Food & Wine

The Little Black Book

There are so many great places to eat and drink in the area, we know, we've done them all (in the name of research of course!) We know the good from the bad and the secret places off the beaten track that only a local knows. It can be hard to choose the the right ambience of restaurant to suit your occasion or group. Getting it right can make or break your stay, so let us help you by delving into our Little Black Book of local contacts. We'll explore your reasons for getting away and create the perfect itinerary for you. Daylesford taxi service is available 7 days and may be contacted on 5348 1111. We can also assist with transfers to nearby pubs or a driver to visit nearby wineries.

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Frank & Connies Kitchen
Frank & Connies Kitchen

'Whatever comes out of the pot!' The menu will change weekly, even daily and each menu will have its theme or flavour, depending on the season, so it can be shared.

www.frankandconnies.com.au
The Argus Dining Room
The Argus Dining Room

The Argus Dining Room serves modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis on the produce of the region. Utilising food grown onsite in the Argus kitchen gardens, as well as foraged bounty of the region, and local suppliers such as Angelica Organic Farm in Glenlyon, Real Eggs in Yandoit, amongst others -  head chef Daniele Tarasco has created a menu grounded in seasonality, with a nod to the Italian settlers of the region.

www.theargusdiningroom.com.au
Rubens@Hepburn
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A fully licensed restaurant serving Mediterranean style cuisine in a friendly atmosphere with relaxed table service. Located on the main road between Daylesford and Hepburn Springs you can enjoy bush views from the al-fresco or warm up near the log fire.

www.rubensrestaurant.com
The Surly Goat
The Surly Goat

A place to eat and drink, whether at the bar; by the roaring fireplace; or in one of the intimate dining spaces overlooking the tree lined gully and walking paths of Hepburn Springs. There’s also a courtyard out the back to be enjoyed in the warmer months with a cool drink or two.

www.thesurlygoat.com.au
Hepburn General Store
Hepburn General Store

At the Hepburn General Store, we’re serving up tasty treats for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or anything in between. Come in for a coffee, a meal, delicious cake or check out the local artisan produce and say hello today!

www.hepburngeneralstore.com.au
The Red Star
Blue Bean Café

What was the Red Star Cafe for a decade has been re-vamped and re-named 'Blue Bean Cafe'. Local lad and entrepreneur, Nico Ellerby, brings you all the best bits from the beloved Red Star, adding fresh energy and all he loves to experience and share in hospitality. Homestyle cooking, a warm and super friendly atmosphere, really funky décor and Hillbilly Coffee. In the warm months, sit out the front and watch the world go by.

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Herbal Lore Liqueurs
Herbal Lore Liqueurs

After 30 years of producing premium ports and liqueurs, Roger McLean, Founder of Herbal Lore Liqueurs developed a unique range of products under the name of Herbal Lore. The release of this outstanding range of liqueurs is certainly a first in Australia, if not the world.

www.herballoreliqueurs.com
Old Hepburn Hotel
Old Hepburn Hotel

The best parma in town, The Old Hepburn Hotel is a ridgy-didge pub where you can put your feet up OR let your hair down. Whether you’d like to get a drink, a fab pub meal or catch some great live music, The Old Hepburn has you covered. It also has a great beer garden for the warmer months. Maybe catch the courtesy bus!

www.oldhepburnhotel.com.au
Lake House
Lake House

A team passionate about hospitality delivers beautiful cutting edge, seasonal food matched with an internationally acclaimed wine list. Under the direction of Executive Chef Alla Wolf Tasker and Head Chef David Green the kitchen work from the ground up producing virtually everything, from house baked breads to an extensive charcuterie range, on the premises. It's little wonder it has 2 Chefs Hats, is on The Australian Hot 50 & Australia's Wine List of the Year.

www.lakehouse.com.au
The Perfect Drop
The Perfect Drop

The Perfect Drop is Daylesford's most romantic restaurant, it is where the Melbournians flock too for their ultimate Daylesford foodie experience, it is where the locals enjoy their night out either with fine food or just listening to live jazz music in the bar; it is the regions most intimate and unique restaurant and wine bar, specialising in making your dining experience one to remember. The Perfect Drop menu focuses on local, organic and ethically sound produce, with bar and dinning menus to choose from.

www.theperfectdrop.com.au
Sault
Sault

Sault is set on a spectacular 125 acre estate against the backdrop of the Wombat State Forest with beautiful views overlooking it's own lake and fields of lavender. Indulge your culinary senses with sumptuous cuisine, lovingly prepared by Sault’s team of Chefs, led by one of Spain’s greatest exports, head chef Santiago Nine-Fernandez.

www.sault.com.au
Mercato
Mercato

A contemporary dining experience awaits you in this 1864 timber building. Lovingly restored with polished floor boards, high ceilings and soothing colours, Mercato is a well laid out restaurant thanks to head chef and owner Richard Mee. The stylish decor with lovely banquettes and subtle lighting all match perfectly to create a pleasant, relaxing and welcoming dining environment.

www.mercatorestaurant.com.au
Kazuki's Restaurant
Kazuki's Restaurant

From the north of Akita in Japan to the heart of the Macedon Ranges, owner-chef Kazuki brings with him a Japanese heritage and sensibility that is well suited to Daylesfords high quality local produce. Kazuki's appreciation of local produce allows him to create dishes that comfort and surprise diners.

www.kazukis.com.au
Radio Springs Hotel
Radio Springs Hotel

The Radio Springs Hotel is situated in the small historic village of Lyonville. It was built around 1927 and is one of the few surviving buildings of the earliest phases of settlement. Comfortable, cosy, eclectic and eccentric inside, the choice between the front bar, parlour bar, main dining room, private dining room or laid back lounge/library is sometimes just too hard to make, especially since each of these offers a crackling fireplace.



www.radiospringshotel.com.au
Passing Clouds Winery
Passing Clouds Winery

Passing Clouds makes wine for the people who drink it, superb wine that should be shared with excellent and thoughtful food in the company of family and friends. In the dining room they offer a la famiglia style lunch which is more like having lunch at a friend's house than going to a restaurant. There is wine tasting every day but on Public holidays and School holidays, they also offer a $5 premium wine tasting to taste the reserve wines.

www.passingclouds.com.au

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