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“great view, good food, except for the steak ! - expensive”

The Wine Collective Regional Cellar Door & Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 8 Restaurants in Macedon
Price range: US$13 - US$35
Description: The Wine Collective restaurant and regional cellar door offers Macedon Ranges Wines, a seasonal menu and amazing views of the region. We provide tourism information and a retail area. We were awarded the Tourism Business Excellence Award in 2019. We have over 38 wineries in stock with 180 wines from the region. We are committed to promoting knowledge of the Macedon Wine Region.
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Description: The Wine Collective restaurant and regional cellar door offers Macedon Ranges Wines, a seasonal menu and amazing views of the region. We provide tourism information and a retail area. We were awarded the Tourism Business Excellence Award in 2019. We have over 38 wineries in stock with 180 wines from the region. We are committed to promoting knowledge of the Macedon Wine Region.
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.

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 steak if you had let us know at the time that you were not happy with it. We offer artisan bread rolls and butter if requested.

Our wines start at $35 per bottle. In addition, we have a list of wines by the glass that are excellent value ranging from $9 to $15. We price our wines fairly and offer a takeaway service at the winery cellar door price. Your insult about us not doing well, being greedy and having sub-par hospitality is disappointing. We are known for our warm welcome and hospitality. Our prices are fair and reflect the price of ingredients and running costs. Your lack of awareness of the challenges faced by all hospitality businesses at this difficult time is disheartening.

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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.

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.

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.

Date of visit: January 2021
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