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17 January 2017 | Oakdene Restaurant

Friday Nights - Live Music

Live Music - Lucy Fox n Johnny Ringo
Friday Nights from 5pm

Relax and unwind on Friday nights (weather permitting) in the Pop Up Beer Garden at Mr Grubb and enjoy live music from 5pm with Lucy Fox n Johnny Ringo. 

Johnny and Lucy will take you on a musical journey sharing lifes ups and downs, wins and losses, sadness and heartache, irony joy and ridiculousness, all of which gives their music a rich distinct individual flavour that could only be described as truly their own.

Lucy and Johnny live their lives on the coast surfing, diving, gardening, parenting, and of course playing and sharing music. Their individual experiences and life's journeys add to the many flavours, colours, and textures of their music allowing it to develop into a solid sound that they can call their own. 

Johnny (aka Jon Willard) has been a lively participant in the music scene around the coast, Geelong, and Melbourne regions for over twenty years. Some of his accolades include playing with and supporting some of the cream of Australias local and national music talent. Johnny is also a credible song writer and solo performer in his own right.

Lucy, is a multi instrumentalist and vocalist known for her spirited violin and beautiful vocal harmonies. Her own musical journey has lead her through folk, blues, country, rock, and classical music with collaborations in Melbourne and Geelong. Lucy is also a song writer and solo artist in her own right.

Time Posted: 17/01/2017 at 10:19 AM
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27 December 2016 | Oakdene Restaurant

Mr Grubb Pop Up Beer Garden

Mr Grubb Pop Up Beer Garden Bar is Now Open

We are thrilled to announce that the new Pop Up Pizza & Beer Garden Bar at Mr Grubb on the lawn area opens for summer on Tuesday 27th December.

Come and grab a Furphy or Flying Brick Cider from the keg. Estate grown Oakdene wines are also available and there is also a limited menu.

Please note that there is no glass or service on the lawn area. 

Time Posted: 27/12/2016 at 10:15 AM
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17 October 2016 | Oakdene Restaurant

New Years Eve Dinner - The Long Table

Marty @ Oakdene - Saturday 31st December from 7pm
$195 per person
Celebrate the end of 2016 and welcome in 2017 at the contemporary dining restaurant, Marty @ Oakdene with a night of Continuous European cuisine finishing with cheese and desserts.

Dine on long tables (outside in the restaurant garden - weather permitting) and enjoy delicious european style food with wines and cocktails to match served continuously throughout the evening. The dinner will feature french, italian and spanish style dishes, numerous courses and a charcuterie laden long table and includes matched wines with a few cocktails to inspire New Years celebrations.

Beginning at 7pm and finishing just after 12pm with a final glass of sparkling, you can enjoy live music with Ben Calderazzo featuring a special French guest singer.

This special New Years Eve Dinner - The Long Table is a bargain at $195 per person.

Bookings are essential & full payment is required to confirm booking.

To book please call 03 5255 1255 or email

Time Posted: 17/10/2016 at 5:00 PM
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29 September 2016 | Oakdene Restaurant

Melbourne Cup Day 2016

Tuesday 1st November
$69 per person (beverages at bar prices)

Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day in style with fabulous food, fashion and fillies in the Oakdene Gardens. Enjoy the carnival atmosphere of Race Day in the restaurant garden and watch the excitement unfold at Flemington.

Dress in your Race Day finest to be in the running to win Best Dressed on the day. Prize for best dressed is an 8 course degustation dinner for 6 people, accommodation for 3 couples in our unique and eclectic rooms (Marilyn Room, Water Room, & the Attic Room) including breakfast at Mr Grubb Cafe and a wine tasting at the 'upside-down house' cellar door.

There will be a selection of wandering decadent canapes served throughout the day to tantalise the taste buds including all the fantastic signature Melbourne Cup dishes from the chefs table prepared by our award winning kitchen brigade.

Bookings are essential & full payment is required to confirm booking.

To book, please call 03 5255 1255 or email

Time Posted: 29/09/2016 at 1:31 PM
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16 August 2016 | Oakdene Restaurant

End of Year Celebrations at Oakdene

Say Thanks at Oakdene

Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant is the perfect place to thank your customers for their business or your staff for their contribution.

Spoil them with lunch or dinner in one of our private dining rooms or celebrate with drinks and canapes in our Restaurant Garden.

With award winning food and wine and exceptional customer service, let us spoil you with the 'Oakdene Experience'.

To book call 03 5255 1255 or email

Time Posted: 16/08/2016 at 8:58 AM
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11 August 2016 | Oakdene Restaurant

Experience the 'Oakdene Express'

Train Tour • Wine Tasting • Lunch
Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant - $59 per person (excluding beverages) 
Lunch - Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November


Tour the Oakdene Vineyard property aboard the 'Oakdene Express' 3 carriage train and take in the unique and eclectic art works and gardens that create the quirky Oakdene experience. 


Oakdene is a fascinating place, with its personality, style and quirkiness all directly reflecting the owner’s personalities.  The décor is constantly changing, with something new to look at and discover each time you experience Oakdene.  Oakdene has extensive gardens dotted with sculptures and quirky flotsam and jetsam like the wheelbarrow tree and the interpretative sculpture junk tree that invite investigation.

Enjoy wine tastings during the tour of some of the award winning estate grown Oakdene Wines and then move into Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant for an exquisite 3 course lunch (beverages are not included).

Train tours begin promptly at 12 noon and 1pm followed by lunch.

Bookings are essential and a deposit of $50 per table is required to confirm the booking. Please call 03 5255 1255 or email

Time Posted: 11/08/2016 at 2:29 PM
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4 August 2016 | Oakdene Restaurant

Father's Day 2016

Lunch - Sunday 4th September 2016
Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant - $79 per person (3 courses excl. beverages)
Mr Grubb Cafe - Normal A La Carte Menu ($30 deposit required)

Did you know that Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Spoil dad this Father's Day with an exquisite 3 course lunch in our award winning restaurant (Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant) or dine from our a la carte menu in the casual, family friendly cafe, Mr Grubb @ Oakdene. Download Restaurant Father's Day Menu

Bookings are essential and payment is required to confirm booking.
Phone 03 5255 1255
Email or

Time Posted: 04/08/2016 at 2:00 PM
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22 July 2016 | Oakdene Restaurant

Entertainment Card & Oakdene's Winter Warmer Wine Dinner

Wednesday 3rd August (New Date)
5 Courses including matched wines - $105 per person
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The award winning and quirky Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, invites Entertainment™ Members to yet another delightfully memorable dining experience – this year’s ‘Winter Warmer Wine Dinner’ at Oakdene on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Executive Chef and owner Marty Chichester continues to ensure Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant is a highly acclaimed fine dining venue, boasting a modern Australian/European cuisine with an array of fresh local produce. Welsh born Marty has planned a thrilling menu for the evening that showcases bold flavours, diverse textures and delicious combinations with every course.

Beginning at 6:30pm, the evening will consist of 5 delectable courses prepared with flawless execution and presentation. Each course has been matched beautifully to a carefully chosen selection of Oakdene’s estate grown, award winning wines.

Be entertained by Oakdene’s Wine Manager, who will provide interesting and detailed tasting information on the highly acclaimed wines - all handcrafted, elegant and complex whilst reflecting the true varietal character of The Bellarine wine region.

Special Entertainment Members price is $105 per person (normally $140) for 5 courses with matched wines. Please note that full payment is required upon booking. To book please call 03 5255 1255 or email Download Menu

Time Posted: 22/07/2016 at 4:06 PM
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7 July 2016 | Oakdene Restaurant

'A Celebration of Truffle' Dinner

Friday 29th July (now also Thursday 28th July) at 6:30pm
6 Courses including Matched Wines - $130 per person
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The award winning Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant, invites you to yet another delightfully memorable dining experience – this year’s ‘A Celebration of Truffle’ dinner at Oakdene on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Showcasing a rare delicacy, the TRUFFLE, that chefs and foodies alike get excited about, this is a 6 course dinner you can’t afford to miss.  With the amazing truffle season now into full swing, Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant and special guest Julia Edwards from Europantry, will be celebrating the truffle season with a collection of dishes designed around truffles.

With her vast experience in truffle products, Julia Edwards will discuss the products used throughout the dinner and will also have truffle products for sale at retail prices on the evening.

Steven Paul, Oakdene’s Wine Manager, will also be talking about the selection of carefully matched award winning Oakdene wines, providing interesting and detailed tasting information on the highly acclaimed wines.

We will be using freshly harvested Perigord Black Truffles from Manjimup WA in some of the dishes.

Beginning at 6:30pm, the evening will consist of 6 delectable courses showcasing the Truffle, matched beautifully to a carefully chosen selection of Oakdene’s award winning wines.

This is a rare & exciting dinner and one we are looking forward to sharing with you. This dinner will be popular and one not to be missed, so please ensure you book to avoid disappointment – hurry, seats are limited.

Please note that full payment is required upon booking. To book please call 03 5255 1255 or email

Download Menu

Time Posted: 07/07/2016 at 3:28 PM
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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