cellar door : restaurant : cafe : accommodation
Oakdene Vineyards
255 Grubb Road, Wallington, VIC 3222

Marty @ Oakdene - After 13 Years!
New Contemporary Menu • Affordable Prices • Same Oakdene Quality and Service

Marty Chichester joined the Oakdene team as the executive chef 6 months after the restaurant originally opened, and has been the force behind the success of the restaurant to this day.

With his loyal and dedicated team of chefs and front of house staff, Oakdene has become renowned for its consistent high standards of food and service over the years and has become a firm favourite amongst locals and tourists globally. The team have gained accolades and awards both regionally and nationally at the highest level with recognition of their efforts from major Australian and international food critics. 

Most recently, after 13 years of blood, sweat and tears Marty has taken over the company reigns of both food operations at the Oakdene vineyard property and is determined to carry on the continued success and loyal following he has accumulated over the years.

Marty's vision for the future of Oakdene (especially the restaurant) is that it will become a dining complex that can cater for all occasions and budgets.

Our services will include high tea on the terrace, affordable contemporary dining in the restaurant, casual family dining at Mr Grubb and any style of function, wedding, conference or special occasion you can think of.

Marty has recently introduced a new a la carte menu in the restaurant which is designed to carry on the tradition of representing local and regional produce but at an affordable price.

The new menu will be less expensive, with prices that will range from $15-$18 for entrees and $32-36 for main courses. The menu will still contain the ever popular Grill & Steak section offering the best Steaks on the Peninsula and some specials along the way.

The food will still include the high level of presentation and execution followed by the exceptional service that has been the forefront of the restaurant since the day it started.

Mr Grubb will continue on in the same manner, offering great early evening family dining options and a lunch menu that offers something for everyone.

Whether you are looking for a great affordable award winning dining experience or looking for an excuse not to cook!  Oakdene has something for everyone.

Melbourne Cup Day Afternoon
Marty @ Oakdene - Tuesday 1st November
$69 per person (beverages at bar prices)

Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day with fabulous food, fashion and fillies in the Oakdene restaurant gardens. Enjoy the carnival atmosphere of race day and watch the excitement unfold at Flemington on the large screen.

Tantalise your tastebuds and enjoy a delicious selection of canapes and the traditional chefs table of all our signature cup day dishes.

Dress in your race day finest for a chance 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 restaurant@oakdene.com.au.

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 restaurant@oakdene.com.au.

New Extended Menu - $15 Mr Grubb Specials
Mr Grubb @ Oakdene 
Wednesday to Saturday Nights from 5:30pm

Due to popular demand, we have added even more $15 Specials to our Mr Grubb dinner menu. Select from a larger range of $15 Mr Grubb Specials including the following scrumptious new dishes: Mr Grubb Chicken Parma, Mr Grubb Black Angus Cheese Burger, Mr Grubb Field Mushroom Burger, Mr Grubb Tandoori Chicken Burger or Mr Grubb Caesar Salad. 

The famous $15 Steaks (250g Rangers Valley Black Onyx 150 Day Grain fed Rump or 250g Black Angus 150 Day Grain Fed Porterhouse) served with creamy mash potato or our famous beer battered chips and choice of Green Peppercorn Sauce or Blue Cheese & Mushroom Sauce remain on the menu, along with the Mr Grubb Seafood Pie and $15 Pizza's.

We also offer a limited a la carte menu, so you can still enjoy your favourite Mr Grubb dishes. Available Wednesday to Saturday nights from 5:30pm. Download Menu

$25 Grubb Meal Combo (3 Courses)
Mr Grubb @ Oakdene
Wednesday to Saturday Nights from 5:30pm

Introducing our unbelievable $25 Grubb Meal Combo. Start with 3 entrees to share:  a Shared Caesar Salad Plate, a Shared Panko Crumbed Calamari and a Shared Garlic & Mozarella Bread. Then select any $15 Mr Grubb Special for main course, followed by our fantastic dessert - a shared Churros & Ice Cream Platter. MInimum 2 people. 

Available Wednesday to Saturday nights from 5:30pmDownload MenuBookings are not required.

Hen's Days at Oakdene

Celebrate in style with the bride-to-be with award winning food and wine in our eclectic art-filled surrounds.

Hen's Day Experiences at Oakdene can include:

  • guided wine tastings in our 'Upside-Down House' Cellar Door
  • High Tea or shared gourmet platters on the Restaurant Terace or Restaurant Garden
  • lunch or shared platters in our cafe Mr Grubb @ Oakdene
  • lunch in one of the private dining rooms at the restaurant Marty @ Oakdene. 

'For more information, email restaurant@oakdene.com.au'

Become an Oakdene Wine Club Member
No Minimum Purchases, No Costs & No Fees, Just Savings!!

Unlike other wine clubs, there are no annual fees or membership costs and we don't require you to purchase any wine throughout the year.  Just become a member and receive the fantastic wine club benefits on offer. 

Simply SIGN UP to the Wine Club and you will immediately be entitled to the following, terms and conditions do apply:

  • 10% discount on all wine purchases at cellar door and online;
  • 10% discount off the total bill when dining at the restaurant Marty @ Oakdene (Max $30 per visit);
  • 10% discount off the total bill when dining at the cafe Mr Grubb @ Oakdene (Max $30 per visit)
  • FREE delivery on all wine purchases (VIC only – Minimum 12 Bottles);
  • Special wine offers & pre-release notifications;
  • Invitations to our exclusive events.

Become a Wine Club Member Now

Oakdene Rewardle Membership
No Cost & No Fees
Just Sign Up & Reap the Rewards

We now have our very own Rewards Card. Next time you visit us sign up to the Oakdene Rewardle system to earn points each time you visit the cafe, Mr Grubb @ Oakdene (10 points) or the restaurant, Marty @ Oakdene (20 points) and then redeem your point to SAVE, SAVE, SAVE.

Sign Up Bonus
Sign up before 30 June and receive an additional 10 points and 10% off you total bill. (The discount is not available on the evening menu)

Redeem your Rewards
Bronze Level

  • Free Coffee - Mr Grubb @ Oakdene or Marty @ Oakdene (Redeem 25  Points)
  • 50% Discount on Breakfast - Mr Grubb @ Oakdene (Redeem 50 Points)
  • Free Dessert - Mr Grubb @ Oakdene or Marty @ Oakdene (Redeem 50 Points)

Silver Level

  • Free Bottle of Oakdene Blue Label Wine - Mr Grubb @ Oakdene or Marty @ Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant (Redeem 100 Points)
  • Free Main Meal (Up to the Value of $40) - Mr Grubb @ Oakdene or Marty @ Oakdene (Redeem 100 Points)

Gold Level

  • 4 Course Tasting Menu for 2 including Matched Wines - Marty @ Oakdene (Redeem 200 Points)
  • Lunch for 4 people including drinks - Mr Grubb @ Oakdene (Redeem 200 Points)
  • Free Nights Accommodation at Oakdene (Mon-Thu) (Redeem 200 Points)
  • Cooking Class x 1 person (Redeem 200 Points)

Wine Review
2015 Oakdene Late Harvest Riesling $23 per bottle

We got a lovely little write up in Gourmet Traveller for our 2015 Late Harvest Riesling. This is what Max Allen had to say; 'Don't let the very pale, innocent appearance fool you - this delicious sweet late-harvest riesling is full of flavour and character. Fine, floral almost sherbety perfume leads on to super-ripe fat yellow fruit finessed by zingy acidity.' $23.00 per bottle - $20.70 for Wine Club.

Spring Time Special Offers!

For the month of October we have taken 10% off three exciting six packs and for Wine Club Members there is an extra 10% off these already amazing prices.  So...if you are not already a member join our Wine Club now.  CLICK HERE for more information about these packs or on the specific link below.

The Halliday Collection (6 pack) -  Usually $198.00 for Wine Club only $157.50 

New Releases, 2015 Blue Labels (6 pack) - Usually $144.00 for Wine Club only $116.65

NV Sparkling Spring Special (6 pack) - Usually $138.00 for Wine Club only $111.80

Upcoming events

Toast to the Coast
Melbourne Cup Weekend
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October

Celebrate the 15th annual Toast to the Coast Festival at Oakdene over the Melbourne Cup Weekend.  Showcasing Geelong’s premium cool climate wines and regional produce, Toast to the Coast is a sensational weekend of wine, food and fun.

A $45 weekend pass includes a take home Geelong Wine glass - your entry to all host wineries and passport to free wine tastings throughtout the weekend. Tickets can be purchased via www.gpac.org.au.

Visit the Oakdene ‘Upside-down House’ Cellar Door for informative tastings of our award winning wines, including new releases. 


  • Dine amongst the birch trees at the cafe, Mr Grubb @ Oakdene.
  • Grazing plates in the restaurant garden
  • Contemporary dining in the award winning restaurant Marty @ Oakdene.

Vineyard tours aboard the 3 carriage train, the 'Oakdene  Express'. 

High Tea at Oakdene - $39 per person
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th November
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Enjoy a Glass of NV Oakdene Sparkling that beautifully complements the mouth watering selection of ribbon sandwiches and sweet and savoury pastries. $39 per person also includes tea and coffee.

To book please call 03 5255 1255 or email restaurant@oakdene.com.au.

'Oakdene Tasting Express" 
3 Course Lunch • Train Tour of Property • Vineyard Wine Tasting

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November 
$59 per person (excl. beverages)

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

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

Train tours/wine tastings 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.

To book please call 03 5255 1255 or email restaurant@oakdene.com.au.

Masterclass - $125 per person
Monday 24th & 31st October
6:30pm to 9:30pm

Held in the kitchen in Oakdene's restaurant and hosted by Anthony Higoe, this cooking class welcomes spring by focusing on lighter meals and tries to introduce a more cleansing feel to the dishes. 

Tartare of Tasmanian salmon. Amazing in appearance, the fish is diced finely and mixed together with some native finger lime and fresh chives. It's assembled with a salad of avocado, orange, grapefruit and salmon caviar. To add texture we are going to serve the dish with baked sour dough crostini to give the crunch, and finish it with some nasturtiums. 

Main Course
The next course is fillet or backstrap of lamb, the most tender part of the lamb with very little fat. A new season spring pea purée with mint and olive oil spiked with lemon juice will accompany this dish and add a richness but fresh feel. To garnish, we will chargrill some local asparagus to add a smokey texture and will finish the dish with chards of maple cured pancetta.

Strawberry Mille Feuilli - puff pastry, strawberries, chantilly cream and creme patisserie. A dessert to knock your guests off their feet. 

This collection of dishes will be cleverly matched with the award wining wines from the vineyard and enjoyed together in the glamorous surround of the amazing Chocolate Room at Oakdene Restaurant.

Email marty.chichester@oakdene.com.au to book.

Christmas Party Time Again

Oakdene is the perfect place to thank your customers for their business or your staff for their contribution or to catch up with friends and family. Relax and spoil them with lunch or dinner in one of our private dining rooms (different sizes available).

We offer fine dining options in the restaurant and casual dining options in the cafe or simply celebrate with drinks and canapes in our Restaurant Garden.

Ensure your Christmas Party is a celebration to remember. Call us on 03 5255 1255 or   email restaurant@oakdene.com.au or mrgrubboakdene@oakdene.com.au to start organising your event now.

Mr Grubb @ Oakdene
Casual Dining - Opening Hours 

Geelong Cup: Wednesday 19th October
Open: Lunch & Dinner
Public holiday 20% surcharge applies

Melbourne Cup: Tuesday 1st November
Open: Lunch Only

Breakfast: Weekends Only
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am to 11:00am
(Full Breakfast Menu Available)

Lunch: 7 Days
Monday to Friday: 11:30am to 2:00pm
Weekends: 11:30am to 3:00pm

Limited Menu: Sat 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Dinner: 4 Nights Only
Wednesday to Saturday: 5:30pm to 7:30pm $15 Dinner Special Extravaganza
(Last orders 7:30pm, Close 9:00pm)

Dine amongst the Birches at Mr Grubb from our casual a la carte menu or try the 'Set Banquet Style Menu' for larger groups of 12+ ($39 - 2 Courses, $45 - 3 Courses).

Please note that Mr Grubb does NOT take bookings (except for larger groups).

Marty @ Oakdene 
Fine Dining - 
Opening Hours

Previously Oakdene  Vineyards Restaurant

Geelong Cup: Wednesday 19th October
Open: Dinner Only
ublic holiday 15% surcharge applies

Melbourne Cup: Tuesday 1st November
Open: Lunch Only - Melbourne Cup Event

Lunch: Sat & Sun from 12pm
Dinner: Wed to Sat from 6:30pm

Dine from our a la carte menu or try our new Tasting Menu - 4 courses for $95 per person.

For bookings please phone 03) 5255 1255 or Book Now 


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Restaurant reservations, cafe, accommodation & wedding or function enquiries
Phone: (03) 5255 1255, Fax: (03) 5256 3881, Email: restaurant@oakdene.com.au or mrgrubb@oakdene.com.au or events@oakdene.com.au

Wine orders & cellar door enquiries
Phone: (03) 5256 3886, Fax: (03) 5256 3881, or Email: cellardoor@oakdene.com.au 

Our simply visit our website www.oakdene.com.au to make a reservation online, or to purchase wine.

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