Mercato @ Daylesford
This 1864 timber building radiates warmth and comfort, the glowing dining room accentuated by polished floorboards, high ceilings and a soothing cream colour scheme. The Italian menu is gaining a loyal following, with dishes such as the ‘open ravioli’ entrée of Tuki trout, baby leeks, wilted rocket, roasted truss tomatoes and Meredith goat’s cheese. Dishes are a zesty duet of regional produce and urban style, and a comprehensive wine list showcases the region’s favourites.
32 Raglan St; (03) 5348 4488; open Thurs–Tues for dinner and weekends for lunch