2021 Ballarat, Bendigo & The Goldfields Readers' Choice Awards

"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
The Woodhouse

The Woodhouse

Steak   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Bendigo

12 Chef Hat Award
Follow the aroma of delicious smokiness to The Woodhouse on Williamson Street in Bendigo. This steakhouse and red gum grill is a local favourite presenting a rustic dining experience, where guests can...
Borchelli Ristorante

Borchelli Ristorante

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Bendigo

The brick-laden shopfront of Borchelli Ristorante on View Street effortlessly reflects the Victorian era boomtown characteristic of Bendigo. Checked red and white tablecloths, friendly hospitality and...
Hawker On Sturt

Hawker On Sturt

Malaysian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Ballarat

Inspired by the tasty street food served in the night markets of Malaysia and Singapore, Hawker On Sturt Street in Ballarat captures the flavours of Asia with a dash of Aussie charm. Take a seat in bl...
Gold Mines Hotel

Gold Mines Hotel

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Bendigo

Dine in elegant splendour at historic Gold Mines Hotel on Marong Road in Bendigo. Built in 1872 and representing the height of prosperity during the gold rush years, this beautifully restored hotel bo...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Pub Food"
Hop Temple

Hop Temple

Pub Food   $$$$$   Opens at 4:00:PM

Ballarat

Rejoice with good food, good beer and lots of good cheer at Hop Temple, located at the rear of Armstrong Street North. Rally family and friends to venture down Ballarat’s iconic Hop laneway and revel ...
The Kangaroo Hotel

The Kangaroo Hotel

Pub Food   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Maldon

For more than 150 years, The Kangaroo Hotel on High Street has been the gathering place and watering hole for Maldon locals. Affectionately called ‘The Roo’, this iconic country gastro pub reeks of a ...
"Your All-Time Favourite Local."
Brown Hill Hotel

Brown Hill Hotel

Bistro   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Brown Hill

For a cold beer and classic pub fare, locals and those passing through stop at Brown Hill Hotel on Humffray Street North. One of the oldest watering holes in Ballarat and nestled next to Yarrowee Cree...
Craig's Royal Hotel
Known as Ballarat’s grand dame, the historic Craig’s Royal Hotel on Lydiard Street South presents a diverse collection of restaurants, bars and lounges in a magnificent package of Victorian grandeur. ...
Strike Gold at Sovereign Hill. Pan for real gold, or venture underground on a mine tour. At night, witness the Blood on the Southern Cross sound and light spectacular.
Fu Man Lou Dumpling Bar

Fu Man Lou Dumpling Bar

Chinese   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Ballarat

ballaratprimavera

ballaratprimavera

$$$$$   Open Now

Brown Hill

Featuring free WiFi, an indoor lap pool and a sun terrace, Ballaratprimavera offers accommodation 11 minutes' drive from Ballarat. It is situated on 2 acres of gardens with a path along Yarrowee Creek...
Delivering mouth-watering gourmet puddings, dessert sauces and chocolate delicacies Australia-wide, Pud for All Seasons was born from Grandma’s recipes and has grown into a thriving business. Based in...
Bunja Thai Restaurant

Bunja Thai Restaurant

Thai   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Bendigo