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Hawkesbury duck breast, fermented black garlic, pickled turnip, semi-dried cranberry and coffee jus.

About Waters Edge

Take in scenic views of Lake Burley Griffin while dining at Waters Edge restaurant on Parkes Place in Canberra. Located in the middle of the international flag presentation on the shores of the lake, this tastefully furnished venue allows diners space to unwind, sinking into plush upholstered chairs under elevated vaulted ceilings, whether joining friends for lunch or enjoying an evening in warm surrounds. A menu of innovative dishes is inspired by Modern Australian cuisine, begin an indulgent meal with pan-seared scallops, artichoke, pancetta, wild mushrooms and rhubarb, or five-spiced kangaroo fillet and pork jowl skewers, crispy shallots, macadamia mousse and blueberry reduction. Follow on with dry-aged pork cutlet, ham hock and pea velouté, fermented black garlic and capsicum purée.

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Location & Map

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 - 9:00:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Thu  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Fri  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sat  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sun  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 100 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Wedding
  • Canapes
  • Degustation
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (8)


Had a great experience!
We picked Waters edge to celebrate my 2022 birthday dinner. Delicious meal, great wine, greeted by friendly staff members, who were very attentive, and we loved the view and the atmosphere. We will definitely come back again when we visit Canberra. - Mike & Indrani (Dec 2022).


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