Wine Me, Dine Me in the Goldfields region, Ballarat
For lovers of fresh food and wine, Ballarat and the Goldfields region has an abundance of places to enjoy. Base yourself at BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park and explore the award winning cafes, wineries, restaurants and pubs and enjoy the fresh produce. Whether you're sitting in one of our gorgeous laneway cafes or tossing a fresh green salad to share with your campside BBQ, you'll be delighted with the fresh tastes of Ballarat.
You can even pick your own fresh herbs from our guest garden. You are very welcome!
Ask about our special offers for guests at BIG4 Ballarat Windmill at many food and wine venues in Ballarat.
Restaurants, Wineries and Markets
WINERIES – for the wine buffs, you don’t have to go far to find award winning wineries.
Quoin Hill Vineyard – Waubra. Open Mon-Fri 11am-5pm / Sat & Sun 10am-5pm. 20 mins drive
Mount Buninyong Winery – Scotsburn. Open everyday 11am-6pm. 25 mins drive
Michael Unwin Wines - Beaufort. Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm. 30 mins drive.
Captains Creek Organic Wines – Blampied. Open Sat & Sun 11am-5pm. 30 mins drive.
Blue Pyrenees Estate – Avoca. Open Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm / Sat & Sun 10am-5pm. 45 mins drive
Sally’s Paddock Redbank Winery – Redbank. Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm / Sun 10am-5pm. 1 hour drive
Dalwhinnie Wines – Moonambel. Open everyday 10am-5pm. 1 hour drive
Summerfield Winery – Moonambel. Open everyday 10am-5pm. 1 hour drive
Taltari Vineyards – Moonambel. Open everyday 11am-5pm. 1 hour drive
RESTAURANTS – with so many to choose from, here are 10 of Central Ballarats’ favourites.
- Japanese Restaurant Kambei. Open Lunch Fri-Sun 12noon-4pm. Dinner Tues-Sun 5pm-9pm
- Meigas. Open Lunch/Dinner Tues-Sun 11am-10pm
- The Forge Pizzeria. Open everyday for Lunch & Dinner 12noon-10pm
- Café Lekkar. Open Breakfast & Lunch. Mon-Fri 7.30-4pm / Sat 7.30-3pm / Sun 9am-3pm
- Ballarat Yacht Club. Open Breakfast & Lunch Sun-Thurs 7am-4pm
- Mitchell Harris Wine Bar. Open Lunch Mon 11am-6pm / Lunch & Dinner Tues, Wed & Sun 11am-9pm / Lunch & Dinner Thurs-Sun 11am-11pm
- Brown Grain Thai. Open Lunch Wed-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm / Dinner everday 5pm-10pm
- Harry Limes Restaurant. Check website for hours.
- The Gallery Bistro at Craig’s Royal Hotel. Open everyday for Breakfast & Lunch 7am-3pm
- Café Merkama. Open Lunch & Dinner. Check website for hours.
MARKETS – everyone loves a market where they can buy fresh produce directly from the grower. Ballarat is lucky to have a few to choose from.
Bridge Mall Fresh Produce Market in Central Ballarat. 1st Sat of each month, 9am-1pm
Ballarat Farmers Market in Central Square, Ballarat. 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month, 9am to 1pm.
Creswick Market. 3rd Sat of each month. 20 mins drive
Talbot Market. 3rd Sun of each month. 40 mins drive
For more details about these and other Restaurants, Wineries and Markets, ask our friendly staff.
Call: 1800 256 633