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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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Pyrenees Pantry

Pyrenees Pantry brings together a wide selection of the region's finest produce for tasting or purchase, all within a relaxed cafe atmosphere....

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24 Karat Cafe

24 Karat Cafe is a locally owned and operated cafe in Wedderburn. Specialising in homemade pies and sausage rolls, 24 Karat Cafe offers a full...

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The Avoca

Stop in for a bite at this beautifully restored pub. Be bold and try hare, eel and goat, or stick to good old country faves like a bangers and mash.

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Webster's Market and Cafe

Webster's Market and Cafe is a gourmet cafe and specialty food store. Webster's serve fresh local produce along with specialty coffee and teas. You...

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The City Oval Hotel

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

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Yellow Espresso

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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The Lane at George Hotel Ballarat

Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, The Lane precinct offers a cafe, bars, club, numerous event spaces and a restaurant and...

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Hop Temple

Hop Temple is enthusiastic about good beer, wine and food. A family orientated environment for everybody to enjoy. Hop prides itself on providing a...

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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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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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Ballarat & District Trotting Club

The Ballarat and District Trotting Club offers its members a range of exclusive membership benefits and privileges. For Harness Racing enthusiasts,...

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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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