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Bad Shepherd

€€ - €€€American, , Barbecue
386 Reserve Rd, Cheltenham, Bayside, Victoria 3192, Australia
+61 3 8555 3175
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
386 Reserve Rd, Cheltenham, Bayside, Victoria 3192, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here to try a couple of beers and their slow cooked meats, beers are okay with the Wolf of the willow beers better than the bad shepherds ones. The citrus and cedar IPA was one of the worst beers I think I have tried...More

Thank stonegrain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my dad here for father's day lunch, was very busy. We had time limit of 1 1/2 hours which we were reminded of several times which was a little bit annoying considering it took a while for food to come out after we had...More

Thank sam1706
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Venue was nice but cold so had to keep our jackets on. Beer was good. Staff weren’t hospitable. Brisket was tasteless. too dry and chewy I couldn’t even finish it. Coleslaw was underdressed and bland. Chips were ok. Overall a bit disappointing.

Thank Mary63sir
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We went for lunch on Sunday arvo. Got the ribs ; which were generally pretty good , However the slaw was dry & not very appetising, desert was nice, peach shortcake with Vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Overall the experience was pretty good, the...More

Thank mark h
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I was fortunate enough to spend an evening here with good friends. The beer is excellent and the service super friendly, which is probably why I ended up staying longer and drinking more than I intended. Perfect for a casual get together with friends to...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Have visited a couple of times , decor is interesting but noisy at times, food options aren’t varied and are quite expensive and not a great choice of beers

Thank peterhay2018
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This family run brewery offers a fantastic range of rotating beers that are brewed on site and a selection of guest beers. Dinner is available 7 nights a week and lunch Wednesday to Sundays. There is a small deck area where you can enjoy their...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Warm atmosphere and very family friendly - it’s got pub games for the kids Great ribs and the beer is exceptional - the hazelnut brown is a must try but be warned the Russian stout is 10%+

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Great beer, but food is a tad average and the portions are very small for the price paid. Service was decent, but wait time for food could be improved.

Thank Nick T
Reviewed 8 April 2018

A lovely little brewery in the factory area of Cheltenham providing excellent beer and really tasty meats from their smoker, an ideal place to spend a lazy afternoon

Thank kevin c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 386 Reserve Rd, Cheltenham, Bayside, Victoria 3192, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Bayside  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +61 3 8555 3175
  • E-mail
Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. is a boutique microbrewery and restaurant located in the Bayside suburb of Cheltenham. The brainchild of husband and wife team, Dereck and Diti Hales, the brewpub focuses on creating a unique and inviting venue for locals to enjoy fine craft beer and good old fashioned American comfort food. Open seven days a week, you’re sure to find a beer style you’ll love. Bad Shepherd beers are also available at over 300 restaurants, bars and bottle shops across Melbourne. Let us lead you into temptation.
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