New to Canberra, I love exploring this city and the secrets that it holds with my family.
Published August 10th 2015
Fish and Chips on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin
When our family arrived in Canberra last year, we were keen to find a fish and chip shop by Lake Burley Griffin. We found a small outlet under the Southern Cross Yacht Club in Yarralumla, tucked away near the car park. During winter 2014, it closed down and moved to the lake side and transformed into the modern "Snapper on the Lake" it is today.
Last summer it was one of the most popular places in Canberra as word got around that it was a relaxing, shady and social place to catch up with friends. With lighter evenings, lake views and a family friendly atmosphere, "Snapper on the Lake" became a hit with all ages.
Previously the fish and chips were presented in little cardboard boxes, however this year they are being served in fake newspaper wrapping with jokes and entertaining stories to read after you have finished with it. The kids will love the "Finny Jokes"!
Fish and Chips in amusing newspaper wrapping. $24 for two fish and chips, wrapped up together.
Our family were regulars last year, meeting up with friends and going on our own to enjoy the atmosphere. With the function marquee for the Club adjacent to Snapper, you may witness wedding ceremonies taking place on the grassy reserve before they have their reception in the marquee.
A Marquee for weddings and functions make this a busy and festive area on weekends.
Snapper on the Lake is open daily 11am - 7pm, 7 days a week during Winter months. During Summer it should be 11am - 8pm weekdays and 8am - 8pm weekends, however check their website to confirm.
The wharf nearby has cruises around the lake with Southern Cross Cruises. There are ducks to feed and if you wish to do some exercise Canberra's Beijing Garden, Nara Park and Lennox Gardens are a short walk away.
Southern Cross Cruises boat with Canberra's Beijing Garden on the other side of the bay.
If you are after a relaxing lunch or dinner by the Lake, "Snapper on the Lake" is an enjoyable way to enjoy to spend some time by the water. With views, a festive atmosphere, cold beers and fish and chips - what more do you need on a sunny Canberra afternoon?