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
Passing Clouds Winery
The Palais

For almost 100 years The Palais has drawn musicians & Performers from around the globe. The new Palais-Hepburn has had a stunning makeover & provides entertainment, cocktail, wine bar, charcuterie, cheese boards with a Modern Australian menu, including a boutique bottle shop, offering local and international wines. The cocktails will certainly add a sparkle to your getaway.

www.palais-hepburn.com
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
Harry's Café & Bakery
Harry's Café & Bakery

Harry’s Café & Bakery is the sibling to established foodie haven, Frank & Connie’s Kitchen. Drawing on her 20 plus years experience cooking all over the world, Head Chef Caliopi Buck has created menus that focus on ‘in house’ made and using local ingredients from our bountiful region. Together with her partner, Cara Kunze, hailing from 10 years experience behind the scenes of top end hospitality venues, they have created an inviting and welcoming space for your morning coffee, brunch or bespoke private event. Out tip: delicious pourtugese tarts and breakfast!

www.harryseatery.com.au
The Virgin Café
The Virgin Café

Fresh and modern, The Virgin Cafe marries cultures and unites taste buds, showcasing the talents of executive check Tom Broadbrank. Exclusive regional supplier of ‘Proud Mary’ coffee, voted the best coffee beans in Australia. Rich bread and baked goods. Part cafe, part gallery, admire the original artwork adorning the walls as you enjoy sone the finest culinary delights in Victoria.

The Virgin Café Menu
Bistro Terroir
Bistro Terroir

Savour beautiful French food, together with a carefully selected drinks range. Terroir means the complete natural environment in which a particular crop is produced, including things like soil, topography, and climate. It’s a French word — you say it “ter-wah” — but in Daylesford, Victoria it resonates with the philosophy of our bistro. We want our customers to feel like our friends, they are a vital part of our terroir. Our tip: Go just for the Crème brûlée - amazing!

www.bistroterroir.com.au
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
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
Beppe Kitchen & Bar
Beppe Kitchen & Bar

The team behind the 2018 revival of Daylesford’s iconic Cliffy’s Emporium have launched Beppe Kitchen & Bar, set to become another local dining institution. Inspired by tradition, and paying homage to the strong Italian and general migrant communities in the Daylesford and Hepburn region. Beppe Kitchen & Bar is the perfect place where locals and visitors alike can enjoy a modern Italian dining space, contemporary cuisine and Italian wines, and an atmospheric venue for special occasions too. We love the delicious lemon tart, choc mousse and jocks ice cream.

www.beppe.com.au
Sakana
Sakana

A Japanese term referring to food eaten as an accompaniment to alcohol, originating from the word ‘saka’ (sake) and ‘na,’ meaning food. Sakana offers a modern pan-Asian twist to Japanese flavours and the finest local produce, serving shareable plates in a casual space, to old friends and new guests. Reflecting the Japanese philosophy of ‘sakana,’ the dishes on our menu are even better when paired with something to sip, and best enjoyed over lively, happy tables. Welcome, and itadakimasu, or, ‘let’s eat!’

www.sakanarestaurant.com.au
Blakes Family Grocer
Blakes Family Grocer

A new type of store. Designed especially for foodies. By a dedicated foodie. Fresh local produce, gourmet and artisan products, premium chacuterie and the best coffee! Out tip: Check out the range of delicious meals to heat up at home. Perfect for a night in.

www.blakefamilygrocers.com.au
Winespeake Cellar & Deli
Winespeake Cellar & Deli

'winespeake cellar + deli' has been 7 years in the making. In 2013, a little wine shop and bar called Wine and the Country was established, showcasing the region's and the World's most sought after producers. Owner Jen Latta started the business with the aim to bring extraordinary wines, into a relaxed and cosy atmosphere, in the heart of Daylesford. Come and visit this wine and cheese lovers paradise. Every wine bottle has a story and matching cheese.

www.winespeake.com.au
Pancho Café
Pancho Café

The building that stands at 117 Vincent Street has been a much loved local venue for many years now. Since July 2018 Tom, Lauren and their two small boys have found themselves lucky enough to call Pancho their home. All that we offer is carefully considered — our menu, coffee, decor and most importantly, our service. Tom and Tiana manage to create magic in the shoe box sized kitchen, preparing our own yoghurt, fermented pickles and sauces while baking all of our cakes in-house too. We are fully licensed and gladly accept bookings for groups of six to ten in the mezzanine, or our dog friendly courtyard.

www.panchocafe.com.au
The Larder Café
The Larder Café

Where the locals go for all day breakfast and lunch. Every dish is a showcase of the region's excellent local produce. Breakfast sees local free-range eggs paired with Istra bacon and chorizo, toast with house-made jams, and the Larder's own toasted muesli. Enjoy lunchtime share plates with house-made dips, mousses and parfaits or equally delicious mains, salads and sandwiches. Wet your whistle with single origin and cold drip coffee, specialty teas, as well as local beers, ciders and wines.

www.larderdaylesford.com.au
Spade to Blade
Spade to Blade & Woodshed Café

At Spade to Blade we are committed to the Slow Food philosophy and supporting local farming and communities. A catering business we can work with you to design the right menu plan for any occasion, suited to your budget, taste and style. The Woodshed Café fronts our production kitchen, directly across from the Sunday Farmers Market. Inside you can select from our range of unique preserves, ready to heat meals, bakery items and a changing array of short order specials inspired by the daily pick in our on site vegetable garden. The Woodshed space is available for private dinner and function hire.

www.spadetoblade.com
The Daylesford Hot Chocolate Company
The Daylesford Hot Chocolate Company

An apothecary for lovers of Hot Chocolate. Hot Chocolate that warms the heart and lifts the spirits. Beautiful single origin milk and dark chocolate blended to perfection with cacao and spice from around the globe. An exquisite experience for the senses!

The Daylesford Hot Chocolate Company
Chocolate Mill
Chocolate Mill

Set amongst the Scenic Australian bushland our Hot Chocolate cafe serves our award winning decadent hot chocolate. We also have tarts made onsite with our chocolate and a variety of cakes. Importing the finest Belgian Fair Trade chocolate and making amazing fillings using only the best quality ingredients is why chocolate lovers far and wide continue to return again and again.

www.chocmill.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
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
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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