdene's switched-on waitstaff, one of the owners believes she has the worst taste in the world, 'but when you put it all together, it works'. It's true: the place is a joy to behold. Leggy lampshades, a boxy blue dog, terracotta walls and exposed rafters help create Oakdene's quirky look. The food is similarly joyous. A ribbon of lustrous cured pork jowl connects a liberal quenelle of gorgonzola cream and local Curlewis figs, while a black matte plate is a blank canvas for vivid orange chipotle-roasted swordfish loin with tequila nad lime snow. Mains are sizable and might include barramundi with local pipis in an enticing ginger and wakame emulsion, or fatty lamb brisket with pickled cauliflower for balance. From the assortment of soils, sorbets and jellies in the artistic desserts to the table settings of plaid napkins and vases filled with wooden spoons and paintbrushes, the pleasure of Oakdene is to digest the details.

Time Posted: 15/09/2015 at 3:07 PM
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20 May 2015 | Oakdene Restaurant

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015

Recognised as a Top Performing Restaurant as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant is thrilled to announce it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for the second year in a row. The award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience. 

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honourees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site.  To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Oakdene and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Executive Chef Marty Chichester. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

"TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travellers on the site,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”

Time Posted: 20/05/2015 at 10:00 AM
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13 February 2015 | Oakdene Restaurant

Multiple Winner - 2015 Dimmi People's Choice Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant is a 2015 Dimmi People's Choice Awards winner, winning the following categories for 2015: 

  • Best for Special Occasion
  • Best for Service
  • Best for Atmosphere
  • Best for Fine Dining
  • Top Rated Modern Australian
  • Top 100

What makes these awards special is that it’s not just the opinion of a single critic or even a handful of people; this is the collective opinion of over 1 million diners as part of the Dimmi Score Program.  These awards are received by being consistently highly rated by real diners.

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Time Posted: 13/02/2015 at 10:47 AM
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7 January 2015 | Oakdene Restaurant

AGFG Chef Hat 2015

Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant

Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant is proud to be a 2015 Chef Hat winner in the Australian Good Food & Travel Guide. Thanks to the restaurant team who all work extremely hard to maintain a high quality of food and service.

Time Posted: 07/01/2015 at 2:53 PM
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26 August 2014 | Oakdene Restaurant

2015 Age Good Food Guide Awards

The Age Good Food Guide 2015 was released last night, & we are pretty happy with our result - 14.5/20. See below for what the esteemed judges had to say about the Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant.

The Oakdene estate includes many attractions.  There's the cellar door building (made to look like it's tipped on its side; tipsy?), strollable grounds dotted with sculptures (like the wheelbarrow tree), a decommissioned train and a fine-dining restaurant.  Housed in the original gable-ceilinged 1920s house, the main dining room is loudly coloured with collections of art glass and paintings.  The food, too, is energetic: many dishes are made up of multiple elements, and the menu changes almost weekly using what's in season.  It's also elegant and refined, as in entrees like tender octopus pieces arranged on charry potato discs.  Mains might include a crisp-skinned barramundi fillet topped with floured-and-fried calamari served with a scoop each of Oakdene olive tapenade and cauliflower puree; or some prime beef from the grill.  A chocolate sorbet and mousse dessert has tiny marshmallows here, 'soil' scattered there, a leaf placed just so.  It's a delightful dinner, lunch or day out.

AND ... A casual pizza and pasta cafe is due to open on-site in September 2014

VIBE  Winery wonderland
BEST BIT  A deserving destination and day trip
WORST BIT  The drive

Time Posted: 26/08/2014 at 3:51 PM
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25 June 2014 | Oakdene Restaurant

Dimmi Diners Choice Awards 2014

We are thrilled to announce that Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant is a Diners’ Choice Award Winner for 2014, winning the following categories for 2014: 

  • Best for Special Occasion
  • Best for Service
  • Best for Atmosphere
  • Best for Fine Dining
  • Top 100

What makes these awards special is that it’s not just the opinion of a single critic or even a handful of people; this is the collective opinion of over 1 million diners as part of the Dimmi Score Program.  These awards are received by being consistently highly rated by real diners.

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Time Posted: 25/06/2014 at 12:56 PM