CELEBRATE at First Edition canberra

Novotel Canberra welcomes its premiere dining and event venue, First Edition Restaurant & Bar. Following a refurbishment, the Modern Australian Restaurant has been transformed into a sophisticated and luxurious space, reminiscent of old world reading rooms oozing with contemporary home-style charm.

Cherry pork dish

Dining Everyday

As one of the best restaurants in the heart of Canberra city, First Edition serves honest to goodness Modern Australian dishes to satisfy any craving. There's something for everyone with our seasonal local Canberra lunch or dinner menu

In the morning, locals and hotel guests can enjoy our breakfast buffet, barista coffee and tea. For those who want to sit back and relax, our bar offers carefully curated drinks perfect for a nightcap. Visit our bar for the finest local and European wines, beers, and specially crafted cocktails.

Private dining venue in Canberra for large groups

Private Dining

Hosting a private dinner meeting?

Our private dining room is the perfect venue to host important high level dinner meetings. In warmer months, enjoy the elevated private terrace for pre-dinner drinks. This private function room is suitable for any intimate celebration, social gatherings or corporate events. With its gorgeous view of the city streets. Select from a number of menu options including the feasting menu.

Corporate venue hire for any parties and events

Event Venue Hire

Looking for a more casual space? Book our birthday party venues or cocktail party venues in Canberra City.

First Edition Restaurant & Bar has a range of dining and function rooms available for hire that can cater to birthday celebrations, reunions or even a hens party. Offering large tables, delicious canapes, variety of beverages and comfortable seating for groups, you can celebrate any special occasion with us! Speak to us about exclusive use of First Edition Restaurant & Bar for your next event.