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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 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:30
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gordon, victoria, australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Met two friends here for lunch today, wasn''t overly busy when we arrived so found ourselves a table and waited for awhile before asking a staff member for a menu. After ten minutes or so, summoned a waiter to order a drink and place our order as had limited time for lunch. Ordered drinks and meals, they arrived within 15-20... More 

Thank lozza54
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The venue is open and inviting. The staff gave great service. We were there for breakfast. The meal was OK. I would summarise the meal as one prepared with not a lot of love. My partner specifically asked for not crispy bacon - he didn't eat it. It was not cheap and could have been better. Too much emphasis on... More 

Thank trish l
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been meeting with friends for weekend breakfast at this picturesque venue by the lake regularly for the past few years. This year was such a huge let down, such a shame as the venue is just great. The problem - the food. All of our friends (group of 10) said the same thing - flavorless, bland and poorly... More 

Thank RobPaul007
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pipers food, coffee and price point are great and it's set in a great location. My only thing I would want to change a little bit would be the service. The people are friendly enough but there is no table service. No one came out and gave us a bottle of water and no one came out to see how... More 

Thank Terrence M
Adelaide, Australia
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a weekend in Victoria with some besties and we all decided afternoon tea was needed on what felt like a cold winters day in June (it was actually Mid November) We all had different cakes & coffees and they were all very nice. I had tea and scones, my only complaint was that there could have been more jam,... More 

Thank Paul D
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pipers by the Lake hosted a Wedding reception for our family, Adele and the employees made it a cherished memory for life. Location: Excellent. Food quality: Excellent. Food quantity: Excellent. Customer Service: Excellent.

1 Thank SmitSal
Victoria, Australia
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there a group of 3 couples touring Victoria. The service is nice, the food selection also, the atmosphere around the lakeside is perfect, even the weather on the day was kind to us. Highly recommended

Thank Alex4Goldy
Geelong, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a beautiful location and looks like it is something really special, and then you enter. On our visit at lunchtime we entered and stood there for several minutes while staff got on with the job of having a glass of water, organising the glasses at the bar, etc. Finally one staff member told another to go... More 

1 Thank Mark A
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my sister who was visiting from Perth for coffee and cake on a Sunday afternoon. We arrived at around 3pm and the restaurant was busy. After being shown to a table that our young waiter cleared he then disappeared! Once we had established we had to get our own menus and order at the register we then waited over... More 

2 Thank rachmc2016
Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had lunch at "Pipers by the Lake" on a day when confusion seemed to be the order of the day. We placed and paid for our lunch at the counter then waited. Eventually a member of the staff had to come and ask us what we had ordered. Shortly after that, our less than hot lunch... More 

1 Thank robertbrightwell

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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Groups
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?