Catfish, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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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 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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Asahi

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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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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Ballarat Yacht Club

Ballarat Yacht Club

Ballarat central

Overlooking Ballarat's crown jewel, Lake Wendouree, the magnificent Ballarat Yacht Club offers a wide variety of food with amazing views. Open seven...

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Ninesevensix

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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Togs Cafe, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Togs Cafe

Castlemaine

Stop in for breakfast classics and a seasonal, weekly changing lunch menu with an emphasis on local product. Nab a rooftop spot for great views.

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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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Open Pantry

Open Pantry

Ballarat central

Open Pantry deli, cafe and grocery has developed quite a customer base since opening in February 2011 with many regulars in every day to refuel on...

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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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The Lake View Hotel

The Lake View Hotel

Ballarat

Since 1875, The Lake View Hotel has been an iconic part of Ballarat. Situated on the edge of Lake Wendouree, this historical meeting place is the...

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