Southern Cross Yacht Club

Average price $28
932 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Chef Jawad Muhammad
  • Average price $28 Special request
Queensland Prawn (gf)

Prawns | avocado | charred baby lettuce | lemon mayo

Tasmanian Ocean Trout (gf)

House-cured trout | lime crème fraiche | beetroot | watercress | grilled pears

Fresh Oysters

Half dozen Pambula Oysters | champagne mignonette

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Ratings & Reviews

based on 932 reviews
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Quality of food :8.4/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Melinda C.
    Melinda C.
    • one review

    Great food fantastic service,beautiful table overlooking lake Burley Griffin .

  2. Beth F.
    Beth F.
    • one review

    Always 100% for service, food, service ,and quality staff attention. The outlook was amazing and all the ladies from the Red Hat Club with their purple ;and red colours made the view even more spectacular.

  3. Judy G.
    Judy G.
    • one review

    Meals were great quality, just one fault, 2 of our diners had the mushroom risotto and it was way too salty. Lamb was excellent, perfectly tender.

  4. Tiziana D.
    Tiziana D.
    • 5 reviews

    A very pleasant lunch in nice surroundings with a great view. Would love to see a few more healthy vegetarian options.

  5. PETER D.
    PETER D.
    • 10 reviews

    We have been to the yacht club quite a few times and have enjoyed the meals except that the last couple of times we have been disappointed as the fish hasn’t been fresh.Given that we tend to go at the end of the week it shouldn’t be too hard to get fresh fish!

  6. Marijke B.
    Marijke B.
    • one review

    The location is perfect, the food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The perfect setting for a friends farewell lunch, to enjoy the finer things in life.

  7. Cathy R.
    Cathy R.
    • 3 reviews

    Our lovely waitress was very professional. The food was great and they have a great variety of wines and cocktails. One if our favourite dining places. We'll look forward to coming back soon.

  8. Margaret B.
    Margaret B.
    • 3 reviews

    We had a lovely quiet corner table with uninterrupted views out to the lake. The waitress and waiter were very obliging and informative. My husband ordered the fish dish and I ordered the Angus Steak which I requested to be well done. The meals arrived and before I tried the steak ate a couple of chips which were only just warm. The waiter who delivered the meals then came back to check how I had ordered the steak and I said "well done". The waiter then removed my meal as the steak which had been delivered was "blue". The waiter returned and said my meal would only be a minute. My husband started his fish as we didn't want his meal to go cold. My second meal came very quickly with a complimentary side salad and the chips were much hotter. The steak was "well done" but had a very liver-like texture and taste to it which I was unable to eat. My husband tried a piece of the steak and agreed with my verdict. We mentioned this to the first waiter who listened and sent someone, maybe the Restaurant Manager, to talk to us. We explained the situation and I was offered an alternative meal. I decided on a small Green Pea Risotto which was brought to our table after about five minutes and was far more palatable although loaded with garlic. My husband ate his fish although he said it was very ordinary and has had much better elsewhere. This was a very disappointing Valentine's Day Lunch.

  9. Hugh S.
    Hugh S.
    • one review

    All ways enjoy going there. Menu could do with changing and desserts are limited. Steak is excellent. Probably one of the nicest views from a restaurant around the lake.

  10. Elizabeth C.
    Elizabeth C.
    • one review

    Booked on-line, so easy and request for window table met. Staff very friendly and attentive and the food taste and presentation very good. Beautiful coffee. A most enjoyable outing.

  11. Andrew C.
    Andrew C.
    • 2 reviews

    We would recommend the 200 kilometers menu items - These are items available within 200 kilometers; such as beef, fish, wine etc. We had the local fish - fantastic

  12. Trudy F.
    Trudy F.
    • one review

    Fish of the day, well overcooked, dripping in oil, cold chips and the usual rabbit food salad with more stalks than actual lettuce leaf. 1 small tomato, 1 peel of something and 1 piece of capsicum. Bloody awful meal. Lamb was good. But the mushy seed stuff a bit nasty. Club members, wont ever go back here.

  13. Gwenda M.
    Gwenda M.
    • one review

    Air con not functioning adequately. Staff mentioned it was damaged by recent hail storm. Not sure when it will be checked out.

  14. Maureen B.
    Maureen B.
    • one review

    We had a great night out at the Yacht Club with friends. With a friendly welcome and Great service and Good food. Our table by the window had a wonderful view over the lake.. Will definitely be going back.

  15. Chris M.
    Chris M.
    • one review

    Beautiful view, excellent service, well prepared locally sourced meals. Clonakilla was on the wine list: a plus. Part of the Southern across club, so take advantage of the member discount!

  16. Trace J.
    Trace J.
    • 4 reviews

    Kim is a wonderful hostess and always makes a visit more enjoyable. The views and service at the Yacht Club always makes it a great venue to visit. We enjoy the fresh south coast fish offerings.

  17. Jaine M.
    Jaine M.
    • 3 reviews

    Excellent food beautiful surroundings and staff very attentive Knowledgeable staff who made suggestions for the wine with the main course Lovely evening out will definitely visit again soon Reasonably priced too

  18. Dorothy H.
    Dorothy H.
    • one review

    I was pleased with the staff, the food presentation and the service. I thought the entree menu was limited and overpriced. I like a bill to be presented at the table and then one can pay at the front counter. I did not receive an itemized bill but rather a total and this is not a good practice.

  19. Dean D.
    Dean D.
    • one review

    Expensive poor quality food, I'll never return,

  20. Ian M.
    Ian M.
    • 31 reviews

    Good and well prepared club food in a setting with a good view! A little disappointed we didn't get a window spot, but we had booked fairly late and had booked for 12:30 rather than 12 noon like a lot of the other patrons.

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More information

Opening time

Lunch 12 noon–2pm

Dinner 6pm–9pm, 7 days per week

How to get to the restaurant

1 Mariner Place, 2600, Yarralumla (ACT), Australia

Directions to get there

Southern Cross Yacht Club is on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra ACT

Free Parking on site

About the restaurant

Pretty as a picture

For the best views that Canberra has to offer head to the Yacht Club Restaurant for an al fresco lunch or dinner on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. With its great location, affordable prices and outstanding food and service this is a great place to gather with friends and family for any occasion. The menu has plenty of options to suit even the most discerning diners. There’s tasty entrees of Pacific Oysters and beef roulade and satisfying mains such as mushroom risotto and pan seared barramundi. Having won a string of industry awards the Yacht Club offers an impressive dining experience.

Best dish: Tagima Wagyu Beef Rib Eye

The award winning Tagima Fullblood wagyu demonstrates a beautiful balance of marbling

and flavour, cooked to your order and served with young broccolini, roasted kipfler potatoes

and a shiraz jus


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