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Colenso

) #4 of 18 Restaurants in Woodend $$ - $$$ Cafe, , International
42 Anslow St | Woodend, Woodend, Victoria 3442, Australia
+61 3 5427 2007
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fixed menu” (2 reviews)
“tarts” (3 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
42 Anslow St | Woodend, Woodend, Victoria 3442, Australia
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Colenso is a small restaurant with a range of classics and eclectic specials This is my third trip and it was enjoyable indeed My meal was a classic cheese and chive omelette with buttered sourdough and green salad The omelette was superb and the green...More

Thank chrisbrook106
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent customer service! Lovely atmosphere! Very mean portion sizes! We ordered a salmon dish but could barely find any salmon! Such a shame it used to be so good!

Thank Pamela K
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Enjoyed a leisurely lunch sitting on the deck looking out at the garden. Staff were friendly and gave us adequate time to decide on our drinks and meals. Each of us had a different meal, all of which were well presented and tasty. Adequate choice...More

Thank AllanJane_11
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

There is limited selections but very good produce. I agree the portions are small and can improve. But very good service staff that can't be blamed for small options. Enjoy the local food.

Thank Tandil19
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We used to go to Cafe Colenso often over a ten year period but less so in the past 5 years. We noticed that while the atmosphere, service and friendliness was as it used to be, great, the standard (quantity) of the food has reduced...More

1  Thank Robert P
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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.

3  Thank Fergus C
Reviewed 13 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...More

2  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 17 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...More

2  Thank Gisbornetraveller
Reviewed 15 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.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 13 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...More

1  Thank 007shunt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
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
18:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 20:00
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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