Braddon, AU-ACT 2612
Share food to a hip hop soundtrack.
Hours of operation:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$41 to $100
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(02) 6161 8686
Street and Parking Lot.
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Wheelchair Access, Wine
eightysix Ratings and Reviews
Food was delicious but some of it overpr ...
Food was delicious but some of it overpriced...for example the duck buns at $9 a piece with only a smear of duck, and the steak for $45 for 8 small, thin slices.
We had a great night. The meal was outst ...
We had a great night. The meal was outstanding and the service from Dash was great!!
The food is outrageously expensive - $18 ...
The food is outrageously expensive - $18 for 4 pieces of asparagus! How pretentious. I don't mind paying $18, but expected more than 4 pieces.
We ordered 1 plate of the tortellini as a share plate and were served 4 tortellini each, and charged for 4 $22 serves.
My 14 year old daughter had to do a drive thru meal after a $50 a head dinner (one glass of wine and a bottle of mineral water between the 4 of us).
The food was good, just too expensive and sparse for what it was.
Very nice food and good service in a nic ...
Very nice food and good service in a nice (though loud) room. Would definitely come again.
We tried the all you can eat for $86 and ...
We tried the all you can eat for $86 and it was well worth the money spent! The food was amazing and it just kept coming. Highly recommend!!
Great variety of food and a lovely atmos ...
Great variety of food and a lovely atmosphere make 86 a very positive dining experience!
This is a venue for the gastronomically ...
This is a venue for the gastronomically interested rather than the selfishly gluttonous! The menu comprises multiple choices of relatively small plates designed for mixing and sharing rather than the conventional sequential course approach. Our choices turned out to be highly complementary in flavours and textures - and the flavours were subtle and complex in well prepared dishes with fresh ingredients treated with respect in a visible kitchen that seemed well organised and efficient (although I am not sure that a backward baseball cap really improve a chef's skills..) The service was about as good as it gets for those who despise the too-common extremes of waitstaff condescension and obsequiousness mixed with ignorance. Friendly, knowledgeable, energetic, attentive without being intrusive (and despite being busy), and informal - we get the impression that any waitstaff who turn up with insufficiently ripped jeans may be sent home to change... The visible interplay between the waitstaff and the kitchen was effective, low key, and all towards the customer's needs. Of course, if you choose to dine at the heart of hipster "vibrant" contemporary Braddon (where it is clearly an exciting time for innovative dining) you must expect the hard surfaces that see the noise levels rising as the venue fills until the music is blocked out and ordinary conversation across the table becomes too hard -leaving more attention to focus on the superb food. The prices are competitive, especially for this quality. We shall be back.
Fantastic! as always the service was ama ...
Fantastic! as always the service was amazing and the food outstanding.
Great food, dessert and drinks. Noisy bu ...
Great food, dessert and drinks. Noisy but not in a way that bothered me. We had a great time and the staff were very friendly.
We had a great New Year's Eve dinner at ...
We had a great New Year's Eve dinner at Eighty Six! We could not have asked for better service! Great waiting staff who, despite being really, really busy, looked after us so well - and we were a wee bit talkative!
The food was great! The cocktails were lovely and the wine list is excellent!
Totally recommend 86! We had a terrific news years - thanks guys!
Eighty Six should be on everyone's bucke ...
Eighty Six should be on everyone's bucket-list. I've been here multiple times and have never been disappointed. Leaving very full, and more than a little tipsy😎
We booked ahead for 6 on NYE which becam ...
We booked ahead for 6 on NYE which became the 2 of us after Christmas got the better of family. Dinner for the two of us at the bar, was like our own Chef's Table. Head Chef Michael is friendly, entertaining, warm and courteous. The overall mood in the kitchen was that of support, friendship and encouragement. Seeing the food being prepared with all of the care and attention made it so much better. We will be returning this Friday for a light dinner - the food and atmosphere is just too good.
My husband and I loved it! Best restaura ...
My husband and I loved it! Best restaurant in Canberra.
Friendly service, plates came out at pe ...
Friendly service, plates came out at perfect intervals.
Finally got in to 86 after a few attempt ...
Finally got in to 86 after a few attempts and were very impressed. The food was excellent. Even the dishes that sounded simple had amazing flavour. Will definitely be back.
Not your typical restaurant - has a shar ...
Not your typical restaurant - has a shared plate concept, tiny portions, and exorbitant prices. All of which combined to make a massively underwhelming dining experience. The food was forgettable, and service leaves much to be desired. We will never return to EightySix again.
As always, 86 delivers. Fabulous food an ...
As always, 86 delivers. Fabulous food and the best service - friendly, fun and knowledgeable staff. The open kitchen is brilliant to watch and the chefs are happy to chat when they have time. We're never disappointed by this place.
We love the food at 86! The mains are al ...
We love the food at 86! The mains are all different and interesting and the serves are generous.
You should always leave room for dessert! These are delicious.
Another great night at eightysix. I miss ...
Another great night at eightysix. I miss the gnocchi but there are still plenty of dishes that we had to go back for seconds. Love this place.
Had dinner with friends and it was fanta ...
Had dinner with friends and it was fantastic, the service was exceptional and the food was magnificent. Instead of ordering off the menu individually they did us a tasting type meal and it worked beautifully. They also catered for a vegan in our group and she loved her meals. Would highly recommend eating here.
Delicious as always! Staff are always ve ...
Delicious as always! Staff are always very friendly. Only negative was they ran out of the Banoffee pie by the time and be ordered dessert, so we now know to order it early to avoid missing out as it is the best dessert in the world!! A must have.
We attended 86 for the Christine Manfiel ...
We attended 86 for the Christine Manfield pop up - we will DEFINITELY return. So delicious and a great night, but be warned, it is quite a loud venue due to the open design and hard surfaces.
Ticked all of the boxes and more! What ...
Ticked all of the boxes and more! What a surprise to find guest chef Christine Manfield cooking up a storm from her delicious South American menu. Every dish was to perfection.
Eighty Six is a favourite and we went on ...
Eighty Six is a favourite and we went on Wednesday night to experience the South American cuisine created by guest chef, Christine Manfield. We were not disappointed!
Awesome service. Excellent food. Nice at ...
Awesome service. Excellent food. Nice atmosphere especially the special menu.
Amazing food, great service. Would go ba ...
Amazing food, great service. Would go back any day.
We really enjoyed eightysix. We ordered ...
We really enjoyed eightysix. We ordered the duck bun, black chicken, wagu beef ... and for dessert we had the popcorn sundae and banofee pie. Could not fault any of the food or the service. The staff were especially nice when my son accidentally broke a glass. Only negative was the fire alarm that went off for about 10 mins. Apart from that we loved it and will be back for sure ... we are keen to try the fried chicken as it looked amazing too
Great service and great food loved it. F ...
Great service and great food loved it. Food came out quick and atmosphere was exceptional.
Great food using the best local produce. ...
Great food using the best local produce. Inventive dishes. A good vibe and a fun place.
We had a really wonderful evening - the ...
We had a really wonderful evening - the food was spectacular.
I would like to note, however, that on the evening we went to 86, a young man (in a blue and white checked shirt) dropped something at the door. I wasn't at all concerned about the fact he dropped the food - these things happen - but it did annoy me that he didn't clean it up. In fact, two women did. If you drop it, you clean up the mess you make - no matter how senior you may or may not be. It's pretty old school to leave the cleaning up to women.
Absolutely fantastic food! Every course ...
Absolutely fantastic food! Every course a winner, efficient, knowledgable, friendly service from the floor staff and the kitchen. A visit here is a must!
Even though we booked a table for dinner ...
Even though we booked a table for dinner at 8.30pm we had to wait at least 45 minutes for our table. The staff were considerate and very attentive during this time and even offered us a complimentary snack while waiting. Can't fault staff at all. However we do not appreciate early diners that agree to vacate their table by a certain time and then stay longer!
Best restaurant I have been to in Canber ...
Best restaurant I have been to in Canberra by far.
Great meal, allow plenty of time to enjo ...
Great meal, allow plenty of time to enjoy multiple courses.
Lovely food even though they forgot our ...
Lovely food even though they forgot our last dish and we ended up cancelling it after 40 mins! Were celebrating a birthday and it was VERY loud - too loud to talk across the table. Recommend doing something with the acoustics
Absolutely faultless! Loved it!! The foo ...
Absolutely faultless! Loved it!! The food was divine and perfectly seasoned, I honestly couldn't fault it.
Staff and food fantastic...will be visit ...
Staff and food fantastic...will be visiting again soon
Just amazing. The food, the service, the ...
Just amazing. The food, the service, the lot!!
I'm not sure if he is the owner or the manager but he always goes well out of his way to please his customers.
Food was over priced but with plenty of ...
Food was over priced but with plenty of rocket with the dishes!!
Small tasters with long delays between them.
Of three desserts ordered, one was great.
Blackened chicken was dry so suggest this be avoided. Calamari was well cooked...five rings in total but buried deep beneath the....yes, you guessed it... rocket!
Booked weeks ahead for special event after reading great reviews but were very very disappointed. $220 could be spent so much better!
The staff were really smiley, friendly a ...
The staff were really smiley, friendly and helpful. We had a table at the bar, best spot to be, watching the guys in the kitchen. The food was mostly great, except for the squid dish - wierd slimy squid texture, and hardly any squid seen, but good flavour overall. We loved the gnocchi, and the black chicken dish was outstanding. The room was really busy and noisy, but good ambience, if that's what you like.
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