The Lobby Restaurant

1 5 4.9 (23 reviews) 
Parkes,  View Map
Business Hours
Mon-Fri 9am-7pm

The Lobby Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant and excuisite reception venue.

Built in 1968, The Lobby Restaurant is the oldest running restaurant in Canberra and offers nothing short of the most personalized and attentive dining experience in Canberra. The restaurant is wrapped in three walls of floor to ceiling glass allowing a view of Old Parliament House and lush sculptured gardens and retains the magnificent original high ceiling made from polished timber slats. Outside is the original stone cobbled terrace surrounded by beautiful gardens and our tree lined courtyard overlooking the National Rose Gardens.

The restaurant is elegant with crisp white linen, fresh posies of flowers and at night the candles are reflected in the glass giving an enchanted feel to the restaurant.

Over the years we have catered to both the large and small weddings at The Lobby, and at locations all over Canberra and its surrounds. The Lobby's catering is second to none and can be arranged for almost any venue.

The Lobby Restaurant can offer a simple but elegant cocktails style wedding, a buffet style or even a full 5 course sit down menu and we guarantee to exceed your expectations on every occasion.

At The Lobby Restaurant you will enjoy fabulous food, superb service and exquisite views of the National Rose Gardens. Our Wedding receptions are renowned as the very best Canberra has to offer, and we endeavor to hold on to that reputation.


Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 20 / Max 180

Price per head

Low $125 / High $220


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 20 / Max 180

In-house catering


3rd party catering



4.9" 23  reviews Review this supplier
26 Apr 2014

"Yep, that's not a problem," is what we heard every time we tested the friendship with Richard at the Lobby. The guys here are super flexible, entirely professional, and the place was beautifully appointed. Just what you need when you're already stressed trying to organise a wedding! Well done guys.

7 Feb 2014

Excellent food, professional service. Highly recommended!

26 Apr 2013

Perfect reception venue - Richard was so amazing though the whole process and was so organised that I did not have to worry about any details on the day. The yummiest food and wine - our guests loved it. It is also a beautiful location

11 Mar 2016

The lobby restaurant was fantastic. The food and service was great!

4 Oct 2015

Outstanding! We had a meal tasting prior to the wedding so we could select the food that we wanted. Really helpful!

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