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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 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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Mr Beebe's

Gather friends to share plates. Choose from treasures from the garden, treats cured, smoked and preserved, dry aged beef and plates large and small.

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The Lane at George Hotel Ballarat

Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, The Lane offers a cafe, bar and restaurant. The Lane Cafe is a modern city style venue...

Wineries

Flynns Wines & Heathcotean Bistro

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

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Schnitz Ballarat

Dedicated to making the best schnitzels in the world, Schnitz brings the culinary tradition of schnitzels to modern-day tastebuds through fresh...

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Rocks on Rosalind

Bank on a delicious experience when you explore the innovative menu on offer in this modern, casual restaurant housed in a heritage-listed building.

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4 Seasons Juice Bar

4 Seasons Juice Bars in Ballarat CBD is locally owner and offers cold pressed juices, smoothies, great food options, awesome coffee with options for...

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The Miners Tavern

The Miners Tavern is located at 120 Lydiard street north, in the heart of the Ballarat CBD next door to the central train station. The building...

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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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Jackson's & Co

Established as a hotel in 1861, Jackson's & Co, has a rich and colourful history of entertaining people. Now, after a complete renovation and third...

Spectator sports

Ballarat & District Trotting Club

The Ballarat & District Trotting Club offers its members a range of exclusive membership benefits and privileges. For Harness Racing enthusiasts,...

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Coffee Basics

Get a far-from-basic 100 per cent Arabica, small-batch micro-roasted coffee, plus traditional Austrian culinary treats at this cafe and roastery.

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Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat

Pop in for a French-inspired brekky, get together for a casual lunch, or settle in for a sumptuous evening feast created by head chef Shannon Easton.

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