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Daylesford Visitor Information Centre

Daylesford Visitor Information Centre

98 Vincent St  Daylesford VIC 3460
9.00am – 5.00pm 7 days a week (Closed Christmas Day)

Ph (03) 5321 6123

 
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Daylesford Food & Wine

One of the strong suits for Daylesford and Hepburn Springs is the amazing range of delicious food and wine to be sampled and savoured.

Natural produce is a proud trademark around here. From three hat restaurants, award winning organic producers and cafes, to farmers markets and farm gate goodies, foodies will delight in the sumptuous range on offer.

Being pampered and indulged are the two strong themes to any visit and the indulgence part of the equation is so well-catered for with the fine food and wine on offer.

Dine on food so fresh it virtually comes straight from the paddock to your plate.  The wet and cool climate of this region, combined with rich volcanic soil, is perfect for producing all types of food and wine.

Talk and taste at the cellar doors of the quality wineries or at the farm gate outlets of the organic farms.

The region can cater to a variety of tastes, from the offerings of some of Victoria’s finest restaurants to a great collection of eclectic cafes and smaller restaurants, we’re sure there is something to please even the fussiest of diners.

And chocoholics rejoice, there are enough homemade chocolate temptations that even the most gluttonous would struggle to savour them all in one visit.

At 600m above sea level Daylesford is a place where each season is distinct, with its own quality and attractions.  Autumn into winter is the special time.  While many places crave the warmer weather, Daylesford and Hepburn Springs thrives during the winter.  There is something alluring about rugging up, fine food, red wine, and roasted chestnuts.


The Conservatory
The Conservatory Located on the rear terrace of the 1930's Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel, The Conservatory offers a gourmet breakfast selection every morning from 8am. Elegantly furnished with soft cushioned banquettes, comfortable cane chairs and hanging pendulum lamps, guests can enjoy a continental buffet selection accompanied by a seasonal cooked to order menu. On the continental buffet, choose from a selection of fresh and poached fruits handpicked from the hotel’s farm Vale Hill, fresh sourdough bread baked daily in the kitchen, a selection of locally cured meats and cheeses, delicious natural yoghurt pannacotta's with poached fruits and a ‘make your own’ muesli selection. The cooked to order menu offers a selection of breakfast favourites updated regularly to reflect the available produce. The Conservatory is open to hotel guests and the public 7 days between 8am – 10.30am. Reservations recommended.
Daylesford Inn
Daylesford Inn DAYLESFORD INN - HOME WHEN YOU'RE OUT... Holiday Accommodation, Retreats and Longer Stays Cafe/Restaurant Events, Functions & Weddings Day Spa, Massage Treatments & Beauty Therapy
Lucky Strike Lounge
Lucky Strike Lounge Funky, Rustic and Stylish Provincial Kitchen, Coffee and Wine Lounge. Great food and ambience. Chef Dan Melbourne (former head Chef Annie Smithers' Du Fermier) creates deep flavoured dishes, fab takes on classics. All day comfort food. Regular music events. Check website for details Open Thurs Fri Sat Sun from 10 am Dinner Fri, Sat
Liena's Kitchen
Liena's Kitchen Open Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday from 12pm to 8pm. Also open Saturday from 11.30am to late. *Takeaway
Ellender Estate
Ellender Estate Ellender Estate is a boutique vineyard and winery located in the hills just outside the picturesque village of Glenlyon, near Daylesford. A stunning outdoor area - L'Osteria - with traditional wood-fired oven. is the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine and wood-fired pizza or regional platter. More than just a winery, Ellender Estate offers wine courses and cooking classes and is available for weddings, private functions and conferences.
Cumberland Hotel Smeaton
Cumberland Hotel Smeaton The Cumberland hotel at Smeaton is one of the oldest weatherboard hotels in Victoria, located 20 minutes from Daylesford and 10 minutes from Creswick. Well worth the drive if you are staying in the region.
Daylesford Bowling Club Inc
Daylesford Bowling Club Inc Club Bistro with quality meals that reflect the "Daylesford Experience" without breaking the budget. Enjoy the beautiful views from the dining area. Family friendly, bar with happy hour, Diamond Rewards and Keno. Bare foot bowling available. Central location with plenty of parking.
Guildford Vineyard and Cellar
Koukla Cafe and Pizzeria
Gisborne Peak Wines
Gisborne Peak Wines Gisborne Peak Winery located in Gisborne South, just off the Calder Highway. A great place to visit on your way to, or from Daylesford. Delicious cellar door foods to match estate grown wines. Indoor seating in the Fireside Room or outside on the deck overlooking the lake. Three self-contained eco-cottages are available. Open 7 days a week. Taster's Platters daily, wood-fired pizzas on Friday - Sunday (inc) and all public holidays. A bit off the beaten track, a bit on the road less travelled. For those who like a smaller, friendly style winery, one that they will tell their friends about. A real find!
Wombat Forest Vineyard & Winery
Wombat Forest Vineyard & Winery SECRET OF THE WOMBAT Nestled in the Wombat Forest 15 minutes from Daylesford in Denver, a beautiful niche surrounded by a diverse range of flora and fauna.We offer genuine country hospitality in a natural bush setting where you can enjoy a glass of our wine and a tasting plate on the deck or beside the wood heater on cooler days.
Tuki Retreat
Tuki Retreat Tuki stone cottages offer a romantic getaway,relax in front of the open fire,soak in spring water in the spa or indulge in regional food and wine.
Passing Clouds: Winery, cellar door & dining room
Passing Clouds: Winery, cellar door & dining room Taste our beautifully crafted wines at our cellar door. Our wines are sourced from our estate vineyard at Musk as well as Bendigo for our fuller bodied reds. The dining room is the summation of our food philosophy - dine with us and share delicious, rustic inspired food paired with a glass of exceptionally good wine. The menu changes as to what is in season and in our garden, and we offer charcuterie, cheese and salumi along with succulent grilled meats. A fine view of the vineyard provides just the right atmosphere for a long meandering lunch when matched with our superb wines. Cellar door is open 7 days from 10am- 5pm, except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Our dining room is open for lunch from 12pm Friday to Monday, except Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Bookings essential for the dining room - call us on (03) 5348 5550.
Water Garden Chinese Restaurant
Water Garden Chinese Restaurant
Farmers Arms Hotel
Farmers Arms Hotel The Farmers Arms is a pub with a sophisticated bar menu, extensive wine list and wide selection of beers on tap all served in a warm and friendly atmosphere.We are open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
The Electric Sitar
The Electric Sitar The Electric Sitar is a cosy relaxed venue, where the food speaks for itself. Offering a delicious range of Asian & Indian,options. There are many vegan & vegetarian choices, as well as chicken, lamb, beef or seafood. Fully licensed.
Pizzeria La Luna
Pizzeria La Luna Traditional and Gourmet Pizza At Pizzeria La Luna we use only the freshest local produce and imported ingredients to create fantastic quality pizzas. All of our Pizzas feature a crispy 13 inch thin base, made fresh on the premises.
Kazuki's
Blue Bean Love
Hepburn Pavilion Cafe
Hepburn Pavilion Cafe The Hepburn Pavilion Café is nestled in the Mineral Springs Reserve, Hepburn Springs, adjacent to the Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa. Built in 1908, this Edwardian heritage-listed building has long been a meeting place in Hepburn Springs. It features magnificent stained glass windows, a beautiful tiled floor and vaulted ceiling, which combine to create a unique and welcoming environment for those visiting the Mineral Springs Reserve.
Tastings Cellar Door & Food at Bellinzona
Tastings Cellar Door & Food at Bellinzona TASTINGS Cellar Door & Food, located at street level at the front of Bellinzona brings to you a new food & wine hub for the region, allowing guests to sample some of the regions best produce all under one roof.
Red Ginger Thai Restaurant
Jimmy's Bar and Dining Room
Jimmy's Bar and Dining Room
Daylesford Hotel
Radio Springs Hotel
Radio Springs Hotel The Radio Springs Hotel is situated in the small village of Lyonville, between Daylesford and Trentham in the highlands of central Victoria. Built around 1927, and California Bungalow in design, it is one of the few surviving buildings of the earliest phases of settlement here, its red brick walls firmly planted in the centre of the original part of town.

Closed for the last fifteen years, the hotel has been slowly renovated, refurbished, and resurrected by current owners, Ken and Jackie.
Perfect Drop
Perfect Drop The Perfect Drop offers an award wining chef serving contemporary food using the best local produce, focusing on paddock to plate, utilising their own kitchen gardens. Choose from al a carte menu or take the food journey and experience their famous 5 or 7 course degustation, with the option of wine matching. As their passion is for local, organic, free range and ethical produce, you will only experience the best in an elegant, romantic and spacious dining setting. Featuring French inspired dining rooms, private dining, open fireplaces, fine dining at its best. Hours: Friday to Sunday 12pm till late and Monday to Tuesday 4pm till late.
Bookbarn @ Daylesford
Bookbarn @ Daylesford The Bookbarn @ Daylesford is open every day from 10am till 5.00pm Quality second hand books. Coffee, Cake and Cheese on the Deck! After Hours browsing welcome by arrangement. Like us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/daylesfordbookbarn
The Grande Hotel
The Grande Hotel THE GRANDE HOTEL is an enchanting historic hotel overlooking the Wombat Forest in Hepburn Springs and located on just the other side of Daylesford. We offer accommodation in simple modern style, a relaxed dining room and lounge bar, log fires in winter, fine dining restaurant, acclaimed chef, Friday night Cabaret Club shows, drinks on the fabulous deck, wrap around verandahs, stunning views and tranquil gardens. Come and make yourself welcome.
Captains Creek Organic Wines
Captains Creek Organic Wines Inviting cellar door and restaurant ten minutes from Daylesford offering delicious lunches, wood fired pizzas, organic wine and cider tastings, regional beers, Goldfields Farmhouse Cheeses and seasonal farm fresh produce. Functions welcome.
Heritage Restaurant at Grange Bellinzona
Heritage Restaurant at Grange Bellinzona The Heritage Restaurant at Grange Bellinzona sits beautifully within the charming Edwardian style guesthouse. Experience old charm dining opulence. Decorated with antique chandeliers and grand mirrors, this beautiful dining hall is the perfect place for any occasion. To top it all, it also features magnificent views that over looks the Wombat forest. {The restaurant is open to the public}
The Old Hepburn Hotel
The Old Hepburn Hotel The Old Hepburn Hotel is open 7 days a week for your enjoyment. The Bistro is open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday and for dinner 7 nights a week. LIVE MUSIC IS A FEATURE every weekend. We have a courtesy shuttle service which is available for group and dinner bookings operating daily, call us to book.
The Old Macaroni Factory
The Old Macaroni Factory Australia's first Macaroni Factory and oldest Italian Building.
Real Taste of Spices
Railway hotel Castlemaine
Guildford Vineyard
Guildford Vineyard Guildford Vineyard is a small independent winery and restaurant located in the Macedon Wine Region. We love growing cool climate grapes, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier and Chardonnay varieties. We love making wine,talking, eating, drinking wines and eating foods from local producers.We want to support and celebrate the amazing wild species biodiversity that is part of this vineyard
RACV Goldfields Resort
Cosmopolitan Hotel
The Argus Dining Room
The Argus Dining Room The Argus Dining Room serves Modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis on regional produce.