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All the wonders of the wood-fired oven, in a convivial neighbourhood setting.

The Woodhouse, it’s large space broken up into smaller areas, has been a feature of Bendigo for some years. It’s best known for its steaks and its wonderful wood-fired grill. Take your pick of Sher or Coouna wagyu, Cape Grim, or closer-to-home Inglewood, each with three different cuts, served with Hasselback potatoes.

That selection would be enough in most restaurants, but The Woodhouse also provides excellent pizza, and a range of other dishes such as a corn-fed duck breast with grilled radicchio, peach and wild fig. The sides are large enough to make good first courses – try cos salad with jamon crisps, pecorino and shavings of mullet toe for an elegant, yet full throttle play on a caesar – or keep it classic and order a charcuterie platter for the table. Everything is consistently impressive – the cooking, the drinks list that emphasises Victorian wines and beer, and waiters who are alert without being fussy.

Go for lunch: great vale two- or three- course fixed price.