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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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Mercato

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

Cafes

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.

Restaurants

Lake House Restaurant

The well-trod path to the Lake House is worth travelling for perennially innovative food in an inspiring space. Two hats in The Age Good Food Guide.

Wineries

Paramoor Winery

Enjoy the relaxed ambience, cellar door tastings and homemade pizzas at this boutique winery located high in the Macedon Ranges near Hanging Rock.

Art galleries

Convent Gallery

Head to this grand Victorian manor and delve into the diverse arts program, grab a quiet brew in the cafe, or find something special in the gift shop.

Wineries

Bacchus Hill Winery

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

Restaurants

Du Fermier

Feel the warm embrace of French farmhouse-style cooking at Annie Smithers' Du Fermier, winner of a hat in The Age Good Food Guide.

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.

Restaurants

Daylesford Hotel

Choose from an excellent menu featuring local seasonal produce in contemporary and classic pub meals and from an impressive selection of beer and wine.

Cafes

Moto Bean

Cruise out to Malmsbury to sample one of the local roasts, check out the vintage motorbikes, and take in sweeping views of historic botanic gardens.

Cafes

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.

Restaurants

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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