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First Edition Bar and Dining

65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra, Australia, 2601
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Breakfast
Everyday
6:30am - 10:30am

All day dining
10:00am until late in One Bar

Dinner
Everyday
5:30pm - 9:30pm

Room service
24 hours, 7 days per week

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
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About First Edition Bar and Dining

One Restaurant & Bar makes Novotel Canberra a popular meeting place for dinner and drinks, conveniently located in the city’s CBD. Located on the first floor, this contemporary Canberra restaurant has floor to ceiling windows and a decor of rich woods and natural earthy tones creating an ambiance that's warm and inviting. One Restaurant offers modern Australian cuisine with a range of delicious meals to choose from, including traditional favourites and healthy choice options. One Bar offers all day dining and is the perfect place for a coffee, a pre-dinner drink or a light meal. To maintain nutritional balance when travelling, choose from our healthy choice menus throughout the day or wake up to Novotel's Fresh Start Breakfast which includes organic items.

Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 26 May 2018

Beautiful music, service was great, food was nice, but slightly overpriced

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Visited On Saturday, 10 March 2018

Staff were friendly and the food was good.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 January 2018

Cannot review as we were unable to dine; booked the 25% disbount on Dimmi but we’re only advisesd on arrival that only the bat menu was available that night.

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Visited On Monday, 22 January 2018

Very limited menu. Four entrees and four mains, one of which was common to both menus. Think this is the first time I have been to a restaurant and have not been offered a brand roll to start. Essentially, the meal was no better than a meal offered by a suburban hotel in their bistro.

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Visited On Monday, 15 January 2018

The food is not of a good standard. The chefs should be notified. The tandoori chicken dish was dry, tasteless. It did not even taste like tandoori but it was expensive. This is not really acceptable since it’s easy to get tasty tandoori for much cheaper elsewhere. Strangely the menu extolled the virtues of this dish, mentioning that the chef was North Indian, but it was not a good dish at all. The chefs should take some pride in their work as they are letting down the hotel which is otherwise very pleasant.

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Visited On Monday, 08 January 2018

The sweet potato chips came out cold. The bill didn’t have 25% discount on it even though it had it in the reservation book. We had to remind them. Food was good, but not enough for the price. Otherwise, everything else was good.

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Visited On Friday, 05 January 2018

Food was excellent!

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Visited On Saturday, 30 December 2017

Food was very poor quality

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Visited On Sunday, 17 December 2017

Lovely staff and loved the chocolate dessert. Great value with Accor Plus card.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 December 2017

Great restaurant with good food, good portions, great staff and is good value.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Good spot (and view of Northbourne St) for hotel guests. Reasonable food and bar menu and perhaps fairest wine prices in the area. The 25% off the food bill via Dimmi was a sweet deal. Service could have been more attentive - but staff looked stretched with the number of tables (mind you at 6.30pm). A few tweaks needed but I’d visit again.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 November 2017

First Edition had a lovely private atmosphere with fantastic service and great food. We'll definately go back again.

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Visited On Monday, 06 November 2017

We really enjoyed our meal. Food good and service great.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 September 2017

Children meals weren't what we go told they were

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Visited On Friday, 22 September 2017

Had a lovely stay we had dinner breakfast & lunch all the food was yummy. Only negative was the dirty stained carpet leading to pool & rooms need a bit of tlc. We certainly can't fault the staff service was very friendly

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Visited On Monday, 18 September 2017

Drinks services slow

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Visited On Monday, 11 September 2017

Great night :)

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Visited On Thursday, 07 September 2017

Great service, new atmosphere is ok, meals quality generally ok but varied across dishes

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Visited On Friday, 25 August 2017

Even after trying to confirm our booking at the front desk when we booked in we were told that they would check ... When we arrived at the restaurant there was No Booking .. even after booking on line ..

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Visited On Saturday, 05 August 2017

This is a lovely restaurant and the food is delicious Beautifully presented and full of flavour It was upsetting that our booking for 2 was went wrong and we were offered a table for 3 with a highchair Our main came but after that we had a hard job to obtain a menu for dessert People were coming into restaurant and there seemed to be constant confusion over bookings One couple was turned away and there were tables free everywhere There was 2 young waiters who were trying to hold things together in the confusion It is a shame because as I said before it is a great setting to dine with beautiful food

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Visited On Thursday, 03 August 2017

Service has dropped since the change of name. Staff are very unhelpful. And food is quite average. Burnt toast isn't good eating. Booking ahead of time reservation not given and the waiter had to set up a table away from the window as promised that i will get.

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Visited On Friday, 28 July 2017

Highly recommend First Edition Restuarant. The food is amazing and the staff very friendly.

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Visited On Friday, 28 July 2017

Only 1 order taker was a disaster......she came and asked us if we were ready to order not long after seating us. When we were not ready that quickly, another 20 mins went by before we asked a waiter to get someone to take our order. It was busy and needed another staff member to take orders as the poor lady doing this was also running to get drinks from the bar for people. We also thought the menu was a bit odd.......one of our group wanted something from the Healthy Options, but was then told they are only entrees. If that is the case, why are they not shown in the menu near the entree section ??? The special meal on the night was good value. Our table had no lighting about it and we could barely read the menu....either the lighting needs to be better for every table, or the menu needs to be in a better format. We understood the restaurant had been updated but we thought it was rather crowded in the formal area, but more spacious in the bar/casual dining section.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 June 2017

That was the worst dinning experience ever we had in comparison with other Novotel restaurants we have dined in! it took a long time to take our meal orders., our kids order arrived way after our meal was finished even we did order it before our meals, my kids were falling to sleep hungry…, Meals kids didn’t arrived together and were not completed, so many mistake and the restaurant wasn’t even full, we had to ask for the water, and when our water glasses were empty, all waiter and waitress keep passing our table and didn’t bother to look to if see our glasses needs to be filled up, used dishes were just left on our table to the end, they kept running around with no reasons, there were only few people in restaurants, and also I did witness that how confuse the staff were about other tables, they didn’t know what other tables have ordered either, and they keep taking wrong orders to the other tables, not good at all, and we are AccorPlus member!, if you go dining there I would recommend you to keep chasing the staff, otherwise you would never get served….

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Visited On Friday, 26 May 2017

Great environment, did mixed up my food order, but made up for it.

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