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Bad Shepherd

€€ - €€€, American
386 Reserve Rd, Cheltenham, Bayside, Victoria 3192, Australia
+61 3 8555 3175
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“wings” (8 reviews)
“bbq platter” (3 reviews)
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Bar, American
€€ - €€€
386 Reserve Rd, Cheltenham, Bayside, Victoria 3192, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK I will first say that we were taken here by friends - and to be honest being taken to a beer n BBQ type place would not be my pick when I am visiting Melbourne when there are so many other great options, so...More

Thank Rochelle A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here on a bucks party. Well looked after, table ready to go when we arrived. Great set up with the brewery out the back. Huge range of craft beers and delicious smoked meats. Great occasion.

Thank Granules2013
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We were here with family after seeing the Brewery featured on TV some time ago. Interesting menu & we eventually decided on the meat platters for 2 at $62. Meat particularly the pork was good but far too much unless you have massive appetite. We...More

Thank Roger1278
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere friendly staff. Had the brisket and pulled pork which was great. Had 3 of their beers-nice flavours. Little bit disappointed not all on the list were available to sample. Bought a 4 pack home instead

Thank PotOz
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Meat, wings and hotdogs were delish. Disappointed with the Mac n cheese and the tater tots weren’t as amazing as expected. The bar staff are a bit too cool to smile or talk beyond the required amount, but we didn’t have to wait long for...More

Thank Lyndal H
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great micro brewery with amazing beers and atmosphere. Taste sensation of beer kind. Very hip place. The food is reasonable and I find a little up and down depending on the kitchen staff. They have the beers down pat and changing styles...More

Thank eric-sworks
Simon S, Manager at Bad Shepherd, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thanks for your comments and your feedback about the food and service. Glad you're a fan overall and we look forward to having you visit again.

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Unsure what some people are thinking when they come here. For what it is and what you get its great. Offcourse very reasonable with prices and choices. What a great place for our area. Hello people. If you are after fine dining and full waiter...More

Thank Natdi
Simon S, Manager at Bad Shepherd, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Hi Natdi - thanks for your comments. Fine dining we certainly aren't but hopefully we're a place where people can find enjoyment in some quality beer, comfort food and great service. See you again some time.

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

So we heard a bit about the bad shepherd so we wandered down one Sunday afternoon. Didnt book just walked in and got a table quickly. Place is quite relaxed and beer is great. Isn't this the reason why we go to breweries??? We ordered...More

Thank leanne b
Simon S, Manager at Bad Shepherd, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thanks for your review. Glad you had an enjoyable, relaxing time visiting us. See you next time!

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Just a quick visit for a bite to eat and trying a few new brews. Slow cooked lamb shoulder was awesome!

Thank Curis
Simon S, Manager at Bad Shepherd, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thanks for your review and your kind comments regarding the lamb. Hope you find time to drop by again.

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Arrived at Bad Shepard to not be greeted by any staff, we looked like headless chickens walking in there not knowing whether to take a table or not. Staff were not very helpful (seemed to be under-staff for the amount of patrons in the venue)...More

Thank RyanWiz21
Simon S, Manager at Bad Shepherd, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Hi there - thanks for your review and sorry for the delay in responding. Unfortunate to read you didn't have a great experience at our place and we acknowledge that at busy times we could sometimes work on making sure visitors walking in the door...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Bar, American
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
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
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