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Raoul S. • 5 reviews
25 November 20238.5/10
Not sure about your $95 per person deal for a three course meal. That is what the restaurant offers regardless of your offer. The way you were advertising it suggested there was some benefit to booking through you. The food was very good and the location is great. The desserts were particularly good.
Ingrid M. • 5 reviews
12 November 202310/10
Great menu with GG and DF options, tasty, complimentary dishes. Brilliant as always. Thank you
JOHN P. • 1 review
10 November 202310/10
The food was excellently prepared, plated, and paced with a knowledgeable and attentive staff. The wine pairings were interesting and complimented the food nicely. Lovely view across Lake Burley Griffin. Would definitely seek Waters Edge on our next Canberra trip.
Kiddy B. • 1 review
26 October 202310/10
I came to celebrate my birthday with friend, and it’s my second time be here, we had 5 courses menu, and the food is so awesome, service is nice and considerate. They even prepared the candle and birthday drink for me. Thats so nice and will definitely come again.
Carolyn C. • 2 reviews
3 September 20236.5/10
Overall it was disappointing. The staff were polite, but looked like they'd rather be elsewhere and they didn't make it feel special. We were seated by a door on a cold day, and the staff kept leaving it open when they served the igloos, despite us asking for it to be closed. We booked for fathers day and they asked if it was a special occasion, funny really when it was fathers day!. Food was good, but we felt like we were back in the 80's or 90's which may be the vibe they're going for. We won't be rushing back
Paul C. • 3 reviews
14 July 202310/10
Degustation meal was very well paced and the courses were really good. We took the option to pair wines to courses and that was a good decision. Excellent, unhurried service and a great atmosphere. Expensive, but worth it.
Peter W. • 17 reviews
3 June 20235.5/10
We have dined at Water's Edge on a number of occasions and have always rated it highly based on the presentation (the wow factor) and the high quality of the dishes, However on this occasion our expectations were not met. The desserts were particularly disappointing. Two were offered. The poached pear dessert was mainly a bland piece of cake with some quite small pieces of poached pear, a few tiny pieces of rhubarb, and some not very special ice-cream. Nothing of note in this dish. Equally the chocolate mousse dessert was nothing special. Entrees were okay. Mains just okay but no wow factor. Unfortunately when expectations aren't met then it just doesn't work. We probably won't be going back.
Naomi L. • 1 review
24 May 202310/10
We had a birthday lunch at Waters Edge. The food and service were quite exceptional and the little extra treats were a delight. The best dining experience we have had in Canberra.
Stephanie S. • 5 reviews
20 May 20239.5/10
The food was incredible and the staff were lovely. The tables were pretty close together because it's a small place so you can hear EVERYTHING the people next to you are saying. Unfortunately the people we were next to made for a pretty uncomfortable dinner but that's through no fault of the restaurant.
Michael C. • 9 reviews
16 April 20239.5/10
I have been going to Waters Edge (correct that to Water’s Edge!) for many many years. It has had the usual speed bumps at times, but I see it as a genuine fine food establishment. The service was first class by a very pleasant lady, nothing was any trouble; the food portions were well sized and showed provider confidence. Rate of service was at requested leisurely, My wife and I share our meals, so that both entrees and both main courses were shared; we were happy with all four. I had a similar first class meal about six months ago, and commend the restaurant on its successful maintenance of quality
Marco V. • 2 reviews
14 April 202310/10
Went on a lovely romantic date at Water's Edge. Staff are amazing and very attentive. Cozy sophisticated atmosphere. The Chef and his Team's food and wine choices go together so well, it's not just artful delicious food - it's a journey! We had a lot of fun here for hours and sure to come back.. Outside near Parliament House can be a little dark at night so watch your step! Easy accessible parking right out front. Great location and views over Lake Burley Griffin if you'd like to try something different just outside of Civic/Braddon hotspots.
Stephanie P. • 1 review
8 April 202310/10
Lovely setting for a stellar degustation experience. All courses were great with the beef brisket and amuse bouche absolute standouts. Highly recommend for any occasion.
Paul G. • 1 review
30 March 20239.5/10
Great food and service, attentive and helpful staff. Top location
Kim B. • 3 reviews
29 March 20238.5/10
We love this restaurant… the food was best we’ve had, loved all 5 courses. And the deal we got with paired wines… offered by restaurant was excellent.
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Kathryn D. • 1 review
11 March 202310/10
The staff friendly and very attentive. Always aware of their surroundings, using their initiative. Even the little things were noticed. The food, could not fault it. Delicious! Presented lovely and portions were just right. Price was deserving - value for money.
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Adele A. • 3 reviews
15 February 202310/10
Really exceptional service. Nothing was a problem. Delicious food.
Peter W. • 17 reviews
21 January 20239.5/10
Very good modern Australian food. Service to match. Highly recommended
Richard L. • 5 reviews
1 January 20239.5/10
Restaurant right by the Lake. Easy to find parking. Intimate atmosphere. The only reason we did not give 10/10 as we were led to our table and left to to sit waiting for a while. But we can see the 2 waiter and waitress were working hard serving others. Just felt being ignored. I understand it was a NYD public holiday and it may be better with one more person. Anywhere once we were served the waitress and waiter were friendly and helpful. Food service was efficient. We had the 5 course degustation menu $115 pp. Food quality was excellent. Ordered 1 glass red wine & 1 non-alcoholic drink. Total bill was $302.40 ( this included a 20% NY Holiday Surcharge). Overall enjoyable & delicious dinner. I would recommend.
Timothy B. • 1 review
31 December 20228/10
The food at each of the courses was excellent. This was a set menu for NYE and we could not fault the food. The service was a little slow, and the temperature in the restaurant slightly too cold, though, but overall a very happy experience.
Jane G. • 1 review
25 December 20229.5/10
Thanks for a lovely Christmas lunch. Amazing food and lovely staff.
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40 Parkes Place, 2600, Parkes (ACT), Australia
Unlimited Car park behind Questacon (Free on weekend and after 5pm every day)
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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