Cafes, restaurants and pubs in the Macedon Ranges
The Macedon Ranges’ reputation for quality food grows every year, fuelled by the abundance of our fresh, seasonal regional produce, the creativity of a new breed of chefs, and the entrepreneurial flair of restaurant owners.
Kyneton has a deserved reputation for being a significant foodie destination and is supported by The Age Good Food Guide 2015 which recognised Source Dining (formerly Annie Smithers Bistrot) with a celebreated Chefs hat.
Mr Carsisi, La Bonta, Major Tom’s, Pizza Verde and the Royal George are just some of the names to add to your must-eat list, with some of these also recognised in The Age Good Food Guide 2015. Then there are the cafes and provedores, such as Monsieur Pierre, Emelia’s Sauces, Piper Street Food Company, and St Bean’s Provedore.
Restaurants, local cafes, funky bars, trattoria and bakeries are located throughout the Macedon Ranges.
In New Gisborne, the Baringo Food & Wine Co is a destination in itself, with its provedore, bistro, wine bar and banquet room.
Woodend’s Village Larder and Colenso are highlights of a village with a strong cafe culture. The latter two are other Macedon Ranges establishments to gain a place in The Age Good Food Guide 2015.
Ida Red, Olive Jones, Mr Macedon and the Macedon Wine Room (Macedon), Flying Pigeon, Jed and 3 Little Pigs (Gisborne), Spices & Pestle and Vic’s @ Seasons (Riddells Creek), Soltan Pepper (Romsey) and Grange Cleveland (Lancefield) Newham General Store ( Newham) are other eating highlights of our region.
The Malmsbury Bakery is more casual but people travel long distances to taste their exceptional pies, visit award winning Moto Bean Coffee Roasters Cafe or enjoy rustic cafe food at Small Holdings. Lancefield Bakery, which still uses a traditional Scotch oven, is another must-taste for those who value more simple pleasures.
The Macedon Ranges is also home to a burgeoning pub scene where the warmth of the welcome is second to none. Put this together with some clever cooks, a dedication to local produce and a great range of wines, beers and ciders and you’ve got a truly winning combination.
High on the Mount, the Trading Post and Mount Macedon Hotel are favourites for locals and visitors alike.