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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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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...

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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.

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

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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Mercato

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

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The Argus Dining Room

Get set for gourmet grazing on stunning modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, clean flavours and regional produce.

Parks & gardens

Garden of St Erth

The Garden of St Erth is a beautiful historic house and garden not far from Daylesford and Ballarat. Explore the gardens and discover an...

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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.

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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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Larder

Taste delicious house-made goodness and the region's excellent local produce in every dish on Larder's fabulous breakfast, lunch and share plate menus.

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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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Du Fermier

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

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