Weekdays - 6:00am - 9.00am
Weekends and Public Holidays - 6.30am - 10.00am
All day dining
11:00am until late in First Edition Bar
5:30pm - 9:30pm
24 hours, 7 days per week
- Disabled Access
- Private Functions
- Free Wi-Fi
- Veg and Non Veg Mains
- Corporate Events
About First Edition Bar and Dining
First Edition 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. First Edition Restaurant offers modern Australian cuisine with a range of delicious meals to choose from,showcasing the very best of fresh local produce. First Edition Bar offers all day dining and is the perfect place for a coffee, a pre-dinner drink or a light meal.
Service friendly but far too slow
White table cloth would improve the ambiance of a rather dark room
Food is not too good for the price
Wonderful food and drinks and the best services ever
As an acor plus member staying at this hotel it is amazing value for money. Best service I have had in a while Congrats to your staff
Staff were extremely helpful
The management have done an excellent job in giving great service and fine dining given the Covid restrictions
The staff, manger with the beard working so hard to please everyone, running around looking after customers, and even the finance staff member stepped in to help , lovely staff very friendly.
Amazingly friendly staff committed to making our experience great. The breakfast staff (Peter, Jigme and Susan, supported by Camila from reception) provided a wonderful surprise breakfast experience, this morning, for my wife's birthday. This was going beyond their duties and made my wife feel really special. Well done to the team at Novotel Canberra.
Could not understand the waiter. Wanted to sit me looking at pain of glass with my back to an empty room. Didn’t offer any drinks. Questioned why I wanted starter and main. Main course was incredibly hot and could not eat it despite menu saying mild. Had to wait for 5 minutes before paying bill as no one was available to assist me.
I know due to COVID things are a little different but the menu choices were not very inviting And we normally love eating at Novotel but was very disappointing I think they need to let customers know about this as it was my birthday 🎂 and thought we would have a lovely meal out but no not happy 😕 thanks Sue
Staff is very friendly and always welcome you with a smile....I even asked her name so I can acknowledge her service in this survey......she's Jigme, thanks a lot for an excellent service!
Lovely service and food. thank you.
The music being played is nice and relaxing but it might be good to have different music or artist every day and not playing the music everyday.
Unfortunately the restaurant and menu were not what we were expecting. Burgers and club sandwiches were better suited to a bar. I had the pappardelle which was flavorless, a bit gristly and included large bones. We went on the coldest day in winter hoping to have a drink by the fire but sadly it wasn’t turned on. The service standard was quite high though. Such a shame the staff were let down by the menu.
The menu was a bit limited (I'm guessing due to the current situation). That aside our meal was lovely. Our waiter (who was working his last shift) was very attentive and added to the experience. An updated, more extensive menu would be appreciated. Will likely be back.
Nice food and excellent service, staff is very friendly
Lovely restaurant, great service and food.
Food was lovely and staff is very friendly
It took 15 minutes to get someone to take our order and 40 minutes for them to bring the kids a bowl of cereal. our teas, the kids orange juice and our toast never arrived. Whilst they comp’d us the kids meals we’d have rather just had good service and fed children. Don’t use COVID as an excuse for poor customer service.
We enjoyed a beautiful meal with warm and friendly service. Excellent value as well!
Staff were very friendly. The menu or lack there of was terrible (range/variety) so we dined elsewhere.
Really poor. The lady talking order didn’t seem to care. The man that brought the food out brought the wrong order and we had to repeat our order several times to get hi. To remove and then bring back 50% or the 4 orders. When we finally got his attention (as he tried to avoid eye contact) he said he’d get the lady to come over and work out what was wrong. In the end we actually approached the lady explained the error with our daughters pancakes and told she would come over shortly. When she eventually came over after 10 minutes checked her order and then took into the kitchen, changed the topping and brought the same old and now stone cold pancakes out. No apology just sat on table and she walked off. Coffee and hot chocolate arrived after large breakfast finished and orange juice just as we were ready to leave. Very poor service
We had a really good steak! The staff was very friendly.
Very bad service - poor food. Had to get our own drinks from the bar. Salad looked like it came from woolies out of a bag, steak not seasoned. Service very poor. Tables left uncleared, we had to ask fir our entrees to be cleared when they served mains. Nothing good to say about our experience.