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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friday night is pizza night. Book a table, order a bottle of wine (ask for a recommendation - ours was fabulous), and wait for your pizza to come. It’s fresh out of the wood-fired oven, and deliver to you a slice at a time so...you get to try all the delicious flavours. The pizzas are so amazingly good. The staff are relaxed, friendly and helpful. A very pleasant night out indeed.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 19 January 2021

Beautiful building but not really a restaurant. Food was more tapas style, unless you want the $25 all you can eat pizza on certain days in the back open area. Loads of wine to choose from but add an extra $15 if you want to...drink it with your meal. Toilets are outside, females right down the back, not suitable for anyone with any mobility issues as there are stairs involved too.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 6 January 2021

Even taking into account that they were busy on our arrival and we accepted with ease a wait of 40 minutes or more for food, assuming sitting in the sun having a drink was a great way to wait for lunch, service was pitiful, particularly...with Covid restrictions compliance. One was rude and the other couldn’t move out of his own way if he was on fire. In the 2 hour stay we saw only one table properly cleaned in between customers. Couldn’t get a drink for 25 minutes and getting a second one an hour later took three requests and still had to don mask and go inside to ask again. Food was good but the whole experience puts the once outstanding reputation and consistency in jeopardy - same thing a month ago. Not questioned about signing in either time! So no wonder contact tracers struggle!!!! Disappointing and unlikely to return Covid or no Covid.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 22 December 2020

I have ordered sardines in their cute tin before but not left swimming in oil which has not at least been slightly drained. The salad was soggy with oil which had obviously been added much earlier in the day. I have eaten Thai fish cakes...many times and as a former restaurant owner, understand the difference in potato based fish cakes and the light tasty Thai fish cake. There is no excuse to make simply prepared food so poorly. Pity that a restaurant cannot accept some criticism without sinking themselves further in putting the customer down whilst defending their inadequacies.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 20 November 2020 via mobile

Having read some of the reviews I was not sure about eating here, however so glad we did, I cannot see why some people did not like it. We have an amazing time, as a party of 4 we tried 6 different starters, the prawns...wrapped in potato was amazing and very tasty, we also had the fish cakes, wild mushroom pate and the 3 bruschetta’s all very well presented and delicious, main were ordered, rib eye, chicken and a pasta, again we all agreed the food was delicious and plentiful. So I would say read the reviews take them in but judge for yourself by eating here whilst enjoying there amazing wines.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Markjcoffey, Owner at Wine Bank on View, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2020

Great to read your review and thanks for taking the time to write it Regards Mark

Reviewed 19 November 2020 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant located in a beautiful old bank building. We had excellent service and sat in a little room that was once a bank manager’s office. Our simple lunch meals were tasty and very well presented. The racks of wine provide a terrific...backdrop for dining.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Markjcoffey, Owner at Wine Bank on View, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2020

Thank you for reviewing Wine Bank, we’re glad you enjoyed your visit and hopefully we see you back again soon. Regards Mark

Reviewed 3 November 2020

Trying to support local I contacted wine bank from Melbourne to arrange a birthday gift delivery to my dad who lives in Bendigo. They recommend a few for my budget, took down the birthday note & behaved very grateful on the phone. But then failed...to deliver on his birthday as they promised & didn’t even offer me an apology or any form of make good..not even throwing in a chocolate (had expected an additional bottle). I had to keep chasing them, they told me they’d call me back but I’m still waiting. Very disappointing & would have got better service from the large groups like dan Murphy’s. Will not be supporting them again. Very disappointingMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Markjcoffey, Owner at Wine Bank on View, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2020

On behalf of Wine Bank and the staff involved we sincerely apologise for the blunder and wished we could’ve fixed it. I’m surprised you don’t recall that we called you the next day, apologised and asked if there was anything we could do to improve...More

Reviewed 13 June 2020 via mobile

The location and building are a fantastic reflection of the gold boom that built Bendigo. This is a local favourite for many wine swiszlers with a broad range of local and other wines on offer. Great encouragement for smaller vintners in the area. Wine and...nibbles are the go here I would suggest - particularly if you can snag a spot in front of the open fire - maybe pre dinner or post show drinks when all that is back up and running - not too far away now we all hope. For me however the “dining’ experience is not what the grandeur of the architecture gives an expectation of. In terms of dining I was let down. I was disappointed with the offerings as in my opinion the kitchen is both uninspired and lazy and the menu reflects this. The food was not in the same bracket of other highly rated Bendigo restaurants. You can choose from a broad selection of wines but be aware that if you ‘drink in’ then you pay an additional $15 to the price marked on the bottle - prices are reasonable but that may mark up might not be immediately evident ( or even communicated by staff ) We all come with a preconceived expectation, next time, and I will go back at some stage, I will know where to peg that expectation. Support local in these special times. There are some great and diverse dining options to experience. Come to the Go.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Markjcoffey, Owner at Wine Bank on View, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2020

Our menu is designed to be enjoyed with wine at any time of the day, it has been a successful formula for the last 16 years. I have never seen wine in a restaurant cheaper than ours and it is $15 less to take home....More

Reviewed 12 June 2020 via mobile

This building is one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Bendigo. Unfortunately the positives end there. When we arrived we were asked if we would like the pizza menu. No thank you. We are dining at the Winebank. We expect our wine to be...complimented by an amazing food menu. After perusing the uninspiring menu we reverted back to the pizza menu. How very disappointing. We ordered the chicken liver pate and potato rosemary pizza. Naturally we anticipated the entree would be served first but no, they both arrived together. It’s not getting any better by this point. We were seated upstairs and the atmosphere again leaved little to be desired. The old original brickwork had been painted over and the floorboards carpeted. A flat screen TV was the only decoration. The winter evening felt just like that with the heater not working and jackets worn by all diners. Our evening ended early and upon leaving we discovered that our bottle of wine was hit with a $15 surcharge. Icing on the cake! No ticks here.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Markjcoffey, Owner at Wine Bank on View, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2020

Always let the waiting staff know of anything that is not to your liking so it can be addressed. Writing a review the next day won’t improve your dining experience. We rely heavily on good communication with our customers and even more so now trying...More

Reviewed 9 March 2020

This is one of the best wine bars around and especially if your stay is in Bendigo. Staff are knowledgeable,courteous and helpful which helps for an enjoyable brunch or late night drink. The wine and beer selection is huge so all tastes are catered for.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Markjcoffey, Owner at Wine Bank on View, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2020

Thanks for reviewing Wine Bank. I’m glad that you enjoyed what we offer and I hope we see you again soon. Regards Mark

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Yes, 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch & dinner all great times to go as they never disappoint and menu is updated every season.
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