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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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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just moved to the area and stopped by for lunch, was not disappointed, great view of the lake and surrounds and the food was great as was the service

Thank nunawad
Reviewed 9 October 2017

My friend and I arrived at Piper's by the Lake on the same day as the burger festival in Ballarat. After finding a park- which felt miraculous given the hordes of people in the area- we found plenty of seats available. Vibrant service from young...More

Thank andreamaccarthaigh
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This place is in a great spot between the lake and the botanical gardens. We had afternoon tea there and the Black Forest gateau and the chocolate truffles were delicious!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here with my wife had a great table outside, excellent iced coffee, my pumpkin and mushroom salad was very nice and my wife had the vegetable soup and enjoyed it, prices on the expensive side bit location lake-side is unbeatable

Thank rogerleitch
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch. A great venue with a superb view over the lake. Fantastic vegetarian options. Aronchini ball, pumpkin soup and super soft calamari a highlight. Thanks!

Thank markwkk
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

What a gorgeous location. But that was really it for us. We waited for quite some time to be greeted, we were sat at a dirty table by a waiter who didn't really seem to want to be there and eventually our coffee order was...More

Thank lmall11
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I stopped by for morning tea, found the staff to be friendly and my coffee arrived quickly and nice and hot.The staff member that served me recommended the muffin of the day - Jaffa, which was very nice nice warm choc inside - yum!!!. Sitting...More

Thank tripii
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We attended on a Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm for a few cups of coffee, 40 minutes later we left without. The waitress stated that's it's a reasonable wait given there is only one staff member making coffee. Thats pretty poor considering the venue was only...More

Thank deveson88
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We went to Pipers last week for lunch. The food was very good & the view was beautiful. Wait staff were pleasant & food well priced.

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We had a lovely lunch at Pipers yesterday. The food was excellent and the service fantastic, especially on a busy day.

Thank HJD001
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Nearby Attractions
Ballarat Botanical Gardens
595 reviews
.14 km away
Lake Wendouree
821 reviews
.05 km away
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
139 reviews
.69 km away
Ballarat Tramway Museum
131 reviews
.52 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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: +61 3 5334 1811
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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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