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First Edition Restaurant & Bar

8/10
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Level 1, 65 Northbourne Ave, 2601 Canberra (ACT)See map

Average price A$35

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Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
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Guest spacing 1,5m
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Restaurant menu

Chef Jennie Tressler
  • Average price A$35
CHARGRILLED ANGUS EYE FILLET
A$42
NSW Riverina Angus eye fillet (220grams) from with potato puree, roasted fennel, heirloom dutch carrot, smoked garlic and thyme butter (h)
PANKO CRUMBED PORK CUTLET
A$36
Granny smith and potato mash, slow braised silver beet creamy wholegrain mustard sauce
TASMANIAN ATLANTIC SALMON
A$34
Panfried Tasmanian Atlantic salmon with sautéed mushroom, potato fondant, truffled pea sauce (h)

Dietary options

Gluten free, , , , , Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

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Reviews

8/10
Very good56 reviews
8.1/10

Food

7.8/10

Service

8/10

Ambience

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  • YEN P.

    June 12, 20219 reviews

    8/10

    We are happy that they remain their good standard over the years

  • Brad S.

    May 9, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Great price, delicious food with a lovely atmosphere.

  • Jeff B.

    April 3, 20211 review

    6/10

    The service was slow, perhaps understaffed. The burger which was requested well done was rare. The food was OK but just not as good as we would have wished.

  • James L.

    March 20, 20217 reviews

    8/10

    A nice bistro style hotel restaurant with prompt service and some classic dishes.

  • Mike G.

    March 12, 202111 reviews

    4/10

    The wait staff were somewhat disappointing overall. At times it was difficult to get a waiter for a drink order.

  • Wendy G.

    December 31, 20201 review

    10/10
  • Chris M.

    October 10, 20201 review

    10/10

    We have visited First Edition on numerous occasions and always had wonderful service, the staff are friendly the food is excellent and reasonably priced.

  • Qing LU

    December 10, 201918 reviews

    10/10

    Nice food and good view.

  • Andrew H.

    November 22, 201912 reviews

    8/10

    Great views and my steak was cooked perfectly.

  • Qing LU

    October 30, 201918 reviews

    10/10

    Very nice food and the staff ia very helpful. Really enjoy the food since the lamb was cooked perfectly. The view is pretty good and the craft beer is yum.

  • Qing LU

    October 29, 201918 reviews

    9/10

    Very nice food and great service.

  • Karen T

    October 1, 201975 reviews

    7/10
  • Karen T

    September 30, 201975 reviews

    7.5/10
  • TERRY Y.

    July 20, 201846 reviews

    7/10

    Very poor menu

  • A A.

    July 5, 2018293 reviews

    8.5/10
  • A A.

    June 13, 2018289 reviews

    7.5/10

    Convenient restaurant in the Novotel

  • Henna C.

    April 18, 2018102 reviews

    7/10
  • A A.

    March 29, 2018252 reviews

    7.5/10
  • A A.

    March 27, 2018280 reviews

    8/10

    Great atmosphere, not overly noisy/loud and you can actually hear each other talking. Very accommodating for bigger groups (I had a table for 9).

  • A A.

    February 22, 2018273 reviews

    6.5/10

    The food was not as great as the menu had read. The service was great.

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How to get to the restaurant

Level 1, 65 Northbourne Ave, 2601, Canberra (ACT), Australia

Public transport

Light Rail and City bus Interchange at our doorstep

About the restaurant

Following a recent refurbishment, Novotel Canberra welcomes its premiere dining venue, First Edition Bar & Dining. Located on the first floor, the 180 seater establishment has been transformed into a masculine and luxurious space drawing inspiration from old world reading rooms oozing home style sophisticated charm.

Dedicated to sourcing the best local produce and paying respect to those who farm it, Executive Chef, Jennie Tressler has created a diverse seasonal all-day dining menu showcasing the vast array of fresh produce available within the nation’s capital and surrounds.

For those wanting to sit back and relax, the bar serves up a curated menu of spirits and specially crafted cocktails using the finest seasonal ingredients whilst paying homage to local distilleries and tap houses. Settle in for a night of seasonal tipples or a delicious meal in the plush surrounds of First Edition Bar & Dining.

First Edition is open seven days for breakfast from 6:30am to 9:30am Monday through Friday and 6:30am to 10:30am on weekends and public holidays, all day dining available from 11:00am, dinner from 5:30pm – 9:30pm.

Features

Christmas and New Year, , , TheFork Festival

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, , Wheelchair Accessible,

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