About eightysix

Elouera St & Lonsdale St
Braddon, AU-ACT 2612
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Share food to a hip hop soundtrack.

Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Australian

Hours of operation:
Mon-Thu:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fri:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sat-Sun:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$41 to $100

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 6161 8686

Website:
http://www.eightysix.com.au/

Parking Details:
Street and Parking Lot.

Executive Chef:
Michael Rees

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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eightysix Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (34)
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Open Kitchen (30)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Business Meals (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Tasting Menu (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Late-night Find (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Fun (18)
Neighbourhood Gem (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
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Outstanding Value (12)
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Sunday Lunch (9)
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food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Food was delicious but some of it overpr ...

 
·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

We had a great night. The meal was outst ...

 
·Dined on 12 January 2017

We had a great night. The meal was outstanding and the service from Dash was great!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
food3
ambience3
service3
value1

The food is outrageously expensive - $18 ...

 
·Dined on 12 January 2017

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.

food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Very nice food and good service in a nic ...

 
·Dined on 10 January 2017

Very nice food and good service in a nice (though loud) room. Would definitely come again.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We tried the all you can eat for $86 and ...

 
·Dined on 9 January 2017

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!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
food4
ambience4
service4
value2

Great variety of food and a lovely atmos ...

 
·Dined on 9 January 2017

Great variety of food and a lovely atmosphere make 86 a very positive dining experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

This is a venue for the gastronomically ...

 
·Dined on 9 January 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Open Kitchen
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fantastic! as always the service was ama ...

 
·Dined on 7 January 2017

Fantastic! as always the service was amazing and the food outstanding.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
food5
ambience3
service4
value5

Great food, dessert and drinks. Noisy bu ...

 
·Dined on 4 January 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

We had a great New Year's Eve dinner at ...

 
·Dined on 31 December 2016

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Eighty Six should be on everyone's bucke ...

 
·Dined on 31 December 2016

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😎

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Molecular Gastronomy, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Open Kitchen
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We booked ahead for 6 on NYE which becam ...

 
·Dined on 31 December 2016

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Molecular Gastronomy, Tapas, Modern Decor, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Late-night Find, Family Style, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Open Kitchen, Private Room, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

My husband and I loved it! Best restaura ...

 
·Dined on 31 December 2016

My husband and I loved it! Best restaurant in Canberra.

Tags: Good for a Date
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Friendly service, plates came out at pe ...

 
·Dined on 29 December 2016

Friendly service, plates came out at perfect intervals.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Finally got in to 86 after a few attempt ...

 
·Dined on 28 December 2016

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.

Tags: Private Room, Family Style, Modern Decor, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
food2
ambience2
service1
value1

Not your typical restaurant - has a shar ...

 
·Dined on 28 December 2016

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.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

As always, 86 delivers. Fabulous food an ...

 
·Dined on 24 December 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Modern Decor, Bar Seating, Open Kitchen, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
food5
ambience3
service3
value5

We love the food at 86! The mains are al ...

 
·Dined on 22 December 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Open Kitchen, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Outstanding Value, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Another great night at eightysix. I miss ...

 
·Dined on 21 December 2016

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Had dinner with friends and it was fanta ...

 
·Dined on 10 December 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Modern Decor, Good for Anniversaries
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Delicious as always! Staff are always ve ...

 
·Dined on 7 December 2016

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.

Tags: Open Kitchen, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

We attended 86 for the Christine Manfiel ...

 
·Dined on 3 December 2016

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.

Tags: Molecular Gastronomy, Notable Wine List
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Ticked all of the boxes and more! What ...

 
·Dined on 30 November 2016

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.

Tags: Authentic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Eighty Six is a favourite and we went on ...

 
·Dined on 30 November 2016

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!

Tags: Tasting Menu
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Awesome service. Excellent food. Nice at ...

 
·Dined on 29 November 2016

Awesome service. Excellent food. Nice atmosphere especially the special menu.

Tags: Open Kitchen, Casual, Outstanding Value, Tasting Menu, Fun
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Amazing food, great service. Would go ba ...

 
·Dined on 26 November 2016

Amazing food, great service. Would go back any day.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Molecular Gastronomy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Hot Spot
food5
ambience3
service5
value3

We really enjoyed eightysix. We ordered ...

 
·Dined on 26 November 2016

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

Tags: Good for Groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great service and great food loved it. F ...

 
·Dined on 24 November 2016

Great service and great food loved it. Food came out quick and atmosphere was exceptional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great food using the best local produce. ...

 
·Dined on 21 November 2016

Great food using the best local produce. Inventive dishes. A good vibe and a fun place.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

We had a really wonderful evening - the ...

 
·Dined on 19 November 2016

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.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Absolutely fantastic food! Every course ...

 
·Dined on 17 November 2016

Absolutely fantastic food! Every course a winner, efficient, knowledgable, friendly service from the floor staff and the kitchen. A visit here is a must!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, People Watching, Open Kitchen
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Even though we booked a table for dinner ...

 
·Dined on 11 November 2016

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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

Best restaurant I have been to in Canber ...

 
·Dined on 11 November 2016

Best restaurant I have been to in Canberra by far.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Casual, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great meal, allow plenty of time to enjo ...

 
·Dined on 11 November 2016

Great meal, allow plenty of time to enjoy multiple courses.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
food3
ambience2
service3
value2

Lovely food even though they forgot our ...

 
·Dined on 11 November 2016

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

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Absolutely faultless! Loved it!! The foo ...

 
·Dined on 9 November 2016

Absolutely faultless! Loved it!! The food was divine and perfectly seasoned, I honestly couldn't fault it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
food5
ambience3
service5
value3

Staff and food fantastic...will be visit ...

 
·Dined on 5 November 2016

Staff and food fantastic...will be visiting again soon

Tags: People Watching
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Just amazing. The food, the service, the ...

 
·Dined on 27 October 2016

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Casual
food3
ambience3
service4
value1

Food was over priced but with plenty of ...

 
·Dined on 25 October 2016

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!

Tags: Late-night Find
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

The staff were really smiley, friendly a ...

 
·Dined on 22 October 2016

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.

Tags: Modern Decor, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, People Watching, Bar Seating

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