Your Guide to Eating Out...
No matter what the case may be, it is still important to eat well and look after ourselves and those around us, even if we are practicing social isolation or distancing. With restrictions easing and many of our cafes, restaurants and alike starting to re-open their doors, it's a great opportunity to support our local businesses.
Below is an evolving list of businesses who are Bendigo Tourism members that are doing their best to deliver us great food. Many of our businesses are now offering online ordering, takeaway and delivery service options*. And the list is slowly growing with those businesses who are now offering dining in.
The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery & Cafe - Offer a great range of breakfast and lunch meals available with alfresco dining, plus coffee, bread and more.
BISTRO, PUBS & HOTELS
All Seasons Hotel Bendigo - Now serving you their full menu 7 days a week with dining available from 12pm to 9pm.
Bendigo District RSL - Bistro now open from 5:30pm daily. Call the team at Bendigo District RSL on 03 5442 2950 to secure a table.
Lake View Hotel - Looking forward to welcoming everyone back for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week, plus all day dining on the weekends. Bookings preferred but not essential.
National Hotel Complex Bendigo - All new menus to choose from - yum! Call the team on 5443 0591 to secure a table in the bar or bistro.
Tooborac Hotel & Brewery - Now open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, including their ever-popular Pie Shop for a quick bite to eat.
Café Essence - They're back and cannot wait to see you in store. Call 5443 8599 to book a table.
Cortille - Now open with a new menu jam packed with breaky options, waffles, kids menu, coffee and smoothies. Open 8am - 2pm.
El Gordo - Now open Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30am - 3pm, with a yummy new all day menu.
GREENGROCERS, PROVIDORES & BUTCHERS
Harvest Food & Wine - Cafe now open from 11am - 4pm, Tuesday - Saturday, with their delicious Brunch Menu. Call them on 5442 4095 to making a booking.
Borchelli Ristorante - Cooking all day from 11.30am, 7 days a week. Book a table to secure a spot. Call 5441 4455.
Bunja Thai - Now open for both lunch and dinner. Bookings not essential, but recommended. Call 5441 8566 to book your table.
GPO - Opening hours for dinner will be Wednesday - Friday from 5pm, and Saturday - Sunday from midday for lunch.
Malayan Orchid - Open Monday to Saturday, 5pm - 9pm. Bookings essential, please call 5442 4411.
Sangria Spanish Tapas Bar - Now open from Thursday to Saturday. Dining in available in two sittings at 6pm and 7.45pm. Please call to book a spot on 5443 5055.
Schnitz Bendigo - In store dining is open again, 7 days a week.
The Woodhouse - Open 7 nights a week from 5.45pm until late, and open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm - 3pm. Plus they have a new winter menu - yum!
BISTRO, PUBS & HOTELS
Bendigo District RSL - Open for lunch from 12pm-2pm and dinner from 5.30pm to 8.30pm daily. They are also open for breakfast from 9am to 11am on Sundays. Takeaway available from 4.30pm to 8.30pm daily. Make sure to check out the menu on their website.
Bendigo Boardwalk - Delicious takeaway hot food and drinks, plus takeaway home meals are now available Tuesday - Saturday, 8.30am - 1.30pm. Jump on their Facebook page or click here to check out their updated menu online.
Café Essence - Have take away meals and day packs available, packaged cold ready to heat when needed. $25 per person, order by 2.15pm for pick up by 2.45pm or delivery available between 8am - 2pm. Order online here.
Crooked Kitchen - Offering great healthy meal options for takeaway, cold or hot, catering for a broad range of dietary requirements. Check out their Facebook page for more info or their website here for delivery and meal options.
El Gordo - Call or text ahead to pre-order and pick up their food on the go. Phone 0401 412 894. Available Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30am - 3pm.
Quarry Hill Cafe & Larder - Takeaway options available on coffee, sweet treat and meals. Feel free to call and pre-order on 5444 4884. They'll even deliver it to your car as you pull up out the front of the cafe. For more info click here.
Get Naked Espresso Bar - Grab a pre-paid coffee card that will support small business now and your caffeine addiction moving forward.
GREENGROCERS, PROVIDORES & BUTCHERS
Edwards Providore - Whether it's for dinner tomorrow night or it's to pop in the freezer or to drop by the doorstep of a mate who you know will appreciate it, take home meals are available for individuals through to families, available online and via phone orders. Click and collect and home delivery. Plus you can add on 'essentials'. For more info click here.
Harvest Food & Wine - Offering beautiful Harvest Take Home Meal Food staples, made fresh in store and can be frozen. Plus their Harvest Deli Cellar has all your pantry essentials. Buy online here. Deli is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9am - 4pm.
GPO - Now re-open for dining in from Wednesday 3rd June. Opening hours for dinner will be Wednesday - Friday from 5pm, and Saturday - Sunday from midday for lunch.
House of Khong - Their extensive menu is available online and ready for takeaway or delivery. Delivery drivers happy to simply knock on the door to let you know your food has arrived and leave it at your doorstep.
Piyawat Thai Restaurant - Takeaway available Tuesday to Sunday. Call 5444 4450 to order.
Sangria Spanish Tapas Bar - Now open for dining in or takeaway, Thursday to Saturday. Dining in available in two sittings at 6pm and 7.45pm. Takeaway available for pick up only between 5pm - 6pm. Please call to book a spot on 5443 5055. Check out their takeaway menu here.
The Woodhouse - They're doing it! Don't miss out on their mouthwatering menu of takeaway food now available Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights for pick up, 5pm-7.30pm. Be sure to pre-order by 4pm that day to get your order in. View their menu here.
Here is another list prepared by I Heart Bendigo which includes other businesses in Bendigo and surrounds.
Remember to look after one another. Many of our other cafes and restaurants also offer gift vouchers which you can purchase now and use later.
*Please note, this list doesn't cover all the options available in Bendigo. This list is being updated as we receive the latest information from businesses and is correct at the time it was posted. Be sure to keep up-to-date with the latest information on each individual business via their individual social media profiles (Facebook and Instagram) and their websites. Thank you.