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334 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
+61 3 5999 9222
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Bairnsdale, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband had a pizza, loved the thin crust and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had the paella, I have had much better, also a little worse, AVERAGE, hence the rating. Being a Spanish restaurant, I expected better. The service was really good, the staff really obliging. Not cheap, glass of wine about $10.00. Much more expensive than the Thai restaurant... More 

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Thank pamelasheedy
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hi Pamela Many thanks for coming to visit Innocent Bystander and for sharing your feedback. I'm glad to hear you were impressed with the pizza and the service you received. While we make no claim to be a traditional Spanish restaurant we do aim to deliver a great paella so I'm sorry to hear it did not meet your expectations.... More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for a wine tour in the morning and liked it so much we booked for supper the same evening. Lovely wines , very friendly staff especially the young lady who urged us to have the brioche and caramel pudding, and great atmosphere- love the modern funky feel to the place - we had a lovely charcuterie board- more bread... More 

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Thank BOKNOK
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hey Boknok Great to hear you liked innocent bystander so much that you came twice in one day! The brioche and butterscotch pudding is seriously delicious, you really picked a winner there. Glad you enjoyed the wines, service and atmosphere too. I hope we'll see you again when you're next in the Valley. Cheers! More 

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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did not eat in the restaurant. Instead, I visited the wine shop there and tasted 9 wines for free at the bar. The lady bartender is professional and charming 😍

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Thank Kevin C
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hi Kevin Great to hear you discovered our discrete little cellar door on the far side of Healesville :-) and fantastic that you were well looked after and enjoyed the wines. Thanks for visiting! More 

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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Innocent Bystander to sample some wine and ended up staying for dinner! Knowledgeable and friendly staff made our evening memorable.

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Thank Paul C
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hey Paul, Thanks for coming to see us, stoked to hear that you enjoyed the wines, food and service. I hope we see you again soon. Cheers! More 

PHUKET
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58 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here and the food was ok but nothing special. The pizza is better then what it used to be but still far from a good pizza which is a shame considering the nice oven they have. Service was good.

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Thank Baltram_7
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hi Baltram Thanks for your visit and your feedback. It's a little known fact that our fancy pizza oven came with a 'pizza consultant' direct from Italy, who worked with our chef to ensure we got our bases just right, so we're confident we're putting out some pretty smart pizzas. I'm sorry to hear they didn't hit the mark for... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took family and overseas guests for lunch and results were better than what I heard about this place. We did not make reservation on this busy Sat, but was well accommodated within the hour. Free wine-tasting was provided while table was set. Service was fantastic and friendly - food was served promptly. We ordered pizzas & paella - some of... More 

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Thank Jeremy W
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hi Jeremy Many thanks for coming out to see us at Innocent Bystander, it's great to hear we over delivered on the service, food and hopefully the wine too! Thanks for your review. Cheers! More 

Augsburg, Germany
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185 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pizzas are the best ever. Lovely staff, great atmosphere. Have been here many times and it never disappoints :)

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Thank Lyndylou18
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hey Lyndylou, thanks for your review, it's great to know that you're a regular and are loving what we do. Cheers! More 

Mansfield, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few friends and I went to Innocent Bystander originally to try their wines but watching the food go past made it impossible not to try. The pizza and paella was delicious would definitely recommend!! The moscato and cider were definitely my favourite drinks, so did go make some purchases in the shop section. The restaurant has a stunning layout... More 

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Thank Alex2541
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hi there Alex, thanks for coming to see us with your friends. Great to hear that you enjoyed the wines and your meal. We also really appreciate the feedback re the temperature and lapse in service at the end of your meal. I'll look into both those things. Cheers! More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today I visited with my 4yo as a special lunchtime outing. Sunday lunch seems a popular time to visit IB so we were understandably met with a small queue for a table. After a very reasonable few minutes wait we were greeted by Jared, the superstar at the door, and were promptly seated outside in the lovely Healesville afternoon. Harry,... More 

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Thank CadetPip
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Thanks CadetPip, great to hear you enjoy IB so much and keep coming back for more! Thanks for calling out a few members of the team too, it sounds like you were very well looked after. See you again soon! More 

Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting Innocent Bystander for a wine tasting, my wife, 2 friends and I also had some light meals in the restaurant. We found the young wait staff enthusiastic and seemed to like their workplace and their jobs. Very pleasant and refreshing. The food was good too. We liked it so much we went back there twice more during the... More 

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1 Thank Dennis R
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hi Dennis, thanks for the feedback and your multiple visits during your stay in Healesville. Great to hear that you enjoyed it and glad to hear the service team were enjoying it too! Cheers More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 37
Cuisine
Spanish, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Healesville
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5999 9222
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 as well? Come on over.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?