Mr Beebe was a prominent architect and politician in 19th century Bendigo. Amongst many of his landmark buildings is the two story Colonial Mutual Life Building which now houses Mr Beebe’s Eating House in Bendigo’s CBD.
The stylish split level restaurant offers lunch and dinner seven days a week with a sharing menu that allows maximum flexibility. The food is modern European/Australian with a focus on local produce and making as many items in house as possible.
Pram access is ok but not smooth (a few steps to enter the door and a few more steps to get to the elevated part of the dining room) and there’s no specific kids menu. The main benefit for families is the all day kitchen, which means you can have lunch at 11am and dinner at 5pm and pretty much have the place to yourselves. I also like the grown up menu which means kids and adults can eat ‘proper’ food!
We share the lamb meatballs, hand cut russet chips with aioli ($6), spiced school prawns ($6) (which Baby 2.0 LOVED), wagyu burger and smoked duck salad. The last two items are featured on the $15 ‘fast eating’ menu, so our lunch is a bargain! It’s all served with slabs of crusty and fluffy house made bread which I’d love to take home.
The food was delicious, fast and the service friendly and I’d happily return to Mr Beebe’s Eating House’s to try more of their menu. If you’re going with kids just have to make sure you pick the right time of day when the rest of the grown-ups aren’t eating and drinking!
- pram access requires some steps and better if you can fold it up out of the way;
- high chairs;
- bathrooms are up some steps;
- standard menu suitable for kids;
- all day dining from 11am; and
- across the road from Rosalind Park and Bendigo Art Gallery.