Catfish, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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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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Brewhouse Coffee, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Ewen Bell

Brewhouse Coffee Roasters

Bendigo

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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The Forge Pizzeria

The Forge Pizzeria

Ballarat

Housed within a red brick building in Ballarat town, The Forge Pizzeria is a firm favourite among visitors and locals all about sharing good,...

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Eclectic Tastes, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Eclectic Tastes

Ballarat

Get a taste for the eclectic at this licensed cafe and bistro decked out in junk shop treasures and an Asian-inspired menu. Open seven days.

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Main Bar

The Main Bar

Ballarat central

An exciting new eating and drinking opportunity - at The Main Bar the emphasis is on quality. With personalised service, The Main Bar is cooking up...

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Percy and Percy, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Percy and Percy

Bendigo

When one Percy just isn't enough, savour classic breakfasts, seasonal lunches, coffee, sweets and treats at this Bendigo corner-store turned cafe.

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Bray Raceway

Ballarat & District Trotting Club

Redan

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

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Yellow Espresso, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Yellow Espresso

Ballarat

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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Catfish, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Catfish

Ballarat

Set the cat among your tastebuds with an ever-changing menu of contemporary Thai curries and street food made with fresh, locally sourced produce.

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Kittelty's Cafe

Kittelty's Cafe

Ballarat

Known for their scrumptious cakes, Kittelty's Cafe offers fresh, delicious food, utilising local Ballarat produce. Catering is available to suit any...

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Kambei, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Kambei

Ballarat

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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