The Boathouse by the Lake, must have one of the best positions in Canberra.
The views are lovely and it’s perfect how they change over the evening with each course.
The four course meal for $90 included a chef’s plate of snacks…
….homemade bread with cured butter, beetroot puree and pickled beetroot on parmesan shortbread, choux pastry with goats cheese and honey
…and a 65 degree egg course, which is surprisingly lovely.
The menu changes, but on the evening we visited we enjoyed:
Cured ocean trout cucumber, labnah, avruga caviar (our favourite)
Pan seared bug baby gem, buttermilk, chlorophyll
Blue eye cod baby spring vegetables, prawn, fumet
Slow cooked lamb rump eggplant, chickpea, puffed rice (our favourite for this course)
Rosemary cheesecake sweet beetroot, blood orange, burnt butter
Mandarin & black pepper sorbet liquorice custard, blueberries, green tea (voted the best dessert)
To finish, we were surprised with lovely petit fours.
BYO corkage is $25 per bottle, but a 25% discount up to $40 is offered for Canberra Entertainment Book holders.
The Boathouse is very well set up for large groups and this is it’s great strength and this could be a little overwhelming for more intimate diners who feel distracted by what’s going on in the rest of the venue.