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BLC is perfect for group bookings as we have large bistro, with plenty of room for your group to enjoy.  Group bookings are welcome to order and pay separately, or run a tab to be paid for by the host.  If you’re wanting to discuss a group booking you are best to call us and speak to one of our friendly staff in the bistro, and we can run through your options to ensure we take care of your every need.

Whether you’re on your lunch break or heading for a movie or show we can have your meal ready for you when you arrive. Simply call 03 53315830 minimum 45 minutes before arriving, speak to our staff to place your order, and we can have your meal ready at your pre-determined time.  When you arrive, simply check in with the bistro staff, pay for your meal and we can send it out immediately.

We do have gluten free options, as well as vegetarian and vegan options on our menu. These are marked on our Bistro Menu.  We can also cater for those with allergies. We must stress that all dietary requirements must be advised to our staff when ordering. If you are unsure of the ingredients for any of our dishes, please see our friendly staff and we can assist you with your enquiry. We can also alter or tailor a dish to suit your dietary requirements in most cases.

We offer seniors 10% discounts on all food purchases. Simply present your card when ordering to receive the discount.

Please note we also offer a 20% discount for Carers when they display their Carer’s Card.

We have BLC Kids Korner located in the bistro. The kids room has 4 X-Boxes, along with a soft area and TV featuring kids movies around the clock.

Children must be supervised by parents or guardians, and can not be left unattended. See our kids korner link for more details.

We have Morning Melodies on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, starting at 10:15am through until 11:30am. We have a wonderful sing along and lots of fun.  Morning Melodies costs $7 per head, and includes morning tea along with a song book for your table. You are also welcome to stick around for lunch and order from our Lunch or Bistro Menus.

Bookings are preferred, simply call us on 0353315830 for catering purposes.

We do not offer Courtesy Bus Services, but we are located centrally, with a short 10 minute walk from the CBD.

We also have a number of Motels located in the Bakery Hill area, only 5 minutes walk from the front door. These Motels include The Menzies Quality Inn, Central City Motor Inn, City Views Ballarat, and Bakery Hill Motel.

We have a TAB Easy Bet terminal in our Sports Bar, plus Sky Racing, Trackside and Fox Sports throughout our venue. We also have Keno Easy TouchTerminal, with Keno Screens throughout.

The Ballarat Leagues Club supports the Responsible Service of Gambling.

We have Fox Sports featuring major sports such as AFL Fox Footy, V8 Supercars, A-League Soccer, NBA Basketball & ESPN. Feel free to contact the venue to ensure we are covering your favourite sport.

Sorry we do not feature Main Event.

We specialise in hosting Bus Groups, and Community Groups such as Probus & Seniors Groups. Feel free to contact venue management to arrange a 2 Course Set Menu. Alternatively feel free to pre-order or order in-venue from our Light or Bistro Menu.

You are welcome to bring in a cake for your special occasion.  We now provide plastic plates & plastic spoons and a cake knife for your convenience. You are welcome to bring in candles, sparklers and serviettes if you wish.

If you wish to use a crockery plate, cutlery, serviette and cream we can provide this to you at the reasonable cake surcharge of $1.50 per head.

We have the ability to take cash payments, Visa or Mastercard, and the majority of EFTpos cards at all of our till points.  We also accept cheque payments for group bookings. Cheque Payments must be pre-approved prior to your function). Please note we do not accept American Express or Diners Card.

We also have cash out facilities available in our sports bar and bistro if you require cash out.

We have a Carpark with ample parks located at our Bistro Entrance. Enter from Mair Street side of the venue. We also have numerous street parks on both Mair and Humffray Streets.

Our car park also has 2 Disabled spaces and portico for drop off and pick up.

We have wheel chair access throughout our venue. Enter via our Main Carpark entrance for access including ramps. Please see our friendly staff while in venue to access all public areas of our venue.

We do takeaway coffee.  Drop by or you can even give us a call for group coffee orders and we can have it ready for you on arrival.

Otherwise we don’t do any takeaway on food or alcohol.