First Edition Canberra

First Edition Canberra

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Following a recent refurbishment, Novotel Canberra welcomes its premier dining venue, First Edition Canberra. Located on the mezzanine level, the 60 seater greets guests with a masculine and luxurious space, drawing inspiration from old world reading rooms oozing homestyle sophisticated charm.

First Edition is dedicated to sourcing the best local produce and paying respect to the individuals that farm it, Executive Chef Jennie Tressler has created a diverse seasonal all-day menu showcasing the vast array of fresh produce available within the nation's capital and surrounds.

For the individuals who are wanting to sit back and relax, the bar serves up a curated menu of spirits and specifically crafted cocktails using the finest seasonal ingredients whilst paying homage to local distilleries and tap houses.

  • First Edition's Autumn Menu
    Lemon myrtle and coconut crumbed sofy shell crab, samphire, lemon and mountain pepper mayonnaise
  • First Edition's Autumn Menu
    Braised short rib Bao Bun with fresh chilli, shallot, coriander & peanut dust
  • Fresh locally sourced fruit
    First Edition utilises the freshest of ingredients
  • The First Impression
    Our Signature Cocktail - The First Impression

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 6.30am - 9.30pm

TYPE OF SERVICE

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch

LIQUOR LICENSING

Fully licensed

ACCESSIBILITY

Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer.

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.

Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.

Location

First Edition Canberra

65 Northbourne Avenue, Level 1, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Bar

Non Smoking Establishment

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 30 REVIEWS

Ranked #1,170 of 1,474 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Disappointing”

Reviewed on 18/07/2020

Poor Service and not accomodating at all. Rude and pushy staff. For an Accor Hotel I expected better quality. Food was cold and also quite delayed. Overall do not recommend.

Review by

Sarah_TomoenVibes

“Another Pleasant Experience”

Reviewed on 15/07/2020

I would like to complement First Edition for their continued excellent service, generous portions, and attentive manner. Thanks Ruby, Peter, Jigme and Domenic.

Review by

tenseng

“So understaffed that service is dismal at best”

Reviewed on 12/07/2020

Breakfast was reasonable however the service was terrible, it was obvious this was because they were so short staffed. Tables weren't even wiped down properly between diners, in light of Covid this...

Review by

468louiseh

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