Axis (at Aust National Museum), Lawson Cres, Acton Peninsula, Canberra, ACT . +61 2 6208 5176. Wonderful lake views. Lic/BYO.
ExLibris / Bookpate, Natonal Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra, ACT . +61 2 6262 1154. See website for hours open. Verandahed ExLibris has stunning lake views.
The Lobby, King George Terrace, Canberra, ACT 2601. Opposite the rose gardens of Old Parliament House.
Porkbarrel Café, King George Terrace, Parkes, ACT 2601. +61 2 6273 1455. Tues to Fri 8am - 8pm. Sat, Sun and Mon 8am - 4pm. Dinner bookings essential. Not open public holidays. Set in the national parliamentary rose gardens of Old Parliament House. email
Pavilion Café, National Gallery of Art. Has a panoramic view of the Sculpture Garden. Hours open (mid-November through mid-March) Mon to Thurs 10am 7pm. Fri & Sat 10am 9pm. Sun 11am 7pm.
Lotus Bay Restaurant, MV Southern Cross Yacht Club, Mariner Place, Lotus Bay, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT . +61 2 6273 1784. Lake Burley Griffin is the perfect view from floor to ceiling windows. Open Lunch Daily 12 Noon 2pm. Dinner Daily 6pm 9pm. Sunday Breakfast 9am 11am. Bar menu available daily 12 Noon - 9pm. Mon to Thurs 11am - 11pm. Fri & Sat 11am - 12 midnight. Sunday 9am - 11pm.
Water's Edge, Commonwealth Place, 40 Parkes Place, Parkes, ACT 2600. +61 2 6273 5066. Lovely water views overlooking the lake. Lunch Wed to Sun 12 noon 3pm. Dinner Tues to Sun 6.30pm 11pm.
The Deck, Regatta Point Restaurant, Commonwealth Park, Barrine Drive, Canberra, ACT 2601. +61 2 6230 7234. Floor to ceiling windows ensure you'll always have a gorgeous view. Or, if you prefer to venture outside, the shaded deck provides the perfect outdoor setting.
on red, 1 Red Hill Drive, Canberra, ACT 2603. +61 2 6273 3517 Vantage point giving stunning views over Parliment to the War Memorial. Lunch: Friday. Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday.
Little Brother, 1 Red Hill Drive, Canberra, ACT 2603. +61 2 6273 1166 Wed & Thu 9.30am till 5pm. Fri 9.30am till late. Sat 8am till late. Sun 8am to 5pm.
The Boat House
The Boat House by the Lake, Grevillea Park, Menindee Drive, Barton, Canberra, ACT 2600. +61 2 6273 5500. Lic. Towards Duntroon. Dinner Mon to Sat 6.30pm - 9pm and functions by arrangement. Lunch functions by arrangement. Licensed & BYO (Wine only). Virtual Tour email
Bella Vista Restaurant, 84 Emu Bank, Belconnen, Canberra, ACT . +61 2 6253 2266. Italian. Lunch Mon to Fri 12 noon - 2.30 pm. Dinner Mon to Sat 5.30pm - 9.30pm. Sunday is for functions only.
Waterfront Restaurant, 51a Strayleaf Crs, Gungahlin, ACT 2912. Australia. +61 2 6262 3299. Located in the Yacht Club on the banks of Yerrabi Pond, north of Canberra.
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