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Pipers by the Lake

) #90 of 254 Restaurants in Ballarat €€ - €€€ Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
+61 3 5334 1811
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good26%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is very good and service attentive. Located on the endless of Lake Windouree and across from the botanical gardens, both are great for a nice walk. Finish with the warm and inviting atmosphere of these lovely cafe.

Thank Lesley R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting for a café on the lake in Ballarat. On a nice day, the alfresco areas are perfect. Floor boards, make the space very echoey, otherwise lovely. We had a large group booking, and the food service was a bit delayed, which is understandable....More

Thank buffygeorge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided on the spur of the moment to drive into Ballarat for lunch, Lake Wendouree is an obvious go to. Been sometime since I had come to the lake and was taking a lazy cruise along when we saw this venue. Saw this place,...More

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered bacon and scrambled eggs on toast. It didn't take long but was cold when it arrived and it looked cold so surprised they served it. The toast was on the side and not buttered. My husband's breakfast was just warm but looked and tasted...More

Thank mcfowl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Informed server upon entry that we were in a hurry, and we were assured of a quick meal. Yet as people lined up to order their meal (we thought they were paying), they continued to make us wait at our table. Eventually we also got...More

Thank Binni G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch with my husband today, both had the gnocchi with duck ragu. Food was unbelievably bland and had NO redeeming qualities. Did not finish meal. Nice view not enough to compensate. Will not be back any time soon.

Thank selina g
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

The location is really lovely. We sat outside to enjoy the view. Our coffees took ages and the place was not busy. When they did finally arrive they were lukewarm. The savoury scone was stodgy. They have a cheek serving them. I was tempted to...More

Thank Idaellen
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Had breakfast at Pipers on the Lake which,has a wonderful ambience. Service was good,food great. Enjoyed by family.

Thank marioncarden
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Delicious, efficient and prompt coffee and cake on 2 occasions in 3 days. Beautiful old building with a view to Lake Wendouree.

Thank Hutchy110
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I have been here before and had breakfast. This time it was for lunch but I was extremely disappointed. We were warmly greeted at the door and seated at our table. The menus supplied and after reading the menu and deciding on what we would...More

Thank Natalie1964
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, View, 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
  • 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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