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Restaurants & cafes

Embrace the good life in the Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges region, which means fresh food, local produce and great wines. Take your pick of acclaimed restaurants and congenial gastropubs, rustic trattorias, vineyard eateries and cosy village cafes.

Fertile lands

Sample gourmet dishes made from seasonal produce, grown right there in the local fields. Whether your dining experience is simple or lavish, cheap and cheerful or outright indulgent, you'll dine on food straight from local farms and sip wines from vineyards just around the corner.

Award-winning local chefs across Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges are committed to making the most of each season's offerings and showcase fresh local ingredients on their menus.

High street dining, country pubs and chic cafes

Frock up for exquisitely prepared local produce at Daylesford's Lake House or find a comfy corner to enjoy the Farmers Arms and Daylesford Hotel's gastropub's restaurant-quality tucker. Indulge in a Japanese banquet at hatted Kazuki's at the Raglan, or be tempted by tapas at Perfect Drop. Savour preserves and produce on the shelves of Cliffy's and city-quality espresso at Buffalo Girls Coffee Bar.

Walk along Kyneton's Piper Street and be lured by menus featuring regional produce. Dig into the contemporary cuisines of Kyneton's Royal George Hotel, Source Dining, Mr Carsisi, Monsieur Pierre, and Little Swallow Café.

Sate your appetite as you travel around the region, making a beeline for Olive Jones in Macedon, Du Fermier, Colliban Foodstore and The Cosmopolitan in Trentham, and Maloa House Gourmet Delights and Village Larder in Woodend.


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Baringo is a regional food and wine haven located at the foothills of Mt Macedon. Discover their provedore bursting with local artisan food and...


Bacchus Hill Winery

Take the complete country winery experience with a relaxed family atmosphere and the Italian heritage reflected in the products.


Sault Restaurant

Indulge in modern cuisine prepared with seasonal, local produce, along with top regional and international wines and superb views of lavender fields.



Enjoy an authentic Daylesford dining experience in this beautiful 1860s building, which, along with the food, exudes understated style and good taste.

History & heritage

Lavandula Swiss/Italian Farm

Stroll the stunning grounds of this Swiss-Italian lavender haven, play petanque, and enjoy a glass of lavender sparkling wine at the trattoria.


Mr Carsisi

Savour mouth-watering Turkish, Lebanese and Persian inspired dishes, and sit and watch the world go by as you feast on mezze and quaff a local wine or two.


Cosmopolitan Hotel

Indulge in a local drop along with meals featuring seasonal produce and artisanal products, and live music on Sundays, at this popular old favourite.


Du Fermier

Savour French farmhouse-style cooking at Annie Smithers' Du Fermier, winner of a star in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide.



Colenso is a fabulous little dining room tucked well away from the main street in Woodend. Open for breakfast, Monday to Saturday from 8. 30am, and...


Wombat Hill House

Make time to visit this garden, cafe and store by Alla Wolf-Tasker and the Lake House team in Daylesford's beautiful Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens.


Cliffy's Emporium

While away hours over simple, seasonal food from the daily menu or get goods to go, from cheese to charcuterie, at this emporium for fine food lovers.


The Farmers Arms

Feast on unpretentious hearty dishes and tasting plates of local delicacies with your favourite tipple at Daylesford's well-loved, oldest pub.


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Macedon Ranges wine region

Tour to some of Australia's finest boutique wineries in the Macedon Ranges wine region for an authentic, intimate tasting journey.

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Road trips and itineraries

Discover the best of the Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges region on your own with a self-guided touring route through natural scenic beauty.

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Craft breweries

Stop in at the Holgate Brewhouse in the Daylesford and Macedon Range region and sample a tasting paddle of the brewer's selection of ales.