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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 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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Catfish

Set the cat among your tastebuds with an ever-changing menu of contemporary Thai curries and street food, hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

Local produce

Indulge Fine Belgian Chocolates

More than your average chocolate shop, Indulge offers a multi-sensory experience. The aroma of great coffee and chocolate, sounds of elegant music...

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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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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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Eclectic Tastes Cafe & Pantry

Eclectic Tastes Café and Pantry in the famous Goldfields town of Ballarat is a relatively new edition to the growing food scene in this regional...

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The Avoca

Stop in for a bite at this beautifully restored pub. Be bold and try hare, eel and goat, or stick to good old country faves like a bangers and mash.

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Suttons House Of Music

Suttons House of Music Café/Restaurant is Ballarat’s best destination for quality musical acts and cultural entertainment. Enjoy breakfast until 4pm...

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Bendigo District RSL

Bendigo’s best kept secret. Bendigo District RSL is a fully licensed venue with a large bistro, function rooms, gaming room with pokie machines,...

Spectator sports

Ballarat & District Trotting Club

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

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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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Masons of Bendigo

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

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Mitiamo Store

The Mitiamo General store is open seven days through to 9:00pm. Mitiamo store has takeaway food, grocery, newsagent, ice, takeaway liquor, petrol,...

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