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Innocent Bystander

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Good Atmosphere

Visited for lunch on the way to Day on the Green. Service was good and the staff friendly. Wine and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cuzza42
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Bayswater, Australia
via mobile
Great pizza and kids friendly

First day at Yarra Valley, many restaurant already closed. This place still open and their service... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2018
fstst2
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Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
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Restaurant, bar, cellar door, café, Innocent Bystander is all that and more. Serving a fantastic range of wines as well as great coffee and local beer to accompany outstanding pizzas, paella and share boards. Or you can just come on in and sample...more
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316-334 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for lunch on the way to Day on the Green. Service was good and the staff friendly. Wine and drinks were good and pizza is good value for money. Do the tasting before your meal and then just order the drink you like best

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not the person who complains but they had worst Customer service i have ever experienced. We bought coffee and brought our own cake which we asked if we are allowed to and the waiter said yes. while we were having it they came...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rabia A
MatJ164, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rabia Thanks for coming to visit Innocent Bystander and for posting your review across multiple platforms. I am sorry that you feel that one of our team members did not make our policy on BYO food clear on your arrival. This has been addressed...More

Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Ok. Nothing special ...ran out of juice and then needed to chase up a kids meal. Seated within cellar store despite booking. Should be notified when making online reservation that it would be on high stools outside of restaurants dining area. Can get the bottles...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Geigee
MatJ164, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Geigee, thanks for providing your feedback. Apologies that your experience with us didn't live up to expectations and that you weren't aware of the seating when booking. Our online bookings are through Opentable and there is now an option to select either high top...More

Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

First day at Yarra Valley, many restaurant already closed. This place still open and their service is good. Their pizza is excellent especially the mushroom

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fstst2
MatJ164, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi fstst2, glad to hear you enjoyed our pizza, the Mushroom is definitely one of the favourites. Cheers, IB.

Reviewed 8 December 2018

We popped in for lunch after a visit to the sanctuary, I'd seen some reviews on here saying that service can be slow, so as it was a busy Saturday I was expecting to wait a while. I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly we...More

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

Hi Natmarsbar, thanks for taking the time to write us a review. Great to hear such positive feedback and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 19 September 2018

Great venue for a family lunch.The metre long tasting plate was a wonderful taste sensation.We also shared a wonderful pizza paired with an awesome pinot noir.Great afternoon.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jppetty
MatJ164, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Thanks jppetty So great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and especially loved our Pinot and delicious metre share board. Hope you can come back again sometime soon. Cheers

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place in this country side town. We love the place for their pizza which are absolutely delicious, with one of the good wine from the Yarra Valley very nice service and great atmosphere in this lovely restaurant.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DUCOURAY
MatJ164, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Hi Guillaume D Thanks for swinging by Healesville to visit Innocent Bystander and thanks for sharing your experience, great to hear you enjoyed the wine, food, service and atmosphere. Cheers!

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Came for a drink and left with the most lovely feeling. The moscato’s reputation exceeds itself and we know why. In a cold, thunderstorm and hailing day, we came here and it was packed. Lots of young, trendy and cashed up, couples, families and friends....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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MatJ164, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Hey there Urban Drifter Thanks for coming out to see us on a wet and wild winter's day. We're super stoked to hear that you had such a great visit and really appreciate you posting such a lovely review. Come on back and see us...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome little (well big) find on our day out exploring the Yarra. Friendly service and delicious food! But you must stay for dessert and enjoy the butterscotch pudding! Worth the trip - ask the staff about it! We will be back!More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lara R
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Hi Lara, Thanks for visiting us and for your awesome 5 star review. We're chuffed that you enjoyed our home in the Yarra Valley and food. The Butterscotch pudding is a winner and we're pleased that you loved it too! Look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018

The wine tasting stations have pressurised taps similar to a beer bar set up. One of the hosts explained that this is done by holding the wine in a bladder like sack inside a pressurised container so that the wine is squeezed out and the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 0591TimS
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Hi Tim, Thanks for visiting us and for your comments. We're pleased that you enjoyed the Chardonnay and Syrah at home. The plastic in the kegs is inert, just like glass or stainless steel, so no flavour is imparted. This has been thoroughly tested to...More

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Not sure about gluten free, but the food was delicious and the prices were OK.
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