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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, 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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24 Karat Cafe

24 Karat Cafe is a locally owned and operated cafe in Wedderburn. Specialising in homemade pies and sausage rolls, 24 Karat Cafe offers a full...

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Hog's Breath Cafe Ballarat

Hog's Breath Ballarat is a locally owned and operated casual dining family restaurant. Opened in 2006 by Jen and Al Graham, the restaurant has become...

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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...

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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.

Wineries

Taltarni Winery & Vineyard

One of the founding wineries of the Pyrenees with magnificent views of the surrounding ranges and a wide selection of wines available for tasting.

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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...

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...

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Mitiamo Store

The Mitiamo General store is open seven days through to 9:00pm. Mitiamo store has takeaway food, grocery, newsagent, ice, takeaway liquor, petrol,...

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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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El Gordo

Live large with breakfast, lunch and serious coffee at El Gordo (the Fat One), Chancery Lane's Spanish and Southern European inspired cafe and art space.

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Meigas

Meigas is a traditional Spanish Tapas bar and restaurant located on Armstrong st North, Ballarat. At Meigas, it is all about sharing and enjoying a...

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Aussie Oggie Pasty Company

Aussie Oggie Pasty Company serving traditional Cornish pasties, or the 'proper job' as known in Cornwall, and Aussie Pies, Aussie Oggie sources the...

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