Matt Moran - Celebrity Chef
Bathurst Farmer’s Market
These markets held at the show ground are where I can be inspired by the hard work and dedication of growers and farmers all under one roof. Being in the industry for as long as I have now, I still to this day have a close relationship with all of my suppliers within the area. Our Moran family farm is located near the Central Tablelands, so Bathurst was a place I would regularly visit when I was younger. What I love to do is head down to my local farm or these weekly farmers markets and have a chat to the grower or farmer, and hear their background story on the growth of the produce.
Top tip: Entry to the farmers market is by gold coin donation.
King’s on George
Established in 1853, this is one of the original inner city hotels in Bathurst and it is ideal for a beer and a casual bite with the family.
Vine & Tap
This place has good wine and good Italian food to match. Their style of food is all about share plates - called Spuntini - and they have a really impressive range of imported, local and Australian wines and specialty beers and cocktails.
Cobblestone Lane restaurant is in what was the EG Webb & Co department store - built on George Street in the 1860s - and it still displays many of the original features. It is the only restaurant in Bathurst listed in the 2017 Good Food Guide and it’s a great restaurant for an evening meal, with ingredients sourced locally where possible.
I love this place for their great tap beer selection. This Irish pub is rich in history - licensee Glyn Daunt’s wife grew up a few miles from Castlemaine - the Irish birthplace of Jack Duggan. He was The Wild Colonial Boy and in the Australian version of the folk song Jack escaped from Bathurst Gaol.
There is nothing quite like watching the V8 supercars at the Panorama racetrack - this is truly a must when you’re in Bathurst. It’s a classic Australian motorsport location.