Where to Eat Dinner in Canberra


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Eating out in Canberra City? You’ll find many restaurants scattered around the Canberra Central area. Walk along laneways and you’ll be greeted with divine aroma coming from cafes and restaurants. Along Northbourne Ave, you’ll see the Jolimont Centre where you can find several restaurants including First Edition Canberra. Along Bunda St., you’ll find Canberra Centre where you’ll have several casual dining options.

After a long day at work, nothing feels better than sitting down and enjoying a nice dinner. Whether it is a romantic date or a simple hangout with friends, it is important that you make the right choice when it comes to your evening meal.

If you are looking for good places to have dinner in Canberra City, you will find a lot of recommendations around the internet. But if you want to experience nothing but taste and the dinner you deserve, try the best Canberra Restaurant today.

Feast on Delectable Dishes Made From Canberra Local Produce

With the aim to celebrate the culinary diversity of the capital and its surrounds, First Edition Canberra offers a delectable set of dinner dishes using local ingredients from all around Canberra. The result is an honest-to-goodness dinner course that will satisfy your cravings. Sit back and relax in our 180-seater restaurant inspired by Old World reading rooms. The warm ambience of our rich wood decor shines in the evening, making it a perfect romantic spot for a dinner date or a cozy place to catch up with friends.

First Edition Restaurant - Dinner Menu

Canberra’s diverse local produce has enabled our executive chef Jennie Tressler and her team of talented chefs to create a dinner menu that fits the contemporary Australian palate. The dishes in our menu changes with the seasons in order to highlight Canberra’s culinary diversity. From entrees and main dishes to sides and desserts, our dinner offerings will make your evening special.

As a primer on what to expect from your local Canberra dinner, here are a couple of dishes that you can order from First Edition Australian Restaurant Canberra's dinner menu.

What Modern Australian dish should I get for dinner?

Here are some of our recommendations from our all-day dining menu made from seasonal local produce:

Salt and Pepper Squid

To start your dinner course with a friend or loved one, you may order this delightful Salt and Pepper Squid dish made for two. Fried pieces of calamari are tossed in a mixture of salt, pepper, and other spices, then coated in cornstarch and fried to a crunch. Fresh lemon and thyme are mixed with Capital Wines verjuice mayonnaise to make the dipping sauce. It’s the perfect dish to get you started.

Soft Shell Crab

For your entree, get a taste of delicious soft shell crabs. Lemon myrtle and coconut crumble are placed on crispy battered soft shell crab served with samphire, lemon and mountain pepper mayonnaise dressing. This will surely get your appetite prepared for your main dish.

T-bone Steak

Nothing beats a great dinner steak. For our take on this classic dinner dish, 350g mammoth steak from a whole sirloin is seasoned and cooked to your liking. It is then served with grilled fennel, pan-fried mash finished with beer battered onion rings. Choose from either creamy peppercorn jus or red wine jus. (RELATED: Wine Bar Menu)

Tilba Cheese Board

To finish off your dinner, a little bit of cheese tasting brought from the historic village of Tilba. Choose from three out of five available cheese—premium vintage (a sharp mature cheese aged 2 years), smoked vintage (vintage blend with smokey undertones), three udders brie (a delightful triple cream brie), firecracker (the Tilba village specialty, a singy little number with chilli), and super blue (a robust blue cheese for the blue lover).

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Ready to experience dinner in Canberra City like never before? Visit First Edition Canberra at Novotel Canberra located at Level 1, 65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra. Dinner service starts at 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. To book a reservation, contact us on +61 (0) 2 6245 5000.