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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. In Ballarat, Catfish boasts fresh, modern Thai and The Lane restaurant is becoming a local favourite for its relaxed dining and regional produce.

Bendigo boasts the stylish offerings of Masons of Bendigo and the Dispensary Enoteca, and the grilled goodness of the Woodhouse. Not to be outdone, Castlemaine has become a major player in the dining arena with a host of great options including the European inspired Good Table and the Public Inn.

Cafe culture

Soak up the local village atmosphere in cosy cafes dotted around the region's historic towns. Watch the roasting at work at Bendigo's Brewhouse Coffee Roasters, go Mediterranean at El Gordo and find your favourite corner in Percy and Percy. In Ballarat, get your Axil coffee fix from Yellow Espresso or go retro at Eclectic Tastes. Get serious about small-batch micro-roasted beans at Castlemaine's Coffee Basics or nab a rooftop spot for the best views in town at Togs Cafe.

At the wineries

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

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Borchelli Ristorante

Set in the heart of the Arts Precinct opposite the Capital Theatre and Bendigo Art Gallery, Borchelli Ristorante is a small Italian inspired eatery...

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Talbot Provedore and Eatery

The Talbot Provedore and Eatery offers a unique food and wine experience in the heart of the Central Goldfields Region of Victoria. Set in the...

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Maryborough Highland Society

The Maryborough Highland Society is your total entertainment venue, with award winning service, a great social life and a range of activities and...

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Masons of Bendigo

Get a taste for the best of central Victoria's produce at this stylish all-day eatery, wine bar and pantry store hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

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Il Piccolo Gelato

Il Piccolo Gelato is an artisan gelato store located in Ballarat, Victoria. Their gelato is made daily using fresh milk, no artificial ingredients,...

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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.

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Oscars Hotel Cafe and Bar

Oscar’s offers a style unrivalled in a city renowned for its abundant history, beautiful gardens and world class tourist attractions Oscar's are...

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Kambei

Get a taste for elegant, authentic, traditional Japanese cuisine and libation at this local treasure tucked away at the foot of Sovereign Hill. Kampai!

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Togs Cafe

Stop in for breakfast classics and a seasonal, weekly changing lunch menu with an emphasis on local product. Nab a rooftop spot for great views.

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The Dispensary Bar & Diner

Get your daily dose of fine food and wine at this chemist-turned-restaurant-and-wine-bar offering an impressive drinks list and seasonal, local menu.

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Carboni's Italian Kitchen

At Carboni’s Italian Kitchen you’ll experience authentic Italian food. Enjoy a selection of artisan wood fired pizzas, antipasti, pasta dishes,...

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Billy's Bistro and Bar

Billy's Bistro and Bar at Mercure Ballarat is a friendly place with delicious food designed for sharing platters or individual portion dining. Named...

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