The New Edge in Dining


Water’s edge is one Canberra’s most respected restaurants situated in a lovely position with water views right on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. Water’s edge continues to flourish providing an exquisite menu to their patrons.

Waters Edge Restaurant

Commonwealth Place
40 Parkes Place, Parkes
T +61 (2) 6273 5066
F +61 (2) 6273 5177

Trading Hours

Lunch | Wednesday – Sunday | 12pm–3pm
Dinner | Wednesday – Sunday | 6.30pm–late
Closed | Monday and Tuesday

Payment Facilities For your convenience we offer the following payment options; American Express (3% surcharge) / Visa / MasterCard / and cash. We do not accept cheques without prior arrangement.

the restaurant

The interior is simply this: luxury executed with the restraint that accompanies the impeccable taste. The high ceilings, clean tones, plush chairs and white linen tables invite you to sit back and truly embrace the dining experience. The comfortable level space boasts a lovely water views overlooking the lake. The service is professional, friendly and unobtrusive. An extended wine list has been carefully selected to complement the culinary style; ensuring a beautiful crafted food and wine experience.

the kitchen

The food is experimental Modern European-Australian, and ranges from the simplest of fare to the most challengingly complex, making Water’s edge loved equally  by gourmands with a penchant for the complex and by fresh-foodophiles who thrive on nothing more than the best quality local produce well presented. The menus reflect the use of seasonal produce, both familiar and rare.

directions and parking

Waters Edge Restaurant is located at 40 parkes Place, Parkes.

Day Parking – Free parking located between restaurant and Questacon

Night Parking – Free parking  also availiable along promenade near restaurant

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gift vouchers

Dining at Waters Edge Restaurant is a unique experience. Why not share it with others by giving them the perfect gift – an Waters Edge gift certificate.

To purchase a gift certificate:

Contact the restaurant on +61 (2) 6273 5066



Three Course Lunch Menu $66 per person


  • Goat cheese cloud, summer squash puree, dutch carrot, pepita seeds, baby beetroot
  • Pan seared scallops, blackened cauliflower, pico de gallo
  • Slow cooked pork belly, sauerkraut, apple puree, crispy crackle
  • Ricotta stuffed courgette blossom, cauliflower croquette, mint puree, sweet potato mash


  • Crispy skin barramundi, daikon, heirloom carrots, smoked ham hock broth
  • Lamb backstrap, saffron potato, mint gel, smoked yogurt, caramelised leek
  • Confit duck leg, parsnip mash, roasted shallots, pickled red cabbage
  • Mixed mushroom ragout vol au vent, caramalised zuchhini
  • Truffled mash $8
  • Mixed greens $8


  • Deconstructed lemon meringue, cream diplomat, coconut ice cream
  • White chocolate pannacotta, seasonal berries, passionfruit sorbet
  • Warm chocolate tart, ginger snap, chocolate ice cream
  • Cheese trio, nuts, dried apricot, lavosh
  • ($4 supplement)
  • Three Courses Lunch $66

Four Course Dinner Menu $77 per person

course one

  • Pan-fried Prawns, Watermelon Carpaccio, Cucumber Salad, Artichoke Puree, Ponzu Caviar
  • Quail Ballantine, Quail lollipop, Carrot Puree with Spätzle
  • Goats Cheese Cloud, Summer Squash Puree, Dutch Carrot, Pepitas seeds

course two

  • Pan seared scallops with blackened cauliflower and pico de gallo
  • Pan fried Pork belly with sauerkraut, Apple Puree and crispy crackle.
  • Ricotta stuffed Courgette Blossom, Cauliflower Croquette, Mint Cream and Sweet Potato Mash.

course three

  • Pan Seared barramundi, Soubise, Pickled Beetroot, Caramelised Onions
  • Lamb Backstrap, Saffron, Potato mint gel, Smoked Yogurt and Caramelised Leek.
  • Confit Duck leg, Parsnip Mash, Roasted Shallots, Pickled Red Cabbage
  • Sides@8
    Truffled mash, Mixed Greens, Mix Leaves Salad w House Dressing

course four

  • Lemon curd meringue, coconut crumble and coconut ice-cream
  • White Chocolate Pannacotta, seasonal berries, consommé
  • Warm Chocolate Tart, Candied Popcorn and chocolate Ice Cream

Watersedge Winelist October 2016

If you need to pre select your wines for an upcoming event,
please contact the restaurant and one of our friendly staff will be able
to assist you with your pre selections.


Water’s edge offers the ideal location for memorable functions. Perfectly situated on the lake in parks, your guests will enjoy sophisticated ambience with a beautifully crafted food and wine experience.

Group bookings

Water’s edge is available for exclusive hire for events needing an intimate and refined setting. It seats up to 100 comfortably.

New Functions Menus 2018

Weddings at water’s edge

An atmosphere of elegance and refinement offers the perfect venue for your boutique wedding. In this delightfully intimate setting, floor to ceiling windows allow ample natural light to filter in.

At Water’s Edge Restaurant we approach each and every wedding with thoughtfulness and attention to detail to ensure that your day is truly memorable. We pride ourselves on our impeccable standards in service and superb cuisine.  It is our philosophy to maintain these standards at all times that make the true water’s edge difference.

If you would like to enjoy your special day at water’s edge call us on

6273 5066 to contact us and we can discuss your requirements.

The Dining Room – Up to 60 guests

For a truly exceptional event, the Dining Room is available for your corporate event or private dinner. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and dinner in this delightful, spacious setting adjoining the atrium. The quality and style of our food and wine, and our exceptional service standards will without doubt leave a lasting impression on all who attend.

There is no room charge however a minimum charge applies to secure a private room.

View The Dining Room