Waters Edge

Average price $105
321 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Chef's recommendations

Christmas Day Menu
Average price $105 Special request

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MENU Christmas Day Menu 175AUD

Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Scores & Reviews

based on 321 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.8/10
Service :9/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Louise K.
    Louise K.
    • one review

    We really enjoyed the food and lovely view from the restaurant. Great finish to our Canberra trip before returning to NZ tomorrow.

  2. Snez S.
    Snez S.
    • one review

    View, food quality and presentation, service, ambiance and wine are of very high standard. Birthday cake with a candle and Happy birthday written on a plate blew Michael away. We had a very pleasant experience and will be back. ❤️❤️❤️????????????????

  3. Steve K.
    Steve K.
    • one review

    This is a great find in Canberra. This is fine dining at its best and deserves its hat. The food and the service was first class. This coupled with the spectacular view made for a very special dining experience.

  4. Michael A.
    Michael A.
    • one review

    Simple and elegant. Very tasty dishes, gorgeous wines by the glass, attentive and refined service and of course, fantastic views. We appreciated the extra touches to acknowledge our celebration, not to mention the palette cleansers and the warm rolls and smoked butter.

  5. David W.
    David W.
    • 3 reviews

    Pristine; very clean. Food was exceptional; some of the best I've had in Canberra thus far. Prices were typical of this kind of venue. Atmosphere was quite relaxed, although mood music was a touch loud for my liking. Staff were great, but there was some clanging etc going on behind the bar/counter at times that was a bit distracting. Plates, coffee grinder, coin rolls being banged for opening; that kind of thing. The view was lovely, the window seat provided a nice view of the lake, however you then become fish in a fish bowl for the dozens of joggers/cyclists who run past the window. Great for people watching I guess. Overall I'd give them an 8.5 out of 10, mostly for food and service. Will definitely try them again.

  6. Jennifer C.
    Jennifer C.
    • 4 reviews

    First time dining at this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Service was great and the food delicious. Lovely views out over the Lake. Ambience was lovely and we could actually hear one another speak unlike some other restaurants!

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews

    Small portions was expected but the two entrees that I had were unexpectedly very bland in taste. The main course and desert was nice.

  8. Polly R.
    Polly R.
    • one review

    Waters Edge is in such a Gorgeous spot, the staff were friendly and accommodating, and the food was just absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back.

  9. Delisia W.
    Delisia W.
    • 2 reviews

    Lovely creative food in location with beautiful evening views. Would recommend for a special occasion for two. Great service. Good wines But needs to update the website!

  10. Mark c.
    Mark c.
    • one review

    Great location, great food and service.

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews

    Good view especially for tourist

  12. Farley H.
    Farley H.
    • 12 reviews

    Beautiful well presented food with a great biew

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 245 reviews

    A lovely place for the special occasion. Pricey but the food and service were outstanding.

  14. John M.
    John M.
    • 13 reviews

    Creatively presented fresh delicious food. Waiting staff were very cheerful attentive and helpful with our dietary requirements. Drink service was a tad slow. Ambience was affected by noisy kitchen staff.

  15. Stephen O.
    Stephen O.
    • 3 reviews

    Great venue and atmosphere, in a very scenic location. The quality of the food was outstanding (definitely the best in Canberra) but this restaurant is let down by the lack of situational awareness and poor training of the waiting staff. Courses were pre-ordered but other staff did not realise this and gave us menues (again) to re-order these course. When the ordered course finally arrived, one was incorrect. This resulted in the entire meal taking more than 2 hours when it should have only taken 60-70 minutes. If these staff issues can be corrected, this restaurant has the potential to be the best restaurant in Canberra.

  16. Eric C.
    Eric C.
    • one review

    Excellent service, succulent meal, fantastic view of the lake.

  17. Rachel S.
    Rachel S.
    • 2 reviews

    Fabulous food, great location And lovely service-we had a wonderful evening

  18. Daniel M.
    Daniel M.
    • one review

    I advised them it was my partners birthday when I booked, so for desert, they suprised her with happy birthday plate, which she loved. Food was great. Thankyou.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 288 reviews

    Service was on point from all staff, atmosphere was perfect, food presentation, quanity, and quality was awesome. Been to many fine dining restaurants around Canberra, this was a very special occasion to myself and partner, complimented beautifully by dining here. Thank you guys, a lasting memory.

  20. Sally M.
    Sally M.
    • 2 reviews

    Beautiful food great quality

More information

How to get to the restaurant

40 Parkes Place, 2600, Parkes, Australia

Directions to get there

About the restaurant

At home in Parkes, Waters Edge is the ideal spot to enjoy a romantic dinner with your love. Get excited to taste their modern Australian menu featuring Crispy Skin Barramundi and Slow Cooked Pork Belly. It’s an experience that will keep you coming back!

Best dish: Slow Cooked Pork Belly


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