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“45 minutes for a coffee and reheated brownie twice as the coffee took soooo long it was unedible”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Pipers by the Lake

Pipers by the Lake
Ranked #90 of 311 Restaurants in Ballarat
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Pipers by the Lake is spoilt for location being nestled between the historic Ballarat Botanical Gardens and the magnificent Lake Wendouree. Our 120 year old building is quite grand and lends itself to views of the Gardens and the lake. Outside seating is available, many tables with outside heaters for the cooler months. Pipers by the Lake is one of the most popular restaurants in Ballarat so come and see enjoy what we have to offer.
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“45 minutes for a coffee and reheated brownie twice as the coffee took soooo long it was unedible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Ordered our coffee and the only cake available was a brownie. The coffee took 45 minutes from time of order by which time they took the brownie away and reheated it again. Unedible. Asked for the table to be cleaned as we sat down and was asked if we could move tables as they were understaffed and it would take longer to get our coffees if they had to clean the table.

  • Visited June 2013
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Horsham, Australia
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“Beautiful hot scones & English tea, relaxing atmosphere inside & looking out to the Wendouree Lake.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

The Pipers is located in a prime position beside Wendouree Lake, an old tram line, which still operates & of course the beautiful Botanical Gardens. A must destination for relaxing during your walks around this stunning area.

Visited September 2012
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Ballarat, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Friendly venue and great food and views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

The view over lake Wendouree is fantastic. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and the meal was delicious would visit this venue again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank kathy H
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great food... Great view...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant overlooking the lake..great service.. great atmosphere.. great food...will certainly go back...

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Karen W
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“Great, all round”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Yummy meals, slightly on the more expensive side but in saying that you get a great sized serving for your money. Great service & a lovely location

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank BelindaGriff
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