Welcome to The Black Stump

The Black Stump is set in one of Mildura’s oldest and most iconic venues, The Settlers Club. It boasts a bar, Function room, Air conditioned beer garden and a bistro. The main bar and beer garden is home to our burger bar.  Here we serve grass – fed hand made burgers. It also has a thriving night life with live music, events, local and international D.Js and performers. The bistro offers more refined fare utilizing local produce in the dishes as well as a strong short wine list, showcasing the best of local and international wines.  The black Stump is Mildura’s one stop shop for food, entertainment and atmosphere.

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Black Stump Bistro

Open Tuesday – Saturday

Black Stump Burger Bar

Open Tuesday – Sunday


Liam Wood and Jim McDougall became friends at Irymple South Primary School more than 20 years ago. After finishing school, they both moved to Melbourne to pursue careers in the hospitality industry -- Liam in bars and Jim in restaurants. Some years later they returned to the region and combined their talents to open The Black Stump. Their aim was to create a new dining culture in Mildura by redefining the idea of an Australian country pub.



    Jan 2017
    - 12PM -


The Settlers Club opened in 1893 to give men a place to congregate in the newly settled town of Mildura. Early members tended to be professionals and more successful block owners. It was the only venue, apart from the Mildura Club, where people could get an alcoholic drink until the mid 1900s. Since then it has seen many changes and challenges; it was used as a shelter during the war, closed for a time due to financial difficulties, and even housed the Mildura library. It now houses a bistro, bar, function centre and office spaces.

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  • Getting #ducks salted with @fosseysgin aromatics and @murrayriversalt for roasting #eatlocal #mildura #gin
  • To kick off our summer salad range @blackstumpbistro we are going with two total classics - Waldorf and Caesar. Keeping it light in this #Mildura heat!
  • #Yabbies back in abundance
  • @blackstumpbistro house #prosecco 100% local fruit made by our good friends @cappastonewines Bring on #summer and stay tuned for our white and red house blends coming soon!
  • #herveybay #scallops with #curry sauce and pearl barley @blackstumpbistro
  • Croque Madame is probably the best dish ever invented #toastie #ham #cheddar #cheese #awesome
  • Nettles in 35 degree heat!! Score !  #forage #wildfood #summer #eatlocal
  • A twist on a #french #classic #chorizo #pateencroute with #fermented #pickles and #dijon