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The Wine Collective Regional Cellar Door & Restaurant

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US$13 - US$35
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Reviewed 27 May 2021

The best experience we had in area by far! Owner and front of the house stuff are so welcoming and friendly! Huge local and Australian wine selection and knowledge about wines from Owner! Menu has really good selection of verity of food! 2 chefs in...kitchen doing absolutely magnificent job! Inglewood Fillet Mignon was superb as it was lamb with Australian native herbs! Beatroot salad was unbelievable surprise how good it was as beef tataki and king fish carpaccio!! Sides are as good as rest of menu! Zucchini chips, polenta chips black bean salad and roast potatoes we love all! We end up having chat to head chef and his knowledge of food from all around world was surprisingly good as we could see on his menu!! Well done and we will be definitely going back!!!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 26 May 2021

It all felt rather amateurish, the front of house manager whilst unfailingly polite she spent a long time telling us what was unavailable on the menu. The menu which was simply printed on a word processor should not of been presented with 4 or 5...items unavailable. Similarly the drinks where in the spirits there was a lack of premium scotch or vodkas. One item missing on the food menu was polenta chips, with the excuse Chefs been too busy to make them, for goodness sake they take about 6-8 minutes of active time. The steak I was served with a request for rare came out at best medium maybe over. The chef when he did a walk around the dining room said he thought the steak was a bit short of medium but agreed not rare. The real issue I had was the steak was so thin it could never have been cooked rare, and I should of been advised rare is not available. My entree of Ceviche of kingfish was very good, my wife's salmon was fine her desert overly sweet. I can see what they are trying to do here, but the front of house lacks the polish to carry it off and the kitchen lack skill and insight (with the exception of the chef who did the entree) Should at the price be better but I forgot the old adage of don't done in restaurants with a view, the view is lovely.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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BlueUlysses, Owner at The Wine Collective Regional Cellar Door & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2021

Your feedback has been noted. You may not be aware but it is a government requirement that menus should be either laminated and disinfected after each use, or single-use paper menus disposed of after each use. We would love to use our professional menu folders...More

Reviewed 19 May 2021

Welcoming atmosphere with attentive staff. Meal service a little slow, especially as restaurant was nowhere near capacity. Be prepared to spend $100 / person (foor + drink) as the wine is expensive.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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BlueUlysses, Owner at The Wine Collective Regional Cellar Door & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2021

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Our wines start at $35 per bottle and prices reflect the cost of small family produced artisan wines of the Macedon Ranges and not many will be found in mainstream outlets. Two courses...More

Reviewed 6 April 2021

Hi, we had such a lovely evening having dinner on the balcony of this exceptionally located restaurant. The entry of short shell crab was delicious. The $50,- steak was overcooked and/or not fresh. I had to remind myself how a rib eye can taste at...home. The wines start at $50,- a bottle and the $50,- steak doesn't come with anything but the delicious (!) bell pepper bed and one piece of beautifully wok fried vegetable, so you have to order an 18 side dish, which are the thinly sliced fresh pattatoe that are shortly fried (nice!). So all in all the let down was that the $50 steak wasn't good, and I should have given them a chance to improve by handing it back, but this in combination with the high overall process and the fact that it didn't come with any bread and butter to start with, it left the impression that this restaurant is not doing too well and is forced to engage in pricing practices to make ends meet. But, on a Thursday evening there were quite a few guests, so may be it is just greed and sub par hospitality.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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BlueUlysses, Owner at The Wine Collective Regional Cellar Door & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2021

Your feedback has been noted. Our Inglewood Eye Fillet is a premium steak and one of the best in Victoria. It is well priced for this reason. It came with Chimichurri sauce and broccolini at the time you dined. We would certainly have replaced your...More

Reviewed 16 March 2021

Extremely helpful and knowledgeable staff on all aspects of the menu and wine list. Attentive without being overbearing. Possibly the best steak we have had in a long time.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 1 February 2021 via mobile

We found this restaurant via a google search looking for a mutually beneficial location to meet with family from country and city. The dining room was Devine, views superb, menu exiting and it did deliver in both taste and presentation. Staff were polite and patient...and we couldnt believe that a wine we ordered upon arrival requesting it be served with lunch did actually happen. Most places forget. I would recommend we were a group of 11 and I’d recommend this restaurant for anyone wanting a delicious meal for a special occasion.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 18 January 2021

Took our son here for his birthday. We had a relaxing afternoon with good food, lovely pinot noir (local) and views. The eye fillet was great. So was the citrus zucchini side salad. The stir fry could have done without the celery. The chips were...to die for. The staff seemed new and made a couple of hiccups, eg. forgot our drinks until we reminded them. However they were friendly and courteous and helpful. Lovely view. Would eat there again. Quite expensive though but great for special occasion or a treat.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 17 January 2021 via mobile

We were looking for high standard food in the Mount Macedon region and the Wine Collection (Macedon Resort and Spa Hotel) was the best in the region by far. Would absolutely highly recommend this venue, the food was absolutely delicious, the views were gorgeous and...the staff were very accommodating and polite. I had the salmon, my partner had the gnocchi and for dessert we shared the chocolate crepe which was probably the best dessert I've ever had. The bill was $109 total (also including a beer) and absolutely worth it. So if you're looking for something better than palma & chips this is the place I would definitely return to.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 8 January 2021 via mobile

We looked forward to enjoying dinner out this week. The views were terrific but everything else was very average especially for the high prices charged. The quality of our main meals was extremely disappointing to say the least and I would not recommend this place...to my friends.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 7 December 2020

Good food, friendly service by the wait staff. Food is reasonably priced, wine not so much. Worth it for the view!

Date of visit: December 2020
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The Wine Collective Regional Cellar Door & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5