As restrictions start to ease again, some of our eateries will safely start reopening and others will continue with take-away options to keep you well fed.
Below is a list of the cafes, pubs and restaurants in Castlemaine, Maldon and surrounds with their operating situation as best we know in the ever-changing environment.
Barker Street Cafe Take-away only. Phone: 5472 1127.
Bella Fresca Pizzeria Take-away pizza and desserts. Wed-Sat 5pm-8pm. Phone: 0497 220 199.
Big Jim's Pizza Take-away pizza. Open every day 4pm-9pm. Phone: 5472 4222.
Blue Sea Fish 'n' Chips Take-away. Wed-Mon 11am - 8pm. Phone: 5472 1194. Delivery available.
Bruce's Kitchen Open for dine-in. Lunch Mon-Sat 8.30am-2pm and Sun 9am-2.30pm. Dinner Fri-Sat 5pm-8.30pm. Take-away, coffee and lunch specials also available Phone: 5472 2568.
Castlemaine Central Wines Mon -Thur 10.30am-5.30pm, Fri 10.30am-6pm and Sat 10.30am-3pm. Phone: 5470 6487.
Castlemaine Noodle Bar Wed-Mon 11am-9pm and Tue 5pm-9pm. Phone: 5472 1697.
Cookie Crumbs Take-away coffee, toasties, and treats! Mon-Sat 8am-4pm. Phone: 0429 699 793.
Cream Town Open for dine-in, alfresco and take-away. Padre coffee and food by Situational Dining. Open every day 7am-3pm. Phone: 5401 3747.
Cumberland Hotel Open for dine-in. Two lunch and two dinner sittings. Bookings suggested. Phone: 5472 1052
Das Kaffeehaus (Coffee Basics) Take-away only at this stage. Coffee, cakes, lunch options, coffee beans and more. Open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm and weekends 10am-4pm. Phone: 5470 6270. Online coffee sales here.
Dominos Pizza Open Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm and Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. Phone: 5479 5120
Fig Cafe Open for dine in or takeaway Wednesday - Saturday 9am - 2pm. Phone: 5472 5311
Five Flags Hotel Open for dine in lunch or dinner 7 days and takeaway's are still available. Phone: 5472 1010
Freddys Kebab House Open for take-away. Mon-Sun 10am-10pm. Phone: 8405 3561.
Grist Artisan Bakers Take-away bread, pastries, pies in Wesley Hill. Open Tue-Sat 9am-2pm. Phone: 5472 1740
Ice-Cream Social Ice-cream, pies, doughnuts, vegetarian and vegan take-away and delivery Fri - Sun 12pm-4pm at The Mill Castlemaine Phone: 0476 314 882.
Johnny Baker's Pastries, pies, coffee and baguettes. Open every day 7am-3pm. Phone: 5470 5695.
Naam Pla Thai Open for dine in lunch, with two sittings at midday & 1.15pm & takeaway dinner. Phone: 0457 785 042.
New China Restaurant Take-away only. Tue-Sun 5pm-10.30pm. Phone: 5472 3033.
Oakwood Smallgoods @ The Mill open Thur-Mon 9am-5pm. Pre-orders available. Phone: 0449 857 212.
Origini Reopening Monday 12th Oct for limited dine-in and alfresco. Rustic Italian. Mon-Fri 10.30am-2.30pm. Phone: 5472 1766.
Papa's Fish Shop Fish 'n Chips Tue-Sun 11am-8pm. Phone: 5472 2974.
Pud for All Seasons Open for sales Mon-Wed 7.30am-6pm, Thur 8.30am-3pm or by appointment direct from Halford Street kitchen door. Also available at the weekly Castlemaine and fortnightly Bendigo Farmers Market or purchase online here. Phone 5470 6128.
Railway Hotel Castlemaine Open for dine-in dinner Monday - Sunday. Lunch available weekends only.
Set lunch and dinner sittings. Bookings essential. Phone: 5472 1250.
Run Rabbit Run Open for dine-in and take-away. Open every day 8.30am-4pm. Ready made meals available daily, fresh or frozen. Phone: 5470 5712.
Saffs Cafe Open for dine-in and take-away every day 7.30am-3pm. Coffee and full breakfast/lunch menu available all day, with daily specials. Phone: 5470 6722.
Saint Florian Cafe Open for outdoor dining & takeaway Mon-Fri 8am-2.30pm. Text 0480 146 270 or phone: 5414 9906.
Skydancers The café is closed at present, but the nursery is open and giftware is available. Online shopping now also available. Phone: 5474 3800.
Sprout Bakery Take-away bakery. Open Wed 10am-3pm bread and brownies, Thu-Fri 10am-5pm and Sat 10am-3pm for bread sales and take-away lunches. Located @ The Mill.
Subway Open daily 8.30am-8pm. Phone: 5470 6977.
Superhero Take-away Banh Mi and more. Tue-Sat 12pm-3pm. Call to place your order. Phone: 0424 214 122.
Tania's Top Shop Castlemaine Take-away food and coffee. Mon-Fri 5.45am-2pm. Ready-made meals available for local delivery. Phone 5472 4223.
Taste of the Orient Take-away and delivery yum cha and dumplings. Also Castlemaine Farmers Market, Western Reserve, 1st Sunday of the month, cash only. Phone: 5470 5465.
Tender Chook Take-away chicken, chips, baked potatoes and more. Phone: 5472 1183. Delivery available.
Theatre Royal Open for dine-in coffee & cake Weekends 9am - 12pm. Pizza, pasta, desserts and wine
Wed-Sun 4pm-9pm. See website for menu here. Online Bottleshop here. Phone: 5472 1196.
The Bridge Hotel Open for dine-in & beer garden Wednesday - Sunday. Bookings essential via the website Click here or Phone: 4406 6730.
Vantage Fuels Castlemaine BP Open daily until late. Phone: 5472 1271.
Chewton General Store Take-away coffee, papers and essentials. Open every day 8am-12pm.
Elphinstone Hotel Open for dine-in Wed-Sat for dinner & Sat-Sun for bunch and lunch Phone: 5473 3165.
Guildford General Store Limited dine-in, alfesco and take-home dinners, newspapers, milk bread and groceries. Open Mon-Fri 8am-4pm and Sat-Sun 9am-4pm. Phone: 5473 4232.
The Guildford Family Hotel Dine in for dinner Fri & Sat; lunch Sat's. Phone: 5473 4215
Harcourt Produce & General Store Mon - Thurs 10am – 4pm, Fri - Sun 10am – 6pm. Sharing platters, homemade pies and pasties, coffee and homemade cakes. Phone: 5474 2135 or 0430 302 763.
Berryman's Cafe Open every day, 8.30am-4pm. Coffee and full menu available as take-away plus frozen ready-made meals, including vegetarian options. Phone: 5475 2904.
Cafe Maldon Takeaway only. 7.15am-2pm weekdays and 8am-1pm weekends. Gourmet handmade pies, coffee, homemade cakes, muffins & scones. Veg, Vegan & GF options Phone 5475 2022
Gold Exchange Cafe Mon-Fri 7am-4pm. Weekends take-away only 7.30am-4pm Phone 0439 368 077
Kangaroo Hotel Open for dine in dinner Tue to Sat. 6pm and 8pm, Sunday dinner 6pm only.
Lunch Fri - Sun 12pm & 1.30pm Bookings preferred indoors and large beer garden Phone: 5475 2214.
Le Sel Open Mon -Thur 9am-3pm, Fri-Sun 9am-5pm & Sat for bistro dinners from 3 Oct at 6.30pm-10.30pm. Phone: 0411 721 928.
Maldon Bakery Take-away 7am-4pm. Phone: 5475 2713.
Maldon Hotel Tue & Wed are takeaway only; Dine in Fri-Sun. Full bistro & pizza takeaway are available for dine in and takeaway. Phone 5475 2231 from 4pm to place orders.
Maldon Takeaway Open Tue - Sun 11.00am - 7.30pm Fish 'n' Chips, fried chicken and salads, burgers, pizza and coffee. For orders PH 0476 887 062.
Dig Cafe Open daily 8.30am - 4pm. Phone 5476 2744.
Newboots Cafe Open for dine-in, alfresco and take-away. Thurs - Sun 8.30am - 5pm. Grocery and deli items, coffee, Sprout bread, takeaway food including Toastie Bar and take home meals. Phone: 0492 867 319.
Newstead Country Store Mon 8am-1pm, Tue & Wed 7am-2pm, Thurs & Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 9am-6pm. Phone: 5476 2252.
Taradale Wine & Produce Open for dine in wood fire pizza and wine available Fridays and Sundays from 6pm takeaway. Coffee and snacks available all weekend. Phone: 5423 2828
* Please note this list is updated weekly - current as at 1 October 2020.