Pipers by the Lake is renowned for offering quality and value in an amazing setting. Come in for a coffee or choose from our extensive breakfast and lunch menu or take advantage of Ballarat’s best lunch specials. Fully licensed and open seven days from 7:00am to 4:00pm.

served until 11.30am daily


raisin toast 9.9
served with butter and jam

banana bread  9.2
served with butter

oliver lane toast  11.9
apple, date, walnut & fig or banana, honey & coconut or beetroot, pomegranate & fennel or pumpkin, quinoa & chia seed

vienna sourdough toast  8.9
served with butter and your choice of jam, peanut butter or vegemite

with butter and jam  8.9
ham and cheese  12.9
+ tomato  + 1.5


3 stacked pancakes  17.9
served with either
vanilla bean ice cream and maple syrup
or mixed berry compote and boysenberry ice cream

granola (v) (gf)  16.5
mixed with coconut yogurt, acai, shaved coconut and chia

toasted ham & cheese sandwich 15.9
+ tomato  + 1.5
+ chips  + 4.0

big breakfast  28.9
two free range eggs cooked the way you like it (poached, fried or scrambled)
with sourdough, bacon, grilled tomato, sausage, spinach, button mushrooms
hash brown with tomato chutney and bacon jam

smashed avocado  23.9
smashed avocado with roasted pumpkin, dressed leaves, toasted buckwheat, meredith feta on beetroot and fennel toast

pipers eggs benedict  18.9
toasted sourdough, pulled local ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce

eggs florentine 16.9
toasted muffin, spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce

eggs on toast  13.9
two free range eggs cooked the way you like it
served with stone baked sourdough

bacon and eggs (gf)  18.9
two free range eggs cooked the way you like it
with bacon, grilled tomato and chutney served on stone baked sourdough

vegie breakfast (v)  22.9
two free range eggs cooked the way you like it on toasted sourdough
with button mushrooms, spinach, tomato, goats cheese, potato croquette and tomato chutney

pork sausages, hash brown(1), baked beans, grilled tomato, eggs (1), croquettes (2), mushrooms
spinach, bacon, avocado, bacon jam, chutney, hollandaise sauce 4.0

please see cake fridge at bar

cakes 9.2 
served with double cream

biscuits 4.8
daily selection

plain scones 4.8
served warm with cream and jam

savoury scones 4.8
served with butter

muffins 4.8
served warm


aged 12yrs and under

kids pancakes 9.9
vanilla bean ice cream and maple syrup

kids waffles 9.9
vanilla bean ice cream and maple syrup

kids bacon and eggs 9.9
one egg cooked the way you like it (poached, fried or scrambled) with bacon served on sourdough

kids toasted cheese sandwich 8.9
+ ham 1.0 + chips 2.5


chicken nuggets and chips 11.9

 fish and chips 11.9

ham and cheese pizza  11.9

linguine with bolognese sauce 11.9

kids toasted cheese sandwich 8.9
+ ham 1.0 + chips 2.5


Served from 12pm to 2:30pm daily


toasted ham & cheese sandwich  19.9
istra ham and tasty cheese on sourdough with chips

reuben sandwich  21.5
pastrami, swiss cheese, sauerkraut with a russian dressing on rye with chips

fish cakes  18.9
with herb mayo

pipers soup of the day 14.9
served with housemade bread

duck spring rolls (4) 19.9
with soy sauce

vegetable spring rolls (4)  16.9
with soy sauce

garlic cob loaf (v)  13.9
with garlic butter

cheese cob loaf (v)  16.9
with garlic butter & cheese


pipers grazing plate  34.9
a selection of cured meats, cheese, terrine, smoked trout pate and marinated olives served with crusty ciabatta


lemon pepper dusted calamari  27.9
served with chips and salad

fish and chips  29.9
beer battered fish served with a greek salad and chips

beef burger  24.9
with istra bacon, lettuce, cheese, house mayonnaise and sidewinders

sous vide octopus leg salad  28.9
with haloumi, toasted buckwheat, quinoa, dressed leaves, finished with a pomegranate dressing

marinated lamb fillet  31
on a pearl cous cous salad and tzatziki

chicken caesar salad  24.9
grilled chicken croutons, cos lettuce, bacon, soft poached egg and parmesan with a creamy caesar dressing

loaded greek style quinoa salad 26.9
with sun dried tomato, radish, artichoke hearts, fresh herbs, toasted chickpeas, hommus, feta, sliced avocado and toasted pinenuts

king prawn and seaweed salad  27.9
with noodles, toasted sesame, asian greens and wasabi mayo

open steak sandwich  27.9
scotch fillet, bacon, egg, lettuce, cheese, aioli and relish on sourdough with chips

Weekly specials available in restaurant


greek salad  12.9

garden salad  12.9

roasted beetroot, rocket and feta salad   12.9

rocket and parmesan salad  12.9

wedges with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce  12.9

bowl of chips or sidewinders with aioli  9.9

(10% surcharge applies on public holidays, for dietary requirements, ask your waiter)

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