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Pipers by the Lake

403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
03 5334 1811
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Ranked #61 of 210 Restaurants in Ballarat
Fri 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Ballarat, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Sitting out on the deck overlooking the lake, on a sunny afternoon is a lovely way to share a great platter and a couple of glasses of wine over lunch!

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Ballarat, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This place takes up a rather great spot and historic building. It's a shame really. The food was just daggy 'trad' meals. Nothing fresh or exciting. Every thing had cream on it! the wine list was uninspiring. The staff are not trained and dont have a clue as to what service is. They had the 'whatever' approach. Bad day?

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Penrith, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Great setting, lovely staff and a Pulled Pork sandwich to salivate over. Prices are a bit much like all these type of venues but the view , atmosphere and friendly staff help to make you forget the empty wallet. Highly recommend and would like to have had the chace to have dinner there,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

I visit this establishment on a regular basis very friendly staff impeccable service food excellent I would recommend pipers to anyone good job by all staff

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Ballarat, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My husband and I had our wedding here late October 2013. The staff and whole experience was great and very accommodating. The venue itself was in a great area for wedding photos and there was lots of parking available. I liked the fact that venue was not on a crowded street, there was lots of room, and it was still... More

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Creswick, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Additional Information about Pipers by the Lake

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

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