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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%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to my best friends wedding reception in February held at Pipers by the Lake. The meal portions were large and the food amazing. The staff were really helpful and friendly. Nestled near the lake, the vintage tram and conservatory it is picture perfect, a...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were very disappointed with the cakes we ordered, a Chocolate Cake and a Carrot cake. They looked fantastic, but both were dry, flavourless, and very expensive.

1  Thank mr0d0
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had my daughter Christina's wedding there on Saturday, the whole day was amazing and a very big and special thank-you to Adel for her effort on the whole event, everyone commented on the service and the amazing food all excellent comments, so a big...More

Thank RobynandBrett2
Reviewed 6 days ago

The table was dirty and they had run out of scones at 2.00 pm. We did have a nice coffee but the dirty table was off putting.

1  Thank 666shelly65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here while visiting friends in Ballarat. It too more than 30 min to get our drinks while we sat at a dirty table. $7 for a milkshake that wasn't even blended properly let alone had flavour. Staff were polite but this place is...More

1  Thank Reyna A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a booking for lunch on a busy Saturday so it seems. Drink orders were taken and a short while later food orders for our table of four. The waitress did say that due to a large table of guests who had ordered there could...More

1  Thank Karlene B
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Ssw the blood on the southern cross about the miners and it was brilliant it gives you a feel what they went through from the government to the troopers they were ruthless nowondet they went for democracy so it is a must see.

Thank Markfrogman
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Piper's by the Lake is, as the name indicates, situated on the shores of Ballarat's gorgeous Lake Wendouree. On the other side of the restaurant are the beautiful Botanic Gardens, so the location couldn't be better. We've dined here for breakfast, dinner and lunch at...More

Thank Jason F
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We had a group of 20 for a celebration lunch and had a wonderful time. The staff were lovely and the food was very generous and delicious. We were given the choice to cut up the cake ourselves or have it done for us for...More

Thank Stewart B
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Great outlook, good coffee and food, big serves. Didnt hustle us, lovely venue across from the Botannical Gardens

Thank Carol R
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, View
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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