Book for lunch to experience our light filled dining room in the daylight. Exclusively for lunches, we present four pasta options served with a glass of wine and our house made loaf. $24.00 per person. Not valid Easter Weekend or Mothers Day.


Exclusive use of the restaurant can be arranged for both luncheon and dinner events.  We  can accommodate up to 32 guests for a sit down meal or 50 guests cocktail style.  We’ll make it as easy as we can for you with a choice of set menus, share menus and degustation options. 


We proudly offer our beautiful dessert and ice-cream options for diners who may have already eaten dinner elsewhere. Try the signature honey pannacotta with cinder toffee and lemon curd ice cream.  *no reservations, subject to availability upon arrival.


"The restaurant is exclusive not so much out of snobbery but because they only have 11 tables. The food is delicious with dishes like handmade chestnut fettuccini with local wild rabbit in a Nebbiolo red wine braise and for the main you cannot go wrong with the grass fed Victorian eye fillet ,carrots glazed, pureed and crisp. For a sweet ending the legendary honey pannacotta with cinder toffee, fresh honey, lemon curd ice cream is of legend throughout the town and with good reason." 

Glenn Harris, Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, Nov 2018

It’s early evening and the warm glow of the bistro spills out from the broad verandah into the street. Beechworth’s Ox and Hound is a real local bistro, the place where you can dine several times a week or drop in for an exceptionally well-prepared meal when you’re visiting town. The wine list is a rather impressive compact tome that includes most of the local Beechworth wineries, some Yarra Valley classics and is not afraid to go to the best regions of Europe. 

Richard Cornish, Essentials Magazine, Nov 2018

With 11 tables nestled under its pressed metal ceiling, competition can be fierce for a seat The Ox and Hound Bistro. Handmade gnocchi, linguine and fettuccine with local wild rabbit are among the stars on the restaurant's menu, chased by wine from Beechworth and the nearby Rutherglen, King Valley and Porepunkah regions.

Andrew Taylor, Good Food, April 2018

Owner Lauren welcomed us into her beautiful, light-filled restaurant and were treated to the most delightful french and Italian inspired fare. We shared a magnificent entree of trout terrine with caviar, red cabbage gazpacho and horseradish (an explosion of flavour based around the freshest local Harrietville trout).  The food was outstanding and the gorgeous, sun-filled setting perfect for a lazy weekend lunch or beautiful dinner.

Camilla Ferraro, The Alimental Sage, Dec 2016

European-style The Ox and Hound Bistro (, with its street views and pressed-metal detailing, makes the most of produce from the region in dishes such as chestnut soup with a swirl of Pennyweight Gold, handmade gnocchi with braised Nug Nug goat and Stanley apple tart.

Qantas Magazine, March 2016

“Service is warm and welcoming, and the seasonal menu delivers classics such as twice-backed, three cheese soufflé with crisp sticks of apple and a light celery-leaf salad. Linguine with chilli and garlic prawns is generous and balanced, made for mopping up with house-made bread. Pan-fried Harrietville rainbow trout is a riot of red, orange and pink, atop creamy asparagus veloute. Finish with an individual tart made from apples grown at nearby Stanley, set in a puddle of raisin-studded brown sugar syrup.”

The Age Good Food Guide 2015

“Come here for country-sized portions of modern bistro food, perfectly cooked. The duck breast is just rare, the scallops served with prawn and spring vegetables delicately translucent in the centre. A compact but appealing wine list highlights Beechworth wines.”

Richard Cornish, The Age, Sept 2015

“we never felt more relaxed nor chilled out in a restaurant…perfect pillows of potato gnochhi, cream and cheese will melt your tastebuds.”

Jessica Schumann, Her Canberra, 2015


“A smart spot for lunch on Beechworth's busy main drag, the Ox and Hound Bistro is set in a beautiful heritage-style Beechworth shopfront. The menu is a mix of French and Italian-style dishes (with fine wines to match), such as confit Murray Valley pork belly with thyme-scented green lentils and spatchcock involtini, braised leeks and a mustard cream sauce.”

Anthony Dennis,

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