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Pipers by the Lake

Australian, Gluten Free Options
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403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Be it brunch, or dinner or just a coffee and a chat this is a good spot with excellent views of the lake and gardens, inside or Al fresco dining available, if you're looking for somewhere with caricature this is the place.

Thank Andrew H
Ballarat, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were there last weekend for a friends 50th birthday. The venue staff were almost silver service quality. Nothing was too much trouble. The food served (canapés) were delicious and drinks serve constantly and timely. Would recommend for a private function.

Thank Shaznic67
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good meal at Pipers. Got there just before lunch orders stopped. The waitress who took my order was okay, but the other one was very friendly. Checked to see if I wanted water and if I needed anything else. Lovely view, despite the rain. Lamb shanks was good.

Thank Lisa R
Bayswater, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the service was slow the food expensive no value for money bruschetta which looked nothing like it should for $14 asked for garlic bread got herb bread instead coffees came out way after our meals and were just warm will not be going back at all

Thank hallray
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped by for a coffee but what awesome views of the lake also great coffee and staff could not ask for anything better

Thank leigh a
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was terrible, we waited over an hour for our food, and had cold meals and an antipasto platter with mouldy bread. Wish we'd stayed home, a total waste of money...

Thank Sarah V
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We recently visited Pipers by the Lake which is now under new management and we loved it . Pumpkin and Pea Arancini and the Beef soup was just what we needed before our lake walk. I will be back .

Thank Mary M
Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We went down here after checking the website - they were meant to be open under new management. They were closed. Check the website before heading down - it may or may not be correct!

Thank Nicole F
Ballarat, Australia
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I used to go to Pipers by the Lake quite frequently for hot white chocolate afternoon tea with my lake walking partner, but as we grew older and tightened the diet somewhat it had been awhile. I had also been the occasional bruncher with visitors ready to view the the lake on a sunny morning. However it had been some... More 

Thank Peoniesandtulips
Ballarat, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Pipers is overpriced and over rated. No real waiter service you have to stand in line to order. Menu in my opinion were very poor choices. Ballarat has many great cafes and restaurants that are way better. I suggest choose one of them before Pipers.

1 Thank Diane G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: 61353341811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?