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Water's Edge Restaurant

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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was concerned after my last visit that the excellent experience I had may have been a one off. However, after an lengthy time between trips to Canberra I went back again. What can I say - still great. Great food, great staff, great value....I may even come to love the slightly dodgy decor.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us had lunch to celebrate a birthday. We enjoyed the light and airy dining area, the soothing background music, the very efficient and unobtrusive service and the excellent food.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of friends went to Waters edge today to celebrate my birthday. My favourite restaurant in Canberra - amazing outlook, great food, very good and genuine service and overall excellent value. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were truly surprised. The location is perfect with views over the lake. Our service was very friendly and efficient and the food was simply superb. There is easy parking. Seating only indoors. The restaurant has a private dining room, very comfortable chairs and again...the floor to ceiling windows with lake views are pricelessMore

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just arrived back to our hotel after a wonderful meal at the Water’s Edge. Delicious food and wonderful service from Fritz and his team.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 12 December 2021

A group of us had a great meal here last weekend. Food, service, and ambience were all great. We will all be back.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 6 December 2021 via mobile

At first glance the venue seems a bit tacky and lacking in ambience. Admittedly it was a cold Sunday night but felt like we were walking into a decked out lecture room. Try to get a table at the front with the unimpeded view of...the lake. Don’t be put off by the room though because the food delivers. An interesting and different menu with food all perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. I was disappointed there was no cocktail list, and the wine list was a touch disappointing, particularly the by-the-glass options. They do offer BYO for $25 corkage. Overall a good experience but get the feeling they could improve by just a few small tweaks.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 27 November 2021 via mobile

Went for dinner with partner and 3 family members for a special occasion dinner. Good menu, excellent service and everyone thought it was the best meal they'd had in long time. Courses not large but beautifully spaced and we all want home very satisfied

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 25 November 2021

The restaurant is a quiet comfortable space and really welcoming. The excellent food choices meant that everyone was catered for. The staff are helpful and friendly but most of all the food was delicious, well presented and creative. Our group felt pampered: from the pre...dinner fresh tomato soup, through sumptuous courses to the amazing lemon dessert with tiny meringues and deconstructed tart. Every bite a treat. My favourite Canberra restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 21 November 2021

Nice food, value for money, nice ambience. Would recommend anyone to go, very much support the restaurant

Date of visit: November 2021
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22 January 2017|
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Response from BEN T | Reviewed this property |
yes $25.00 per bottle wine only.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Water's Edge Restaurant

Yes, Water's Edge Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Water's Edge Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4