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About Waters Edge

The fourth venture of revered chef, James Mussillon, Waters Edge restaurant boasts scenic views of Lake Burley Griffin from a position inside the prominent Commonwealth Place. Tastefully furnished, diners are given space to unwind, sinking into plush upholstered chairs under elevated vaulted ceilings, whether joining friends for lunch while the interior is bathed in natural sunlight, or enjoying an ambient evening in warm surrounds. A menu of innovative dishes is inspired by Modern European cuisine and the natural flavours of high quality produce. Begin indulgence with goat’s cheese millefeuille with onion jam and a beetroot and radish salad, followed by Atlantic salmon with broccoli foam, tomato, capsicum and salmon roe, finishing with a zesty lemon curd meringue with coconut crumble.

Location & Map

Commonwealth Place, 40 Parkes Place, Parkes 2600 ACT - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Wed  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Thu  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Fri  6:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sat  6:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sun  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 65 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Dinner Party

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Member Reviews (7)


OK at best - location is nice
We booked for dinner after not having been to Water’s Edge for a number of years. Food was mostly OK, but certainly not the quality we expected or top notch. Limited and dated menu, with no local produce on it. Wine list was similarly limited. Service was friendly, but certainly not fine dining. Ambience at night was terrible - harsh overhead lighting and lacking in character and intimacy. Many of the reviews online still feature photos of James Mussilon’s food, from more than three years ago. There are better places to eat in Canberra, and we won’t be back.



A restaurant with best view, food and service
Waters Edge is one of the best Restaurant in terms of View, Food and service.


Always happy with your service ????love it


Great food and service