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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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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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Eclectic Tastes

Get a taste for the eclectic at this licensed cafe and bistro decked out in junk shop treasures and an Asian-inspired menu. Open seven days.

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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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The Park Hotel

Locally owned and operated, The Park Hotel is a great venue to eat, drink and play. This family friendly venue boasts a large indoor playground and...

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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.

Wineries

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.

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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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Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar

Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar pride themselves on servicing Ballarat with the freshest and best Gourmet Pizza available. Using locally sourced fresh...

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Harry Limes Restaurant

Located in Ballarat, relax in the ambience of Harry Limes. Sit down for a quiet drink or a fine meal with friends. With infusions of Australian,...

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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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Webster's Market and Cafe

Webster's Market and Cafe is a gourmet cafe and specialty food store. Webster's serve fresh local produce along with specialty coffee and teas. You...

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The Ballarat Golf Club

The Ballarat Golf Clubs award winning Greenside Bistro boasts floor to ceiling views across the manicured golf course. The menu has something for...

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