Daylesford is home to a number of incredible eating and drinking experiences. The food and wine focus of the town is evident as you walk down Vincent Street, with bars and restaurants scattered between bakeries, cafes and take-away vendors. On the first Saturday of each month, the Daylesford Farmer’s Markets liven up the primary school oval, with local produce ranging from Dumplings to Pain au Chocolat, Potatoes to locally-grown berries, wine, cheese, beer and more.
There are always plenty of choices, depending on what you’re seeking. We recommend a visit to the following places within walking distance to Carrington House:
Daylesford Hotel – Excellent wine and beverage list, sophisticated pub food menu. Local, French and italian wines feature in the wine store.
Kazuki’s – Hatted gourmet dining in a casual environment – Also with a specialist Sake Bar and Produce store.
The Perfect Drop – Casual dining and Wine Bar.
Wine & The Country – Wine Bar + Retail. BYO food + amazing local produce available. A must visit.
Red Ginger Thai – Great casual dining just around the corner from us.
The Galley Diner – Amazing American-style burgers, fried chicken and ribs.
Jimmy’s Bar – Cocktails, Wine and food.
KouKla – Woodfired Pizza, Coffee and more.
The Food Gallery – Great coffee, great food, great value .
Larder – Amazing Coffee and house made pastries. Great all-round menu.
Mercato – Great modern Australian Dining.
The Farmer’s Arms Hotel – a little further to walk at around 1.4km’s away, but a must visit when in town. A great country pub with quality food and wine.
The Lakehouse – A Daylesford landmark and Eating Experience
The Boathouse Cafe – Great, modern food and wine on the edge of Lake Daylesford.
Cliffy’s Daylesford – great produce, coffee and food.
Shopping, Day Spas & Galleries
Daylesford & Hepburn Springs are famous for both their amazing mineral springs day spas and their shopping experiences. Whether you are here to find the latest look, an antique discovery or to relax while being pampered and massaged, you can wander up Howe and Vincent Streets to find these picks of ours:
Daylesford Day Spa – Just around the corner from us, you can get everything from makeup & facials to remedial massage here.
Ekospa – Another short walk and right next to Kazukis. Lunch and massage anyone?
Salus @ The Lakehouse – High end luxury at this state of the art spa.
Again, just one trip down the main street will illustrate the amazing variety of shopping available in Daylesford. A few of our favourite lifestyle, homeware and fashion boutiques:
The Amazing Mill Market (1.2kms)
Railway Markets (every Sunday)
Galleries open within walking distance to Carrington House include: