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Pipers by the Lake

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
+61 3 5334 1811
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:30
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Geelong Bellarine, Australia
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place , with very friendly staff, great food that tasted fantastic , well priced , great views, would recommend.

Thank Paulw1503
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat in Ballarat from pancakes at breakfast, biggest savory scone to a scrumptious steak sandwich. Great atmosphere looking at the lake and very friendly service.

Thank Victoria S
Ballarat, Australia
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61 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for coffee and a cake or a sit down meal Pipers is a good spot, situated right next to the lake and across the road from the Ballarat botanical gardens main gate , on a nice day sitting on the rear deck overlooking the lake and gardens I don't think you could find much better spot! On the not... More 

Thank Andrew H
Ballarat, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

service and food fantastic, beautiful place to go for lunch or dinner, I have booked my daughters wedding for next March2018 Adele was amazing with helping us for planning the wedding

Thank RobynandBrett2
Myrtleford, Australia
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here for lunch and afternoon tea. Beautiful surroundings, views of Lake Wendouree from outdoor seating and from inside. Beautiful building and ambience. Good service and tasty food. Tea was only tea bag. Only disappointment. Everyone enjoyed their meals and cakes on both occasions I ate here.

Thank kimlb1976
Ballarat, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been there for the Breakfast and Lunch. The food is beautiful. The Views are stunning and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I would recommend it to anyone.

Thank drew55af
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in with friends all of the staff were lovely. Great food and the view is absolutely stunning! Highly recommend 😊

Thank Natalie F
Ballarat, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a lovely place to stop at the lake. The staff were friendly and helpful. Sitting out on the deck in the sunshine was so relaxing. Our coffees were good and cakes yummy. It's good to note that you can now get salad rolls from the kiosk if you're in a hurry!

Thank _danahw4
Ballarat, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food arrived missing some of the order . Some of the coffee didn't arrive . May need more experienced waiting staff !

Thank Julie D
Geelong, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I agree with Samantha F in that there isn't anything wrong with Pipers; it's just that there isn't anything special about the food. Bluntly put, it's boring. It was our first time there, having come from Geelong for the day. Each of us had a different meal: salmon benedict ($16.90), the steak sandwich ($23.90), and the crispy skin roasted chicken... More 

Thank suhi2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?