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Innocent Bystander

316-334 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
+61 3 5999 9222
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (56 reviews)
“pizza” (130 reviews)
“spicy pork” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Spanish, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
316-334 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
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1 - 10 of 315 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited with friends for lunch after booking with Open Table. The restaurant is inviting and was very busy. We sat at a High top table that we found comfortable. We shared a Seafood Paella and a Pumpkin Pizza with wine and beer. The drinks...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SJE99
MatJ164, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi SJE99, thanks for visiting us. We hope you passed on your feedback about the food to our staff as we are very proud of our wood-fired pizzas and paellas and we want to ensure every customer leaves satisfied. If you’d like to give us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the paella and cauliflower salad. yummy. The kids gobbled up their chook and rice. The recommmended pinot noir straight from the tap was a real easy drink with dinner. So easy...to innocently bystand and have an easy night with friends.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ivonne P
MatJ164, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Ivonne, what a poetic review! Glad to hear that the whole family had a great time with us. Hope to see you back again soon. Cheers, IB.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had three pizzas, with the mushroom being the best in my opinion. Quite heavy on the garlic (I grow and love garlic). Service was very attentive.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sbj04769
MatJ164, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi sbj04769, thanks for the review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our friendly service and that our mushroom pizza has gained another fan! Cheers, IB.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Complimentary wine tasting with a little shop in the same building. Really cool set up with wines in tap. Their moscatos are quite famous and got to try the pink lady cider and it is really good! Very crisp and refreshing. The service here is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wanderlust_rambler
MatJ164, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi wanderlust_rambler, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to IB and thanks for the four star review. Hope to see you back someday. Cheers, IB.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

17 of us headed here for a birthday. Despite the 15+km drive from Lilydale station, the venue was worth spending the day at. We tasted a load of wines and some were excellent. The tasting did seem to go too speedy though as we all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hayley D
MatJ164, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Hayley D, thanks for making the trip out to visit us and for the review. Sorry you weren't able to spend as much time at the tasting bar as you'd liked, maybe a good excuse to come back again and try some more of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed a tasting of a good range of red wines in a very pleasant modern facility. They do whites as well but I don't.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank horgan1510
MatJ164, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi horgan1510, cheers for the review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and our range of reds. Hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed with this venue! Quality, friendly service. Complimentary wine tasting with some beautiful wines on offer, also a fantastic apple cider. This place is sure to have something for everyone. Pram and wheelchair access. Full restaurant service also if you want to eat. Recommend...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Elki_85
MatJ164, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Elki_85, thanks for visiting us and for taking the time to write such a great review. Hope you'll be able to stop in again someday soon. Cheers, IB.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and drink. I had the cider and wife enjoyed a moscato granita. Garlic bread and pizza were tops and our lil man had the kids paella yum yum

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chris332
MatJ164, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Chris332, thanks for the five star review! It's great to hear that the whole family enjoyed their time at IB. Cheers.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wife and I had a fantastic time here. The food was amazing, the beer was great and the service.... fantastic. Definitely worth a 2nd and 3rd visit.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AndyOSC
MatJ164, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi AndyOSC, thanks for the five star review. Glad to hear you had a great time, and we hope to see you back again for a 4th visit. Cheers, IB.

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Had coffee here, or rather I had soy chai latte with escargot croissant while my partner had the wine tasting platter. Escargot was a bit soggy. Initial service wasn’t great food came out quickly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LC888
MatJ164, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi LC888, thanks for your review. Sorry to hear that our service wasn't up to scratch on this occasion but we're glad you had a positive overall experience. Cheers, IB.

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kainf2016
3 May 2017|
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Response from MatJ164 | Property representative |
Hi Kain, the menu can be found through a link on the Contact Us page of the website, its also on Zomato.
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calandbrad
8 August 2016|
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Response from 884RichardR | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think they did. Still worth going, great atmosphere and good food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316-334 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Healesville
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5999 9222
  • E-mail
Description
It's a cellar door, restaurant, bar and cafe all rolled into one. Serving exceptional Innocent Bystander wines (including our famous Moscato) and outstanding wood-fired pizzas along with paellas and share boards for all day dining. Did I mention that we serve Allpress coffee and a range of delicious pastries from Burnham Beeches Bakery as well? Come on over.
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