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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 French traditions and succulent offerings of Bouchon, and the historic settings and fine dining of Whirrakee. Not to be outdone, Castlemaine has become a major player in the dining arena with a host of great options including Empyre, Good Table and the European inspired Public Inn.

Village people
Soak up the local village atmosphere at Togs Place in Castlemaine or Dig Cafe in Newstead, and feast on cake and coffee or something more substantial. Origini and Apple Annies, also in Castlemaine, offer fresh pastries of the highest order and a cosy, relaxed setting.

At the wineries
For a different type of outdoor dining experience enjoy a meal overlooking the vines at a local winery restaurant such as Shelmerdine, Balgownie Estate and Flynns in the Heathcote region, or Bress Wine Cider and Produce in Harcourt .

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Flynns Wines & Heathcotean Bistro

Flynns Wines & Heathcotean Bistro

Heathcote

Taste individual and premium wines that reflect the vineyard, the vintage season and the region.

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Public Inn, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Public Inn

Castlemaine

Join the inn crowd for high-end Provincial fare paired with local small-batch wines and craft beers and at one of Castlemaine's oldest public houses.

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The Conservatory Restaurant at Ballarat Lodge

Ballarat

Previously Mercure Ballarat and now Ballarat Lodge & Convention Centre, this boutique hotel is still home to The Conservatory Restaurant. The...

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Mandurang Valley Wines

Mandurang Valley Wines

Mandurang

Established in 1995, Mandurang Valley Wines offers home grown, hand-picked, estate vintaged and bottled wines in the the picturesque Mandurang Valley.

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El Gordo, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia. Credit: Jason Taverner

El Gordo

Bendigo

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.

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Golden City Hotel

Ballarat central

The Golden City Hotel was built in 1856 and originally named the Adelphi Hotel. Since its first opening the hotel has seen many changes including the...

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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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Ballarat Steakhouse

Ballarat Steakhouse

Ballarat central

When you order a meal at Ballarat Steakhouse, it is flame grilled on custom made char grill and cooked just the way you like it, with delicious top...

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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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Foundry Hotel Complex

Bendigo

Only an hour and a half from metropolitan Melbourne and located on the main road into Victoria's fastest growing regional centre of Bendigo, lies the...

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The Dispensary Enoteca, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

The Dispensary Enoteca

Bendigo

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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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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Bouchon

Bendigo

Fantastically French flavours are served thick and rich at Bouchon, a romantic bistro and bar in the heart of Bendigo. Platters of house-made...

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The Good Table, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

The Good Table

Castlemaine

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

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Wonder Wings

Bendigo

Bendigo's own Wonder Wings is Australia's first chicken wing specialty shop. This family friendly venue offers take away, eating in and catering for...

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Goldmines Hotel, Bendigo, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Goldmines Hotel

Bendigo

Stop for a pint at this once-dreary country pub, now boasting a wide range of craft beers, lush green gardens, and friendly atmosphere to match.

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Magnificent combination of fresh sushi and sashimi

Asahi

Ballarat central

Asahi (Rising Sun) Japanese Restaurant, Ballarat's first Japanese Restaurant to offer fresh sushi and sashimi, also brings you a magnificent array of...

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Fu Man Lu, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Fu Man Lou

Ballarat

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.

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Bendigo Ninesevensix

Bendigo

Retaining its original number '976', this beautifully refurbished 1952 Melbourne W-class tram provides diners with the best vistas of Bendigo's...

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Redbank Winery

Redbank

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.

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Masons of Bendigo, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Masons of Bendigo

Bendigo

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

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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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