Quite noisy due to the highly sound reflective wall finishes. Not for quiet conversation, we changed our table around so we were sitting adjacent sides rather than opposite as we could not talk easily sitting across from each other
First time here and we opted for the degustation menu. Food was excellent; service very good. Venue quite noisy, but had a good vibe. Prices for food and wine on the high side, though.
This was our fourth time at 86 but our first on a really busy Saturday night. While arriving right on time for our 6.30 booking for 6, we arrived to a full and hard to move around in restaurant. It was extremely noisy and poorly lit. While the food was delicious, we had trouble communicating with all members of our small table and the wait staff. I would recommend it for a Saturday lunch or weekday dinner, but I won't venture back at that time or day again.
Girls night got out
Great food and wine! Couldn’t ask for a great place to eat 😊
Great food, accommodation and helpful staff, outside seating was great.
The meals were beautiful the thing that let it down were the desserts. They just didn't meet the same standard as the rest of the menu. I would still highly recommend it and will be a regular I think I just wouldn't order a dessert in the future.
We had an amazing time but this place never fails to please. Food, service & drinks are amazing. One of my favourite places ever!
Food was fantastic, wonderfully prepared. Service was a delight
Absolutely brilliant! That’s why we keep coming back!
Tasty share plates in a busy, noisy, relaxed setting. Some confusion over orders for our table and for tables adjacent to ours - it was a busy night, but.... Not the spot for a quiet chat, as it was loud. But it's always better to share tasty food and the selections covered a wide range and our choices were done well.
Good food had to wait an hour before first dish arrived... and forty five minutes to get our first round of drinks. Would have liked to order about three more dishes (only order two starters and a main) just didn’t have the time to wait ...
It is always a great experience at 86, for somewhere where you know the food is going to be of top class but it has such a relaxed feel. I love the humour and relaxed state the staff have their and yet they manage to deliver such excellence in food.
Food was amazing. We got the 86 menu. Service was pretty good, however we weren't aware that we had a time limit on the booking. That would have been good to know first up. Otherwise everything was perfect 😍😍
Food was very tasty. Just two dishes with no entre or sweets was plenty for us.
I thought the quantity was quite less for the price. Its a sharing menu and we struggled to fill ourselves after having 5 small meals. So expensive! I got the gnocchi, got maybe 10 pieces and didn't fill me up.
The flavours were amazing and it was divine but not worth it for the huge price tag. Service was excellent though.
Our first time at 86 and we had the best experience. Food was just so delicious and the service was so attentive.
First of all, attentive, informative and friendly service. And the food? Well, it’s deliciously tasty, inventive and well priced. Cocktails and wine list were also fabulous. In short, there is excellent attention paid to the customer experience. This is shared food on an altogether exquisite scale. Highly recommended!
We travelled from interstate and had done a little research and booked eightysix, we all were extremely impressed with the food service and atmosphere. The staff are extremely friendly and add to a great dining experience.
86 never disappoints, love the atmosphere and the food is amazing!!!
Great selection of sharing plates with a nice range of wine by the glass to compliment. The tortellini especially delish!
The food and fun atmosphere was fantastic. Our waiter had a great sense of what we were after and had some great suggestions. I would happily recommend anyone for this restaurant
Food is consistently good and excellent value when you have the all you can eat $86. Service although always good can be exceptional if you get the right waiter. Will definitely be back.
My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary. The food, staff, wine and atmosphere is fantastic. Always a pleasure to eat there at any occasion. Can hardly wait to go again.
Food was absolutely amazing!! A little expensive but I would still recommend it to anyone!
Delicious food. Friendly staff, Fantastic! I can only recommend this restaurant.
great food encouraged to share but didn’t change plates between courses which mixed the flavours. Next time we order our own works better
I have never had a bad experience at EightySix. The staff are always wonderful and the food is incredible. I always recommend this restaurant to everyone, especially those visiting Canberra and looking for a fancier place to eat.
Really quick and friendly service and delicious food!
The food at eightysix is exceptional! Unfortunately it is not matched by the restuarant (it is far too loud even with few customers) or the service. It took half an hour to be seated with a booking, people who arrived after us were seated before us (same number of people). The first dish didnt arrive for half an hour, the second for 45 mins after even though it was ordered at the same time and the dish that was brought out wasnt what we ordered. There was a minimum 20min between dishes after that. Pretty disappointing all up.
The all you can eat menu option at eightysix provides excellent value for money. Each course is distinct and the variety of dishes is sure to satisfy even the fussiest eaters. The servers are attentive and ensure that you're never waiting for long.
My only grumble is that the amazing lamb rack is no longer included in the all you can eat. Given how expensive it is on its own, this is perfectly understandable, just a little disappointing since I enjoyed it so much on my previous visit.
Last time I went, I tried my first Banoffee pie and was delighted by the taste and texture. A great way to end the meal. This time the base was quite thin and some crunchy sweets were sprinkled over it. Still delicious but not the same standard as before.
Excellent food and beautiful presentation in a relaxed and chic environment. The service was excellent. We had the $86 'all you can eat' menu, which was well worth it. It was like a degustation of your choice, or fine dining buffet. I'm not sure that ordering it as a la carte would be worth it though.
The kingfish and salmon were standouts. (I think the menu changes over time though) I was a little disappointed by the richly flavoured 'black chicken' which fell short on the chicken's unique taste. The serving size for that one was disproportionally large too.
There was a good selection of wine and drinks. Great atmosphere with a choice of indoor and outdoor seating.
Consistently good food and service. Friendly but unobtrusive service. Recommended.
I will never go here again. These place is kidding itself. Average food. Way, way, way overpriced.
Great food, but small portions for the really expensive price.
The wait staff was surly. Not all portions of our meal arrived, we had difficultly getting the attention of the surly wait staff to let them know. They were not at all apologetic. After that, we gave up on dessert because it took too long. The food was fine but not worth the poor attitude of the staff.
Food was great as always definately worth the money we paid thank you 86 for making our Valentine’s Day great!!
Amazing share food, everything was delicious and beautiful! Loved everything about my night there!
Eightysix is my favourite restaurant. All the meals are so delicious and the menu is always changing. The best part it's all you can eat per person which means you can order as much of the pumpkin agnolotti/tortolini as you want! Will always keep coming back when we can afford it.
By far one of the best meals I’ve had in Canberra. Everything was delicious, couldn’t fault it. Service was 10/10 as well. Highly recommend to everyone. Will definitely be back.