Yacht Club

Mariner Place, Yarralumla

The Yacht Club Restaurant
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Yacht Club Reopens on Wednesday 10 August

You’ll be able to join our 50th anniversary celebrations by the lake when the Yacht Club reopens on Wednesday 10 August. Our Golden Anniversary products will be available to enjoy at the bar, and Golden Tickets will be available for lucky diners to win!

The newly renovated Snapper & Co will open in October 2022, and the MV Southern Cross sets sail in August with our popular sightseeing or lunch and dinner cruises.


The Southern Cross Yacht Club, on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, offers beautiful views and a range of dining options with extensive free parking and full bar facilities. Dine al fresco on the balcony or in the bar lounge, eat fresh fish and chips on the lawns, or enjoy relaxed fine dining with our delicious menu and stunning waterfront location at the Yacht Club Restaurant.

Opening Hours

Every day 11.30am—10pm
Phone 02 6273 1784 / Email

We encourage you to make a reservation if you join us for dine in. We have introduced measures to ensure the health and safety of our Members and team.

View our Menus

Yacht Club Set Menu  /  Kid’s Menu  /  Bar Snack Menu  /  Beverage List

Book a Table – Yacht Club

Book a table for lunch or dinner, or call us on 6273 1784.

A credit card booking guarantee of $5 per person is required. Funds will be verified, but not charged, to your card at this time.

Please note, while we try our best to accommodate all customer requests, on some occasions we cannot guarantee specific tables.

The Canberra Southern Cross Club is a licensed venue and all ACT residents must be a Member, or be signed in by a Member, in order to dine at the Club.

Yacht Club Restuarant

Yacht Club Restaurant

Enjoy fine dining in our glass-fronted restaurant with a terrace, with Modern Australian dishes and a view of the lake.

Lunch 12pm—2pm every day
Dinner 5.30pm—9pm every day

Yacht Club Closures

Yacht Club Booked for Events

The Yacht Club is sometimes booked as a full venue for private or Club events. Please note that we will not be open to the public during these times:

Sunday 4 September 12pm-4pm – Father’s Day Brunch
Saturday 24 September from 3pm til close – Aussie Peace Walk Dinner
Friday 28 October from 3pm til close – 50th Birthday Gala Dinner
Tuesday 1 November 11am-4pm – Melbourne Cup
Saturday 12 November from 10am til close – Private Event
Thursday 8 December from 6pm til close – Private Event
Saturday 31 December from 3pm til close – New Year’s Eve Dinner

Yacht Club Bar

Yacht Club Bar

Enjoy something from our special snack menu catering for small and large bites, and a range of delicious sweet treats.

11.30am—9pm every day

Snapper on the Lake

Snapper on the Lake

The Yacht Club is also home to Snapper on the Lake. Voted by locals as Canberra’s best fish and chippery, Snapper on the Lake offers fresh fish and chips along with tranquil lake views and a relaxed family atmosphere. Enjoy fresh grilled or battered fish and chips, as well as our signature crumbed snapper and chips. Family packs and kid sized ‘whipper snapper’ meals are also available. Takeaway is also available at Snapper on the Lake.

MV Southern Cross

MV Southern Cross

The Yacht Club is home to the MV Southern Cross — cruise the capital and see the landmarks from Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin aboard the MV Southern Cross. We offer weekend sightseeing tours as well as weekly lunch and dinner cruises, and our boat can be chartered for special events. See our cruise schedules and make your booking online or call us on 6273 1784.

Functions and Events

Functions and Events

The Yacht Club on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin offers a beautiful setting for any event. Book the Lotus Room or Wardroom for your next event, or take the team for a chartered cruise aboard the MV Southern Cross.  Contact our Events team to see how they can help make your event one to remember.


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Beautiful meals, great service and lovely atmosphere. One of our favourite restaurants in Canberra.
Glenn, March 2022

The smoked duck and the salmon entrees were delightful. Mains of fillet steak and ravioli done to perfection. Butterscotch popcorn for dessert finished it off well. Wine list covered everything we needed. Views are great. Best of all, the staff are helpful and friendly.
Great place to go.
David, February 2022

We chose to have my husband’s 50th birthday party here and wow it did not disappoint! The communication leading up to the event was incredible, the Events Manager was always easy to contact. The event on the day was magnificent. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable. All the staff were friendly and accommodating. We had a fair few people with dietary requirements and this was absolutely no issue. I would definitely not hesitate to hold an event here again, everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly! Thanks again to all the staff for making my husband’s 50th birthday so lovely and memorable.
Karina, February 2022

Staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the food was well presented and tasty.
Jessica, December 2021

Fabulous food, great service and amazing view of the lake.
Siew-Gim, December 2021