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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Swiss Mountain Hotel

Located in Blampied, The Swiss Mountain Hotel was established in 1865 and is one of regional Victoria's oldest licensed hotels and the oldest weather...

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Breakfast and beer

Breakfast, lunch and dinner with loads of charm, a seasonal, local menu and of course more than 70 varieties of beer. Quintessentially Daylesford.

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La Bonta

La Bonta – goodness, the bounty, the plentiful. La Bonta Kyneton offers modern Italian cuisine and quality Macedon Ranges and Italian wines,...

Spa & wellbeing

Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat

Retreat to this tranquil art deco haven with the onsite mineral spa, luxury spa rooms and villas, and sophisticated dining at The Argus Dining Room.

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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.

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Royal George Hotel

Eat like a king from a menu favouring fresh local produce and impressive regional wines, or simply stop for an ale at this historic Kyneton landmark.

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Baringo

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

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The American Creswick

American Creswick - Accommodation, Restaurant & Function Rooms. The American Creswick stands today as a unique link with Victoria’s gracious and...

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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.

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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.

Food & wine

Sunbury wine region

Explore vineyards that date back to the 1850s and still produce long-lasting red wines in Sunbury and surrounding areas in the region.

Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges

Events

Pop corks and tuck into local delicacies with like-minded visitors and locals at many of the Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges annual foodie events.