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Pipers by the Lake

403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
+61 3 5334 1811
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely place to have lunch, or a cuppa or a wine beutiful veiws lovely atmosphere reasonable price .

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Simply blown away! The food was wonderful - the burgers, sandwiches simply amazing. We were seated outside and being a lovely day to boot, have only wonderful memories of that meal at Pipers by the Lake... It was our first stop after a long drive...More

Thank houseproud123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A busy place on a cold Sunday morning. Difficult decisions were made on what to order for breakfast, but the choice was bacon and eggs with hash brown side please. Glad I didnt order the big breakfast! My only complaint, as with most places that...More

Thank Kirsteen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry, not much to say here. I am not a fan of modernist, foodie type venues which just scream high prices,with a vague menu that purports to use only local produce. My partner loves this style, just not for me. Everyone seemed happy (including their...More

Thank mb5155
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended a wedding here in early February and it was such a beautiful location. We were welcomed in and then used out the back for drinks and nibbles and had a beautiful outlook to Lake Wendouree. The evening was beautiful and the staff were...More

Thank BecccaB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to wait until 12noon to order. Fortunately we weren't in a hurry and watched the birds while we waited for the clock to tick over. Fantastic light meals, which were bigger than we expected. Left feeling happy.

Thank Dianne H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe/restaurant is in a old world nineteenth century building across the road from the beautiful Ballarat Botanic Gardens. Great for refreshment after walking in the gardens or around the lake area. On offer are an amazing array of cake options (check the mouth-watering cabinet)....More

Thank car0leb66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside and ordered a pot of tea and a coffee, giving our table number 42. It took so long to arrive we wondered if we were supposed to collect it. Then the food order arrived on a nearby table who had arrived a...More

Thank Bursledon
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

The location adjacent to the lake and botanical gardens is idyllic . The building and restaurant design is attractive and inviting. The staff were attentive and prompt. I ordered the Vegi Breakfast with scrambled eggs. It presented well and tasted fine and the serving was...More

Thank Dog-gone R
Reviewed 16 March 2018

visited during the first day of the Begonia Festival and found the food to be very good. the service can be a bit slow, depending on the time of day. portion sizes were generous, although not overly so. the meals we had were the fish...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5334 1811
  • E-mail
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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