Beppe Kitchen + Bar
Originally the Athens Hotel back in the 1860s and run by a Greek-Cypriot migrant, celebrates the European movers and shakers that migrated to the area during the 1800s gold rush. With a fresh modern take however, Beppe delivers a contemporary space that has quickly become a must-visit neighbourhood trattoria. Framed by tall leadlight windows and featuring a striking Italian wood-fired oven, the space offers diners both a restaurant or more casual pizza bar. A series of artworks by local artist Kim Barter showcase Italian characters inspired by photos found at Daylesford’s local museum add another element of extending the hospitality to old friends, and new. The menu also offers traditional Italian cuisine, with a modern take. Dishes like bolognese ragu and mushroom truffle risotto are offered alongside a pizza menu, with all pasta, bread and pizza dough made in-house. Local and Italian wines, beer and cocktails have all been selected to compliment the menu. Located in Daylesford on the leafy corner of Raglan and Wombat Streets, Beppe Kitchen & Bar is the perfect place where locals and visitors alike can enjoy modern Italian dining.