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“Amazing”

The Cellar Door Cafe
Ranked #5 of 8 Restaurants in Ballandean
Cuisines: Australian, Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
bexhill
2 reviews
“Amazing”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

We visited the cafe for lunch which was a beautiful chicken breast, a fresh salad and home made bread. Sounds delicious!!! It was and the sweets that followed were mouth watering. Yum!! We just had to go back for breakfast the new day and again the food was perfect. We especially loved sitting in the cafe and looking out over the vineyards and the dam. Picture perfect. Thanks

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank maurker
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cellardoorcafe, Manager at The Cellar Door Cafe, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
We're delighted you enjoyed your two-course lunch at Mason's and couldn't resist coming back for breakfast. We feel lucky to have such a 'picture pefect' setting as you say and enjoy sharing our Granite Belt experience with visitors and locals alike. Regards, Mason Wines Cellar Door Cafe team
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English first
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Spectacular”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

I stopped in for lunch with family recently and i can say the experience was fantastic! from the moment you step out of the car you can feel the warmth and love that they have put into every single aspect of the cafe. The food was absolutley perfect,I ordered the steamed perch with prawn wontons in an asian broth and it was to die for! The staff are lovely and especially Sarala she was great at explaining the wines and recomending which ones go well with what foods, she was warm and friendly and easy to talk to which made the whole experience even better. a great place for everyone to visist you will not be dissapointed! The chef is a very talented man and he shows great creativity in his dishes. Looking forward to getting back there as soon as i can.

Thank you

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank rosy G
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cellardoorcafe, Manager at The Cellar Door Cafe, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thank you for all your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Warm regards, Mason Wines Cellar Door Cafe team
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Northern Rivers
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Convenient”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Mason's in right on the New England Highway a few kilometers North of Ballandean, and as such it is a very Convenient drop in spot.
So, we dropped in, and was pleasantly surprised. The restaurant area was spacious but sparsely decorated. Given that the vinyl plastic walls were down due to inclement weather, it felt a bit cold but I imagine on a glorious sunny day, with the walls up, the dining area would be transformed into a very pleasant 'Al fresco' spot overlooking the Vines.
The menu was short, not laden down with choice, which I found refreshing, and reasonably priced as well.
My partner has the Prawns Risotto, (only 4 to the plate) which she enjoyed.
I had the Breaded Chicken breast, which I found to be a little dry, The rocket salad was refreshing and ample.
The Wine Tasting list was short, and the Scottish lass was most informative and able.
Right on the Highway , Masons invites the casual drop-in.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank TinDingo
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cellardoorcafe, Manager at The Cellar Door Cafe, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
We are happy you found us to be so conveniently located for your visit and appreciate your feedback. The restaurant is glorious when the sun shines but with the changing seasons on the Granite Belt we have started to light our wood burning fire to warm up beside on colder days and will of course start to use heaters when we reach winter time proper. Regards, Mason Wines Cellar Door Cafe team
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“Great location, food and wine”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Dropped in for wine tasting and lunch. Lunch was yummy and great value. Wines were excellent. Will visit again.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Jennifer G
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cellardoorcafe, Manager at The Cellar Door Cafe, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We'll see you next time. Regards, Mason Wines Cellar Door Cafe team
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Latacunga, Ecuador
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing, amazing, amazing-highly recommend”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Wow what an amazing place. Beautiful setting, great atmosphere, lovely staff and most importantly delicious food. We had such a great lunch that we came back for breakfast on the following day! I chose the pork tenderloin and my partner had the breaded chicken. They were both delicious and such good value for money. The wine that Sarala chose for us complimented the meal perfectly. For breakfast I highly recommend the eggs benedict, soooo delicious! You must stop here if you are anywhere near the granite belt it really is a winning combination. Thanks to everyone at Mason Wines, we will be back!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Emily M
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cellardoorcafe, Manager at The Cellar Door Cafe, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
We're thrilled you enjoyed your Granite Belt experience. We enjoy sharing the finer things in life such as delicious food and great wine. We hope to do so again sometime in the future. Warm regards, Mason Wines Cellar Door Cafe team.
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