Ballarat, Bendigo & The Goldfields Restaurants With Alfresco Dining

"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
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...
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...
Das Kaffeehaus

Das Kaffeehaus

Cafe   $$$$$   Open Now

Castlemaine

Find a little slice of Vienna in Castlemaine at Das Kaffeehaus on Walker Street. This Viennese coffee house, the face of small-batch roaster Coffee Basics, is where Central Victorian industrial meets ...
Hawker On Sturt

Hawker On Sturt

Malaysian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 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...
84 on Albert

84 on Albert

Pizza   $$$$$   Open Now

Creswick

Find great food and little treasures throughout 84 on Albert in Creswick. Looks may be deceiving from the outside of this eatery, where indoors there’s a touch of history from the mural found at the e...
Gold Mines Hotel

Gold Mines Hotel

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00: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"
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 ...
Enjoy family-friendly hospitality renowned for fine food, excellent wines and romantic spaces at The American Creswick on Albert Street in Creswick. This hotel was built in the days of gold and glory,...
The Kangaroo Hotel

The Kangaroo Hotel

Pub Food   $$$$$   Opens Tue 4:00: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 ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Coffee"
Old Green Bean

Old Green Bean

Cafe   $$$$$   Open Now

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 2019 - Indian"
Experience the spice of life at Sargun Indian Tandoori restaurant on Pall Mall in Bendigo. This upstairs establishment presents a vibrant vibe with red-clothed tables set with white napkins, tradition...
"Your All-Time Favourite Local."
Brown Hill Hotel

Brown Hill Hotel

Bistro   $$$$$   Opens at 4:00: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. ...
The Metropolitan

The Metropolitan

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 10:00:AM

Bendigo

Live music, generous meals and a relaxed atmosphere is what keeps locals coming back to The Metropolitan in the heart of Bendigo. With numerous dining areas, from the alfresco, overlooking the majesti...
The Rusty Spud

The Rusty Spud

Cafe   $$$$$   Open Now

Ballarat

Giving the good old baked potato a fresh and funky make-over is The Rusty Spud, a lively eatery with a touch of flair found in Ballarat’s Peel Street North. Stop into this local favourite tucked insid...
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 ...
One of the few 1850s hotels still operating in Ballarat, Seymours on Lydiard offers family friendly dining in spaciously set surrounds. Take a seat on the outdoor deck or settle in a warm and welcomin...
FOS Kitchen & Bar

FOS Kitchen & Bar

Greek   $$$$$   Opens Tue 6:00:PM

Bendigo

A short stroll from shady Lake Weeroona Park is Bendigo’s authentic Greek destination FOS Kitchen & Bar. Inside, a rustic setting of exposed brick, tiled floors and spacious arches provide a trendy ba...