There is no doubt that Kyneton is the foodie capital of the Macedon Ranges. Dan Stock, who recently did a glowing write up on town’s Royal George Hotel for the Herald Sun also goes so far to say that it is, “Victoria’s most delicious town”. Whether you are after fine dining, an informal lunch or the perfect coffee, Kyneton has you covered.
To begin with, Source Dining, previously Annie Smithers Bistro, is one of Kyneton’s most celebrated restaurants. It has long had a reputation for outstanding dishes made from fresh ingredients and service that fits the fine dining bill. This one hat restaurant has been listed by the Age Good Food Guide in 2016 and 2017 and awarded the Australian Wine List of the Year awards in 2014 and 2015. It is well worth treating yourself to dinner here.
Mrs Smith’s Hotel Restaurant is also a much loved spot to catch up. The quaint cottage is centred around an open fire and the food similarly reflects this cosy and homely feel. With classic wines, warming dishes and a sweet cottage garden to enjoy on sunny days, visitors have noted that it is ‘‘worth the drive from Melbourne”.
If it’s great coffee you’re after, Groundworks Co has been recommended for just that. The cafe has a contemporary and spacious atmosphere, friendly staff and free Wifi. Try one of their delicious baguettes while you get some work done or catch up with a friend over an exotic, aromatic coffee.
Little Swallow’s Cafe is also known for its coffee and offers an extensive breakfast and lunch menu. Customers have high praise for the meals, accommodating staff and fast service. One commented, “Wish this was my local. . .(I) may have to move!”.
And if you are heading out for a meal with the family, Major Tom’s sounds like the perfect destination. A bar and burger joint, Major Tom’s has something for everyone. The menu is child friendly and there is a great outdoor area beside a park. There are regular gigs scheduled which add to the ambience as well as designated film nights.
We have just grazed the surface of what is on offer in Kyneton. There is no denying that locals are spoilt for choice when it comes to food.
Why not head into town to find your new favourite?