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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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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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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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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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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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Billy's Bistro and Bar

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

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Borchelli Ristorante

Set in the heart of the Arts Precinct opposite the Capital Theatre and Bendigo Art Gallery, Borchelli Ristorante is a small Italian inspired eatery...

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The Dispensary

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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Snake Valley Pub

The Royal Hotel Snake Valley is an old fashioned country pub. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere for a drink with friends and a nice home cooked pub meal....

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Masons of Bendigo

Get a taste for central Victoria's finest produce and paddock-to-plate dining at sophisticated Masons of Bendigo. Hatted by the Good Food Guide 2018.

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Bean and Barrow

Open from 8:00am for breakfast, lunch & afternoon tea, Bean and Barrow offers country style café-restaurant dining featuring open log fire and...

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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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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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