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Cuisine: Contemporary, Indian
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $30
Ranked: #4 of 11 restaurants in Canberra

Embark on a tasting journey through seven Indian regions without even leaving the beautiful shore of Lake Burley Griffin at this sophisticated waterfront restaurant.

Owner Sushant Bhole has more than 20 years' experience in the hospitality industry and he has created a vibrant and trendsetting place that’s full of energy and suitable for gatherings, celebrations, business or simply pleasure.

The light, bright dining room furnished in shades of desert gold and saffron red is the perfect setting in which to explore the complexity and diversity of Indian cuisine.

Enjoy all your Indian favourites like chicken tikka, samosas, vindaloo, biryani and fluffy naan bread as well as some more unusual options such as dalcha – a rich, flavourful goat and lentil stew with mustard seeds.

The wine list has been carefully chosen to complement the food and you can expect a range of fine Kiwi labels as well as refreshing beers, the perfect partner to all that spice!

For authentic Indian food and enthusiastic service in an iconic Kiwi setting, 7 By The Lake is difficult to beat...

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7 by the Lake
41 Eastlake Parade, Kingston Foreshore
Canberra 2604

Open Hours:
Sunday - Monday 12pm - 2pm // 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tuesday 5:30 to 9:30
Wednesday - Thursday 12pm - 2pm // 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday 12pm - 2pm // 5:30pm to 10pm

Phone: + 61 2 61407040

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Ranked: #4 of 11 restaurants in Canberra 4
7 by the Lake
Location: Kingston
Cuisine: Contemporary, Indian
Mains: $20 - $30

Reviews

Wow what an incredible experience! To start, the first table here is at 6:30, perfect for heading over to after work. We had the “7 experience” 7 course meal consisting of cuisine from across India for $25 each while enjoying a beautiful lake view. Service was also fantastic the staff had great suggestions are really guided us through the menu options. Thanks again!

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Lauren Courtney

Lovely food and friendly, precessional service! The menu is extensive and set out into regional areas, which makes it interesting and easy to pick new dishes.
The location is great and dining at 6:30 is the perfect time in summer to enjoy the long evening. Had a lovely bottle of wine to accompany our meal. Highly recommend the restaurant!

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We wanted to be adventurous and try dishes we’d never had before – Bhoona Lamb, the meat was so tender and full of flavour – Goanese Prawns, tender prawns in delicious coconut based curry sauce, finished off with dessert. Great meal, generous portions, attentive service from the staff, nice atmosphere.

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Kylie Caesar

Naan-thing but the best!!
Polite service started a great evening. 3 people, we sat outside rams enjoyed the water view. Interior was nicely done.
We ordered the meat and vegetarian platters for entree as a way to test everything. Both good, but we enjoyed the meat one more.
For main: we decided to take the opportunity to try something more than just ‘butter chicken’ and we were truly pleased. We went with Andhra and Chettinaad chicken dishes, both delicious.
Next was Bhoona Lamb and Lasooni Palak Beef. Each dish had its own subtle delicious spice base. Good thick gravy, easily soaked up by the tender meat.
And then the various naans!! Holy hell, all great, but the garlic naan was the standout, light fluffy and we ordered 2nds.
We got dessert. And nearly exploded walking back to the car.
A really really great meal, some of the best Indian I have actually had. Not that spicy, so next time I will try their hotter dishes.

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Tracey O'Leary

Amazing! We were welcomed by the friendly staff. The waitress described the specials and helped us choose foods that would be interesting and delicious for both the vegetarians and meat eaters at the table. A relaxed atmosphere with attentive, yet not intrusive staff. We will be back!

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Mavis Platero

This has so far been our favourite First Table experience! The food, location, and service were fantastic. The food was very flavourful but not overly spicy. We even brought our kids and my son loved the tandoori chicken, lemony fish, and especially the garlic naan. We will definitely be back.

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Jacinta Wood

7 by the lake was amazing!
Quite a good experience when the entrees (all 4 between 2 people) came out on sizzling plates. The mains were great and the service was fantastic!
The owner took his time to come out when we were undecided on what to get and made a few suggestions on the flavors we were looking for. We were haply with the choices if food that we had!!

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We got the seven experience for three. Amazing food and exceptional service! Highly recommend the kadhai goat, cheese and garlic naan, and the gulab jamun. Lovely view of the Kingston Foreshore. We can’t rate this highly enough!

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Kuan McLoughlin

Fantastic foods and service, will recommend this place to anyone who loves authentic Indian Cuisine.

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My friends and I had a delightful culinary experience in a fantastic location.
By coincidence my three friends and I had planned to eat at 7 by the Lake and the First Table offer popped up in my email.
We were greeted most warmly by the staff who advised us of the conditions of the offer which we were very happy with.
The service was excellent and a total bill of $129.00 plus the $10,00 deposit was amazing value. This included two beers, a lemon lime and bitters and a fresh orange juice, two courses each and breads.
The restaurant were very hap[py to have us share our meals.
The service was timely and unlike most restaurants there wasn't a long wait between the starters and the main meal.
We were seated at a table overlooking the lake on Kingston Foreshore on a perfect evening.
Thank you 7 by the Lake and First Table for a memorable evening.

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The food was delicious and the staff were very attentive without being overbearing. We had the '7 Experience' which was a banquet style offering and we were pleasantly full by the end; we had to ask for dessert to be postponed while we waited for our dinner to settle, and they happily obliged. Highly recommend!!

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Muthulakshmi Lakshmipathy

Heaven in earth
It is an exciting experience we had by coming to this well receiving restaurant.it is a well furnished restaurant with its aesthetic ambiance, authentic Indian cuisine and mesmerizing music.It's varieties of delicious dishes like chicken tikka ,panner tikka,masala kulcha and masala papad enthralls every guest in the banquet hall. Chettinad curry is the king of all and the entree is the queen of all.The family of 7 by lake food in this restaurant not only satisfies the appetite but also it's a grandeur and all class of people from all over the world in Australia can enjoy the varieties of food in this 7 by lake. It is the best place to Captivate the celebrating moments of life as it's staff will elevate these moments to the higher level with their courteous behaviour.On the whole this restaurant extents it's treat to both our visual and appetite.Finally it's cost effective adds yet another feather to its cap.keep rocking .

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Beautiful restaurant with a lovely view of the lake. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. But the food... the food was outstanding! We ate way more than we needed and stumbled out the door very satisfied! Would definitely recommend!

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Fantastic food and fantastic service!

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Both my partner and I really enjoyed our evening at 7 by the lake- the food was tasty, the service great and the location beautiful.

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Kate Champion

Lovely atmosphere and family banquet- thank you!

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A fantastic restaurant, friendly service, picturesque venue and outstanding food.

Could not fault in any way.

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I dined here with my husband and parents.

It was absolutely delicious - we ordered "the 7 experience" and did not regret it - it was wonderful food and with the first table discount applied, fantastic value.

It was lovely sitting by the lake and a great atmosphere. The staff were warm, attentive and accommodating. I would definitely recommend it.

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Excellent and attentive service. Absolutely mouther watering curries. Highly recommend.

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Absolutely loved this place. Beautiful decor. Gorgeous location by the Lake. Easy parking close by. Food was fabulous. So much variety to choose from. Plus the wonderful staff guided us through the delicious options .

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The staff went out of their way to ensure we were enjoying our time there and had everything we needed, and the food was excellent, lots of different flavours and plenty of it!

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Linda Verstappen

10/10. The food was incredibly tasty . Staff was gorgeous and made sure we were aware how spicy some dishes were. Had the lamb Vindaloo , it was definitely spicy but oh so good . It was delicious from starters to dessert . Definitely recommend

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Excellent

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Julie Keeble

Beautiful friendly staff. Very attentive and want to make sure you enjoy everything. Great range of dishes. Food was delicious!

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Chelle Foley

Wonderful evening by the water. Great service and delicious food! We'll definitely be back. Thanks for a fabulous night

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Excellent genuine Indian food, the 7 course was perfect and the service above par with some great advice.
Thank you

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We had a great time. The staff were extremely friendly and were very helpful in assisting us to choose dishes from the menu. The meal was superb. The restaurant is well appointed. We will definitely be returning and have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

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Fantastic dining experience.Awesome Indian food.Great and very friendly service. We could watch the lake and have dinner which was beautiful indeed!

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Helen Hesse-Patching

AWESOME food, service and location! We had a wonderful time enjoying the 7 experience. The food from the start to the end was all wonderful. The flavours were perfect, the meat was super tender and the garlic nann was so fluffy. I would highly recommend 7 By the Lake as a great place to go for a great night out. The staff were amazing offering us ideas and options to make the banquet experience one of the best Indian meals we have ever had.

- dined at 7 by the Lake on

Wow what an incredible experience! To start, the first table here is at 6:30, perfect for heading over to after work. We had the “7 experience” 7 course meal consisting of cuisine from across India for $25 each while enjoying a beautiful lake view. Service was also fantastic the staff had great suggestions are really guided us through the menu options. Thanks again!

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Excellent service and yummy food.

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Lovely restaurant with attentive staff. We had the '7 experience' and got to try a lot of different dishes. Delicious.

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Possibly the best Indian food we have ever had. Drink prices were very reasonable too. Can't wait to come back.

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Highly recommend particularly as they offer a range of regional cuisines. Attentive staff, pleasant atmosphere and very affordable plus they serve Kingfisher!

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Very friendly welcome and wait staff. Food was delicious, full of flavour.

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Lauren Courtney

Lovely food and friendly, precessional service! The menu is extensive and set out into regional areas, which makes it interesting and easy to pick new dishes.
The location is great and dining at 6:30 is the perfect time in summer to enjoy the long evening. Had a lovely bottle of wine to accompany our meal. Highly recommend the restaurant!

- dined at 7 by the Lake on

We wanted to be adventurous and try dishes we’d never had before – Bhoona Lamb, the meat was so tender and full of flavour – Goanese Prawns, tender prawns in delicious coconut based curry sauce, finished off with dessert. Great meal, generous portions, attentive service from the staff, nice atmosphere.

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Laird Malcolm Gall

Bugs bugs and more bugs. Flying bugs landing in our rice, mango lassi. Flying around. My family and I are pretty sure they were fruit flies, attracted to rotting food. When we espressed our concerns to the waiter we were told they were from the lake. We're Canberra locals and have been to nearly every restaurant on the foreshore, and let me tell you none of the others have such a problem, even one's that are fully open.
In saying that the food was yummy and the waitress was very lovely, but the bugs are not acceptable, doesn't matter if it was the best restaurant in the world, it's a major issue. Other customers,
I could see we're smacking them away too.

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Went early and glad we did. Food was fresh and the taste was sensational. Service was amazing especially since one of the waitresses was on her first shift. Definitely go back again

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Really delicious food, Great service. Cool location. Highly recommend.

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Kylie Caesar

Naan-thing but the best!!
Polite service started a great evening. 3 people, we sat outside rams enjoyed the water view. Interior was nicely done.
We ordered the meat and vegetarian platters for entree as a way to test everything. Both good, but we enjoyed the meat one more.
For main: we decided to take the opportunity to try something more than just ‘butter chicken’ and we were truly pleased. We went with Andhra and Chettinaad chicken dishes, both delicious.
Next was Bhoona Lamb and Lasooni Palak Beef. Each dish had its own subtle delicious spice base. Good thick gravy, easily soaked up by the tender meat.
And then the various naans!! Holy hell, all great, but the garlic naan was the standout, light fluffy and we ordered 2nds.
We got dessert. And nearly exploded walking back to the car.
A really really great meal, some of the best Indian I have actually had. Not that spicy, so next time I will try their hotter dishes.

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Staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back.

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Donna Lambert

Lovely staff and absolutely beautiful food! Great wine selection too.

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Tracey O'Leary

Amazing! We were welcomed by the friendly staff. The waitress described the specials and helped us choose foods that would be interesting and delicious for both the vegetarians and meat eaters at the table. A relaxed atmosphere with attentive, yet not intrusive staff. We will be back!

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Jeremy Berg

Fantastic food, the "7 experience" menu at half price is exceptional!

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Rossy Bailetti

We had the 7 Experience and the meal was fantastic. A lovely host, and great spot to dine.

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Christine Neal

Wonderful service . Beautiful staff . Delicious food. Great night .

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Mavis Platero

This has so far been our favourite First Table experience! The food, location, and service were fantastic. The food was very flavourful but not overly spicy. We even brought our kids and my son loved the tandoori chicken, lemony fish, and especially the garlic naan. We will definitely be back.

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Jacinta Wood

7 by the lake was amazing!
Quite a good experience when the entrees (all 4 between 2 people) came out on sizzling plates. The mains were great and the service was fantastic!
The owner took his time to come out when we were undecided on what to get and made a few suggestions on the flavors we were looking for. We were haply with the choices if food that we had!!

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Absolutely loved the food - one mishap with a glass of wine and misunderstanding re amount of food requiring purchase under First Table. All in all would definitely return. Maybe not ass First table though.

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We got the seven experience for three. Amazing food and exceptional service! Highly recommend the kadhai goat, cheese and garlic naan, and the gulab jamun. Lovely view of the Kingston Foreshore. We can’t rate this highly enough!

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Fabulous food. One of the best pershwari naan I have eaten.

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Ahmed Hussain

The food was very good. The service was very good and patient with us as we were changing our options and asking lots of questions. Lovely ambience, location, food and service

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Kuan McLoughlin

Fantastic foods and service, will recommend this place to anyone who loves authentic Indian Cuisine.

- dined at 7 by the Lake on

My friends and I had a delightful culinary experience in a fantastic location.
By coincidence my three friends and I had planned to eat at 7 by the Lake and the First Table offer popped up in my email.
We were greeted most warmly by the staff who advised us of the conditions of the offer which we were very happy with.
The service was excellent and a total bill of $129.00 plus the $10,00 deposit was amazing value. This included two beers, a lemon lime and bitters and a fresh orange juice, two courses each and breads.
The restaurant were very hap[py to have us share our meals.
The service was timely and unlike most restaurants there wasn't a long wait between the starters and the main meal.
We were seated at a table overlooking the lake on Kingston Foreshore on a perfect evening.
Thank you 7 by the Lake and First Table for a memorable evening.

- dined at 7 by the Lake on

The food was delicious and the staff were very attentive without being overbearing. We had the '7 Experience' which was a banquet style offering and we were pleasantly full by the end; we had to ask for dessert to be postponed while we waited for our dinner to settle, and they happily obliged. Highly recommend!!

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Helen Hesse-Patching

Wonderful in every way! We had the Seven experience and wow it was amazing. From the starter all the way to the end, food was simply perfect. The service was super helpful ensuring we got to taste as many dished as possible. This has to be one of the best hidden secrets in Canberra or if people knew about & By the Lake, we shouldn't have been able to book a table!

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Muthulakshmi Lakshmipathy

Heaven in earth
It is an exciting experience we had by coming to this well receiving restaurant.it is a well furnished restaurant with its aesthetic ambiance, authentic Indian cuisine and mesmerizing music.It's varieties of delicious dishes like chicken tikka ,panner tikka,masala kulcha and masala papad enthralls every guest in the banquet hall. Chettinad curry is the king of all and the entree is the queen of all.The family of 7 by lake food in this restaurant not only satisfies the appetite but also it's a grandeur and all class of people from all over the world in Australia can enjoy the varieties of food in this 7 by lake. It is the best place to Captivate the celebrating moments of life as it's staff will elevate these moments to the higher level with their courteous behaviour.On the whole this restaurant extents it's treat to both our visual and appetite.Finally it's cost effective adds yet another feather to its cap.keep rocking .

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Pratik Thakur

Excellent service and food, the serving sizes were massive. Would highly recommend

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Beautiful restaurant with a lovely view of the lake. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. But the food... the food was outstanding! We ate way more than we needed and stumbled out the door very satisfied! Would definitely recommend!

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Fantastic food and fantastic service!

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Both my partner and I really enjoyed our evening at 7 by the lake- the food was tasty, the service great and the location beautiful.

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Naan breads were burnt

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We had a fabulous family dinner at 7 by the Lake. The food was delicious and not just your 'standard Indian fare' that you come to expect at many Indian restaurants. We chose a variety of curries from different regions of India, most which we hadn't come across before. Delicious flavours! The staff advised the spiciness of dishes and happily answered any questions we had. The staff were delightful, polite and really helpful and the outlook is lovely. We will definitely return.

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Arrived at the Restaurant and was greeted by a lovely young lady, we were attended to promptly the food was wonderful we had the Seven Experience which was delicious and enough food for a small army we had brought 2 guesses with us and they were blown away with the food, the atmosphere was great and we had a great night highly recommend this Restaurant.

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Kate Champion

Lovely atmosphere and family banquet- thank you!

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A fantastic restaurant, friendly service, picturesque venue and outstanding food.

Could not fault in any way.

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I dined here with my husband and parents.

It was absolutely delicious - we ordered "the 7 experience" and did not regret it - it was wonderful food and with the first table discount applied, fantastic value.

It was lovely sitting by the lake and a great atmosphere. The staff were warm, attentive and accommodating. I would definitely recommend it.

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Samuel Wilson

A very nice meal! I enjoyed the 7 tastes meal offering with plenty of dishes to try. Was quite nice! A good place to go with friends in a relaxed atmosphere

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Dianne F Qu

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Excellent and attentive service. Absolutely mouther watering curries. Highly recommend.

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Absolutely loved this place. Beautiful decor. Gorgeous location by the Lake. Easy parking close by. Food was fabulous. So much variety to choose from. Plus the wonderful staff guided us through the delicious options .

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The staff went out of their way to ensure we were enjoying our time there and had everything we needed, and the food was excellent, lots of different flavours and plenty of it!

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Linda Verstappen

10/10. The food was incredibly tasty . Staff was gorgeous and made sure we were aware how spicy some dishes were. Had the lamb Vindaloo , it was definitely spicy but oh so good . It was delicious from starters to dessert . Definitely recommend

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Excellent

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Tamara Mee

Our experience at 7 by the lake was excellent!
The staff were great and weren’t too attentive and the food was delicious. We loved smelling all the flavours coming from the kitchen while we waited as well.
My only comment would be on the gulab jamun, it was very soggy and not how they normally are. Perhaps just a once off bad batch. But overall, a lovely experience and we will be back :)

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Julie Keeble

Beautiful friendly staff. Very attentive and want to make sure you enjoy everything. Great range of dishes. Food was delicious!

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Chelle Foley

Wonderful evening by the water. Great service and delicious food! We'll definitely be back. Thanks for a fabulous night

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Excellent genuine Indian food, the 7 course was perfect and the service above par with some great advice.
Thank you

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