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The Deck

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Cafe, Australian, Contemporary
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Barrine Drive Commonwealth Pk, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6230 7234
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09:00 - 17:00
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Canberra, Australia
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Be aware if you go during Australia Day they will charge you the typical 10% over and the best part even consuming in there you can't use the toilets. They asked to my wife to walk to the other side of the lake because the have a private function. Seriously? What kind of service is this one? NEVER AGAIN!

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1 Thank NachoMijares
Sydney, Australia
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Inside seating with air-con and large deck. A fabulous location looking across the lake towards parliament house. Not a cheap eats for brunch or lunch but mid range for good cafe style food and worth it for the location. Food is good, even though you do crack over $20 for eggs and bacon. Some good wine and a charcuterie platter... More 

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Thank Alexandra M
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The new menu at the deck is fantastic , see below the two items we choose ,,, the food is really up there and it's great value , along with the view and the friendly staff it's a winner

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Thank Janet1505
Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The view is lovely. Tables indoor or out depending on the day. Lots of space between the tables meant that you could talk amongst friends without shouting. Air temperature indoors was pleasant. Main meals were good, though the calamari sliders were more bun than Calamari. Service was efficient and friendly. Desserts - at $14.50 I expected a good portion. The... More 

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Thank 88paddlefoot88
Canberra AUS
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We held our daughters wedding reception here and it proved a great choice. Quality central Canberra venue with panoramic views of the lake - perfect for a summer evening. Owner had a marquee set up as well but the forecast rain didn't arrive, so the first few twilight hours outside on their substantial deck were fantastic. A few minor background... More 

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Thank Travelabit_10
Bundaberg, Australia
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

During our 2 week visit to Canberra we visited The Deck twice, it is a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by, the wide view of the lake is great. We were more interested in the coffee than the food, so can't comment on the food but the coffee and the service was good. This is a... More 

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Thank Deb J
Perth, Australia
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Had a delicious breakfast from the menu. A large selection to choose from and please different palates. The staff are so friendly and attentive. The location - overlooking Lake Burley Griffen - well what can I say other than amazing! It is worth reserving a table as this place is very popular and you will love. there is seating both... More 

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Thank Maria Q
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I have visited the deck a few times , I just love the summer salad for breakfast so yummy and makes you feel good , the staff are so friendly and fun , they can't do enough for you, it was a beautiful day so the view was amazing , had a nice glass of beautiful chilled white wine on... More 

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Thank Janet1505
Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great view over the lake and the place for a hearty breakfast before a walk along the foreshore even in winter if there is no breeze and the sun is out.

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Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

A great place for lunch on a nice day on a hill overlooking Lake Burley Griffin. It was very crowded on this visit but have been in the past when it is more relaxed. The food is ok but it is the setting that is the star here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrine Drive Commonwealth Pk, Canberra 2600, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6230 7234

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?