16 Verified Diner Reviews

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dined on Fri, 13 Jul 2018

(1)
Fine dining prices but not fine dining food. Service was slow but was the best thing about the evening. Food, all courses were disappointing
Hi There, Many Thanks for your feedback and apologies for under delivering on this occasion. We do strive to create a memorable dining experience at First Edition. So we can improve our dining experience I would be great if you can contact me directly on by details below to discuss in detail. Thank you
Justin Henry responded on Thu, 19 Jul 2018

dined on Fri, 6 Jul 2018

(9)
Not quite sure how the 25% off food works. We spent $86 on food and only got $6.50 off. We were a family of six on holiday looking to save some money while we dined out. Not sure we did. Other than that, great place and great atmosphere.

dined on Thu, 14 Jun 2018

(8)
Convenient restaurant in the Novotel

dined on Mon, 30 Apr 2018

(3)
We wren very disappointed with this restaurant.... We had booked for 6.30pm we arrived at 6.15pm and wee shown to our seats the staff were a little rushed and we gave our order by 6.30pm. The Entree arrived with drinks promptly enough...however we then waited until 7.30pm and despite our enquiries as to what had happened to our main course...nothing had arrived! We noticed that at least 4 tables had arrived after us and had been served...so we left!! In there defence on offering to pay for the entree and drinks we were told due to the unfortunate what of an hour there would be no charge.... maybe a one off but very disappointed and would not return... sorry guys you should do better than that!!

dined on Thu, 19 Apr 2018

(7)
Went there to try the bread and butter pudding which looked amazing on the menu however I was disappointed with the textures. The passionfruit, mango sorbet and fresh raspberries and strawberries made the taste quite appealing however it was too dense and doughy for my liking. It tasted rather dry compared to a moist pudding you’ll expect from a place that has in the past served you considerably good food. Their American beef ribs are worth trying. They have recently introduced an autumn menu and have some nice dishes that I’d like to try. Just not sure about desserts.

dined on Fri, 30 Mar 2018

(8)
We generally liked First Edition. The menu was great and definitely met & exceeded our expectations when the food arrived. Unfortunately the restaurant and bar area where very close with little to no separation and the noise was quite audible. There was also a play area for children in the vicinity which detracted from the atmosphere.

dined on Wed, 28 Mar 2018

(8)
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).

dined on Fri, 23 Feb 2018

(6)
The food was not as great as the menu had read. The service was great.

dined on Sun, 31 Dec 2017

(0)
We ordered a bottle of champagne when we arrived at the restaurant & were served it in cheap plastic glasses. When we complained they said that all their glasses were being used for a function. We didn't bother to stay eat!
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About First Edition

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.

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