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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, 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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Togs Cafe

Togs Cafe centrally located with great food, Genovese coffee, outdoor eating area and catering facilities. All housemade, menu changes regularily...


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.


Blue Pyrenees Estate

Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees wine district, Blue Pyrenees offers a stunning sparkler, Midnight Cuvée, and a piste for pétanque enthusiasts.


Athletic Club Brewery

Located in the centre of Ballarat, the Athletic Club Brewery is the region's leading brew pub experience. With tours, tastings and self brew sessions...


Pipers By The Lake

Pipers By The Lake is proud to be one of western Victoria's leading restaurants and function centres. The location of Pipers is a stand out, with its...


The Miners Tavern

The Miners Tavern is located in the heart of the Ballarat CBD, next door to the central train station. The building itself was built back in the...


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...


Railway Café and Tracks Bar

The Railway Café and Tracks Bar is set in the magnificent Maryborough Railway Station. The building itself is an Iconic attraction featuring ornate...


24 Karat Cafe

24 Karat Cafe is a locally owned and operated cafe in Wedderburn. Specialising in homemade pies and sausage rolls, 24 Karat Cafe offers a full...


The Mill Castlemaine

The Mill Castlemaine is a creative hub for foodies, art admirers and seekers of the collectable and curious. Located opposite the Botanical Gardens,...


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...



Set the cat among your tastebuds with an ever-changing menu of contemporary Thai curries and street food, hatted by the Good Food Guide 2018.


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