Eat

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

 

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.

Rubens at Hepburn

Rubnes@Hepburn is a mediterranean inspired restaurant situated in the beautiful town of Hepburn
We offer everything from seafood, pizza, pasta, risottos. Our menu changes seasonally.
We have an open fire to keep everyone warm in the cooler months as well as an alfresco area.
Take away is also available.

  • 70 Main Road Hepbrn
  • 03 53482843
  • Dinner 7 days a week, lunch Wednesday-Sunday

Pizzeria La Luna

All of our homemade pizzas feature a large, 13 inch thin base, rolled out fresh to order from our homemade pizza dough, and topped with our homemade Napolitana sauce.

At La Luna we insist on freshness and quality.
Our chef selects only the highest grade local and imported ingredients -
right down to our extra virgin olive oil,
100% chemical free chicken, free range eggs.
All of are meats are sliced in house.
Giving you the ultimate La luna experience.

The Old Hepburn Hotel

Just follow the road 5mins from Daylesford to The Old Hep.

Proprietor Amber Dooley has over 20 years experience in the hotel industry and she prides herself on providing a destination where locals and visitors alike can enjoy live music, a cold beverage, a great meal and exchange a story or two.

The Old Hepburn is the focal point of the local community, and has been since the Gold Rush days of the 1850s.
With an extensive bar list and outstanding pub fare 5 days of the week plus a courtesy bus it’s an easy choice.
The venue is perfect for functions, small or large, business or social.

The Old Hep is the ultimate destination… just follow the road to Eat, Drink & Love Local.

Cliffy’s Emporium

Back in the 1950s, Cliffy Hauser’s general store in Daylesford was famous for an extraordinary range of produce, groceries and farm supplies crammed into a rustic timber and corrugated iron building.

Fast forward more than 60 years, and the heart and soul of this legendary store have been lovingly preserved. Farmers still drop into Cliffy’s Emporium with fresh fruit and vegetables, the old timber shelves are full of local produce, mineral water and preserves, while specialty groceries are chosen from near and far.

Cliffy’s has also become one of the region’s best known cafes. Locals sometimes drop in two or three times a day for exceptional coffee, while visitors love pulling up a stool at one of the original long timber counters or sitting outdoors under the shade of the verandah and grapevines. The old bike shop next door has become part of Cliffy’s café, with comfortable seating and tables and a really cosy fireplace.

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