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Restaurants & cafes

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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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.

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The City Oval Hotel

The City Oval Hotel is the place to be. For a wonderful stress free holiday you can enjoy a drink, coffee or meal in the recently refurbished,...

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The Dispensary Enoteca

Get your daily dose of fine food and wine at this chemist-turned-restaurant-and-wine-bar offering an impressive drinks list and seasonal, local menu.

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Masons of Bendigo

Get a taste for central Victoria's produce with elegant savoury bites and share plates at this stylish all-day eatery, wine bar and pantry store.

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Vegas & Rose

Vegas & Rose is owned and run by Penthea Marshall-Radcliffe. Vegas & Rose emerged first at vintage fairs and markets around Melbourne, followed by an...

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Round The Way Bagels

Round The Way offers high quality, cooked to order products based around the traditional boiled bagel, Included in the diverse menu are deli style...

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eau verte - Cafe, Tearooms & Gifts

Relaxed ambience, good food and wine, experience a little riviera retro on the shores of Lake Wendouree at eau verte. Housed in a solid red brick...

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Ballarat Yacht Club

Overlooking Ballarat's crown jewel, Lake Wendouree, the magnificent Ballarat Yacht Club offers a wide variety of food with amazing views. Open seven...

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The Lake View Hotel

Since 1875, The Lake View Hotel has been an iconic part of Ballarat. Situated on the edge of Lake Wendouree, this historical meeting place is the...

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Kambei

Get a taste for elegant, authentic, traditional Japanese cuisine and libation at this local treasure tucked away at the foot of Sovereign Hill. Kampai!

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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 Lane at George Hotel Ballarat

Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, The Lane offers a cafe, bar and restaurant. The Lane Cafe is a modern city style venue...

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