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334 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
+61 3 5999 9222
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Melbourne, Australia
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130 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The innocent bystander really impressed me with their invovation. Wines by the glass on tap, and you can purchase a sample of 3 x 50ml wines for $10 which I thought was very reasonable. The industrial decor was very tasteful, and the staff were polite and attentive. Margarita pizza was delicious, as were the truffle fries. Overall a top pick... More 

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Thank crunchierach
adelaide
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have eaten here a few times and always thoroughly enjoy my woodfired pizza, staff are eager to help with both food and the wine flights, great place to stop if you are heading out for a drive to the Yarra....

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Thank mollyAdelaide
Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a Must Stop when you are in Yarra Valley. We had lunch there and we love the mushroom pizza, truffle fries and moscato. Even bought some moscato home too. Service was excellent too. As we were there on a weekday it was not crowded. It seems weekends are crowded but while waiting you can do some wine tasting.

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Thank Celest T
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not knowing what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised by the "warehouse conversion" into a superb pizzeria and bar. Would have preferred to have a menu on display out the front, as the menu is pizza based. Food was excellent, service was good, ambience great. Main downfall - no blinds on the north facing windows. We were there in late... More 

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Thank Ian K
Bairnsdale, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband had a pizza, loved the thin crust and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had the paella, I have had much better, also a little worse, AVERAGE, hence the rating. Being a Spanish restaurant, I expected better. The service was really good, the staff really obliging. Not cheap, glass of wine about $10.00. Much more expensive than the Thai restaurant... More 

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Thank pamelasheedy
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hi Pamela Many thanks for coming to visit Innocent Bystander and for sharing your feedback. I'm glad to hear you were impressed with the pizza and the service you received. While we make no claim to be a traditional Spanish restaurant we do aim to deliver a great paella so I'm sorry to hear it did not meet your expectations.... More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for a wine tour in the morning and liked it so much we booked for supper the same evening. Lovely wines , very friendly staff especially the young lady who urged us to have the brioche and caramel pudding, and great atmosphere- love the modern funky feel to the place - we had a lovely charcuterie board- more bread... More 

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Thank BOKNOK
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hey Boknok Great to hear you liked innocent bystander so much that you came twice in one day! The brioche and butterscotch pudding is seriously delicious, you really picked a winner there. Glad you enjoyed the wines, service and atmosphere too. I hope we'll see you again when you're next in the Valley. Cheers! More 

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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did not eat in the restaurant. Instead, I visited the wine shop there and tasted 9 wines for free at the bar. The lady bartender is professional and charming 😍

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Thank Kevin C
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hi Kevin Great to hear you discovered our discrete little cellar door on the far side of Healesville :-) and fantastic that you were well looked after and enjoyed the wines. Thanks for visiting! More 

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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Innocent Bystander to sample some wine and ended up staying for dinner! Knowledgeable and friendly staff made our evening memorable.

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Thank Paul C
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hey Paul, Thanks for coming to see us, stoked to hear that you enjoyed the wines, food and service. I hope we see you again soon. Cheers! More 

PHUKET
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58 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here and the food was ok but nothing special. The pizza is better then what it used to be but still far from a good pizza which is a shame considering the nice oven they have. Service was good.

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Thank Baltram_7
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hi Baltram Thanks for your visit and your feedback. It's a little known fact that our fancy pizza oven came with a 'pizza consultant' direct from Italy, who worked with our chef to ensure we got our bases just right, so we're confident we're putting out some pretty smart pizzas. I'm sorry to hear they didn't hit the mark for... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took family and overseas guests for lunch and results were better than what I heard about this place. We did not make reservation on this busy Sat, but was well accommodated within the hour. Free wine-tasting was provided while table was set. Service was fantastic and friendly - food was served promptly. We ordered pizzas & paella - some of... More 

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Thank Jeremy W
Mat J, General Manager at Innocent Bystander, responded to this review

Hi Jeremy Many thanks for coming out to see us at Innocent Bystander, it's great to hear we over delivered on the service, food and hopefully the wine too! Thanks for your review. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$37
Cuisine
Spanish, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Healesville
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5999 9222
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 as well? Come on over.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?