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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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The Lane Restaurant, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

The Lane Restaurant

Ballarat

Get a slice of the good life with wood-fired pizzas and an innovative menu featuring local produce at this restaurant and pizzeria at the George Hotel.

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Willow Room, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Willow Room

Bendigo

Choose from individual and share dishes from the feasting style menu featuring excellent local produce and wines at this European-style restaurant.

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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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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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Vegas and Rose

Vegas & Rose

Ballarat East

Vegas & Rose is owned and run by Penthea Marshall-Radcliffe. Vegas & Rose emerged first at vintage fairs and markets around Melbourne, followed by an...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Round the Way - New York Bakeshop

Round The Way - New York Bakeshop

Ballarat

Round The Way offers high quality, cooked to order products based around the traditional boiled bagel, to suit any time of the day from breakfast...

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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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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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Mr Beebe's Bendigo, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Mr Beebe's

Bendigo

Gather friends to share plates. Choose from treasures from the garden, treats cured, smoked and preserved, dry aged beef and plates large and small.

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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 Woodhouse, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

The Woodhouse

Bendigo

Get fired up about premium meats and wood fired pizzas at this Bendigo steakhouse and redgum grill, and save room for the dessert tasting plate.

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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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Wine maker

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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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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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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nearby Lake Wendouree

eau verte

Ballarat

Relaxed ambience, good food and wine - experience a little riviera retro on the shores of Lake Wendouree at eau verte. Housed in a lovely heritage...

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Coffee Basics, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Coffee Basics

Castlemaine

Get a far-from-basic 100 per cent Arabica, small-batch micro-roasted coffee, plus traditional Austrian culinary treats at this cafe and roastery.

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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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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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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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Rooftop Bar during day

Jackson's & Co

Ballarat

Established as a hotel in 1861, Jackson's & Co, has a rich and colourful history of entertaining people. Now, after a complete renovation and third...

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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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Fu Man Lou

Fu Man Lou

Ballarat central

Welcome to Fu Man Lou. The name Fu Man Lou comes from a Chinese proverb meaning happiness, good fortune and good wishes. It is a fitting title for...

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North Ballarat Sports Club

North Ballarat Sports Club

Ballarat North

North Ballarat Sports Club extend a warm welcome to their members and guests. The North Ballarat Sports Club has been providing outstanding service...

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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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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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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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The City Oval

The City Oval Hotel

Lake Wendouree

The City Oval Hotel is the place to be. For a wonderful stress free holiday you can enjoy a drink, coffee or meal in the recently refurbished,...

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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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The Red Lion

The Red Lion

Ballarat

The Red Lion Hotel is Ballarat's premier entertainment facility with something for everyone. Whether you are after a delicious meal in the relaxing...

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Rocks on Rosalind, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Rocks on Rosalind

Bendigo

Bank on a delicious experience when you explore the innovative menu on offer in this modern, casual restaurant housed in a heritage-listed building.

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