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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, 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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The Munster Arms Hotel

The Munster Arms Hotel (1862) is a friendly, family owned gastro pub on the iconic and historic Bakery Hill at the entrance to Ballarat. The...


The Dispensary

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.


Irish Murphy's Ballarat

Irish Murphy’s is located in historical Sturt Street in the heart of Ballarat. Open seven days a week. The bar offers a wide variety of craft,...


The Mill Castlemaine

The Mill Castlemaine is a creative hub for foodies, art admirers and seekers of the collectable and curious. Located opposite the Botanical Gardens,...


Public INN

Join the inn crowd for high-end Provincial fare paired with local small-batch wines and craft beers at one of Castlemaine's oldest public houses.


The American Creswick

American Creswick - Accommodation, Restaurant & Function Rooms. The American Creswick stands today as a unique link with Victoria’s gracious and...


Hog's Breath Cafe Ballarat

Hog's Breath Ballarat is a locally owned and operated casual dining family restaurant. Opened in 2006 by Jen and Al Graham, the restaurant has become...


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.


Taltarni Winery & Vineyard

One of the founding wineries of the Pyrenees with magnificent views of the surrounding ranges and a wide selection of wines available for tasting.


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...


Carboni's Italian Kitchen

At Carboni’s Italian Kitchen you’ll experience authentic Italian food. Enjoy a selection of artisan wood fired pizzas, antipasti, pasta dishes,...


Kittelty's at the Gallery

Once you have visited the Art Gallery of Ballarat, sashay down the Victorian staircase to Kittelty's for a well earned recharge. Decked out in...


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