Mercure Ballarat Catering

Keeping it fresh and Local

Executive Chef Donatello Pietrantuono, arrived in the Ballarat region largely attracted by the abundance of quality food producers in the local area.

Chef Dona is passionate about using local produce and always seeks to present friendly, tasty and unfussy dishes from the Mercure Ballarat kitchen, reflected in all menus and packages.

Whether it be catering for a board room lunch for 10 or a 3 course dinner for 600, the kitchen and service teams at Mercure Ballarat pride themselves on delivering a dining experience integral to the success of your event. A series of menu configurations are available to consider for your next conference, trade show or gala dinner, including 2 and 3 course banquets, canape and roving bowls and casual options such as the BBQ buffet, a favourite in the warmer weather.

Full and half day conference package options featuring the “Networker Lunch”, where delegates can join and mingle with other groups in enjoying an array of freshly made sandwiches, rolls, individual mezze style dishes and seasonal fruits along with local cheeses in an informal setting.  The team is also delighted to assist you in tailoring your own unique menus, to fit with your theme, budget and any other requirements you may have.

Billy’s Bar & Bistro

Freshly Prepared Everyday

Central to the Food and beverage offering at Mercure Ballarat is Billy’s Bistro and Bar

Named after a popular and cherished local personality in Ballarat, Billy Butterfly who became well-renowned in the mid-1900s. Open daily between 7.00am – 9.30pm, Billy’s is the place to go when you want to relax, enjoy a drink, meal, shared platter or maybe just a coffee with a freshly baked indulgence.

Regional Winemakers are well represented on the wine list, why not enjoy a glass by the fire over winter, or on the deck during summer, perfect to wind down after a busy day in the conference room or workshop sessions.

Mercure Ballarat can also come to you! Through the mobile catering arm of the business, Convivium Catering, enjoy Chef Dona’s cuisine at a venue or location of your choosing.


Billy’s Bistro & Bar invites you to experience the fine flavours of Ballarat while you enjoy your stay at Mercure Ballarat. Come, experience Billy’s Bistro & Bar for yourself today.


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