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French Romantic

Waters Edge

9.3/10
1387
40 Parkes Place, 2600 Parkes (ACT)See map

Average price A$105

5 Course Degustation Menu A$115

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MENU

5 Course Degustation Menu A$115

This preset menu includes: WELCOME DISH + 1ST COURSE + 2ND COURSE + 3RD COURSE + MAINS + PALATE CLEANSER + Dessert
MENU

Three Course Dinner A$95

This preset menu includes: Entrée + Mains + Sides (Subject to additional Price) + Desserts
MENU

Three Course Lunch $77pp or A La Carte Lunch A$77

This preset menu includes: Welcome Dish + Entrée + Mains + Sides (Subject to Additional cost) + Palate Cleanser + Dessert

Restaurant menu

Average price A$105
American express Welcome
FREE RANGE CHICKEN BREAST
A$35
Smoked Aubergine Puree, Cavolo Nero, Pickled Red Wine Onion, Blue Cheese Sauce (GF | DFO | NF)
LAMB BACKSTRAP
A$41
Cauliflower puree, Chimichurri, Confit Garlic, Potato Cutlet, Green Peas, Feta Cheese Semi Dried Grapes, Cabernet Jus (GFO | DFO | NF)
FISH OF THE DAY
A$37
Butternut and Harissa Velouté, Black Fungi Mushroom, Cauliflower, Preserved Lemon (GF | DFO | NF)
Three Course Lunch $77pp or A La Carte Lunch A$77
This preset menu includes: Welcome Dish + Entrée + Mains + Sides (Subject to Additional cost) + Palate Cleanser + Dessert

Dietary options

Gluten free, Halal, , , , , Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

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Reviews

9.3/10
Excellent1387 reviews
9.5/10

Food

9.2/10

Service

8.8/10

Ambience

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  • Peter W.
    Peter W.

    January 21, 202315 reviews

    9.5/10

    Very good modern Australian food. Service to match. Highly recommended

  • Richard L.
    Richard L.

    January 1, 20235 reviews

    9.5/10

    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.
    Timothy B.

    December 31, 20221 review

    8/10

    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.
    Jane G.

    December 25, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Thanks for a lovely Christmas lunch. Amazing food and lovely staff.

  • Mark M.
    Mark M.

    December 17, 20221 review

    9/10

    Good food, good night

  • Adele J.
    Adele J.

    December 15, 20221 review

    10/10

    We were a group of 5 having a Xmas lunch. One of our party was running late and the restaurant was accommodating. Great food and wine. So much flavour!

  • LYNETTE G.
    LYNETTE G.

    December 10, 20221 review

    10/10

    We enjoyed a lunch for 6 ladies the choice of menu was great food delightful. Tasty just the right size with an appetiser to begin and refresh ice after main. The restaurant was quiet allowing easy conversation. Very attentive service. Price very acceptable for superior venue.

  • Wendy I.
    Wendy I.

    December 4, 20221 review

    10/10

    Beautiful setting. Delicious, interesting, appealing dishes and welcoming, friendly, unobtrusive service - excellent! Manager was very accommodating to our group - even with last-minute changes. Thank you for making our group dinner so enjoyable! See you in January! W????

  • Shane T.
    Shane T.

    November 19, 20221 review

    10/10

    Fantastic flavours and great service. The location is fantastic. Every table was full, giving a sense of its quality. Staff were helpful and friendly.

  • Pamela M.
    Pamela M.

    November 19, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Water's Edge is a lovely place to enjoy views of the lake while eating delicious food and drinking well sourced wines. The staff are a delight. The prices represent really good value for money and we love it for both lunch and dinner. One of our favourite spots in Canberra.

  • Shane R.
    Shane R.

    November 19, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Great food and staff were excellent. However the decor, carpets and bathrooms need a refurbishment - it is looking very worn

  • Sabine S.
    Sabine S.

    November 13, 20221 review

    10/10

    Top quality food .I recommend this wonderful restaurant, right on the waters edge

  • Ian W.
    Ian W.

    November 12, 20221 review

    10/10

    Beyond our expecting. Highly recommended

  • Tim S.
    Tim S.

    November 12, 20222 reviews

    9.5/10

    The food was excellent and the staff were very attentive and helpful. We had a lovely evening.

  • Rachael T.
    Rachael T.

    November 4, 20221 review

    10/10

    We travelled all the way from Sydney just to have lunch here. The food is incredible. The service is excellent - the staff remembered our allergies from the last time we attended. Highly recommended.

  • Leonie T.
    Leonie T.

    November 4, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    I highly recommend this restaurant

  • Lloyd L.
    Lloyd L.

    November 2, 20222 reviews

    9/10

    This is our second visit and it is still a pleasure- food is delicious and service/ambience is nice. I am being picky here but we had to ask for table water once and the music was piano-slapping jazz which probably should be replaced with something slightly calmer. These two items is the worst I can do, just to be critical. We will be returning at some stage as Waters Edge just doesn’t disappoint where it matters.

  • SHARON O.
    SHARON O.

    October 29, 20221 review

    9/10

    Food was delcious. Loads of flavour and melt in your mouth meats. Waits people were lovely. A couple of minor errors in service. Would certainly dine there again.

  • Sonali W.
    Sonali W.

    October 22, 20222 reviews

    8.5/10

    Staff are pleasant. They don’t make eye contact though and hard to get their attention; need to pay more attention to detail - no wine list on table, had to ask. Sirloin steak is chewy no matter how it’s cooked (our party had med rare, med, well done). The prawn entree, desserts, bread and smoked butter are good.

  • Lynne p.
    Lynne p.

    October 22, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    The Waters Edge dining dome ambience is a wonderful experience - and the 5 course degustation menu excellent. In rain or shine, the personalised service in the domes, temperature control, exquisite lighting and decor are exceptional.

Tripadvisor reviews

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 02:30 PM

How to get to the restaurant

40 Parkes Place, 2600, Parkes (ACT), Australia

Directions to get there

Unlimited Car park behind Questacon (Free on weekend and after 5pm every day)

About the restaurant

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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