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The Bunyip Hotel

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Lazy Lunch

Fabulous lunch at the Bunyip in Cavendish. 5 courses that were all fantastic. 2 hours of luxury... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Brisbane, Australia
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This Bunyip is a real legend!

We've experienced the Bunyip twice now. Both times have been for the Sunday 'chef's table' lunch... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
Ballarat, Australia
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A classic Western District country pub with an ever-changing menu of top class food made on site with fresh, local produce. Food by renowned chef James Campbell is complemented by an extensive list of local wines, your classic beers on tap as well...more
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25 Scott St, Cavendish, Victoria 3314, Australia
+61 3 5574 2205
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All reviews port fairy on tap per head country pub the kitchen in house sunday lunch chef's table lamb shoulder croquettes set menu generous proportions mac and cheese degustation dessert congratulations river
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Fabulous lunch at the Bunyip in Cavendish. 5 courses that were all fantastic. 2 hours of luxury! Staff are really friendly and very knowledgeable. Can highly recommend to everyone.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank daktari7
Reviewed 14 November 2018

We've experienced the Bunyip twice now. Both times have been for the Sunday 'chef's table' lunch, and both times we have been extremely happy. Knowing that there is a world class chef in the kitchen of this small regional hotel is almost as 'unreal' as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank db7952
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Good reports enticed is to visit and we were not disappointed. We chose to do our own type of degustation and the 3 of us shared 3 lots of 3 entrees then 2 sweets and a few glasses of wine. Very reasonably priced averaging $67...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MikeP723
Reviewed 4 October 2018

What is there better than an excellent lunch on a magnificent Spring day in beautiful Cavendish in Central Victoria. It was immediately apparent how the Bunyip Hotel has become deservedly so popular. We had a 6 course meal which comprised centrally dropped dishes, mostly 2...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Allan W
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We went there after reading and hearing that its a must, so we went for Saturday lunch and for my birthday to try it out. The best part of the visit and lunch was driving home. I can understand the style of the menu and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Glenn W
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Sunday lunch at this venue is an absolute must. It really is in the middle of nowhere but it’s well worth a visit. Food and atmosphere is everything we expected. Full marks to all the staff.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank proflynn
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this little pub in a very small town and it did not disappoint. We went for the Sunday set menu and it was well worth it. The food was hearty and mouth watering. It’s well worth the drive especially if your in the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank haddlem
Reviewed 25 April 2018

If you want delicious food and don't mind a long drive, do yourself a favour and go to the Bunyip Hotel for Sunday lunch. Lunch is fixed price $35...not a typo...set menu of six delicious courses. Food is no nonsense, tasty and generously proportioned, while...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank DONHEL39
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Magnificent Six course lunch for only $35 pp. Wild mushroom croquettes, chicken pâté, pork terrine, pork belly, wagu neck and golden syrup dumplings with ice cream. Our party of 10 struggled to get through all the food and were able to take some home.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank banj052
Reviewed 21 April 2018

You have to book for the Sunday set menu and be prepared to fork out a whole $35 per person or $10 per child for an appetizer, entree, two mains and a dessert all of the highest quality and generous proportions. This is ridiculously brilliant...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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