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) #13 of 41 Restaurants in Castlemaine $$ - $$$ , ,
26 Templeton Street, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
+61 3 5472 3568
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“gnocchi” (12 reviews)
“sorbet” (2 reviews)
“smoked eel” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
26 Templeton Street, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
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1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the fruit toast with jam. The toast was so saturated with oil it was inedible. I cringed with each mouthful I ate which weren't many. I left the majority of the meal on my plate and paid for the full amount. They didnt...More

Thank ELLYJONES
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning food and gorgeous setting with extremely friendly and knowledgeable service. We arrived on a freezing, rainy Tuesday night and walked into the cosiest, most welcoming setting. From the exotic groups of hanging, lanternesque lights to the long, cushioned banquette seating and perfect ambient background...More

Thank wendy p
Reviewed 8 July 2017

A great meal and atmosphere with reasonable prices. Service was friendly with a good wine list. Definitely worth a look.

Thank -Guzzis-are-ace-
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

What a gem! The restaurant was truly beautiful we were really pleased with our 3 courses. It was well priced and the gentleman advising on wines was amazing. Some flavours were a little off our radar, the eel gnocchi were beautiful but the foam (a...More

Thank Philippa311
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting building which was once a fire station. Clever renovations have converted it into a friendly and comfortable space while retaining some of the original features. We tried the 5 course lunch menu at a set price with some choices of entree...More

1  Thank Neil C
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Loved the setting for this restaurant in and old fire station. Enjoyed the long menu food with duck and Brussel sprouts (who knew!) being stand outs and the wine list was also very good. Would recommend for any foodies visiting Castlemaine.

Thank JulesSi
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Visited June 2017 with my partner. We were quite excited based on the reviews that we had read, and staying in Castlemaine we thought we'd try what seemed to be consistently rated as 'the best' eat in town. The actual ambience and building is excellent,...More

Thank Kirko2
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Made a booking over Easter. The ambience was warm and casual. The staff were attentive, knowledgeable and friendly without hovering. The food was beautifully presented, absolutely delicious, and so unusual. I was there for a casual lunch but (hint to family and friends) i would...More

Thank Roselie F
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Where to start, it was all great! We choose the tasting plate for entree, 3 beautiful tastes of seafood, vegetable and meat, each. Then I had the suckling pig, melt in your mouth, all the textures were devine.

Thank Jenni H
Reviewed 9 May 2017

the locals recommended this restaurant sited in the old fire station and wow ! service and food fantastic and the food which is not the normal type menu ie smoked eel gnocchi is fantastic

Thank Andrew M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Cuisine
Contemporary, Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Templeton Street, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Castlemaine
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5472 3568
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