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“Fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jim McDougall in Stefano's Cellar

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 #2 of 78 Restaurants in Mildura
Price range: $45 - $142
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.
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

The food, wine, and overall experience has been simply outstanding. It came very close to a Vue de Monde experience, at a significantly lower price point. Being able to tour the wine cellar after dinner rounded off an exceptional dining experience.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic Degustation Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Quite simply awesome! Definitely in the top three dining experiences of my life! Perfect location in the cellars of the Mildura Grand Hotel, outstanding 8 course degustation meal with matched wines, the food was magnificent, and service impeccable! It is pricey, but not expensive for the quality, quantity and service!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mount Gambier, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Stumbled upon this little treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

It was mid morning about 10am when we found this little treasure of a place. Very European on the eye, fast paced and and friendly. I was intrigued by all the house made pickled and small goods. That a young waitress asked If I would like to see a menu. As soon as I sat down and opened up the menu I was astounded at the variety and choice (breakfast menu) albeit expensive with out being rude, but I was more than willing to pay for a great brunch. I settled on the mushroom and goats cheese on sourdough which was very tantalizing and interesting at the same time. I chose the pork sausage for my partner and we ended up sharing. To sum it up it was very satisfying and enjoyable to say the least. What made it more satisfying was the peaceful serene out door are (out front where we were sitting under the vine leave Italian inspired themed roof. Very family oriented place as everyone appeared to know everyone.
Would recommend however not on a budget! The blonde waitress with glasses was very endearing and assertive.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Over rated, pretentious, and expensive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

I was very dissapointed with the whole experience. There was no menu to let you know what the dishes were, they were over complicated and too small. The whole thing was over priced and we needed to go to Maccas on the way home because we were still hungry, not great when you spend $175 per head.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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geelong
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“magnificent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Could not fault this restaurant, first class food and service, you'd be silly not to go there if you're looking for a special night out in Mildura.

Visited January 2013
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