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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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Wine Bank on View

Explore a broad range of regional, national and international tipples at this wine bar and restaurant in a stunning heritage-listed bank building.

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Kittelty's at the Gallery

Once you have visited the Art Gallery of Ballarat, sashay down the Victorian staircase to Kittelty's for a well earned recharge. Decked out in...

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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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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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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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Paleo Cafe Ballarat

Local food with a difference. Beautiful and tasty local and ethically sourced produce all served with a smile. Breakfast and lunch served daily with...

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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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Alexandria Tea Rooms & Receptions

Located in Ballarat, the Alexandria Tea Rooms and Receptions overlook the historic strip of Lydiard Street. The Alexandria offers cafe, restaurant...

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The Lane Restaurant

Get a slice of the good life with wood-fired pizzas and an innovative menu featuring local produce at this restaurant and pizzeria at the George Hotel.

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Il Piccolo Gelato

Il Piccolo Gelato is an artisan gelato store located in Ballarat, Victoria. Their gelato is made daily using fresh milk, no artificial ingredients,...

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Oscars Hotel Cafe and Bar

Oscar’s offers a style unrivalled in a city renowned for its abundant history, beautiful gardens and world class tourist attractions Oscar's are...

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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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