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 11.45am daily


raisin toast 8.9
served with butter and jam

banana bread (v) 8.9
served with butter

vienna sourdough toast (gf)(v) 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 (v)  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  18.9
on toasted sourdough, poached egg, meredith feta, rocket & quinoa

pipers eggs benedict (gf)  18.9
toasted sourdough, pulled smoked ham hock, poached eggs and bearnaise sauce

eggs florentine (v)16.9
toasted muffin, spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise

eggs on toast (v) (gf)  13.9
two free range eggs cooked the way you like it (poached, fried or scrambled)
served with stone baked sourdough

bacon and eggs (gf)  17.9
two free range eggs cooked the way you like it (poached, fried or scrambled)
with bacon, grilled tomato and chutney served on stone baked sourdough

vegie breakfast (v)  18.9
two free range eggs cooked the way you like it (poached, fried or scrambled)
with button mushrooms, spinach, tomato, goats cheese, potato croquette and tomato chutney

quinoa breakfast bowl (v)(gf)  18.9
with peppers, wilted greens, borlotti beans, avocado, tofu scrambled eggs, watercress & pesto

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 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


chicken nuggets and chips 11.9

tempura fish and chips 11.9

ham and cheese pizza  11.9

linguine with bolognese sauce 11.9


Served from 12pm to 2:30pm daily

(gf) gluten free , (v) vegetarian


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

thai fish cakes  18.9
with asian dripping sauce

pipers soup of the day 14.9
served with housemade bread

duck spring rolls (4) 19.9
with soy sauce

vegetable spring rolls (4)  19.9
with soy sauce

lamb koft’s (4)  18.9
on cous cous & tzatziki

arancini balls (4) (v)  15.9
mushroom & thyme with roast garlic aioli

garlic cob loaf (v)  13.9
with garlic butter

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



pipers grazing plate  31.9
a selection of cured meats, cheese, terrine, smoked trout pate and ballarat marinated olives served with crusty ciabatta



lemon pepper dusted calamari  27.9
served with chips and salad

fish and chips  28.9
beer battered fish served with a greek salad and chips

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

southern fried chicken burger  24.9
chicken breast with coleslaw, cheese, piri piri and sidewinders

risotto of the day (gf)  26.9
ask your waiter

confit duck leg  32.9
served on a roasted pumpkin, sage and pancetta tart with rocket, walnuts, goats cheese and a red currant glaze

chicken & mushroom gnocchi  26.9
with pancetta, sage, parmesan and a light creamy sauce

butter chicken (gf)  27.5
with jasmine rice an naan bread

slow braised lamb shank (gf)  32.9
on potato mash with a rich jus sauce

roast vegetable salad  (v) (gf)  26.9
with quinoa, winter leaves, goats feta, watercress, pesto and walnuts

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

corned silverside (gf)  29.5
with baby vegetables, potato mash and mustard sauce

seafood linguine  33.5
prawns, scallops, calamari and mussels with garlic, capers, fresh herbs, tomato in a light cream sauce


greek salad  12.9

garden salad  12.9

roasted mediterranean vegetables  9.9

rocket and parmesan salad  12.9

wedges with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce  12.9

bowl of chips with aioli  9.9

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