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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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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...

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Golden City Hotel

The Golden City Hotel was built in 1856 and originally named the Adelphi Hotel. Since its first opening the hotel has seen many changes including the...

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Public Inn

Join the inn crowd for high-end Provincial fare paired with local small-batch wines and craft beers and at one of Castlemaine's oldest public houses.

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Gallery Restaurant at Craig's Royal Hotel

Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, Craig’s Royal Hotel is the legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Opened in...

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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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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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Suttons House Of Music

Suttons House of Music Café / Restaurant is a cultural music and entertainment hub. It is Ballarat's best destination for quality musical acts and...

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Pipers By The Lake

Pipers By The Lake is proud to be one of western Victoria's leading restaurants and function centres. The location of Pipers is a stand out, with its...

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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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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.

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Catfish

Set the cat among your tastebuds with an ever-changing menu of contemporary Thai curries and street food made with fresh, locally sourced produce.

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The Park Hotel

Situated in the west of Ballarat on the picturesque tree lined Sturt Street, The Park Hotel is easily accessible to tourists and locals alike. This...

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