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The Dispensary Bendigo

€€ - €€€, , Vegetarian Friendly
9 Chancery Lane, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
+61 3 5444 5885
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck main” (3 reviews)
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Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
9 Chancery Lane, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Found it down Chancery lane, it looked interesting and welcoming, we (party of 4) went straight in on a Friday night, and the fun started. Not large or small room, with shelves full of bottles as the background, definitely a drinking with food venue here....More

Thank cesare77
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went alone for a late lunch. This place stays open throughout the day, from opening until late evening, so food is always available I took the plunge & tried my first Steak Tatare and wasn’t disappointed. It was tasty and satisfying. The friendly manager immediately...More

Thank Sumitra45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stumbled across this little gem completely by accident. Owner was knowledgable and passionate on both food and wine. We shared some plates and took his advice on a local drop. Perfect!! The alley setting is rustic romantic and we thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Tanya W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dispensary never fails to disappoint! Love going here for the fantastic cocktails and very extensive range of beers. The food is superb and the service is always very friendly. Can not recommend highly enough!!

Thank caitycat94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried few dishes which were faultless. the platter with meats, duck for main and beetroot salad were really good and service was amazing. outdoor setting is romantic. would definetely visit again.

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was only in Bendigo for two days, there are so many amazing options in that town. I had to go back to this place a second time, just to to hit those Croquettes and the amazing Burnt Orange & Vanilla Bean Margarita again!!! HIGHLY...More

Thank Sami O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again took the family, had a great lunch. We ordered a bunch of stuff and shared it, everyone loved it including the kids. My husband sampled the craft beers, always tries something new. Will be back again :)

Thank MJRAust
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Very pleasant way to while away an hour or so with the family. Ploughman’s platter, carpaccio of Gemfish, some very excellent gyoza and those chips with the crunchy outside. Top this off with a great range of beer, some good coffee and we were all...More

Thank tassiebob2016
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This really is a hidden gem and in a lovely quirky laneway. After reading the great reviews about this restaurant, my husband and I decided to book dinner during a recent stay in Bendigo. It was worth it. We were lucky enough to sit outside...More

Thank kerry408
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

I was in Bendigo for the day and went here for lunch on a friend’s recommendation. As well as being situated in a delightful laneway, this restaurant ticks all the boxes. The service was excellent from beginning to end, and the gin menu was the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Chancery Lane, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Bendigo  >  Bendigo
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5444 5885
  • E-mail
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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