Craig's Royal Hotel, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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Whether you're after a relaxed cafe lunch or a luxurious dinner, you'll find what you're looking for in the Goldfields. With dining experiences that combine fresh regional produce, progressive cuisine and some of the finest wine in the state, you'll be returning again and again.

The good life
The Goldfields region is fast becoming synonymous with quality contemporary dining. The Phoenix Brewery in Ballarat – housed in a converted newspaper building – offers great contemporary fare, while the Lydiard Wine Bar sources the region's famous cool climate wines and delectable local produce.

Bendigo boasts the French traditions and succulent offerings of Bouchon, and the historic settings and fine dining of Whirrakee. Not to be outdone, Castlemaine has become a major player in the dining arena with a host of great options including Empyre, Good Table and the European inspired Public Inn.

Village people
Soak up the local village atmosphere at Togs Place in Castlemaine or Dig Cafe in Newstead, and feast on cake and coffee or something more substantial. Origini and Apple Annies, also in Castlemaine, offer fresh pastries of the highest order and a cosy, relaxed setting.

At the wineries
For a different type of outdoor dining experience enjoy a meal overlooking the vines at a local winery restaurant such as Shelmerdine, Balgownie Estate and Flynns in the Heathcote region, or Bress Wine Cider and Produce in Harcourt .

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El Gordo, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia. Credit: Jason Taverner

El Gordo

Bendigo

Live large with breakfast, lunch and serious coffee at El Gordo (the Fat One), Chancery Lane's Spanish and Southern European inspired cafe and art space.

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The Good Table, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

The Good Table

Castlemaine

Take your seat at the Good Table to enjoy share plates of regional Italian and Spanish dishes made from high-quality local, seasonal produce.

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Asahi Japanese Restaurant

Asahi

Ballarat central

Asahi (Rising Sun) Japanese Restaurant, Ballarat's first Japanese Restaurant to offer fresh sushi and sashimi, also brings you a magnificent array of...

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Craig's Royal Hotel

Ballarat

Take a trip back to 19th Century grandeur inside the heritage stonework façade of character-filled Craig’s Royal Hotel in Ballarat, where a range of...

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Bendigo

Retaining its original number '976', this beautifully refurbished 1952 Melbourne W-class tram provides diners with the best vistas of Bendigo's...

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The City Oval

City Oval Restaurant Bar & Cafe

Lake Wendouree

City Oval Restaurant Bar Cafe and Function Rooms-The spot to be! For a wonderful stress free holiday you can enjoy a drink, coffee or meal in the...

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Foundry Hotel Complex

Bendigo

Only an hour and a half from metropolitan Melbourne and located on the main road into Victoria's fastest growing regional centre of Bendigo, lies the...

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Kangaroo Hotel

Maldon

The Kangaroo Hotel is the only Kangaroo Hotel In Australia! They are an authentic country pub focused on great food showcasing regional produce...

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Flynns Wines & Heathcotean Bistro

Flynns Wines & Heathcotean Bistro

Heathcote

Taste individual and premium wines that reflect the vineyard, the vintage season and the region.

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Sails on the Lake

Sails on the Lake

Lake Wendouree

Located at the Ballarat Yacht Club, Sails on the Lake is Ballarat's only Waterfront Function Centre, the perfect venue for your Wedding, 21st Party,...

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