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From world famous restaurants to farm gate produce.
Visit Hepburn Shire, it has it all.

Eating in the Hepburn Shire

Its not just about good food and wine in the Hepburn Shire. We love a great story behind the produce. Speak to anyone serving or selling this regions produce and they will tell you a story bathed in history, serendipity and good old fashioned hard work.

From casual dining in lovely local cafes to fancy affairs in historic hotels, you can have your cake and eat it too. Fish and chips by a lake, picnics in gardens or an eight course degustation in a private dining room, you can experience it all in the Hepburn Shire

Cosmopolitan, charming and full of local produce, not to mention the local identities that produce and serve the food

 

Lake House

"Daylesford's Lake House is the success story of regional dining that everyone looks to for inspiration" - Australian Gourmet Traveller

A team passionate about hospitality delivers beautiful cutting edge, seasonal food matched with an internationally acclaimed wine list. Under the direction of Culinary Director Alla Wolf-Tasker AM, the kitchen work from the ground up producing virtually everything, from house-baked breads to an extensive charcuterie range, on the premises.

Produce is often hand-picked for a morning delivery. Local lamb, rare breed pork, grass-fed beef, freshwater fish, sheep and goat's milk cheese, heirloom fruit from old orchards and windfalls from local gardens arrive at the kitchen, which since the early eighties, has fostered an open door policy, mentoring and supporting small sustainable producers and growers and developing a local food culture amongst fellow restauranteurs, chefs and residents.

  • 4 King Street, Daylesford
  • 03 5348 3329
  • Reservations are recommended.

Wombat Hill House Cafe

Alla Wolf-Tasker and team welcome you to Wombat Hill House Cafe for simple food, sourced locally wherever possible and served in one of Daylesford's most beautiful locations.

Drop in for a great coffee, a glass of wine, a sweet or savoury snack or just a bit of warming comfort food. Wine by the glass and bottle to enjoy on the premises. A small range of beautiful mementos are also available to purchase in-store and online.

No reservations, free parking, pets welcome and wheelchair access.

Looking to enjoy a picturesque picnic in the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens? Choose from one of our set menu picnics or pick and choose your own selection. We’ll even provide a picnic basket complete with rug, plates, cutlery and picnic glasses.

Looking for a delicious place to satisfy your sweet tooth? Book a casual country High Tea at Wombat Hill House. $40 per person. Minimum of 2 guests. Bookings essential.

Spice of India Restaurant

We opened our Restaurant in 2015. We are a family run restaurant and feel honoured to be in in this beautiful community with the people of daylesford who give us their love and affection.

The success of our style of cooking depends on the very best ingredients, being treated in the simplest way to enhance their natural flavours. The meals are prepared to order “a la minute”, nothing is pre-cooked, please allow a little time so that our qualified chefs can ensure your meal is prepared with expertise and care.

If at any time we are unable to serve you an item which appears on the menu, it is only because it wasn’t available fresh on the day.

The Royal Daylesford

All day dining in our bistro, sports bar and cafe areas. Enjoy classic pub favourites or choose from our specials board and varied bistro menu. Home of the 27 Parma Menu & other daily deals.

Our public bar is home to Daylesford’s only TAB and is open until late, 7 days a week.

Accommodation and dining packages available, ask about our Royal Escape Package.

  • 27 Vincent St, Daylesford, VIC, 3460
  • 53482205
  • All Day Dining 11.30am-9pm. Open 7 Days

Captains Creek Organic Wines

Captains Creek rises on our mixed organic farm at Blampied, near Daylesford, at the foot of Kangaroo Hills. Four generations of the May family have run the 80 hectare farm for more than 100 years since 1909. The vineyard was established in 1994 by Doug and Carolyn May.

From the lush Pinot Noirs to bright Chardonnays to thirst quenching Ciders, you’ll find the best selection of handcrafted organic wines come from the headwaters of Captains Creek. Our selection includes Sparkling white and red, Unoaked and Oaked Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Verjuice, a method champenoise sparkling apple cider and two farmhouse style apple ciders.

Our inviting cellar door offers delicious lunches served between 12-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays, featuring fresh organic produce from Captains Creek and surrounding farms. Enjoy our range of wines and ciders by the glass and regional beers in the wine bar plus housemade cakes and espresso coffee served throughout the day. Purchase Goldfields Farmhouse Cheeses, Istra smallgoods and other local produce including fresh vegie boxes direct from the farm in season.

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