Southern Cross Yacht Club

Average price $28
884 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Average price $28 Special request

Chef Jawad Muhammad recommends…

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

Dietary options

Ratings & Reviews

based on 884 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.4/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. Jaine M.
    Jaine M.
    • 2 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

  4. 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.

  5. Dean D.
    Dean D.
    • one review

    Expensive poor quality food, I'll never return,

  6. Jonathan W.
    Jonathan W.
    • one review

    The Yacht Club is great. Views are lovely, service is excellent and food is fantastic. Menu is kept fairly small to enable top effort with what has been ordered. Wine list is good and not overpriced. We spent a very pleasant 3 hours there. Thanks!

  7. Joanne F.
    Joanne F.
    • 2 reviews

    The food was good and it was lovely to have a waitress that was professional and attentive without being intrusive. The service was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

  8. Evelyn J.
    Evelyn J.
    • one review

    The SCYC restaurant is a great venue for dinner, the meals were very good, but our waitress was very inattentive. Our side dishes were forgotten and arrived half way through eating our mains. As a gesture of goodwill the bill was reduced by the cost of the sides.

  9. Joseph J.
    Joseph J.
    • one review

    This is an excellent venue with superb views of Lake Burley Griffin. We were extremely well looked after, and the standard of catering and presentation are both unifpormly outstanding. It certainly provides value of money and very professional service.

  10. Lynn O.
    Lynn O.
    • one review

    We use this restaurant a few times per year and it is a lovely place to eat. On this night there were 7 of us booked for seven pm, the food was excellent and decor and environment lovely. However on arrival we were left standing at the desk whilst the head waiter dealt with a problem with another customer. After nearly 10 minutes he then turned his back and walked away from us. A waitress came finally. We then waited at least 20 minutes when I had to wave to a waiter to get water and a menu. When we finished our main course and asked for the dessert menu we were told that the kitchen closed at nine pm and we were unable to have dessert. Considering we were not warned and the long waits, we were not happy. The waiter was polite as was the manager but nothing was done or even an offer of any compensation. This was a Saturday night a week before Christmas! Not impressed!

  11. Stephen W.
    Stephen W.
    • one review

    From the moment we walked into the club we were looked after. Could not fault the service and the food. We were there as a family for a 90th birthday for a family friend.

  12. Julie S.
    Julie S.
    • 2 reviews

    Food, service and setting excellent. It was, however, cold... and we commented on this to our waiter on arrival, and asked if he could turn down the air con. He happily obliged.

  13. Christine J.
    Christine J.
    • one review

    We arrived on time and were seated after another couple ahead of us, and from there it was all downhill. Two tables of people were seated after us and got their water and drinks before we even had water. After about 25mins hubby called over a waiter to take our order. Drinks arrived (we ordered large wine), however the 2 glasses were vastly different in the amount of wine poured. Next came the bread - ok, but since when does a waiter ask "how was the bread" - it's only bread not a meal! Meals were delivered and we finished then left.Have been to the Yacht Club restaurant a number of times over the years, but not again in a hurry, this was definitely not up to standard. Yes they were busy, but should have put on more staff knowing there was a wedding party as well.

  14. Stephen T.
    Stephen T.
    • one review

    Nice restaurant with a great view over the Lake. Meals were good and ample. Prices were reasonable. Also an enjoyable walk to get there, (if the weather is good).

  15. Dick W.
    Dick W.
    • one review

    We had a time constraint and one of the four main dishes was only delivered to the table 10 minutes prior to out departure and 20 minutes after the other three people were served.

  16. Tam  V.
    Tam V.
    • one review

    We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at the yacht club. The food was good, the wine list reasonably priced. The service was excellent, friendly, attentive and responsive.

  17. Marion L.
    Marion L.
    • one review

    The food was excellent and our waitress very obliging. However, when I asked for a slight variation in my menu main course, she checked with the chef and he said he couldn't do it. The setting at the Yacht club is beautiful but service seemed to us to be a bit slow. However, I would recommend it to people who have time to enjoy a quality meal, with easy, free parking, in a scenic location.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 280 reviews

    Wonderful food, great views, fantastic service.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 267 reviews

    W enjoyed the live music.

  20. Sharon L.
    Sharon L.
    • 4 reviews

    Good food for a family occasion. Great steak... Service was good in nice setting.......................................................

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, 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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