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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steamed buns” (8 reviews)
“edamame” (5 reviews)
“duck” (19 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
9 Chancery Lane, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed an amazing Sunday lunch today. Cosy and ambient while it was chilly outside everything was delectable from the coffee to the steam buns, croquettes and gyoza topped with a refreshing gin. Could easily have settled in for the afternoon looking over the laneway.

Thank Bec C
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Was a great hidden away venue, small but fantastic list of beers and gins. Sadly we went for happy hour as per website but was told it stopped not long ago. Limited menu we chose to dine elsewhere and cost of beverages kept us there...More

Thank Corey B
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Just happened to pass this venue in a quiet little laneway in the Bendigo CBD on a wintery Tuesday night ,poked our heads in the door and were immediately welcomed by a friendly waitress who introduced us to the boutique beer selection which is quite...More

Thank Donna b
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

A limited menu, but it delivers with every bite - hidden down a laneway, small (book!), warm, welcoming atmosphere, personable, enthusiastic, fabulous food - don't miss this excellent ' foody' experience.

Thank Sandy E
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Went here with a local friend on a Friday night. Sat at the bar. Great and interesting wine selection - owners (Sam and Tim?) really knowledgable and helpful with my wine selection. Had delicious croquettes, cauliflower and beef cheek. Loved the food - delicious. Also...More

Thank raura
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Loved the service here! Wandered in mid-afternoon and while my friends enjoyed their coffees, the guys here were really friendly and helpful in providing me with gin selections. They were also able to accommodate my food allergy with no dramas. A very relaxing way to...More

Thank carmh310
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch and enjoyed some really yummy tapas. Also a couple of glasses of prosecco. The food was delicious and service amazing. Very enjoyable.

Thank Nicola R
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We were impressed by the gin menu and the staff’s knowledge of their wares. The gins available and the high end tonic gave us so many choices. We had a couple of the very good food options which were very enjoyable - sake infused trout...More

Thank Mitchamfamily
Reviewed 3 June 2018

You know the food is good, when it arrives and as you begin to eat, a hush descends over the table for a minute or two and then the exclamations begin. "oh, this duck . . . . ." etc! The excellent food was supported...More

Thank 579kathy
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

By far and away Bendigo best drinks venue! Whether it be the endless craft beer menu, perfect cocktails or magnificent wine list this venue will not disappoint. Dined here with friends and the array of shared food options was nothing short of exceptional. Not to...More

Thank Holly O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
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, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 23:00
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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