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Top Choice Modern Australian in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Lake House

You can’t talk about Daylesford without waxing on about the Lake House, long regarded as the town’s top dining experience. It doesn’t disappoint with stylish purple high-back furniture, picture windows showing off L…
Top Choice Cabaret in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Grande Hotel

Since the demise of Hepburn's iconic Palais, the Grande has stepped in to fill a much needed-gap by opening its doors as a wonderful theatre hosting anything from cabaret and burlesque to sultry jazz. Shows are on F…
Top Choice Pub in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Old Hepburn Hotel

A country pub with both character and taste, the Old Hepburn makes for a great night out with live music on weekends (usually free). The pub food hits the spot, and it has a ripper beer garden and friendly locals. I…
Gallery in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Convent Gallery

This beautiful 19th-century convent on Wombat Hill has been brilliantly converted into an art gallery with soaring ceilings, grand archways and magnificent gardens dotted with sculpture. Head up the path in the gard…
Cafe in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Blue Bean Cafe

Taking over from the iconic Red Star Cafe is this equally cool, locally run spot. It does the best coffee in the region, featuring a weekly rotating single-origin coffee to go with tasty breakfasts and lunches. It a…
Modern Australian in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Argus Dining Room

Within the Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat, the Argus dining room flickers with tealight candles amid art deco touches and dark wood. Local seasonal produce is the focus in the creative contemporary Australian dishe…
Bistro in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Surly Goat

Just off the main road in the heart of Hepburn Springs is this atmospheric, cosy inn with a social bar and open fire. As well as its interesting drinks menu, food is a highlight with a fine-dining restaurant doing t…
Japanese in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs


Kazuki's brings an unexpected twist to Daylesford's dining scene with its fusion of Japanese and French cuisine. The two-room restaurant, incorporating a wine and sake bar, is intimate, and there's an al-fresco cour…
Pub Food in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Farmers Arms

Modern and rustic surroundings and food meld tastefully in this classic country red-brick gastropub. There's a welcoming front bar and a beer garden for summer days, featuring local beers by Daylesford Brewery.
Cafe in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Wombat Hill House

Run by the folks from the Lake House, this cutesy cafe in the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens is a great spot to grab breakfast next to the fireplace or out in the patio garden. There's high tea on weekends from 2pm (pe…