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First Edition Canberra

First Edition Canberra share boards
Duck Croustillante
Sorbet Trio
Breakfast favourites
The First Impression
Saffron spiced poached pear dessert
Assorted dinner dishes
First Edition share boards
First Edition Canberra share boards
Duck Croustillante
Sorbet Trio
Breakfast favourites
The First Impression


Novotel Canberra welcomes its premier dining venue, First Edition Canberra, complete with wine lounge featuring an open fireplace, restaurant and bar. Located on the mezzanine level, the 60 seater restaurant greets guests with a light filled & elegant space, boasting panoramic views over Northbourne Avenue.

First Edition Canberra is dedicated to sourcing the best local produce and paying respect to the individuals that farm it, featuring a diverse seasonal 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.

Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
65 Northbourne Avenue, Level 1, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 156 reviews

“Quick trip home”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1w ago by Debra S

We enjoyed our evening at First Edition restaurant. From our initial greeting to our goodbye the staff were friendly, attentive and appeared happy to be working there. The food was really tasty and...

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“Buffet was ample, good range and all fresh and cooked item well prepared and well-presented. We were treated discreetly.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2w ago by Stay272137

We required a venue to hold a business breakfast for conference delegates mainly from North America. As many were staying on the premises and others close-by we chose this venue. The First Edition...

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“Budget food at restaurant prices.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by Flaviana F

The friendly staff was the only highlight. Menu very small and the quality worse than canteens with restaurant prices. It was obvious the chef has a restricted budget.

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  • Australian
  • Bar
  • Buffet
  • Cheese / Charcuterie / Platters
  • Classic Australian
  • Halal
  • Hamburgers
  • High Tea or Afternoon Tea
  • Light Meals
  • Modern Australian
  • Seasonal Local Produce
  • Share Plates
  • Steak
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Wine Bar
  • Bar
  • Coach Parking
  • Entertainment
  • Family Friendly
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Non Smoking
  • Private Dining Area
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Between $20 and $40
  • Fully licensed
  • Over $30
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.