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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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Bars

Hop Temple

Hop Temple is enthusiastic about good beer, wine and food. A family orientated environment for everybody to enjoy. Hop prides itself on providing a...

Cafes

Percy and Percy

When one Percy just isn't enough, savour classic breakfasts, seasonal lunches, coffee, sweets and treats at this Bendigo corner-store turned cafe.

Cafes

Brewhouse Coffee Roasters

Watch coffee roasters at work as you linger over your specialty brew, all-day breakfast classics and lunchtime sandwiches and pizzas. Fully licensed.

Restaurants

Lake View Hotel

The Lake View Hotel is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers all day dining. The Hotel is situated on the picturesque...

Restaurants

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.

Markets

The Mill Castlemaine

Hailed as a vibrant and exciting tourist destination, The Mill Castlemaine is a creative hub for foodies, artisans and purveyors of collectables and...

Wineries

Blue Pyrenees Estate

Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees wine district, Blue Pyrenees offers a stunning sparkler, Midnight Cuvée, and a piste for pétanque enthusiasts.

Cafes

Yellow Espresso

Get your Axil coffee and all-day breakfast staples – pancakes, BLTs, eggs all ways and avo smash – at this popular, bright and airy Sturt Street cafe.

Cafes

Eclectic Tastes Cafe & Pantry

Eclectic Tastes Café and Pantry in the famous Goldfields town of Ballarat is a relatively new edition to the growing food scene in this regional...

Restaurants

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.

Restaurants

The Miners Tavern

The Miners Tavern is located in the heart of the Ballarat CBD, next door to the central train station. The building itself was built back in the...

Restaurants

The Lane at George Hotel Ballarat

Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, The Lane precinct offers a cafe, bars, club, numerous event spaces and a restaurant and...

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