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AU$15 - AU$50
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Pub, Australian, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had the fried chicken and I had the Syrian chicken. My husband is still raving about the delicious butter milk batter. He says it’s the best fried chicken he’s ever had and he’s been around awhile! My meal was also delicious. The service...was great. Do yourself a favour.. give it a go!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovey place to dine as a couple. Bit more upmarket. Probably one of the best restaurants in Bendigo. Friendly and helpful staff.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

Another fantastic night out at this great restaurant. Food & Service outside. Highly recommended. Could not ask for a better place to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

I'm not sure why this place has such good reviews. We were quite disappointed with our experience. Firstly, when booking online gives choice of Hotel, Courtyard or Outdoors. I booked for Hotel and we were placed in the courtyard without any explanation. Staff seemed confused...about taking cash and couldn't use the Eftpos machine. They didn't have simple ingredients such as lettuce and tomato. I was the only one out of our party of 4 that was happy with their meal. One meal was sent back as overcooked and the replacement meal was exactly the same. Steak meals were tiny with a very small serve of potato that had the texture and taste of soap and a huge amount of rocket to make it look like a decent serving. I'd like to suggest that a salad with something other than rocket in it might be more appealing. Very average experience for the price.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

Another great location in Bendigo to get the most fantastic food . Dinner with friends here last night was superb . The waiting staff gave just enough attention without being intrusive . The menu is diverse and very well presented. Great place for groups but...also intimate dinners with your loved oneMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

The Gold Mines impressed with interesting vegetarian options under each menu category which is a big plus given the dearth of options at other eateries around town. The food was absolutely delicious, beautifully presented and generous. Our meat eater was equally impressed with their meal....A definite must go if you are in the area.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

We very much enjoyed our girls dinner here but was a little disappointed that we didnt get a seat in the garden area which I booked online for, as there was a wedding. WE still enjoyed the drinks, food and ambience but will make sure...we try to sit outside in their beautiful garden areas. The service was very good. Am going again this week!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

Wow, we found gold! Spent the weekend in Bendigo and on a last minute whim and decided to try this venue for Saturday dinner, based on reviews. Initially drove straight past the place thinking it was an old building that was closed but then realised...the photo on TripAdvisor was either photoshopped or taken just after renovations. Went through the front doors into another world, vibrant with a courtyard buzzing with patrons. As walk-ins, the Manger found us a table even though they were fully booked. Food was amazing, staff were excellent, ambiance was excellent - you could feel the history in the front dining room. Best steak I’ve had in a long time, along with two starters. A little pricy but worth the money. We’ll be back when next in Bendigo.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2023

What a wonderful surprise. On a recent visit to Maiden Gully we discovered that the bistro we usually go to was closed on a Monday night, so we booked into The Gold Mines Hotel. Because it was my birthday, we chose their restaurant menu. (They...have an extended menu I think with more pub style meals). The food was sensational. My entree consisted of the best arancini balls I've ever tasted. I chose the brined and wood grilled kangaroo dish for my main and it was sensational. It was accompanied with smoked pumpkin, balsamic plum, pickled radicchio, plum & pepperberry jus and fried kale. Delicious. My partner enjoyed his lamb too but said he would definitely order the kangaroo when we visit again in January for his birthday. We shared a bowl of thin cut kipfler potato chips which were great too. The dessert menu looked lovely, but we were well satisfied and could not fit in any more ! We were very well looked after by the friendly wait staff despite it being a very busy place. Their wine list is very good but I did think their wines by the glass were a little too pricey. We look forward to going back in January and dining in their excellent outdoor area again.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

Classic Victorian era pub in the gold mining area of Bendigo with a mid century modern decor. Wonderful food using local produce. Good choice of local and imported wines. Attentive staff. A great place to have a splendid meal.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 April 2023 via mobile

Outstanding service and outstanding food. We have been here twice recently and both times the service has been understated but perfect. The food is fantastic, from pub classics to haute cuisine. We will be back.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 April 2023

My parents and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience. The ambience, food and service were top-notch, including for a coeliac diner. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2023 via mobile

Zucchini Flowers & Pinot Grigio Barramundi & Steak mains & GSM Freekeh Salad Mango & Pineapple Crème Brûlée Everything tasted amazing !!!! Service was great. Garden was stunning. Can’t wait to go back in winter and enjoy the dining room!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 17 February 2023

They really get it right here. The service is good, in that they can pick how much you want to be attended to. The food is great, creative, and so well presented. We spent a lazy couple of hours dining, and it was a delight....First time, and we will be back.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2022 via mobile

A group of 8 travellers from different parts of Victoria met up in Bendigo for Xmas get together. The restaurant we booked had lost/did not lock in our reservation. Fortunately The Goldmine were able to accommodate our group for dinner. Waiter Steven was knowledgeable, attentive,...professional and absolutely delightful. Food was excellent and tasty, all serves just perfect. We were so happy we ended up at this wonderful pub, food is above expectations and service excellent. Highly recommend 10/10More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Gold Mines Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5