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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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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.

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Heritage Restaurant, Grange Bellinzona

The Heritage Restaurant at Grange Bellinzona sits beautifully within the charming Edwardian style guesthouse. Located in the heart of Daylesford /...

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The Farmers Arms

Feast on unpretentious hearty dishes and tasting plates of local delicacies with your favourite tipple at Daylesford's well-loved, oldest pub.

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Le Péché Gourmand

Sweet tooths and Francophiles will delight in this French patisserie, located in the village of Creswick and just twenty minutes from Daylesford.

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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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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.

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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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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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The Plough @ Trentham

The Plough @ Trentham is approximately 100 kilometres from Melbourne and is about a 75-minute drive. Upon arrival at The Plough @ Trentham, you will...

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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,...

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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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Kazuki's Restaurant

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

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