Food & Drink

Food In Focus - Peter Ford catering at the National Centre for Photography

As part of Ballarat Heritage Weekend, join renowned Ballarat chef Peter Ford at the National Centre For Photography, for a culinary event to delight the senses.

Guests will dine in the Mitchell Family Gallery, with photography and food the focus of the evening.

Discover new life in an historic building, and familiar food enlivened with fresh intention. Find your seat at a shared table to enjoy a skillfully curated menu of food and wine, accompanied by the contemporary aesthetics of Ballarat’s newest photographic gallery.

The home of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

Where: National Centre For Photography – 4 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC, 3350

Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Tickets: $160 + BF per person incl 6 course dinner & paired wines. Visit to book.

Ballarat Heritage Weekend presents MILK BAR & CO. - Housey Housey

Partnering with Sugar Republic, The Forge, Vegas and Rose, So Soft Marshmallows and Hattie and the Wolf, Housey Housey will be transformed into a retro milk bar as part of Ballarat Heritage Weekend, as kids young and the young at heart will immerse themselves into a re-imagined Aussie milk bar!
The original Milk Bar installation was created by Sugar Republic in collaboration with Melbourne artists Callum Preston and Eamon Donnelly. Sugar Republic is a pop up sweets museum and house of fun, which has had major successes in its pop ups in Collingwood, and Myer Melbourne.

Where: Housey Housey – 12 Armstrong Street North,Ballarat Central, VIC, 3350

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm (1 hr bookings)

Tickets: Gold coin entry donation to Feed Ballarat, bookings are essential

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Ballarat Heritage Weekend presents The Tea Trolley - The Canberra Hotel

Enjoy freshly brewed leaf tea or coffee served in vintage retro china. Select a  piece of delightful home baked cake or slice from the auto trolley as its wheeled past. The cakes are made to old family recipes and are just like your grandmother baked!

Cinnamon Tea Cake, Passionfruit Sponge, Ginger Fluff, Jelly Cakes, Jelly Slice, Lemon Slice to name a few! Devonshire tea will also be available. (GF available) Bookings essential.

Where: The Canberra Hotel, 812 Macarthur Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm

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Coffee Exchange by Mr Black - Ballarat Heritage Weekend

For one night only, you will sample carefully crafted cocktails from some of Ballarat’s best venues. Combining two of our favourite things, coffee & cocktails, brought to you by Mr Black cold brewed coffee liquor as part of Ballarat Heritage Weekend. Featuring unique concoctions from The Lost Ones, Workshop Cafe, Moon & Mountain, Mitchell Harris, Kittelty’s, Cafe Sidra, Healthy Hub, Freight Bar, Canberra Hotel & Websters, plus something a little colder from Il Piccolo Gelato, this is an opportunity like no other. Take some old favourites, add plenty of imagination, and get your taste buds ready to be blown away.

Where: The Mining Exchange, 12 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, VIC, 3350

Time: 7.30pm – 10.30pm

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