Restaurants, pubs and bars in the Macedon Ranges
The Macedon Ranges is home to nine charismatic villages to explore. In each of these historic towns, you’ll be treated to gourmet restaurants, friendly country pubs, and characterful gin and wine bars. Use our business directory below for ideas on where to dine and drink during your stay in the Ranges.
Kyneton and Malmsbury
Kyneton is a haven for foodies. You’ll discover delectable restaurants, bars and pubs sprinkled along Piper Street, Mollison Street and High Street that will keep you satisfied for days. Some restaurants are intimate and book out fast, such as award-winning French bistro Midnight Starling, the delectable Miss M’s Lounge and Tansy’s.
Make sure to swing by Fook Shing for Asian fusion on your way to Animus Distillery for gin cocktails. Indulge in classic Italian fare at the glorious Spaghetti Bar. Enjoy a classic pub meal at the Kyneton Hotel or step into another world at Botanik on the top floor of the Royal George Hotel for a beverage.
There’s even a cheeky little urban winery, cellar door and bar, Musk Lane Wine, tucked down a laneway.
While the village of Malmsbury might be small, you’ll still discover a laid-back pub and a restaurant overlooking the beautiful botanic gardens known for delicious wood-fired pizzas.
Woodend, Macedon and Mount Macedon
The Holgate Brewhouse & Tap Room and The Victoria Hotel are two cracker pubs in Woodend to enjoy. While foodies flock to Kuzu Izakaya for the most sublime Japanese experience (advance bookings strongly recommended). Feel like a Mexican fix or margaritas? Las Margaritas is the place to go.
The Wine Collective Restaurant with views to Mount Macedon is also fabulous for special occasions.
Lancefield and Romsey
Soltan Pepper in Romsey is popular for inspired Australian cuisine, or check out the soon-to-open Lost Watering Hole Brewhouse in Lancefield. There’s also the classic Lancefield Hotel for a country pub experience. Or enjoy rustic, home-style cooking at the Lancefield Lodge Home Bar & Kitchen.
For something a little different, drop into Cleveland Winery & Resort‘s underground cellar door for a wine tasting on weekends. Their Carriage House Restaurant also serves wood-fired pizzas and a la carte dinners (bookings recommended).
Gisborne and Riddells Creek
Gisborne Collective is a great option when visiting Gisborne and is well-known for their amazing wood-fired pizzas. Or head to Baringo Food & Wine Co. for a delicious meal or drink. In Riddells Creek you can’t go past the local Riddells Creek Hotel for a classic pub experience.