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“great for lunch”
Review of Pipers by the Lake

Pipers by the Lake
Ranked #72 of 335 Restaurants in Ballarat
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed November 5, 2013

Pipers has a great lunch menu and fantastic views. The service is excellent and the servings are well presented. There are nice views across the lake from the entire restaurant. Nice for a lunch with friends and for a special occasion.

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Thank tabbrokenhill
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Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine. Service was friendly and fast.
Coffees were good as were the bruschetta and calamari.....but the hero is definitely the barramundi! Moist, fresh, thin crispy batter and it was HUGE! Love how it was served in one solid piece, not lots of little fillets. Delicious.
Need to come back and they the cakes when I have room!

Thank N_Sammi
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Some of the reviews are less than flattering but on our visit - a busy Sunday lunch time with some major table bookings for birthdays etc - we could not have been more satisfied. Our orders of steak sandwich and beef pie were delivered promptly, in fact before the wine we ordered [ a Seppelts "The Drives" Chardonnay - $35 ] actually arrived. A little minus on the score.

The steak was cooked exactly as ordered and the pie was hot and full of lovely slow cooked beef and Guiness. Our bill of $78 was probably a bit steep for lunch but the ambience, service and the food compensated. Views over the lake certainly hep the dining experience.

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Thank Russell H
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

By far the worst service I have ever received. Not only are the staff completely rude, don't take your order, and refuse to stop and provide glasses (so that I may get some self-serve water), we were over-charged! Awful Awful! If it wasn't for the beautiful scenery they would have gone under years ago!

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Thank 349Jess
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

We have visited Pipers more than 3 times and enjoyed the food and ambiance each time. The helpings are quite large, maybe too large. Service was also good. it's now our favourite restaurant when we visit Ballarat.

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Thank JohnSullivan_43
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