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The Dispensary Bendigo

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Our aim is to create an experience unique to The Dispensary. Supported through exceptional beverage offerings, delicious menu to dine or graze from, fun, relaxed yet professional & knowledgeable service along with an atmosphere to match. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Contemporary, Australian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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All reviews steamed buns duck edamame croquettes tapas steak chancery lane lane way beer list drinks menu great atmosphere small restaurant small plates tasty food by the glass friday night laneway
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The place is easy to find and the meal was delicious Oysters sublime Pork Belly with crunch was sensational! Topped off with an irresistible Creme Brûlée to depart this mortal coil for! Night was balmy Service was so friendly Experience was very welcome BT Dub...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank martinnI9345YP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden down a lane way you could miss this place. Lucky we were advised by locals to try it. Food was great especially the steamed buns. The music festival was on, so it was very busy with people enjoying the festivities. Overall I would most...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TeresaandGary2003
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

A recommendation that “lived up” to all our expectations. We selected Pork Gyozas, Pork baby back ribs, Watercress & asparagus salad and Moroccan jap pumpkin.....all were great but the pork selections were excellent.... the back ribs 5*. A good selection of wine by the glass...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank john h
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We went on a Sunday and a lot of the Chancery Lane shops were shut. However the Dispensary was open and we had a fantastic light lunch of Bao Buns. The wine/drinks list is HUGE and took the most list to choose from. We enjoyed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tania P
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We happened upon this great little find by chance. Great setting, good vibe and delicious food and wine all topped off with happy and enthusiastic service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LoveTravel521303
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Fine Dinning Bendigo style! Food was great - the Confit Duck Buns was the standout and the service was great. Recommend it 100%

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank andrewtU548XW
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Having been to The Dispensary before and had a great night, we had high expectations. Unfortunately the experience was not as good as we had hoped for. The wine list by the glass is very limiting with only 3 whites and 3 reds. If you...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We arrived early, 5.00pm on a Saturday night and got a table. Had a elderflower sour cocktail which was delicious. Then a selection of snacks which were very satisfying. The spicy endamame beans were great.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Maryanne D
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Found this bar whilst at a conference. Its tucked away in a laneway. The service is very good. They make great Negroni, but we did finish off a couple of bottles of Montenegro, thanks Sam!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JonNewport
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Came here with some guys from work......We got the fried chicken baos and steak which was all sensational! Range of craft beer and wine was amazing! Can’t wait to cone back.

Date of visit: September 2018
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