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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 Public Inn with high-end Provincial fare.

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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Il Piccolo Gelato

Il Piccolo Gelato is an artisan gelato store located in Ballarat, Victoria. Their gelato is made daily using fresh milk, no artificial ingredients,...

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The Turret Cafe and Catering

The Turret Café and Catering is a multi award winning licenced café. Located in one of the best examples of Ballarat's historic architecture at Sturt...

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Fu Man Lou

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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Ballarat Provedore

Located just out of Ballarat on the road to Melbourne, there is the Ballarat Provedore. On Friday's and weekends, Ballarat Provedore provide...

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The Mill Castlemaine

Hailed as a vibrant and exciting tourist destination, The Mill Castlemaine is a creative hub for foodies, artisans and purveyors of collectables and...

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Golden Crown Chinese Restaurant

Established for over 35 years, Golden Crown Chinese Restaurant offers authentic Chinese cuisine. Dine-in, take away and home delivery available. Open...

Wineries

Blue Pyrenees Estate

Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees wine district, Blue Pyrenees offers a stunning sparkler, Midnight Cuvée, and a piste for pétanque enthusiasts.

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El Gordo

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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Meigas

Meigas is a traditional Spanish Tapas bar and restaurant located on Armstrong st North, Ballarat. At Meigas, it is all about sharing and enjoying a...

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Bendigo District RSL

Bendigo’s best kept secret. Bendigo District RSL is a fully licensed venue with a large bistro, function rooms, gaming room with pokie machines,...

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Golden City Hotel

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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Sally's Paddock at Redbank Winery

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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