2020 Ballarat, Bendigo & The Goldfields Readers' Choice Awards

Food O'Clock Cafe & Indian Restaurant

Food O'Clock Cafe & Indian Restaurant

Indian   $$$$$   Opens at 9:00: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 invited...
"warm welcome & generous portions"
Pratty's Patch

Pratty's Patch

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Bendigo

Housed in a 150-year-old cottage, Pratty’s Patch on Monsants Road, sits right at home in historic Bendigo. Weathered stone and brick walls give Pratty’s a warm and pastoral feel, while artefacts like ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
The Woodhouse

The Woodhouse

Modern Australian   $$$$$   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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 International"
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. ...
"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...
The Dove Cafe

The Dove Cafe

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 7:30:AM

Castlemaine

Find an irresistible selection of sweet treats at The Dove Café, a favourite venue for many Castlemaine locals on Hargraves Street. A rustic charm emanates inside, from timber vintage decor and blackb...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Take a day to enjoy leisurely time spent at boutique winery LynneVale Estate, just 10 minutes from the heart of Bendigo in Central Victoria. Long, hot Summer days and balmy nights create amicable temp...
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...
Bendigo locals whet their whistle and chow down on pub fare with flair at One Tree Hotel on Spring Gully Road. This refurbished bistro sets a cosy atmosphere with a roaring open fire to beat Winter ch...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Coffee"
Old Green Bean

Old Green Bean

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 7:30:AM

Bendigo

Finding popularity among Bendigo locals, pay a visit to Old Green Bean coffee shop and café on Lyttleton Terrace, for a bite to eat and an aromatic coffee. An ideal place for guests of all ages, this ...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Wineries"
Situated on the famed Cambrian-era soils of Heathcote, Sanguine Estate on Shurans Lane is an ideal location to soak up scenic views and enjoy a taste of unspoilt flavours. Established in 1996 and prod...
Mr Jones

Mr Jones

Thai      Opens at 6:00:PM

Ballarat

12 Chef Hat Award
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.
ballaratprimavera

ballaratprimavera

$$$$$   Opens Thu 8:00:AM

Brown Hill

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 sporting a...
Fu Man Lou Dumpling Bar

Fu Man Lou Dumpling Bar

Chinese   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

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Nelson's Pizza Ironbark

Nelson's Pizza Ironbark

Pizza   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Bendigo

Pud for All Seasons

Pud for All Seasons

   Opens at 7:00:AM

Castlemaine

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...
Moon and Mountain

Moon and Mountain

Asian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

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