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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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Cafes

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.

Restaurants

Kazuki's Restaurant

Delight in chef Kazuki's skilful fusion of Japanese understatement and contemporary Australian cuisine, hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

Wineries

Kyneton Ridge Estate

Taste and buy pinot noir, chardonnay or classy Macedon sparkling and enjoy gourmet platters, pizzas and coffee on the deck or by the open fire.

Cafes

Sweet Decadence at Locantro

Savour decadent specialty chocolates handmade on site, along with fine brews, signature scones and light meals at Daylesford's first coffee house.

Restaurants

Du Fermier

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

Local produce

Chocolate Mill

Located seven kilometres north of Daylesford, Chocolate Mill is in a straw-bale building, designed and built by the original owners. Nicki and Adrian...

Wineries

Bacchus Hill Winery

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

Restaurants

Wallace Hotel

Discover a fabulous place to eat and drink at Wallace Hotel. You will love the atmosphere, the eclectic décor and friendliness, but most of all the...

Art galleries

Old Post Office Seymour - Fine Art Gallery & Licensed Restaurant

The Fine Art Gallery with its licensed restaurant were established in 1992 in the restored C1872 Old Post Office and Postmasters Residence. The...

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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