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Pipers by the Lake

403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
03 5334 1811
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Ranked #65 of 205 Restaurants in Ballarat
Hours:
Fri 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Australian
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Creswick, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I’ve eaten here both on Friday nights & had numerous lunches, the food has always been excellent & the finer dining on a Friday night is well worth experiencing. Staff greet you on arrival and are always friendly. One of the best locations in Ballarat.

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Ballarat
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Have eaten here many times, and often have coffee and scone after walking dogs around the Lake. Today we decided to have lunch, my husbands whiting and chips was average, but my lentil and potato soup was terrible, in fact nearly inedible. No flavour at all - a few lentils (from can), in slimy water with a few spinach leaves... More

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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

While we spent a few days in Ballarat we ventured down to the lake and had breakfast at Pipers. The food was very good, the staff had that exceptional country hospitality complimented with good warm weather in a great location by the lake. We enjoyed our breakfast that much we went back for Coffee and cake after a long walk... More

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Geelong, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We recently visited Pipers by the Lake for breakfast. It was a very cold morning, but we were greeted with a warm and friendly welcome. The restaurant building and interior décor are charming, and the tables are arranged in a spacious fashion. We were fortunate to sit at a table adjacent to the huge windows that overlook the lake foreshore.... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was our first time at Pipers for evening dining as a family get together. Sitting overlooking the lake with the night lights of Balllarat, this setting provided a beautiful backdrop to top off an excellent dining experience. The menu with so many choices means that a return visit is a must! The staff are very attentive and cater for... More

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Melbourne
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Family gathering for brunch and separately for coffee/snack. Everything about this place is ok. Nothing stands out, except that it is a very lovely setting to hangout when it's sunny. The service from time to time can be average to good, depending on individual staff members. (Shows a certain lack of training and/or experience.) The food is slightly above average... More

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Ballarat
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The location and setting is great. Food is ok but poor organization. Our first two choices of wine had run out - "our supplier's fault". I could have purcased as many of our first choice wine ($42) as I wanted (for $18) as I wanted. After ordering they told us one of our orders (there were four of us) was... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Delightful venue by the lake, we enjoyed its yesteryear ambience and the busy walkers, runners and cyclists getting their morning exercise. Had the Pipers special...2 eggs whatever way, bacon, tomato {a little undercooked}, mushroom, hash brown and a continental sausage. Several pieces of toast to top it off....all for under $20.00. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and struggled to get... More

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Bacchus Marsh, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I've eaten in Pipers a few times over the years - it's a lovely location and the food has always been OK. Went for lunch on Saturday - two steak sandwiches and two soft drinks later - I had a $60.10 hole in my wallet - wow!!! So then you bite into your steak sandwich and find that the steak... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is my second review of Pipers, based on my visit simply for a latte' this week. Waited over 30 minutes with a friend in a freezing cold, at an outside table as we had a dog with us, having ordered our lattes at the counter. Eventually it was a case of have it as a take away , or... More

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