Devonshire Tea at The George Hotel

Come and enjoy warm scones with Yarra Valley jam & cream and a pot of tea or coffee over Heritage Weekend, and each weekend in May. The George Hotel will also play host to Bands on the Balcony, which can be enjoyed from Lydiard Street or for a closer view, on the balcony itself.

Where: The Lane Café & The Heritage Bar & Restaurant, George Hotel Ballarat
When: Available each weekend, Saturday & Sunday
Cost: $7 per guest
More Information: Visit George Hotel Ballarat

George Hotel Balalrat
Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea at Sovereign Hill

Experience a traditional 1850’s Victorian Tea at Sovereign Hill’s Charlie Napier Hotel. Indulge in a refreshing cocktail before enjoying your traditional Victorian afternoon tea of sandwiches, savouries, petit fours and more. Step back in time with our costumed staff and traditional games.

Where: Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street
When: 3pm, Saturday
Information & Bookings: Visit Sovereignhill
Accessibility: Wheelchair access

Restaurant Ballarat, presented by Broadsheet & Visit Ballarat

The veggies have been gathered, the grapes harvested and the meat prepped. Restaurant Ballarat, presented by Broadsheet, is returning for its second year following the sell-out success of 2016. Inhabiting some of Ballarat’s most iconic historic venues locations, Restaurant Ballarat will present a series of four Sunday lunches prepared by Ballarat’s best chefs and featuring amazing local produce fresh from the paddocks, patches and vines.

Where: Mystery location, visit Website.
When: 12 to 4pm, Saturday
Information & Bookings: $65 per person, includes three course lunch & drink. See Visit Ballarat

Restaurant Ballarat

Food & Drink Specials in the CBD

In celebration of Ballarat Heritage Weekend, some of Ballarat’s best cafés and restaurants have created menu specials, giving a nod to the flavours of yesteryear. Download your BHW Eat and Drink list and try them all throughout the month of May, including Heritage Weekend!

Where: Various Ballarat restaurants & cafés
When: Saturday & Sunday

Devonshire Tea at The Old Colonists’ Club

Enjoy a traditional Devonshire Tea consisting of a delicious “baked on the premises” scone with jam and cream served with a cup of tea or freshly brewed coffee. Take in the spectacular view from the delightful balcony or the ambiance of the bar. Wine and beer may be purchased at bar prices.

Where: Old Colonists’ Club, 20 Lydiard Street North
When: 11.30am to 3pm, Saturday & Sunday
Information & Bookings: $5 per serve
Accessibility: First floor, no lift or wheelchair access

Old Colonist
High Tea

Dame Nellie Melba Month High Tea at Craig’s Royal Hotel

Experience the extraordinary this Heritage Month with a High Tea experience at Craig’s Royal Hotel. Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, Craig’s Royal Hotel is the legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Opened in 1853 and host to poets, princes and prime ministers over its 150-year history, the hotel is a true icon of the Victorian period. Join us for High Tea throughout May and celebrate Dame Nellie Melba month!

Where: Craig’s Royal Hotel, 10 Lydiard Street South
When: Saturday & Sunday
Information & Bookings: Visit Craig's Royal Hotel
Accessibility: Wheelchair access