As winter closes in on the Daylesford Macedon region, as the air becomes crisp and frost lies on the grass, there’s no better sight upon entering a restaurant or bar than a crackling fireplace.

Leave your coat and scarf on a hook by the door and allow yourself to be drawn into the warmth. Sink into a leather couch with a glass of something rich and decadent or light and bubbly, and prepare for a night of genuine conversation, deep belly laughs and true connections.

Spending time by a fireplace is the perfect way to unwind and relax. Studies have proven that staring into the flickering flames of an open fire can lower blood pressure and provide a sense of peace and well-being.

Whether you’re in the mood for romance, a few drinks with friends, a family reunion, or a catch up with a novel, there’s a cosy spot by a fireplace waiting for you.

Here’s a list of just some of the venues boasting a fireplace in our region.


Tuki Trout Farm – Smeaton

Argus Dining Room – Hepburn Springs

Sault Restaurant – Daylesford

Lake House – Daylesford

Fook Shing – Kyneton

Beppe – Daylesford

The Stables – Malmsbury

Daylesford Cider Co. – Musk


Lavandula – Shepherds Flat

Koukla Café – Daylesford

Hanging Rock Café – Hanging Rock Reserve


Cleveland Estate – Lancefield

Paramoor Winery – Carlsruhe

Hesket Estate – Hesket

Mount Towrong Vineyard – Mount Macedon

Wombat Forest Vineyard and Winery – Denver

Passing Clouds – Musk

Kyneton Ridge Estate – Kyneton

Gisborne Peak Winery – Gisborne South

Country Pubs / Breweries

Pig and Whistle – Trentham East

The Cosmopolitan Hotel – Trentham

Holgate Brewhouse – Woodend

The Victoria Hotel – Woodend

Kyneton Hotel – Kyneton