Wild Oak Restaurant - Dandenong Ranges
Wild Oak

Restaurant & Cooking School
Lunch & Dinner Wednesday - Sunday
03 9751 2033

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The Wild Oak Team
 

The Wild Oak Team

Director and Chef Ben Higgs leads a young team full of passion to produce and deliver food that is simple, beautiful and delicious.

Our energetic Restaurant Manager, David Dos Santos, has a natural flair for hospitality. He is a beacon of light in guiding our front of house team to deliver the best possible restaurant experience possible. He is passionate and knowledgeable about wines and instills this in the training of the team.

Jilly Higgs is the Wild Oak stylist and also manages Wild About Tours. Jilly is customer driven and passionate about sharing our region and it’s food, wine and attractions with visitors.

Come and dine with us and you’ll agree that the Wild Oak Team just want to bring the best seasonal produce to your plate and have a bit of fun doing it. That’s why we’ve been awarded Victoria’s best regional restaurant.

Ben Higgs

"Cooking comes naturally to me. I've been around kitchens my whole life."

With nearly 2 decades of experience, Ben has founded his own Cooking School, owned several restaurants, won numerous awards and been featured on TV and radio and in press.

As a guest chef, Ben has promoted Australian food in Shanghai, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Beijing, Laos, Bangkok, Guangzhou and across Australia.

Wild Oak Functions
 

Functions & Private Dining

Hold an event at Wild Oak or have us come to you. From a small group at your home for a gourmet event, to your wedding or other grand occasion we pride ourselves on our personalised service, catering to all of your needs and requirements. We also have several private rooms available at Wild Oak from a cosy dinner for two, to a serviced conference room.

The Snug
The Snug Function Room Hire

An intimate space for 2 - 6 people, the Snug is private and perfect for special occasions.

  • Private Lunches & Dinners
  • Proposals
  • Romantic Dinners
  • Elopement Dinners
The Orangery
The Orangery Function Room Hire

For groups of 8 - 16, the Orangery with it's glass ceiling is bright in the day and intimate at night.

  • Private Lunches & Dinners
  • Cocktail Parties
  • Christmas Parties
  • Small Conferences & Business Meetings (AV equipment available)
Fireside Room
Fireside Function Room Hire

For groups of 16 - 30, the Fireside Room with it's wood fire is perfect for larger groups.

  • Conferences & Business Meetings (AV equipment available)
  • Group Lunches and Dinners
  • Christmas Parties
  • Small Wedding Receptions
Weddings and Larger Groups
Restaurant Hire for Functions

For groups from 30 - 100 you can hire out part of or the entire restaurant for lunch or dinner.

  • Conferences (AV equipment available)
  • Group Lunches and Dinners
  • Christmas Parties
  • Weddings and Receptions
Picnics & Private Parties

We are also happy to cater your private party at home or organise special catered picnics in the local area.

Wild Oak Cooking School
 

Wild Oak Cooking School

The Wild Oak Cooking School is purposely designed to maximize the use of a central workspace, which allows a 'hands on' experience rather than a 'demonstration' kitchen. Having a small capacity of 8-10, students can enjoy a much higher level of contact with professional chef instructors.

With different class types and subjects to suit all levels and interests you'll easily be able to find one that is perfect for you. Come by yourself, with your partner or with friends, it's a great fun night or day out. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine as you learn and take home handy class notes so you can recreate these great dishes at home.

A Wild Oak Cooking School Voucher makes a great Gift!

Popular Classes:

Pasta Making from Scratch
Bread Making from Scratch
BBQ Basic and Masterclass
Mexican Cooking
One Pot Wonders
Thai Cooking

Classes and Bookings

Wild About Tours
 

Wild About Tours

Wild About Tours offers private tours that are tailored to suit guests interests and time frame. Offering tours thoughtout the Dandenong Ranges, Yarra Valley & Mornington Peninsula.

Tours can be exclusive to Parks and Gardens, Boutique Wineries, Cider & Ale Houses, Cheese & Chocolate, Village Shopping, Art Galleries.... or mix and match ! “Your day, your way”.

Tours include a special lunch menu at The Wild Oak, with a glass of wine or a Wild Oak picnic. Tour times are flexible and include pick up from local accommodation or private address within 10km of Olinda, Belgrave or Lilydale train station.


$ 165

Full Day Tour

A Full Day Tour tailored to your interests including all entry and tasting fees. Includes a special lunch menu at Wild Oak or Wild Oak picnic lunch whilst on tour with a glass of wine. All dietary requirements catered for.

$ 125

Half Day Tour

A Full Day Tour tailored to your interests including all entry and tasting fees. Includes a special lunch menu at Wild Oak or Wild Oak picnic lunch whilst on tour with a glass of wine. All dietary requirements catered for.

The Secret Garden Olinda offers private, peaceful and affordable accommodation in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. Five minutes drive from the Villages of Olinda, Mt Dandenong, Monbulk and Sassafras and close to several wedding venues.

Whilst under the roofline of the main house, the accommodation has its own separate entry, private parking, gardens, seasonal swimming pool, kitchen/laundry, luxury bathroom with clawfoot bath & shower and queen four poster bedroom with garden views.

Perfect just to stay and relax whilst exploring the Dandenong Ranges, we even offer complimentary transport to and from The Wild Oak restaurant. Stay in conjunction with a tour and save.

$ 180

One Night - Saturday or Sunday

Includes breakfast of croissants, tea & coffee

$ 320

Two Nights - Saturday & Sunday

Includes breakfast of croissants, tea & coffee

$ 70

Relaxation Massage

Per Person - Per Hour

$ 100

Couples Relaxation Massage

Per Couple - 40 minutes each

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$ 150

One Nights Accommodation

Per Couple for a Saturday or Sunday night. Includes breakfast of croissants, tea & coffee

$ 300

Two Nights Accommodation

Per Couple for a Saturday and Sunday night. Includes breakfast of croissants, tea & coffee

$ 100

Half Day Tailored Tour

Per Person - Includes pick up from Secret Garden Olinda, all entry and tasting fees and a special lunch menu at Wild Oak or Wild Oak picnic lunch whilst on tour with a glass of wine. All dietary requirements catered for.

$ 150

Full Day Tailored Tour

Per Person - Includes pick up from Secret Garden Olinda, all entry and tasting fees and a special lunch menu at Wild Oak or Wild Oak picnic lunch whilst on tour with a glass of wine. All dietary requirements catered for.

Package pricing only available when staying at Secret Garden Olinda and booking a Wild About Tour.

Find out More About The Secret Garden Olinda

For further information about Wild About Tours or Secret Garden Olinda call Jilly on 0431 970 522 or visit:

Wild About Tours Website Wild About Tours on Facebook The Secret Garden Olinda
Whats on in the Dandenong Ranges
 

Events at Wild Oak

Nov 28 2014

8.00 pm - 11.00 pm

Jazz Night

Dinner with the smooth sounds of live jazz from our Resident jazz trio featuring Craig Smith.

Dec 7 2014

Lunch
$55 per person

Mexican Garden Party

Summer is heating up, so we thought we’d give it a push along with a special Mexican Garden Party. Join us for a spicy Mexican lunch in the garden with fabulous food and featuring the Sin Frontera Trio serving up the perfect Mexican atmosphere.

Dec 14 2014

Lunch
$55 per person

Española Fiesta

Continuing our Sundays of special lunches, join us for a Spanish Fiesta with fabulous Spanish food and our resident Spanish trio Flamenco Fiesta. The perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Dec 19 2014

8.00 pm - 11.00 pm

Jazz Night

Dinner with the smooth sounds of live jazz from our Resident jazz trio featuring Craig Smith.

Dec 21 2014

Lunch
$40 per person

BBQ and Garden Picnic

Chill out before the formal Christmas festivities with the last of our special Sunday lunches for December. Join us for a relaxed BBQ and Garden Picnic with the smooth sounds of Dave Adeson Accoustic guitar Duo.

Jan 30 2015

8.00 pm - 11.00 pm

Jazz Night

Dinner with the smooth sounds of live jazz from our Resident jazz trio featuring Craig Smith.

Feb 27 2015

8.00 pm - 11.00 pm

Jazz Night

Dinner with the smooth sounds of live jazz from our Resident jazz trio featuring Craig Smith.

Mar 27 2015

8.00 pm - 11.00 pm

Jazz Night

Dinner with the smooth sounds of live jazz from our Resident jazz trio featuring Craig Smith.

Apr 25 2015

8.00 pm - 11.00 pm

Jazz Night

Dinner with the smooth sounds of live jazz from our Resident jazz trio featuring Craig Smith.

May 29 2015

8.00 pm - 11.00 pm

Jazz Night

Dinner with the smooth sounds of live jazz from our Resident jazz trio featuring Craig Smith.

Jun 26 2015

8.00 pm - 11.00 pm

Jazz Night

Dinner with the smooth sounds of live jazz from our Resident jazz trio featuring Craig Smith.

Jul 31 2015

8.00 pm - 11.00 pm

Jazz Night

Dinner with the smooth sounds of live jazz from our Resident jazz trio featuring Craig Smith.

Wild Oak Gift Vouchers
 

GIFT VOUCHERS

The perfect gift for anyone

A Gift Voucher for Wild Oak Restaurant and Cooking School.
Vouchers are valid for 12 months and are made out to the dollar value of your choice. The recipient can redeem it at either the restaurant or cooking school.

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Wild Oak Restaurant, Cooking School and Function Rooms

Open for Lunch and Dinner
Wednesday - Sunday

232 Ridge Rd, Olinda VIC 3788
Corner of Ridge and Mt Dandenong Tourist Rds
03 9751 2033 dine@wildoak.com.au

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