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Waters Edge

4.2
4.2
6 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian

Water’s edge is one Canberra’s most respected restaurants situated in a lovely position with water views right on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. Water’s edge continues to flourish providing an exquisite menu to their patrons. The interior is simply this: luxury executed with the restraint that accompanies the impeccable taste. The high ceilings, clean tones, plush chairs and white linen tables invite you to sit back and truly embrace the dining experience. The comfortable level space boasts a lovely water views overlooking the lake. The service is professional, friendly and unobtrusive. An extended wine list has been carefully selected to complement the culinary style; ensuring a beautiful crafted food and wine experience.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 5:45 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 6273 5066

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    The food is experimental Modern European-Australian, and ranges from the simplest of fare to the most challengingly complex, making Water’s edge loved equally by gourmands with a penchant for the complex and by fresh-foodophiles who thrive on nothing more than the best quality local produce well presented. The menus reflect the use of seasonal produce, both familiar and rare.

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Menu

Course One

  • Herb Marinated Pan Seared Scallop

    Bouillabaisse Soup, Lemon Mash, Garlic Croutons

    Course Two

    • Five Spice Pan Fried Kangaroo

      Roasted Honey Pumpkin Puree, Roasted Hazelnuts, Brandy and Blue Berry Reduction

      Course Three

      • Salmon and Prawn Ravioli

        Sautéed Spinach, Lemongrass Foam, Garlic Croutons

        Course Four

        • Cardamom Marinated Pan Fried Venison

          Chocolate Gnocchi, Roasted Vanilla and Parsnip Puree, Chocolate and Light Chilli Jus

          Course Five

          • Madeira Wild Mushroom Risotto

            Fresh Truffle, 24 Months Matured Parmesan Cheese

            Course Six

            • Pan Seared Beef Fillet

              Truffled Potato Cake, Spinach Puree, Winter Vegetables, Truffle and Shiraz Jus

              Course Seven

              • Goat Milk Cheesecake

                Sable's Breton, Beetroot Confit, Candied Orange, Balsamic Ice Cream

                Last updated: 30 January 2020

                What 6 people are saying

                Overall ratings and reviews

                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                4.2
                4.2 based on all time ratings
                • 4.2Food
                • 4.1Service
                • 4.0Ambience
                • 3.7Value

                NoiseQuiet

                75% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                1. NT

                  NelsonT

                  1 review

                  2.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 15 June 2019

                  overall2food3service1ambience1

                  Water's Edge overall is a little disappointing - the fine dining experience was lacklustre. We ordered a degustation with wine pairing - staff forgot to bring wine for two out of seven courses. Ambience could do with a bit of improvements. The restaurant had harsh white ceiling light over the open bar area, and warm yellow light elsewhere. There were harsh sensor lights at the door, which ruins the lake view (a selling point of the restaurant) whenever a passer-by walks past. Food was average. I did however enjoy the unexpected spice twist to all the flavouring!

                2. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Canberra

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 12 May 2019

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Lovely meal, great service in a relaxed atmosphere.

                3. MF

                  MelissaF

                  Sydney

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 11 May 2019

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Thoroughly enjoyable dinner, food presentation was impeccable

                4. RC

                  RobertC

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 3 April 2019

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  An excellent restaurant in a beautiful location. We booked a table following a glowing recommendation from some friends. We were not disappointed. The food was top quality and it was matched by the excellent service. This will be a must for a return visit when we next travel to Canberra.

                5. AM

                  AnthonyM

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 19 December 2018

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Absolutely amazing, would definitely recommend the 7 course degustation!

                6. PD

                  PeterD

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 6 October 2018

                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                  Good service and interesting menu. Disappointed to be waiting to be greeted and also not farewelled when leaving despite ample floor staff to do so. Some charges for pre-dinner drinks without viewing drinks menu excessively priced and bill shock at end of night.

                FAQs

                Waters Edge is rated 4.2 stars by 6 OpenTable diners

                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                2 people

                August 2021
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                Google Map for Waters Edge

                Commonwealth Place 40 Parkes Place, AU-ACT 2600

                • Area

                  Parkes

                • Hours of Operation

                  Lunch
                  Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
                  Dinner
                  Wed–Sun 5:45 pm–9:00 pm

                • Cuisines

                  Modern Australian, Contemporary European

                • Dining style

                  Casual Elegant

                • Dress Code

                  Casual Dress

                • Payment Options

                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                • Entertainment

                  null

                • Additional

                  Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                • Phone number

                  (02) 6273 5066

                • Catering

                  The food is experimental Modern European-Australian, and ranges from the simplest of fare to the most challengingly complex, making Water’s edge loved equally by gourmands with a penchant for the complex and by fresh-foodophiles who thrive on nothing more than the best quality local produce well presented. The menus reflect the use of seasonal produce, both familiar and rare.

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