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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 Red Lion

The Red Lion Hotel is Ballarat's premier entertainment facility with something for everyone. Whether you are after a delicious meal in the relaxing...

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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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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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Ballarat & District Trotting Club

The Ballarat & District Trotting Club offers its members a range of exclusive membership benefits and privileges. For Harness Racing enthusiasts,...

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Rocks on Rosalind

Bank on a delicious experience when you explore the innovative menu on offer in this modern, casual restaurant housed in a heritage-listed building.

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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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Fu Man Lou

Sample seven types of handmade dumplings along with classic Chinese dishes at this pink-neon pop-art clad dumpling bar named after a Chinese proverb.

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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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Grill'd Ballarat

Grill’d Ballarat is your local healthy burger expert and offers the tastiest healthy burgers, using only premium ingredients of the highest quality....

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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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Billy's Bistro & Bar

Billy's Bistro & Bar at Mercure Ballarat is a friendly place with delicious food designed for sharing platter or individual portion dining. Named...

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Brewhouse Coffee Roasters

Watch coffee roasters at work as you linger over your specialty brew, all-day breakfast classics and lunchtime sandwiches and pizzas. Fully licensed.

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