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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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Togs Cafe

Stop in for breakfast classics and a seasonal, weekly changing lunch menu with an emphasis on local product. Nab a rooftop spot for great views.


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.


The Good Table

Take your seat at the Good Table to enjoy share plates of regional Italian and Spanish dishes made from high-quality local, seasonal produce.


Mr Beebe's

Gather friends to share plates. Choose from treasures from the garden, treats cured, smoked and preserved, dry aged beef and plates large and small.


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...


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.


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...


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.


Moto Bean

Cruise out to Malmsbury to sample one of the local roasts, check out the vintage motorbikes, and take in sweeping views of historic botanic gardens.


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.


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...



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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