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Pipers by the Lake

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403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
03 5334 1811
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Today
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Good for:
Scenic view

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Position, position, position...

Breakfast by the Lake on the outside deck on an autumn day ... just lovely. Old architecture and modern dining go hand in hand here. Not expensive for the lakeside position and service. e.g Fruit bread x 2 slices, butter and pot of scrumpous jam $7.99. Coffee $3.50. Wish I could do this every day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Melbourne
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Breakfast by the Lake on the outside deck on an autumn day ... just lovely. Old architecture and modern dining go hand in hand here. Not expensive for the lakeside position and service. e.g Fruit bread x 2 slices, butter and pot of scrumpous jam $7.99. Coffee $3.50. Wish I could do this every day.

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch at Pipers on Easter Saturday, and the place was packed, with a couple of large groups. The good: nice setting, friendly staff, food was nice. The not so good: the noise was incredible! Wooden floors, no soft furnishings, made for difficult conversation. Although the food was nice, the place appears like a restaurant, with prices like a... More 

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Geelong
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very good meal Once again staff excellent, menu enticing , ambiance family friendly , pity the crispy pork belly wasn't crispy but always an enjoyable meal .

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Ballarat, Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

When visiting the attractions near and around the lake, don't forget to grab a bite to enjoy the fresh breeze while dining alfresco.

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great, $16 for a flat white, pot of Earl Grey and a slice of delicately warmed flour less chocolate cake. OK, 50c per drink more than normal and an 8 dollar cake but my word it was nice. Provided on a plate with a dollop of fresh cream and some coulis, just right for 2 people to share. Any cheaper... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The staff are always welcoming and friendly. The restaurant always looks inviting and a relaxed environment and the food is always amazing. I visit Pipers pretty regularly and I've never had a bad meal or service. 10 out of 10.

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Ballarat, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have had several breakfasts, brunches and lunches at Pipers (yet to have dinner). Every meal I have had has been fantastic, service is great and the view from the back deck - perfection. Its a wonderful place to eat and feel relaxed and at one with nature if you like sitting outside - which I prefer...beautiful all round! I... More 

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Daylesford, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Perfect spot for a catch up with friends. The coffee, cake and light menu if delicious and Pipers have the best hot chocolate in Ballarat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Every time we go to Pipers, it's always a fabulous experience, great service and that touch of class that makes you feel that extra bit special whilst dining there. The food is always top notch, fabulous range of teas and desserts as well, every visit always leaves me wanting to come back for more.

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Ballarat, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

my friend and I had coffee/ Cake here only last week. Coffee/cake was lovely but very slow with our order. It was 25 min all up . There were only around 10 people in restaurant, and 4/5 outside. The girls at the coffee counter were talking amongst themselves. NO customer service skills and No apology for delay. The coffee was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: 03 5334 1811

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?