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USD 21 - USD 36
Indian, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1.7 km from National Gallery of Australia
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Reviewed 11 July 2021

We dined as a group of 6 for dinner on Saturday 10th July. The restaurant was empty but this didn’t equate to better service as the 2 wait staff were too preoccupied watching YouTube videos and chatting with each other. Along with the food arrived...fruit fly like insects. When queried the waitress very rudely informed us that it was because of the restaurant’s location by the lake. We have dined in a number of restaurants along the Foreshore and have never experienced these insects. Food was very very average and not worth the price.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 5 October 2020 via mobile

We had dinner here last night and consider it a bit of a mixed experience. The service staff were excellent, friendly and very accommodating, and the food was very tasty and well-tailored to my non-spicy palate. Unfortunately the kitchen seemed completely unable to cope with...a half-full restaurant and we didn't receive our main meals until an hour after the entrée, while tables that were seated after us had already eaten and left by the time we received food. We did receive a complimentary round of drinks and sides while we waited, and the service staff were very apologetic, so they handled it well, but it was still a very basic mistake on the part of the kitchen.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 9 September 2020

The food was superb, and service excellent. Our waitress Jugnu was very attentive, friendly and didn't keep us waiting. The food arrived fresh, hot and without a long wait. The servings were a good size and didn't disappoint. The price was reasonable, and the ambience...very pleasant with a nice view over the water towards the twinkling lights of the apartments on the other side of the waterway. We will certainly return for lunch later in Spring to enjoy the lovely view during the pleasant Spring weather.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 24 August 2020 via mobile

The venue is very nice and spacious the wait staff were friendly and attentive to our needs. The food was 5 star absolutely delicious i think the butter chicken is the best I've ever had the price for the quality of food was very reasonable....The owner who does cooking and waiting on tables was very interested in our feedback which is probably why it's such a good indian restaurant i will definitely be eating here next time I'm in CanberraMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 26 April 2020 via mobile

Great quality food with a selection of regionally specific Indian food choices. It is all delicious. We have been many time and have enjoyed every dish.

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 16 February 2020

We found this place online through a google search on best Indian restaurants in Canberra. It was fabulous, we had the 7 experience, which was a lot of food, but we just took our time and enjoyed the wine. The Masala Papad was fabulous, all...the curries were great, not too hot, you can specify what heat you want them at, the Naan bread, it was all good and the girls were fabulous, friendly, helpful. We look forward to dining there again next time we're in Canberra.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 21 January 2020 via mobile

Polite service started a great evening. 3 people, we sat outside rams enjoyed the water view. Interior was nicely done. We ordered the meat and vegetarian platters for entree as a way to test everything. Both good, but we enjoyed the meat one more. For...main: we decided to take the opportunity to try something more than just ‘butter chicken’ and we were truly pleased. We went with Andhra and Chettinaad chicken dishes, both delicious. Next was Bhoona Lamb and Lasooni Palak Beef. Each dish had its own subtle delicious spice base. Good thick gravy, easily soaked up by the tender meat. And then the various naans!! Holy hell, all great, but the garlic naan was the standout, light fluffy and we ordered 2nds. We got dessert. And nearly exploded walking back to the car. A really really great meal, some of the best Indian I have actually had. Not that spicy, so next time I will try their hotter dishes.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

It was average food and service. Food was ok but couldn't find a wow factor . Hopefully they will improve

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 7 January 2020

I really enjoyed my dinner at 7 By the Lake...great menu with dishes divided by regions. Every thing we ordered was high quality with a delicious blend of textures,flavours and large servings. The service was good and very friendly with great suggestions for dishes. I...can see this becoming a regular favourite :)More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 12 December 2019 via mobile

Went there for our small staff Christmas break up. Needed a Halal and Vegan option for people and ticked the boxes. Food was delicious in good proportions. Very helpful staff.

Date of visit: December 2019
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29 December 2018|
Response from Anniemay1932 | Reviewed this property |
No. Generally you will get a table
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Response from TheDoor_isopen | Reviewed this property |
It’s licensed so I’d call them to check.
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Yes, 7 by the Lake offers takeaway services.

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7 by the Lake is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4