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Innocent Bystander

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Great for kids

We celebrated 3 family birthdays here recently which included 4 children. The kids menu is terrific... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Sue C
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Great lunch

We stopped here for lunch and were not disappointed. The food and service was excellent. We had... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Silke P
,
Brisbane, Australia
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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 3 October 2017 via mobile

We celebrated 3 family birthdays here recently which included 4 children. The kids menu is terrific plenty of choices for all ages. The food was delicious, the service was great and the atmosphere was delightful. Will definitely return in the near future.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Sue C
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi Sue, Thanks for visiting us and for your stellar review! We're pleased that you and your family enjoyed our home in the Yarra Valley. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers

Reviewed 8 September 2017

We stopped here for lunch and were not disappointed. The food and service was excellent. We had pizzas which were fantastic. It does get very busy on the week end and you have to book. Would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for visiting us and your awesome review. We're chuffed that you enjoyed the pizzas and our friendly staff. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Team IB

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

What a great find. A quick wine tasting then lunch. It's a new spot with plenty of people there so the word has got around. The wines are good but the food is superb. Friendly staff and prompt service matches the great food. Not a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Mat J, Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hi David, Thanks for visiting us and for your positive review! We are chuffed that you loved our food, wine and friendly service. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Team IB

Reviewed 3 August 2017

We took a visitor from the US to Healesville for the usual tourist sites and booked to have lunch hear on the way home. We ended up staying for about 4 hours, enjoying the food, wine and cellar door sales! It has a great atmosphere...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Mat J, Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for visiting us and the positive review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our place so much that you stayed and soaked up the atmosphere and food. Hope to see you here again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

The business has recently moved just across the carpark to the former White Rabbit location. It is now even better than it was. We sat at the bar and enjoyed some great IB wine (from the many wine taps) and a cold meat and cheese...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank MattE217
Mat J, Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi MattE217, Thanks for visiting us and your great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our wines and the share board. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We were greeted by Jarred. We were very impressed with his friendly demeanor. We came back the next day as we felt so welcome. The food was great also. Will definitely be back when next in area.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Johnfitz59
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hi John Thanks for coming to visit us and for sharing your experience. I'm glad to hear you were well looked after. See you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I was a bit hesitant in having lunch here as friends had said they didn't enjoy the paella - Well I can't vouch for the paella however I can say that the mushroom pizza , the truffle fries where yummy and the charcuterie meat board...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hi B G Great to hear that you enjoyed the mushroom pizza and truffle fries, they're always popular. We're on the same page with the Charcuterie board too - it's one of my favourites. I'm also glad to hear that our vestal sparkling water kept...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017

Stopped off for lunch midweek, great wine list and delicious food. We share a cheese and meat platter .friend enjoyed wine, I had ginger beer cool and refreshing. The staff were very friendly and service was spot on. Casual atmosphere and staff were very helpful...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hi there Lorel Thanks for stopping by and sharing your review. I'm very pleased to hear you enjoyed your lunch and our service. See you next time!

Reviewed 7 April 2017

Staff were super good, selection of wine was good and very nice, even a cider, taste then go and match a wine with something for lunch

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Wardies4
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thanks Wardies, much appreciated.

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 2pm for a late lunch on a Sunday and thankfully managed to get a table. Even then, there were people streaming in endlessly. Great vibes in a spacious hall, food was good (try the mushroom pizza; the sharing boards looked so good...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank michmuses
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Hey there Michmuses Thanks for coming out to see us on the weekend, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and discovered our tasting paddles, a great way to try a few different wines with your meal. Cheers

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