2022 Ballarat, Bendigo & The Goldfields Readers' Choice Awards

"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
The Woodhouse

The Woodhouse

Steak   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Bendigo

13 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 ...
Borchelli Ristorante

Borchelli Ristorante

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00: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 ...
Ballarat foodies seeking a one-stop authentic Italian shop head to Carboni’s Next Door Italian Deli & Pasta on Eureka Street. The only artisan producer of fresh pasta in the region, this is much mo...
Gather your crew and come hang out at Vibe Street Eats on Napier Street in White Hills. This fun and funky café is ideal for alfresco brunching with three shaded outdoor areas where you can chill o...
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...
Find cakes and desserts handcrafted with love from recipes handed down from grandparents at French-inspired Bluebird Patisserie by Essence on Mitchell Street in Bendigo. Be transported to the stree...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Pub Food"
Hop Temple

Hop Temple

Pub Food   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

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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 rev...
Hustler

Hustler

American   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Bendigo

Modern American diner Hustler on High Street delivers burgers and beer to hungry Bendigo diners. Rocking easily visible black and bright yellow signage, this restaurant and late-night bar has 10 in...
For the best pho in Bendigo head to Nem Vietnamese Street Food on Condon Street in Kennington. This authentic restaurant exudes a warm and welcoming vibe ideal for family gatherings or catchups wit...
Ballarat Leagues Club

Ballarat Leagues Club

Bistro   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Ballarat East

Tasty bistro meals in a refurbished environment have locals returning time and again to Ballarat Leagues Club on Humffray Street North for a family dinner. On warm days take to the alfresco area wi...
Le Sel

Le Sel

French   $$$$$   Opens at 9:00:AM

Maldon

Bringing a taste of France to Maldon, stop by Le Sel on Main Street for all your deli needs along with Saturday night dining. This quaint eatery exudes charm from the café-style alfresco table sett...
BlackJack Wines

BlackJack Wines

   Opens at 11:00:AM

Harcourt

Handpicked and crafted from vines in the historic Bendigo and Heathcote wine regions, BlackJack Wines on Harmony Way in Harcourt consistently offers high quality full-bodied Australian red wines. L...
The Wildseed Cafe

The Wildseed Cafe

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

Wendouree

Ballarat foodies seeking modern Aussie breakfast fare head to The Wildseed Café on the corner of Norman and Gilles Streets. Nestled in Stockland Wendouree Shopping Centre, this bright and spacious ...
Food O'Clock Cafe & Indian Restaurant

Food O'Clock Cafe & Indian Restaurant

Indian   $$$$$   Opens Mon 11:00:AM

Bendigo

To fulfil cravings for the tantalising spices of Indian cuisine when in Bendigo, join locals heading to Food O’Clock Cafe & Indian Restaurant on Mollison Street. Diners are welcomed inside and invi...
Moon and Mountain

Moon and Mountain

Asian   $$$$$   Opens at 4:30:PM

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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 C...
Oishii on Wheels

Oishii on Wheels

Japanese   $$$$$   Opens Mon 11:00:AM

Bendigo

Experience authentic Japanese cuisine in the heart of Bendigo at Oishii on Wheels on Pall Mall. This cosy restaurant buzzes with lively conversation as locals and visitors alike pick up chopsticks ...
Griffin Burger

Griffin Burger

Burger   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Ballarat

There's a new burger joint on the block in Ballarat - Griffin Burger on Armstrong Street North is setting the pace for all things sandwiched between buns! Well worn exposed brick walls, one sportin...