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Restaurants & cafes

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, 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 Public Inn with high-end Provincial fare.

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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The Munster Arms Hotel

The Munster Arms Hotel (1862) is a friendly, family owned gastro pub on the iconic and historic Bakery Hill at the entrance to Ballarat. The...


The American Creswick

American Creswick - Accommodation, Restaurant & Function Rooms. The American Creswick stands today as a unique link with Victoria’s gracious and...


Masons of Bendigo

Get a taste for central Victoria's finest produce and paddock-to-plate dining at sophisticated Masons of Bendigo. Hatted by the Good Food Guide 2018.


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,...


Sally's Paddock at Redbank Winery

Sally's Paddock at the Redbank Winery produces the award-winning Sally's Paddock wine, as well and the Sally's Hill and Hundred Tree Hill ranges.


Little Square's Garage

Little Square's Garage is an outlet store with a cafe. Serving delicious organic coffee, a large range of organic teas, toasted turkish breads and...


The City Oval Hotel

The City Oval Hotel is the place to be in Ballarat. For a wonderful stress free holiday you can enjoy a drink, coffee or meal in the recently...


The Avoca

Stop in for a bite at this beautifully restored pub. Be bold and try hare, eel and goat, or stick to good old country faves like a bangers and mash.


Railway Café and Tracks Bar

The Railway Café and Tracks Bar is set in the magnificent Maryborough Railway Station. The building itself is an Iconic attraction featuring ornate...


Tokyo Grill House

Have you ever heard and tasted of Teppanyaki? Teppanyaki is Japanese for Barbecue Hot Plate. Tokyo Grill House is a Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant...


Wine Bank on View

Explore a broad range of regional, national and international tipples at this wine bar and restaurant in a stunning heritage-listed bank building.


Zagame's Ballarat Hotel

Zagame’s Ballarat has just reopened after major renovations and it is stunning. Bigger and brighter, with a decor to match and a indoor playground...


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