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Colenso

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42 Anslow St | Woodend, Woodend, Victoria 3442, Australia
+61 3 5427 2007
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a terrific dinner last night at Colenso, all great food and a nice wine selection. The blue eye fish was fabulous and we look forward to coming back again soon.

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1 Thank Fergus C
Woodend, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Hidden away behind a beautiful tree lined street, this little gem is worth travelling from afar to check it out. Nestled in amongst a native garden, you immediately know on entering you're going to enjoy whatever is dished up. We had the Woodender breakfast and I can tell you, I've had a lot of breakfasts across the globe and this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

From the moment you set foot on the footpath winding to the hidden café, you know you're in for a treat. Set in a pretty garden between the front shop and art gallery at the back, Colenso oozes atmosphere. Inside, friendly staff and an abundance of timber create a warm atmosphere. The food and service are both good though the... More 

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Brunswick, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The overall atmosphere was nice, however, it was a bit chilly. Food was nice-ish. Not suitable for the kids, and few vegan options. Also had a pretty limited lunch menu.

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Thank Susan B
Ararat, Australia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We had breakfast here on the weekend. We were greeted with smiles and happy hello's - a great start to a Saturday morning. My wife stated that it was the best coffee she had ever had (and drinks a lot of coffee) but not to be surpassed by the pancakes which were spectacular. I had the omelette which was cheesy,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Colenso has a good atmosphere and friendly staff, but the food and coffee can be very inconsistent and the menu is very limited.

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Wodonga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

So glad we stopped here on our way down to the You Yangs. Only wish we had stopped again on our way back! Such excellent value for money. Compared to il Caffe, which somehow is rated 'excellent' on Trip Advisor, Colenso has much better decor, ambience, service, food, coffee and toilets. Considering both meals cost us $45, Colenso is by... More 

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Castlemaine, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I met a friend at Coleno recently for lunch. We enjoyed our lunch , it was a perfect chance to catch up and enjoy the tasty seasonal food. Will go again.

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1 Thank Helen B
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Dining at Colenso felt like dining with good friends that love to cook and serve beautiful meals using fresh, seasonal produce. We could not fault the meals, service or setting and highly recommend it to others visiting Woodend.

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2 Thank jovdz
Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We visited for lunch and we'll happily surprised with the quality of the food, coffee and wine. Colenso is in a lovely funky in a retro kind of way (though sophisticated) space with a gallery kind of feel (pieces are available to purchase at the gallery next door), that had a beautiful, warming and welcoming fire. The coffee was fantastic,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:00
Thursday
08:30 - 16:00
Friday
08:30 - 16:00
Saturday
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Anslow St | Woodend, Woodend, Victoria 3442, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Macedon Ranges  >  Woodend
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5427 2007
Description
Fabulously fine dining in a small country town, local produce. Eclectic varied menu from Moules Marinieres to South American street food, great atmosphere, excellent wines

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