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Jim McDougall in Stefano's Cellar

Cellars of the Grand Hotel | Langtree Avenue, Mildura, Victoria 3502, Australia
+61 3 5022 0881
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Ranked #3 of 78 Restaurants in Mildura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $44 - $139
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Jim McDougall in Stefano's Cellar, formerly known as Stefano's Restaurant, has been a destination for food lovers for more than 20 years. With Jim McDougall as head chef, the restaurant has moved in a more modern direction, while remaining committed to local produce and creating a unique experience for the diner. Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, and lunch Friday to Saturday, Jim McDougall in Stefano's Cellar serves a seasonal tasting menu in the cellars of the historic Grand Hotel.
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We took our two children., 16 and 10 for am amazing lunch on the weekend. I rang to enquire about lunches and they were more than happy to open for us. The food was amazing and the service second to none. Very relaxed but stunning setting.. A must do in Mildura for everyone.. We all felt very welcome. Thankyou from... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had a wonderful 10 course degustation with matching wines, (very generous serves of the wine) thoroughly enjoyed the food, amazing combinations of flavours. Service was excellent - the staff friendly and knowledgeable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went to that restaurant on the advice of a so-called gourmet expert, when we were in Mildura last year.We were then advised by the head-waiter to have the full unknown course to enjoy the evening. We did & what a disaster. We were in shock when we received the different mostly-unknown microscopic ingredients on so-called different unusual unrealistic plates.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This came came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. We did the 10 course degustation with matching wines, expensive but so worth it. Awesome food and wine, great service, one of the highlights of our trip. Worth doing for sure

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Victoria AUST
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

To start, the food in this restaurant is different from the "original" Stefanos. We were very impressed with the knowledgeable and friendly service that attended us during this brilliant degustation. We had the full 10 course and matching wines. It was a whole night affair from 7:30pm to nearly 12 midnight. It was unbelievable. The night exposed us to wines... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

If you are in Mildura, make sure you dine here. You will not regret it, it is well worth it. Lovely atmosphere, wonderful service, really amazing food and wines. Jim McDougall has done a great job at bringing fresh ideas to the degustation menu that Stefano set in place years ago ( we came in 2000 and had a great... More 

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Mildura, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Silver service at lunchtime! I can enjoy this anytime. Not a big splurge, but a delight which included some culinary suprises.............can't wait to go again.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We decided not to go the degustation menu and instead went for the 2 or 3 course menu. While waiting for the first course to arrive, we were treated to house made mini bread rolls and house made butter which was lovely. Our entrees were delicious and we were again given something while we waited for our mains. This time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited Jim McDougall in Stefano’s Cellar last weekend and were treated to 10 fabulous courses showcasing local and native produce matched with an excellent mix of European and Australian wines. The old "Stefanos" now in the hands of young inspired chef has evolved into a high end dining experience. Be prepared to be introduced to a whole new range... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My wife and I had dinner at "JMMCDGLL" last week, and we were astonished at how good this restaurant is. We had a quintet of amuse-bouche - the most we've ever been given at any restaurant was one - which included interesting items like venison with beetroot and saltbush leaves with sour cream. As the menu is fixed (but you... More 

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Address: Cellars of the Grand Hotel | Langtree Avenue, Mildura, Victoria 3502, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5022 0881
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mildura
Average Prices: USD 44 - 139
Cuisine: Contemporary

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