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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Lovely outlook

Meal was ok, but service all done at counter and then you're left to your own devices. Lake outlook lovely!

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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  • Scenic view
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English first
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Meal was ok, but service all done at counter and then you're left to your own devices. Lake outlook lovely!

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Cairns, Australia
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Wendouree lake is the most popular place to do your exercise. When the time you feel exhausted and thirsty, this cafe stand out in front of you. And you can wether order some water or soft drinks or coffee. Never had dinner or lunch thee before, but didn't hear any bad comments of this place from friends. Great location.

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Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Breakfast was just eggs, bacon and white bread. Nothing special; but the coffee was excellent! Would highly recommend for a relaxing coffee with friends by the lake. Staff were friendly and the restaurant was very clean.

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Have only ever eaten lunch or coffee and cake here and have not ever had a bad experience. Staff are really great. I'd like to say thanks to Tessa who was just a gem. Food is yummy and the lemon meringue that you serve is just impeccable. Well done guys!!

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Frankston, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A cold drizzly day with friends in Ballarat..what could be better than luncheon at Pipers with a warm sumptuous meal and lots of reminiscing amongst dear friends Looking forward to return

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Malvern, Australia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My daughter & I came for morning tea. Dirty table, the last customers' plates, cups & crumbs still in evidence. You have to order at the counter. Waiter was very passive aggressive, terse & unhelpful as to what was available. Took 20 minutes to be served indifferent flat whites & a reheated, stale scone with a hard crust. Had to... More 

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Portland, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The food is excellent here, visited a few times and the service is always great and the menu choice would suit just about anyone and not overpriced. The meals are generous and well presented.

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Melbourne
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Delicious breakfast with a view over the lake. Our young kids were well catered for with highchairs available and food they enjoyed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have visited Pipers on numerous occasions over ten years either as a couple or now and again with our young grandchildren. The service has generally been excellent and staff cheerful and when not too busy have time for a chat. It does get quite crowded at times, especially in fine weather and special events in the city. There are... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Pipers has had its hiccups in the past but in the last year or two it has really lifted its game. The staff are generally friendly and can be very helpful. Orders are hot and fairly quick unless it is packed to capacity. I have always found the food to be really tasty. Local magpies will swing by to have... 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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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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