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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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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.


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.


Sault Restaurant

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


The Perfect Drop

Drop in for perfect tapas-style plates and indulgent mains and desserts at this romantic, eclectic wine and food lounge offering casual and fine dining.


Verdure Bistro

Situated in the south-east gateway to the Macedon Ranges, in the village of Romsey, you will find Verdure. Verdure is a smart casual eatery, but more...


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.


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.


Macedon Railway Hotel

Historic Macedon Railway Hotel is located in the heart of the Macedon Ranges less than an hours drive from Melbourne up the Calder Freeway. You are...

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.

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.


Le Peche Gourmand

Le Péché Gourmand boulangerie – patisserie” is a French small bakery-pastry shop in the heart of the Goldfields in Creswick, Victoria. Creswick is at...


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.


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Things to do

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.

Food & wine

Local produce

Taste food at its freshest in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, either at restaurants celebrating the best local produce or at farm gate stalls.

Food & wine

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.

Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges


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.