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Baringo Food & Wine

New Gisborne Gourmet $$$$ +100
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About Baringo Food & Wine

A veritable cultural and culinary paradise in the foothills of Mount Macedon – just forty minutes by car from Melbourne – Baringo sets the bar high for food, drink and entertainment. Set in the former – and sensitively restored – Whistlestop Pub along Station Road in New Gisborne, a satellite of Gisborne township served by the Bendigo railway line’s Gisborne station (right next door), the only clue to the gastronomic chops on offer at Baringo is the shaded alfresco seating area out front. For us, the kitchens and counters are where the magic happens, with The Baringo Provedore offering cafe culture and the opportunity to stock up from the deli, a wine bar stocked with domestic and international vintages, a Southern European bistro and a Japanese izakaya-style eatery forming a cornucopia of casual and fine dining options.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:00 - 13:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 13:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 18:00
Baringo Food & Wine, Station Road 283, 3438 Gisborne

Further Information

Let’s start simply, with The Baringo Provedore. This cosy cafe and, yep, provedore (deli-style food and beverage supplier) is open from 7:30am seven days a week offering up proper coffee from award-winning Red Star and a seasonal menu of Australian cafe favourites created using local produce wherever possible. From Tuesday to Sunday, noon until 10pm, Baringo’s New Gisborne outpost transforms into a sophisticated wine bar, with a huge number of international and domestic wines by the glass and by the bottle available, including some from nearby Macedon Ranges and Barringo Valley vineyards. In cahoots, the in-house wine store stocks over 300 bottles for purchase. If this wasn’t enough to book a table and make the short trip from Melbourne, then what follows should win you over.

The first of two gastronomic highlights housed at Baringo Food & Wine is the bistro, open Tuesday to Sunday from noon until 10pm for lunch (plus a fixed price lunch menu), dinner and Sunday brunch. From Friday to Sunday chef Hal Riches takes the rein here to shift the focus onto supreme examples of Southern European cuisine. Next up is a surprise from the Far East that will delight fans of Asian cuisine from Melbourne and beyond. Make the trip up to New Gisborne for lunch or dinner from Tuesday to Thursday and enjoy Japanese izakaya dining and drinks courtesy of chef Eriko. Just to top it off, Baringo hosts a number of live music events, high tea sessions every second Sunday of the month, wine paired dinners, is home to a lavish banquet hall open for reservation if you have a private dining event in mind, and even a red-velvet theatre for hosting film nights, lectures or performances. Online bookings for Baringo Food & Wine are, needless to say, absolutely essential!

CHEF'S CHOICE

40 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 40 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: short
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1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 09:26

Beautiful food, creative yet substantial, Presentation very good; with a menu selection that focuses on Japanese yet caters for differnt tastes. Excellent service. Value for money.

1 review so far 6
18.03.2017 22:43

The food was fantastic. The service was great, as was the wine list. The highlights were probably the entree (scallops, celeriac, apple & bacon) & the lemon verbena ice cream. Definitely worth a second visit.

1 review so far 6
17.03.2017 15:40

great service, good,friendly and helpful staff and great meals. will happily go back for more. beautiful and extensive wine list and prompt with attention. steve

1 review so far 6
17.03.2017 12:29

Fantastic! All seven of us loved it. Great food, great service & great ambience. We'll all be back! Thanks so much, from a group of first time visitors from Sunbury

2 reviews so far 3
10.01.2017 17:25

The Japanese food ($85/head) was delicious. The experience, however, was not great. Our server whinged that the owners had not rostered enough staff for the evening. No refills of water unless requested (pls note you pay $5 per head for water), 3 glasses of wine were added to the bill that were neither ordered nor consumed (we noticed this once we got home). We were a couple celebrating our anniversary - clearly loading up on food and drinks and although there was space in the dining room we had a family with babies placed right next to us. There is a $20 corkage charge. It's a shame, really, as we're local and there just aren't that many places in the area that have high-end food. Still, if you're going to charge fine dining prices you need to provide high-end service. Not sure when we'll return.

1 review so far 5
12.11.2016 09:19

We were there on a Friday night, so had the Italian menu. The food was very fresh, with a great mix of flavours and nicely presented. The wines were very, very good. The service was wonderful - professional and friendly. It was lovely sitting out in the courtyard after dinner, with a glass of wine listening to the Jazz Band playing in the front room. All in all a great night (although a bit expensive for us to be able to do regularly). Highly recommend them.

1 review so far 5
20.11.2016 13:32

Delicious food and wine with friendly service. I was told that I could choose a bottle of wine from their wine shop with a $20 corkage to drink in the restaurant. I spent $98 and then I found out that if I had spent $2 more I wouldn't had to pay corkage. Would have been nice to have been told that!

1 review so far 4
24.09.2016 20:39

Entrees delivered 10 mins apart from each other. Bones found in one serve of main fish dish and balance of the fish for the main dish was delivered later...forgotten. Main course was only so so taste wise. We did enjoy the entrees, very nice. Very apologetic and we were offered complimentary desert to share and coffees. Very apologetic. Wait service was very good.

1 review so far 6
12.01.2017 23:49

We indulged in the chefs special of 8 courses. Every dish was divine and we polished off every last morsel. One of the best meals we have ever had. The staff we fabulous. We couldn't recommend it enough. Thank you.

1 review so far 6
09.10.2016 09:04

Quality of food excellent. Great venue with good views and very nice decor. Service okay, but dedicated waiter to each table would be better, too many waiters all repeating the same question. They were attentive though. Will definately return.

1 review so far 6
29.09.2016 10:17

great service and food was delicious. Being able to buy wine from their bottle shop next door and take it to the restaurant for a $20 corkage is great! Highly recommend it and will definitely come back

1 review so far 5
09.02.2017 09:40

Set in a beautiful location, the restaurant mirrored the open countryside with high ceilings and a relaxed airy feel. The staff were friendly and non-intrusive. The food was really lovely, presented with passion and care. Wonderful place and looking forward to going back.

1 review so far 5
02.10.2016 18:08

All the food we had was great, especially the veal shank risotto. Would highly recommend, very knowledgeable staff. Maybe they could have spaced out the seating and not have put everyone in the same area when the restaurant was not full.

1 review so far 6
30.10.2016 15:19

Really enjoyed our dinner at Baringo. Lovely staff and great food. Will be a beautiful spot to spend the afternoon watching the sun go down with a beer / wine in the warmer months.

1 review so far 5
12.04.2017 21:14

Food was excellent, have not had a better meal for a long time. Service was good but not over the top. Only complaint was thought the tables a bit close to each other. Would definitely recommend and go back!

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 13:25

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Very limited menu selection but there is always something I'm dying to try. Also definitely try the Japanese during the week, it is delicious! A new favourite!

1 review so far 6
01.12.2016 08:48

The food was amazing and so fresh, the staff were very friendly and engaging. I would definitely make this venue a regular on my list of places to eat at.

1 review so far 6
07.01.2017 19:16

Great food, excellent service and a wonderful cool environment. The lunch menu is pick two dishes for $40, or three for$56. The dishes were small but perfect size for lunch.

1 review so far 6
30.11.2016 17:52

Great meal and service, will be back. We enjoyed the set lunch menu which was great with good serving sizes. Wine list great also, enjoying a nice Cabernet.

1 review so far 6
08.03.2017 10:43

Excellent service and food in a really lovely setting. Beautiful spot to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Good value for the quality of food. We will be back!

1 review so far 6
01.02.2017 09:26

The night we went it was the European menu and it was fantastic! Coupled with great wine and outstanding service it was a truly lovely night out

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 16:44

Delightful meal before going to the gorgeous tiny cinema! This place is such a treasure to behold in the beautiful Macedon Ranges. It is a must!

1 review so far 6
16.12.2016 18:18

Fabulous food. Excellent service. ..beautiful decor......staff. Friendly ,Informative , wine great....love the plateware. All of my fellow diners very impressed. Will definitely return . Soon .

1 review so far 6
17.10.2016 10:31

Amazing food. Great staff and atmosphere. Will definitely frequent this place. Coffee was good to finish at cafe on same site as restaurant. Well done baringo!

1 review so far 6
28.11.2016 07:34

Wonderful personalised service and inspired cuisine . Everything - from the fresh oysters to the ginger infused eggplant - was delicious . Excellent wine selection too.

1 review so far 5
25.12.2016 08:29

THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AND LOVED THE JAPANESE FOOD, DELIGHTED BY THE QUALITY AND VARIETY. JUST THINK THE VINO DIXON 'S POINOT WAS A LITTLE TOO EXPENSIVE. WE WILL BE BACK

1 review so far 5
15.12.2016 09:11

We had a lovely family Christmas Celebration. The seating area was very pleasant and the food plentiful. Dietary requirements were taken care of. And the meal was great value for money.

1 review so far 6
07.01.2017 10:32

The food outstanding! Staff extremely pleasant and attentive! New menu was amazing. Atmosphere top notch. Wine and beverage list A1. Recommended highly. Will be back.

1 review so far 6
17.01.2017 08:19

Friendly service, where staff remember your name/s, a delightful garden outlook, brilliant Japanese food and an excellent wine list makes for a very pleasurable experience.

1 review so far 6
17.01.2017 08:33

Lovely setting, excellent service great food. would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves great food. Will return soon as there is some great dishes.

1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 17:44

Fabulous food and service! The ambience of Barringo is awesome. There is great attention to detail and will be coming back here again. Highly recommend.

1 review so far 5
25.09.2016 11:05

Excellent food and wine. Great ambiance. Will definitely be back on a nice warm day for a few cheeky wines. Love the fact you can purchase a carafe too

1 review so far 5
21.03.2017 11:46

We went to the Japanese night. Service was attentive, it did make us smile hearing the waitress mispronounce sushi as "shushi". Food was great, will come back again.

1 review so far 5
10.12.2016 11:04

Online Booking efficient. Noisy Christmas party nearby but understood. Food excellent value. Daily option Spanish Red brownish, tired. Riesling aged - needed oxygenation. Advised better but chose cheapest

1 review so far 5
03.04.2017 08:45

We experienced very good service, fine wine selection and the ambiance was delightful. We all enjoyed our meals, particularly the slow cooked lamb. We will visit again.

1 review so far 5
22.02.2017 10:03

We enjoyed the experience, the omeal was excellent, the flavours of the meal were good. The staff were attentive & prompt on service & not overwhelming.

1 review so far 5
08.02.2017 07:39

The Japanese food was lovely and good size portions. Excellent wine list with plenty of choice and some interesting wines listed. Will be back soon!

1 review so far 3
15.09.2016 09:06

Overpriced. Cassoulet too salty. offhand inexperienced waiters. View of Macedon Ranges from the booths. (replace timber panels with clear glass & mirror the wall) love the venue concept and want to see you succeed.

1 review so far 4
15.10.2016 11:54

The food was delicious. There was a wide range of wines to choose from. The service was very good. It is a little overpriced though.

1 review so far 3
01.10.2016 10:14

We were left sitting for 20 mins without offer of a drink or water glasses filled. The food was excellent. However, the enclosed dining area did not make for a pleasant experience.