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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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