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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 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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Suttons House Of Music

Suttons House of Music Café/Restaurant is Ballarat’s best destination for quality musical acts and cultural entertainment. Enjoy breakfast until 4pm...

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Arch View Cafe

Arch View Cafe offers a cafe experience with stunning views that overlook one of Ballarat's major tourist attractions, The Arch of Victory which is...

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Ballarat Yacht Club

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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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...

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Indulge Fine Belgian Chocolates

More than your average chocolate shop, Indulge offers a multi-sensory experience. The aroma of great coffee and chocolate, sounds of elegant music...

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Eclectic Tastes Cafe & Pantry

Eclectic Tastes Café and Pantry in the famous Goldfields town of Ballarat is a relatively new edition to the growing food scene in this regional...

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Borchelli Ristorante

Set in the heart of the Arts Precinct opposite the Capital Theatre and Bendigo Art Gallery, Borchelli Ristorante is a small Italian inspired eatery...

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Greenside Bistro - The Ballarat Golf Club

The Ballarat Golf Club's award winning Greenside Bistro boasts floor to ceiling views across the manicured golf course. The menu has something for...

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GPO Kitchen and Bar

GPO offers relaxed dining with attentive service and a cool vibe. The modern Mediterranean menu is filled with delicious food cooked by talented...

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Public INN

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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Masons of Bendigo

Get a taste for the best of central Victoria's produce at this stylish eatery, wine bar and pantry store hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

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Gallery Restaurant at Craig's Royal Hotel

Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, Craig’s Royal Hotel is the legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Opened in...

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