2 Best Restaurants in Bendigo, The Gold Country

The Woodhouse

$$ Fodor's choice
This excellent restaurant in a former blacksmith's workshop serves quality, locally sourced food in a casual dining environment. The atmospheric interior has exposed brick walls and timber beams, with a wood-fired pizza oven visible at one end of the bar. In addition to pizza, there are fine Wagyu and dry-aged steaks on the menu from local producers, and a selection of craft beers. There are reasonable vegetarian options to choose from as well. If you have room, the dessert tasting plate comprises a tasty selection suitable for sharing.
101 Williamson St., Bendigo, VIC, Australia
03-5443–8671
Known For
  • high-quality steaks
  • woodfired pizzas
  • craft beers
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues. No lunch Wed.--Fri.

Bridgewater Bakehouse

$

It's worth the country drive from Bendigo to this bakery to taste an Australian obsession---the vanilla slice---and Bridgewater Bakehouse is twice-winner of the annual, fiercely contested, national competition. The perfect slice is a thick slab of firm custard, wedged between two slivers of flaky pastry and iced with a glossy fondant. Happily, they also have an outpost in central Bendigo, which also bakes quality pastries and pies, buns and tarts.