Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Australian in Bendigo

Mason's of Bendigo

Casual yet sophisticated, the menu at hatted Mason's is dominated by local produce to create an agreeable mix of fine food and great atmosphere. Order a bunch of tasting plates such as duck spring rolls or gin-and-t…
Spanish in Bendigo

El Gordo

Hidden down a city laneway is this Spanish cafe doing authentic tapas such as patatas bravas as well as soft-shell crab bocadillos (baguette) with jalapenos and aioli. There's also a good menu of raciones and Wester…
Steak in Bendigo

Woodhouse

In a warehouse-style space clad in warm brick tones, Woodhouse has some of the finest steaks you'll find anywhere in regional Victoria – all cooked on a red gum wood-fired grill. The Wagyu Tasting Plate ($68) is pri…
Bistro in Bendigo

Wine Bank

Wine bottles line the walls in this beautiful former bank building (1876), which serves as a wine shop and bar specialising in central Victorian wines, and an atmospheric Italian-style cafe serving breakfasts, tapas…
Thai in Bendigo

Bunja Thai

A palatial-like setting within a historical bank (c 1887), the regal interior of this Thai restaurant is stunning. The food is delicious with authentic curries and noodle dishes, along with the local Brookes beer on…
Modern Australian in Bendigo

Mr Beebe's Eating House & Bar

Another eatery inside an elegant old bank building (like most restaurants in this area) is the casual chic Mr Beebe's. It does a delicious range of inventive shared plates, but the chef's tasting plates is a good ch…
Cafe in Bendigo

Brewhouse Coffee Roasters

One of Bendigo's best spots for coffee is this Melbourne-like warehouse space that sources its beans globally and roasts locally. Great breakfasts segue nicely into lunchtime pizzas, sandwiches and dishes such as so…
Cafe in Bendigo

Boardwalk

The location on the edge of Lake Weeroona is the big tick here – full-length windows and an al fresco deck offer prime views of waterbirds and rowers. Good for coffee, a lazy lunch or a cold drink – go the Brookes A…
Mexican in Bendigo

Cantina Mexicana

A photogenic, urban space of exposed brick, booth seating and cool Day of the Dead projections, this new Mexican restaurant is doing soft-shell corn tacos pressed in house. They go beautifully with a fine selection …
Mediterranean in Bendigo

GPO Bar & Grill

Rated highly by locals, the food and atmosphere here is superb. Its porterhouse brioche rolls and Moroccan pulled lamb pizzas are terrific lunch orders. The bar is a chilled place for a drink with an impressive wine…