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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 $30

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Restaurant menu

Chef Jaime McGahey
  • Average price $30
Fedra Olive Bowl
$7
Fedra olive grove olives served warm
Fresh Shucked Rock Oys Ters
$15
Champagne eschalot vina jgrette Trio
Fedra olive grove olives served warm
$24
Champagne eschalot vina jgrette Half Dozen

Dietary options

, Gluten free,

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Reviews

8/10
Very good59 reviews
8.2/10

Food

7.8/10

Service

7.9/10

Ambience

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  • Hock L.

    26 November 20212 reviews

    10/10

    Lovely bar with great service and food. Had a couple of drinks which were great, oysters were fresh and overall food quality is fantastic. Would definitely return again.

  • Tracey H.

    20 November 20215 reviews

    7.5/10
  • YEN P.

    12 June 20219 reviews

    8/10

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

  • Brad S.

    9 May 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Great price, delicious food with a lovely atmosphere.

  • Jeff B.

    3 April 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.

    20 March 20217 reviews

    8/10

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

  • Mike G.

    12 March 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.

    31 December 20201 review

    10/10
  • Chris M.

    10 October 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

    10 December 201918 reviews

    10/10

    Nice food and good view.

  • Andrew H.

    22 November 201912 reviews

    8/10

    Great views and my steak was cooked perfectly.

  • Qing LU

    30 October 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

    29 October 201918 reviews

    9/10

    Very nice food and great service.

  • Karen T

    1 October 201975 reviews

    7/10
  • Karen T

    30 September 201975 reviews

    7.5/10
  • TERRY Y.

    20 July 201846 reviews

    7/10

    Very poor menu

  • A A.

    5 July 2018293 reviews

    8.5/10
  • A A.

    13 June 2018289 reviews

    7.5/10

    Convenient restaurant in the Novotel

  • Henna C.

    18 April 2018104 reviews

    7/10
  • A A.

    29 March 2018252 reviews

    7.5/10
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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

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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.

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