The Woodhouse is the new luxe North American-inspired bar open in Bendigo

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The Woodhouse is the new luxe North American-inspired bar open in Bendigo

Words by Staff Writer

Bendigo’s new luxe bar - The Woodhouse - is open for business

A truly stunning new addition to Bendigo’s dining landscape has landed at 101 Williamson Street, and it’s already making waves. The Woodhouse, a contemporary bar and restaurant, opened its doors back in December last year and it has been bringing a taste of North American-inspired luxury to the heart of the city ever since.

Co-owners Paul Pitcher and Tony Panetta are the brains behind this stylish establishment. Fresh from a reconnaissance mission to New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, they’ve infused The Woodhouse with a modern ambience, blending timber, marble, and mood lighting to create an inviting space for patrons to unwind.

“We’ve been inspired by venues in North America and think we’ve nailed what our customers are looking for in a contemporary bar.” co-owner Paul Pitcher tells us. “We’ve created a modern ambience, with timber, marble and mood lighting to add to our restaurant and private dining experience.” adds co-owner Tony Panetta, who recently returned (with Pitcher) from a reconnaissance in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

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The aroma of smoky delights greets visitors as they step inside, setting the scene for an exceptional dining experience. With a focus on showcasing the best of local Bendigo and Heathcote wines, The Woodhouse boasts an impressive selection of 28 wines by the glass and over 300 by the bottle. And for those with a taste for the finer things, French champagne awaits, available by the glass.

But it’s not just about wine at The Woodhouse. The bar also offers a diverse array of spirits, beers, and other beverages, catering to all preferences. Cocktail aficionados will delight in the seasonal cocktail list, while the talented bar staff stand ready to craft classic concoctions with flair.

Hungry patrons can indulge in delicious bar fare sourced directly from The Woodhouse restaurant, with offerings ranging from juicy grilled meats to tempting snacks. And for the ultimate culinary experience, diners can opt for The Woodhouse Experience, a five-course meal designed to truly impress.

Whether you’re seeking a casual drink or a memorable dining experience, The Woodhouse aims to please. Co-owners Paul and Tony, along with their friendly team, extend a warm welcome to all who step through the doors. And with plans to remain open on New Year’s Eve and throughout January, there’s ample opportunity to experience the magic of The Woodhouse.

The Woodhouse awaits at 101 Williamson Street, Bendigo. Find out more at