Cuisine: A La Carte, International
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Cellar Door on First is bringing a touch of dark glamour to sunny Sunshine Coast.

Get enveloped in the sultry atmosphere within. Utilising the dark materials of copper and bronze with touches of marble, the interior is seriously bougie. You’re going to want to spend a long time in its relaxed vibe; it’s perfect for a long dinner or a romantic supper for two.

Make it special from the get-go. Begin with scallop dumplings or try their exquisite jerk spiced quail before moving onto the main event. Indulge in their confit duck leg or a rich smoked lamb shoulder, prepared to lock in every ounce of flavour. All mains come with a choice of equally decadent sides.

As the name suggests, they know a thing or two about wine and the list covers an impressive four pages. Sourced from all over the world, there’s a bottle to suit every occasion. Alternatively, browse their comparatively succinct cocktail menu!

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Cellar Door on First
19 First Avenue
Mooloolaba 4557

Open Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 12pm - 11pm

Phone: 07 5406 0619
Website: www.cellardooronfirst.com.au

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Cellar Door on First
Location: Mooloolaba
Cuisine: A La Carte, International
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Kirsty Abrahams

Beautiful food and atmosphere. The staff and service was equally as perfect. Thank you, we will be back.

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Really attentive service. The quality of the food was excellent. Many of the dishes offered were very different to what is normally offered at most restaurants.

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Great service, waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and capable. Food was delicious ...thoroughly recommend scallop dumplings and chumchirri ribs :-) we will be back again - thank you cellar door staff and first table for a lovely night out.

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Fiona Collins

We chose Cellar Door for our anniversary and it was perfect.

The atmosphere is very nice, the service excellent and the food is amazing!

My husband ordered the 7 course degustation plus matching wines (the degustation was included in the half price deal. The wines were not included but at an extra $60 for 7 wines it was good value).

I ordered several of the scallops which are just the most deliciously tasty little morsels.

I also had the Moreton Bay bug kiev which had a lovely mix of flavours.

My husband enjoyed all his dishes, even the venison - which amongst other flavours had a beetroot and white chocolate sauce.

I tried a mouthful of several of the degustation menu items - the mushroom croquette really packed a punch with flavour and I would definitely order the scallop dumplings again. As for the chocolate desert - I just wish it came with more peanut butter icecream.

Overall it was a lovely dinner in a lovely restaurant.

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Outstanding food & service. The 7 course degustation menu was fabulous.

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Hayley Cairns

Excellent service. The crab tart and cauliflower fried rice were superb standouts.

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Great food and atmosphere! We had the veg 7 courses and everything was amazing! Great flavours and not overly rich and salty. Was very full by the end, generous portion sizes. The restaurant set up has a great vibe. Staff were extremely attentive. Would definitely recommend for a high-end dining experience, not just your casual restaurant experience!

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Food for the Foodie, truly classy dishes. We had the 7 course degustation set menu with matching wine. Regional, Australian and overseas wines were served in a very generous glass. Each meal was beautiful presented on perfectly matched dinner ware. Staff very informative of the meal and wine served. The quail, lamb and dessert were outstanding. Thank You to all the staff (especially the Chef).

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Lyn Carden

This restaurant has one of the best ambiences on the coast and is beautifully set out with the tables not too close to each other. The staff are extremely attentive and the service is fantastic.

We started with pumpkin bread rolls with ash butter which were light and fluffy. It was followed by Scallop dumplings with pink ginger and duck ham in green tea dashi. The mains were Whole Fried King fish with sweet and sour and green papaya salad; and Lamb shoulder, rib - loin - lentils - carrot - curds & whey. The King fish was spectacular when it came to the table standing upright on the plate as it was bought to the table. The King fish is to share and both really enjoyed it. The lamb shoulder and loin was also very tasty - the lentils really added to the dish. There are several main dishes which serve two so it helps if you have two diners who would like the same meal. The desserts were also stunning - the bombe alaska was made with sweet potato ice cream which was delicious with orange and spiced rum while the chocolate torte with peanut butter and rice bubbles was very intriguing and just as Moorish. I can't say enough about this restaurant - it always gives you something new and delicious.

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Kylie Duffy

Amazing food and service - even with 2 children and e were able to have a great dinner and were looked after so well. Will def be back!

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Paul Mathias

Fantastic in every way; the food, the service and the setting were superb. I'd gladly pay full price in future.

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Wonderful, sophisticated atmosphere. We sat there for hours soaking it up and felt very relaxed. Would definitely return.

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Jane Dickson

Our first time dining at Cellar Door, the atmosphere was warm and inviting, service was excellent, staff were very attentive and the food was very good. Absolutely loved the Moreton Bay Bug Kiev. We will definately be returning

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Fantastic food, excellent service, flexible with the bill and great ambience.
Second time to Cellar Door and will not be our last.

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Wonderful food and service. We will definitely be back!

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Wonderful food and staff, great pairing advice of wine, good quality spirits and nice ambiance.

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Lily Belle

We had the 7 course tasting menu, lots of delicious flavours. The white chocolate & beetroot ganache was so good! Service was perfect. Will go back again!

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Absolutely lovely

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Wonderful atmosphere and fantastic honest service. The food was amazing with so many flavours- was a different taste every mouthful all most! Would definitely return!, we even tipped and we usually never do..

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Beautiful food, with amazing flavors. Presentation is lovely, and the restaurant ambiance along with the service is excellent.
Well worth a visit.

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The whole night was spectacular. The food was perfect and the professional service was a breath of fresh air. Particular mention must go to Ruby whose knowledge and friendliness made the night.

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Kristine Warren

An amazing dining experience, greeted by fabulous staff on arrival, decor is beautiful and the food was full of flavour and presented fantastically on the plate, very enjoyable night out and we will definately be returning. Loved everything.

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Matt Carmichael

Class all the way. Can not fault anything. Service was as a fine dining restaurant should be and is a rare treasure on the Coast to find. Great wine selection and innovative food. No complaints here and will reccomend to everyone who is after a fine dining experience with flair. Will happily return. Thanks for the wonderful night and keep up the great work.

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Amazing food creations. We had the 7 course degustation. Every course was delicious and beautifully presented. Who would have thought that passion fruit and chilli sorbet in our cocktail could be so amazing. This is now our new favourite place and we will be back to try more of their imaginative menu.

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Elisha Crossfield

Absolutely LOVED our dining experience at Cellar Door. The restaurant is very pretty and well set out. We sat outside which was a really nice setting. The staff were so friendly and so knowledgeable. And the food... AMAZING!! Each course was so beautifully constructed and presented and the flavours were amazing. Hands down one of the top dining experiences we've ever had.

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Warren Carden

The ambience of this restaurant is just stunning, it would be one of the best I have dined in. The food we had was innovative and delicious to eat. Potato bread was light and airy with a black sesame butter to start, followed by a chicken liver pate with raspberry jam (made in the restaurant) on light toast was delicious together with a Moreton Bay Bug which was very tasty. The mains were a beef rib which was served with a tasty fried rice and a special sauce which served two and a belly pork with specially fried crisp root vegetables, rice congee. The desserts were a Turkish delight bombe alaska and a chocolate torte with frangelico and orange and hazelnut. The service was very good with an explanation of every dish when they arrived by the staff. Drinks were filled continuously and there was no interruption to our conversation by the staff but the service was excellent. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant to all with the proviso that the food is a little different to the norm but try it - you will be very surprised at how good it is.

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Allan Kearney

It is so pleasing to find that this newcomer is reaching and exceeding the bar set by its sister establishment next door, Back Lane Bar & Tapas, a place we regularly haunt. Cellar Door is a classy restaurant, subdued lighting and thoroughly professional, yet warm and friendly staff. We ate here on a quiet Wednesday evening. We started with some lovely scallop dumplings with duck ham and a divine green tea dashi and a morton bay bug kiev. We had some lovely mains including pork belly with abalone, rice congee, sweet corn, pimentos & black bean, and, confit duck leg with duck lap cheong, sweet potato noodles, oyster mushrooms & yellow soy bean. Accompanied by a lovely rocket salad with. Loved the meal! We had a lovely night and will be doing Cellar Door again, with friends.

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Jody Webb

Absolutely beautiful ambience as you walk in to Celler Door on first mooloolaba greeted with a warm smile .
Menu is very extensive and wines to match scallop dumplings were amazing your taste buds tingled wanting more.
Lamb excellent melted in your mouth.
Dessert well lights went low out come Bom Alaska flames and theatre .
Wines were so good Italian and match every meal.
Shane was the manger and front of house knowledge of food wine and delightful conversation.
So recommend this hidden gem
We will be back

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We were visitors to the area and were very impressed with the quality of food and service. My husband had the meat degustation meal which was outstanding, beautiful flavours and variety; I was able to share some of it so we were more than satisfied. Attention to detail was outstanding especially the floor service. Highly recommend for an equiste experience.

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Sanna Kidd

We have never dined at Cellar door before and wow what a surprise!
We had the 7course degustation with matching wines.
The wines were unique and many European wines on offer, which is a big difference to most restaurants on the coast.

The waitress was lovely and they even changed out one of the courses for us as we wanted to try the whole fried fish.

I can not fault this venue. Great food and great wine and very genourous servings.

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Warren Carden

This restaurant is stunning to walk into - the ambience is spectacular with the decor in hues of brown, black and gold. There is a substantial wine fridge at the rear side wall along with an extensive wine menu. There is also a substantial beer, soft drink and cocktail list.

The menu has a degustation menu; a paired degustation and then an extensive menu, with appetisers, entrees, mains, mains for two, and desserts. A children's menu is also available.

Two of the four of us ordered directly from the menu - potato rolls with sesame butter were absolutely delicious, we shared a crab tart - also spectacular. An entree of scallop dumplings with pink ginger and enoki mushrooms was also enjoyed. Two ordered the pork belly with alterations, both said it was delicious and the chef altered the advertised menu item to suit the customers. The other two ordered the Confit of Duck with Chinese duck sausage, sweet potato noodles and oyster mushrooms - again it was outstanding. For dessert we ordered their version of Bombe Alaska which was different and especially nice.

Would heartily recommend this restaurant to all - the best restaurant we have eaten at for many years.

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Nathalie Mcgee

Our first experience at the Cellar Door was beautiful.
Our waitress was wonderful very professional and knew her stuff.
The meals (we chose a few) were superb! Being a passionate lover of food I was in a very happy place!! We would definitely revisit this lovely restaurant and bring friends/family to experience it. We would certainly recommended!!
Thank you!

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Kirsty Abrahams

Beautiful food and atmosphere. The staff and service was equally as perfect. Thank you, we will be back.

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Really attentive service. The quality of the food was excellent. Many of the dishes offered were very different to what is normally offered at most restaurants.

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Great service, waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and capable. Food was delicious ...thoroughly recommend scallop dumplings and chumchirri ribs :-) we will be back again - thank you cellar door staff and first table for a lovely night out.

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Fiona Collins

We chose Cellar Door for our anniversary and it was perfect.

The atmosphere is very nice, the service excellent and the food is amazing!

My husband ordered the 7 course degustation plus matching wines (the degustation was included in the half price deal. The wines were not included but at an extra $60 for 7 wines it was good value).

I ordered several of the scallops which are just the most deliciously tasty little morsels.

I also had the Moreton Bay bug kiev which had a lovely mix of flavours.

My husband enjoyed all his dishes, even the venison - which amongst other flavours had a beetroot and white chocolate sauce.

I tried a mouthful of several of the degustation menu items - the mushroom croquette really packed a punch with flavour and I would definitely order the scallop dumplings again. As for the chocolate desert - I just wish it came with more peanut butter icecream.

Overall it was a lovely dinner in a lovely restaurant.

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Outstanding food & service. The 7 course degustation menu was fabulous.

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Hayley Cairns

Excellent service. The crab tart and cauliflower fried rice were superb standouts.

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Great food and atmosphere! We had the veg 7 courses and everything was amazing! Great flavours and not overly rich and salty. Was very full by the end, generous portion sizes. The restaurant set up has a great vibe. Staff were extremely attentive. Would definitely recommend for a high-end dining experience, not just your casual restaurant experience!

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Food for the Foodie, truly classy dishes. We had the 7 course degustation set menu with matching wine. Regional, Australian and overseas wines were served in a very generous glass. Each meal was beautiful presented on perfectly matched dinner ware. Staff very informative of the meal and wine served. The quail, lamb and dessert were outstanding. Thank You to all the staff (especially the Chef).

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Lyn Carden

This restaurant has one of the best ambiences on the coast and is beautifully set out with the tables not too close to each other. The staff are extremely attentive and the service is fantastic.

We started with pumpkin bread rolls with ash butter which were light and fluffy. It was followed by Scallop dumplings with pink ginger and duck ham in green tea dashi. The mains were Whole Fried King fish with sweet and sour and green papaya salad; and Lamb shoulder, rib - loin - lentils - carrot - curds & whey. The King fish was spectacular when it came to the table standing upright on the plate as it was bought to the table. The King fish is to share and both really enjoyed it. The lamb shoulder and loin was also very tasty - the lentils really added to the dish. There are several main dishes which serve two so it helps if you have two diners who would like the same meal. The desserts were also stunning - the bombe alaska was made with sweet potato ice cream which was delicious with orange and spiced rum while the chocolate torte with peanut butter and rice bubbles was very intriguing and just as Moorish. I can't say enough about this restaurant - it always gives you something new and delicious.

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Kylie Duffy

Amazing food and service - even with 2 children and e were able to have a great dinner and were looked after so well. Will def be back!

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Fine dining, beautifully presented food, excellent waiting service, a superb menu & taste sensations with every mouthful, made for a great dining experience.
2 of our group however found the pork too fatty in the pork cheek dish.

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Germán Ameal

We ordered a few snacks as a starter. The crab cake was very tasty, we really liked it. Not so much the mushroom croquette.. lacking of mushroom was the cause, it was more like a garlic croquette.
We ordered the rib to share as a main with a side of Asian veggies (pretty small portion). The rib was excellent, Cooked perfectly medium rare as we ordered. It is a dish to recommend.
The staff was very helpful and polite. Very nice service overall.

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Paul Mathias

Fantastic in every way; the food, the service and the setting were superb. I'd gladly pay full price in future.

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Wonderful, sophisticated atmosphere. We sat there for hours soaking it up and felt very relaxed. Would definitely return.

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Jane Dickson

Our first time dining at Cellar Door, the atmosphere was warm and inviting, service was excellent, staff were very attentive and the food was very good. Absolutely loved the Moreton Bay Bug Kiev. We will definately be returning

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Fantastic food, excellent service, flexible with the bill and great ambience.
Second time to Cellar Door and will not be our last.

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Loved the food. 5 star service from staff. Will highly recommend the restaurant. Lovely decor.

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Wonderful food and service. We will definitely be back!

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Wonderful food and staff, great pairing advice of wine, good quality spirits and nice ambiance.

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Tom Moses

Going against our norm, we left choice out of our hands and went for the 5 dish degustation menu. The starting dish was good but not my wife's cuppa. Every dish following went from better to best however.
Service was friendly and prompt, and we were never kept waiting.
Overall very enjoyable and would recommend

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Mei Han Chen

amazing food and good atmosphere

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Lily Belle

We had the 7 course tasting menu, lots of delicious flavours. The white chocolate & beetroot ganache was so good! Service was perfect. Will go back again!

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Serena Gay Bron

awesome food. great service recommend

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The restaurant was aesthetically pleasing as well as the presentation of the food. The waitresses were welcoming.

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Absolutely lovely

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Wonderful atmosphere and fantastic honest service. The food was amazing with so many flavours- was a different taste every mouthful all most! Would definitely return!, we even tipped and we usually never do..

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Beautiful food, with amazing flavors. Presentation is lovely, and the restaurant ambiance along with the service is excellent.
Well worth a visit.

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Blazenka Stewart

Another lovely dinner, we will be back.

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A lovely restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere. Perfect for a romantic dinner. Great service, well trained staff with good food.

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The whole night was spectacular. The food was perfect and the professional service was a breath of fresh air. Particular mention must go to Ruby whose knowledge and friendliness made the night.

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sylvia lennie

Fresh, delicate seafood entrees followed by a delicious rib of beef.

This is a cosy restaurant with lovely service and delicious food.

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Kristine Warren

An amazing dining experience, greeted by fabulous staff on arrival, decor is beautiful and the food was full of flavour and presented fantastically on the plate, very enjoyable night out and we will definately be returning. Loved everything.

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Great food fantastic night, beautiful ambiance , great service.

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Great selection of good quality wine. Classy service, above average. Interesting and difference food combinations made the meal very special. Upper end for price but similar to like places on the coast.

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Excellent restaurant, we thoroughly enjoyed all that we ordered, (all three courses) and the service was very good as well. Would highly recommend.

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My partner & I were really looking forward to dine at ''Cellar Door on First'' as we've heard such great comments!
We both decided to go with the 7 course meal and was so hoping to be impressed by it all!
Being in the hospitality myself, as a Chef, I can easily state that ALL 7 courses were wonderful from start to finish!
So many great flavors combined together, all perfectly cooked and presented, unusual mix of items on the dishes but so well thought! Congratulations to the Chef, I was very impressed!
This is fine dining, with reasonable portions and price!
Our waiter was very attentive to our requests and really looked after us the whole evening - we really appreciated it!
Unfortunately, we could not try many of the beautiful wines offered as it was a school night (Tuesday) but a quick look at the wine list confirmed me that it is also very well thought!
We will definitely be coming back very soon and spread the word about this superb venue!

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Georgie Moorcroft

Our second visit to this lovely restaurant. Lovely food, and very attentive staff.

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We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Cellar Door, we had the 7 course degustation with matched wines. The customer service was outstanding. Thanks for a great night

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What a lovely evening you transformed a meal into an awesome experience for us We dont often have a degustation meal but we will certainly remember this one Thank you

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We had an amazing night out at Cellar Door. We got the 7 course degustation and loved it! Loved the ambiance too. Would definitely go back.

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Great food. Service was exceptional, very prompt considering the amount of tables for a Tuesday night. The goat's cheese stuffed olives were a highlight.

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Nathalie Mcgee

Loved It!! Hope to share it again with friends & family!!!

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Reg Barbagallo

The 7 course degustation with matching wine was delicious. Lots of complex flavours and very generous serves. Service was excellent - would recommend.

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Benjamin Fry

Great food and truly exceptional service

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Natalie Vinko

The food was perfect and the service was lovely. We had scallops, the quail and shared the beef. Nice to have a change of cuisine from the usual ribs, wings and burgers so available on the coast.

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Awesome food and service. Recommend highly. Enjoy!

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Every meal was delicious!! Each different and a unique combination of flavours that worked perfectly! We can’t wait to go back again

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Lovely venue , great service and excellent food - we will be back.

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The meals and service was top class ,The Mortan Bay Bug was one of the tastiest meals I have had ,5 stars

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Alison Flint

Wonderful evening spent at Cellar Door. The waitress was informative and wonderfully helpful assisting us in meal choices that wouldn’t affect allergies. Food superb.
The Bomb Alaska was divine.

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