Bendigo’s top 5 places to dine
Described by The Age as Victoria’s coolest boom town, Bendigo has a thriving food and wine scene with four coffee roasters, some of the best wines in Australia, a burgeoning craft beer community and restaurants putting many in Melbourne to shame.
Needless to say, Bendigo residents are darn proud. It’s all on show online at I Heart Bendigo, the source of a recent Facebook poll of locals to find out the town’s most loved restaurants. Here are the top five…
The new kid on the block, and a very impressive one at that. When the zucchini flowers stuffed with lamb caponata were served and tasted by a patron recently, she actually clapped and cheered. Masons‘ Nick and Sonia Anthony create gorgeous food with local produce.
Another newcomer to the restaurant scene in Bendigo, the Woodhouse features a wood-fired grill that delivers awesome steak, pizza and other delights.
This warm and welcoming cucina has great service, tunes, food and a very impressive drinks list – and not necessarily in that order – all at once.
Editor’s note: Wirrakee closed in February, 2015
Overlooking the historic Rosalind Park and View Point, Whirrakee is a top class restaurant, boasting a top class experience.
Bendigo’s finest local wine list. Tick. Historical setting. Tick. Great food. Tick. Keep ticking, and imbibing. Wine Bank on View a true bank of wine – what’s not to love.