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 6.9
served with butter and jam

banana bread 6.9
served with butter

vienna sourdough toast 6.9
served with butter and your choice of jam, peanut butter or vegemite

plain with butter and jam  6.9
or ham, cheese and tomato  9.5

fruit salad (v) (gf) 13.9
seasonal fruit salad with berry yogurt and honey


3 stacked pancakes (v)  12.9
served with either
vanilla bean ice cream and maple syrup
or red berry compote and vanilla bean ice cream

granola (v) (gf)  15.5
mixed with coconut yogurt, acai, shaved coconut and chia

toasted muffin  17.5
served with spinach, meredith feta, smoked salmon and hollandaise

big breakfast  26.9
two free range eggs cooked the way you like it (poached, fried or scrambled)
with sourdough, bacon, grilled tomato, sausage, spinach, button mushrooms
potato and cheese croquette with tomato chutney and bacon jam

smashed avocado  16.9
with fresh tomato, grilled cheese, poached eggs and hollandaise

eggs benedict (gf)  16.9
toasted muffin, ham, poached eggs and hollandaise

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

eggs on toast (v) (gf)  12.9
two free range eggs cooked the way you like it (poached, fried or scrambled)
served with stone baked sourdough

bacon and eggs (gf)  14.9
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)  16.9
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

spanish baked eggs (gf)  17.5
baked eggs with chorizo, tomato, cannellini beans, smoked paprika, goats cheese and salsa verde
served with crusty sourdough

fritatta (v)(gf)  17.9
with fried potato, chorizo, onions, cheese, tomato, coriander and pasley
dressed with rocket, marinated red peppers and chipotle sauce

sausages, 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 8.9 
served with double cream

biscuits 4.4
daily selection

plain scones 4.4
served warm with cream and jam

savoury scones 4.4
served with butter

muffins 4.4
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


chicken nuggets and chips 11.9

tempura fish and chips 11.9

ham, cheese and pineapple pizza  11.9

spaghetti bolognese 11.9


Served from 12pm to 2:30pm daily

(gf) gluten free option available, (v) vegetarian option available


garlic cobb loaf (v)  13.9
served hot

cheese garlic cobb loaf  (v) 15.9
served hot

pork spring rolls 19.9
pork and vegetable spring rolls with ginger soy dipping sauce

pipers soup of the day 13.9
served with housemade bread

arancini balls 14.9
chicken and chorizo arancini balls with romesco sauce

salmon cakes  15.9
3 cakes with herb mayo dipping sauce

slow roasted pork belly (gf)  17.9
on jalapeno slaw and sticky sauce


pipers grazing plate  26.9
a selection of cured meats, cheeses, terrine, smoked trout pate and ballarat marinated olives served with crusty ciabatta

trio of dips (v) 18.0
crusty bread served with dips (ask for waiter for flavours)


Calamari noodle salad (gf)  25.9
calamari on an asian inspired noodle salad tossed with a chilli and lime dressing

thai beef salad (gf)  26.9
asian greens, noodles, cashews with a chilli lime dressing

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

salmon risotto (gf)  26.9
fresh salmon with peas, mint, lemon zest and shaved parmesan chervil

vegetable gnocchi (v)  24.9
housemade gnocchi with grilled vegetables topped with a basil pesto

chicken parma  27.9
house crumbed chicken breast with istra ham, napoli and cheese served with chips and salad

fish and chips  27.9
beer battered fish served with a greek salad and chips

crispy skinned salmon (gf)  32.9
on a bed of crushed potatoes, spring onions, crab meat, dried tomatoes and rocket drizzled with gremolata

lemon pepper dusted calamari  25.9
served with chips and salad

beef burger  24.9
with istra bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese, aioli and mustard served with chips

open steak sandwich (gf)  26.9
scotch fillet, bacon, egg, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, aoili and relish on sourdough with chips

grilled chicken burger  24.9
chicken breast with cheese, avocado, bacon, aoili, rocket served with chips

open lamb souvlaki  28.9
grilled lamb with a greek salad, meredith feta, tzatziki and pita bread

wrapped pork cutlet (gf)  32.9
wrapped in sage and prosciutto on a celeriac mash topped with frisee lettuce and a quince glaze


greek salad  12.9

garden salad  12.9

seasonal vegetables  8.9

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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