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Jimmy's Bar & Restaurant

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Australian, Asian fusion
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82 Vincent Street | At Frangos & Frangos, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
+61 3 5348 2363
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Upscale Casual Dining...enjoyment of food shouldn't make you feel guilty...
Upscale Casual Dining...enjoyment of food shouldn't make you feel guilty for spending "so much" or fussed about enjoying it!Eat, laugh, smile, sip your drink and laugh some more!For over a decade Frangos & Frangos’ iconic and award winning restaurants haveconsistently set new standards for dining, not only in Daylesford, butregional Victoria. Jimmy's Bar represents a modern, relaxed approach to quality dining in Daylesford aimed at bringing conviviality back to the table featuring sharing plates and communal tables where new friendships are forged and old friendships are renewed.Executive Chef, Euan Apedaile creates contemporary European styled menus using the region's finest and freshest seasonal produce. Inspired creativity abounds with innovative twists on classic dishes.Our philosophy of harmony and perfection is reflected through Chef Euan cuisine and the unique handcrafted art pieces by owner Jim Frangos.Make reservations for our dining room or share one of our convivial tables in the bar area.
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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, service for a large group

Eleven of us had lunch here. The food was excellent - recommend rabbit curry, the yellow beetroot salad especially. The place is well lit and decor contemporary despite the age of the building and the 19th century milieu of the town. Service was super friendly and efficient. The food took some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
HofH999
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Group of ten of us came in for lunch. My roast pumpkin salad was absolutely delicious, but not everyone's food was so good. Nice enough atmosphere though the staff were not in the least bit friendly. I guess in Daylesford they don't care about repeat business as so many weekend visitors.

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Hervey Bay
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I grabbed a take away coffee here recently on a bitterly cold Sunday morning. Couldn't have been happier with the warm greeting I received and the attentive service. This was a very busy place doing a brisk brunch service. The coffee, however, was a little disappointing for my liking - far too mild in flavour.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Arrive - greeted, seated and watered. After waiting a considerable time are wine and dinner order is taken - wine arrived with meal - food good but cold. When we started to stack our finished dishes to attract the attention of the staff that we had dirty plates in front of us for about half hour we are approached by... More 

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Newman, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Me and my partner went to Daylesford as a weekend getaway. We stumbled across Jimmys bar and Restaurant while looking for somewhere to eat. Upon entering it felt very fancy, I did feel like I wasn't dressed up enough to dine there unless I work professional attire. The menu was a little confusing to read, and that made it feel... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Eleven of us had lunch here. The food was excellent - recommend rabbit curry, the yellow beetroot salad especially. The place is well lit and decor contemporary despite the age of the building and the 19th century milieu of the town. Service was super friendly and efficient. The food took some time to get to the table but the staff... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Lovely meal, excellent staff. A bit pricey, but typical of nicer restaurants in the area. The fire made it nice & warm, but I imagine in summer it would be lovely to sit out in the huge courtyard.

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

used to be one of our favorite places but seems like the new menue is trying to be too clever.... The fish portion was too small and the entree was very cold. Service is still perfect though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

From the time we arrived, the staff at Jimmy's made us feel that we were in a very special place. Food and wine were wonderful, the vine in the outdoor area displayed its best autumn tones until overtaken by darkness and a flurry of twinkling lights. Thanks to all the outstanding staff at Jimmy's who made us feel so welcome... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Food was lovely, which we were happy about because its not cheap. Expensive wine too but also very nice. Service and staff you could not fault. A lovely afternoon even with the extra15% surcharge for a public holiday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Jimmy's is personal, tasteful and the cuisine lovely. You feel like you are a patron not just a customer. Excellent time and experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 82 Vincent Street | At Frangos & Frangos, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Daylesford
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5348 2363

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 34
  • Cuisine: Australian, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups

Description

Upscale Casual Dining...enjoyment of food shouldn't make you feel guilty for spending "so much" or fussed about enjoying it!Eat, laugh, smile, sip your drink and laugh some more!For over a decade Frangos & Frangos’ iconic and award winning restaurants haveconsistently set new standards for dining, not only in Daylesford, butregional Victoria. Jimmy's Bar represents a modern, relaxed approach to quality dining in Daylesford aimed at bringing conviviality back to the table featuring sharing plates and communal tables where new friendships are forged and old friendships are renewed.Executive Chef, Euan Apedaile creates contemporary European styled menus using the region's finest and freshest seasonal produce. Inspired creativity abounds with innovative twists on classic dishes.Our philosophy of harmony and perfection is reflected through Chef Euan cuisine and the unique handcrafted art pieces by owner Jim Frangos.Make reservations for our dining room or share one of our convivial tables in the bar area.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?