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Innocent Bystander

€€ - €€€Spanish, Pizza,
316 - 334 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
+61 3 5999 9222
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (42 reviews)
“paella” (25 reviews)
“pizza” (81 reviews)
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CUISINES
Spanish, Pizza, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
316 - 334 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
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1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ordered their seafood paella, crispy wings and spicy pork pizza, all were delish. Our iced mocha took some time to arrive but the staff were quick to rectify that once I mentioned it to them, great service by them. Lovely decor with long bar. A...More

Thank swirlingheartbeat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location in Healesville, awesome spacious building with a long bar! Menu is delicious, I had some locally baked bread and olive oil with house made dukkah followed by meat paella! Tried all the wines! Thanks too, to the great staff especially Georgie in the...More

Thank Xaero42
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your stellar review and special thanks to some of our team that you got to know while you were there! We're stoked that you enjoyed our Healesville home and food. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here for lunch and were seated outside on the deck. It was very busy being Saturday and most of the tables were reserved or occupied. We ordered Pizza to share with a portion of Fries. The service was quick and the young...More

Thank Lizzie0909
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lizzie, Thanks for visiting us and for your review. We're pleased that you liked our friendly service and the thin pizza base but sorry it wasn't up to your expectations. If you would ever like to give us another try, our most popular pizza...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Innocent Bystander many times when travelling to/past Healesville and everytime I come past, it never fails to amaze. The is a variety of food to choose from, ranging from pizzas to mains to tapas. The flavours are definitely there and to...More

Thank UniqueGlobeTrotter
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us and your recent review. We're pleased that you enjoyed our pizzas and friendly team. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and wine. Staff are friendly and helpful. Love the Moscato and red wines. I have been back twice.

Thank Jessica M
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jessica, Thanks for visiting us and your positive review! We're chuffed that you've taken the time to tell everyone that you enjoyed our Moscato, red wine and friendly team. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for 3 pizzas all around the $26 mark for each pizza. The lamb pizza and the puttanesca and the Bianca. They were ok but not worth the price at all. Better off going elsewhere and getting better for less. Really nice modern interior though...More

Thank Sam C
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sam, Thanks for visiting us. We're pleased that you liked the venue and appreciate the feedback relating to the pizzas. We used hand-pulled dough that's been proved for 48 hours to make a delicious crispy crust. We're sorry that you didn't think the pizzas...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to stop by for some nice wine or beer with good food. You can also choose to visit Giant Step which is just opposite and also offers the food and wine.

Thank Abby X
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Abby, Thanks for visiting us recently. We're pleased that you enjoyed our wine and food. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The relocated Innocent Bystander is fabulous. Now owned by Brown Bros the wine selection covers a few Victorian regions and all very drinkable. The staff are friendly attentive and efficient - nothing was too much trouble. The industrial like space has a great atmosphere and...More

Thank Robyn W
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Robyn, Thanks for visiting us and your awesome review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed our space and friendly team. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here a few weeks ago. The decor is really cool and it's in a great location in downtown Healesville, clearly visible from the main road. The free wifi was also a nice plus, as that's not standard at Healesvilel wineries and restaurants....More

Thank avidreaderatl
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us and for providing your feedback. We're pleased we liked our tasting paddle and location. Our tasting bar operates until 6pm during the week and until 9pm on weekends, we regret that one of our wine ambassadors weren't available when you visited....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here one night and came back for drinks the next. The veggie paella was stunning and a nice change to the usual gluten free vegan food on offer! Hubby had a pizza and said that whilst good, the meat was on the meagre...More

Thank Jess R
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jess, Thanks for visiting us and for your awesome review. We're pleased you enjoyed our paella and friendly IB team. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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Kain F
2 May 2017|
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Response from Mat J | Property representative |
Hi Kain, the menu can be found through a link on the Contact Us page of the website, its also on Zomato.
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calandbrad
8 August 2016|
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Response from Gusswisstrip | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we only visit there every now and then, and have not heard of there being entertainment on weekends. A great place for a meal though!!
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veryfussy286
I would like to know if anyone in the world considers Miles Davis and progressive jazz and muted trumpets; relaxing? I would also like to know if IB will ever consider me seriously. I am not a fool but an ex music teacher, and I have a reasonably good lounge room recording set up at home. I also would like to know if and when IB will consider acoustic shells hung from the ceiling. I wonder if the sound level is within comfortable range. I do have a sound meter which I used when accompanying a young student of mine to the VCA, which also has sound level meters in the percussion dept. I have always rated IB's food as probably, for a similar type restaurant, as 80% or even 90%. It's a pity that any meetings between staff and I have been vexatious and confrontational.When can I have a mature meeting of minds about IB and Giant Steps?
20 March 2016|
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Response from veryfussy286 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with you, however, the place is often nearly empty during a winter week and they rely on people like me, regulars, to keep the place open. The management is arrogant, I admit and it will be a great day, if ever, to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$38
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 - 334 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Healesville
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5999 9222
  • E-mail
Description
It's a cellar door, restaurant, bar and cafe all rolled into one. Serving exceptional Innocent Bystander wines (including our famous Moscato) and outstanding wood-fired pizzas along with paellas and share boards for all day dining. Did I mention that we serve Allpress coffee and a range of delicious pastries from Burnham Beeches Bakery as well? Come on over.
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