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Share food to a hip hop soundtrack.
Braddon, AU-ACT 2612
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.
Private Party Facilities:
Cocktail function capacity 70.
Private sit down capacity 50.
Private Party Contact:
Eightysix: (02) 6161 8686
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Wheelchair Access, Wine
eightysix Ratings and Reviews
At late notice, (as the restaurant hadn't received my booking), the fabulous Dash managed to get us a table.
The food and service at 86 is always exceptional, but the food tonight was off the scale amazing! The barramundi was a standout.
There was a wait for our desserts, and without us even really noticing it, 2 staff members apologised and then they took them off the bill. A very generous thing to do.
This place never disappoints.
My group of six were very excited to dine at 86, and to experience the $86 all you can eat option, however we had several uncomfortable interactions with our server that spoilt the night.
During our initial order our server claimed we were ‘over ordering', which made us feel very uncomfortable. We also noticed that some items were removed from our order without that being checked with us.
I would like to confirm that all entrée’s and mains were consumed with minimal leftovers.
When it came time for dessert our server had 'lost' our order. When we reiterated our order the server criticised one of my group's requests for multiple desserts by saying 'It's not all you can't eat, it's all you can eat' and resisted including the items on the order. This left my companion feeling very embarrassed.
Then, during dessert, two of our ice cream glasses broke. My companions were mortified. We were informed by our server this 'happens all the time'. There was no offer to replace the half eaten desserts.
We spent $670, and while the food we were able/allowed to eat was delicious, the experience was slightly soured by the service.
Food was generally good but expensive, one dish was drowned in oil. Portion size was small but acceptable.
Staff were intrusive, bumped me with their bottoms frequently without even acknowledgement, and service was slow.
Atmosphere was quite noisey, felt like I was sometimes yelling across the table, but otherwise nice - very comfortable modern feel
One waitress offered exceptional service, the other begrudging. The menu was limited for my friend who has a seafood allergy. The place was noisy. The wine by the glass wasn't poured from the bottle - except after I asked. The fried chicken was not exceptional. Dessert was excellent.
Great tasting and unusual food so compliments to the chef!
But not good value, very expensive. Staff were too quick to take away plates and glasses - including those still in use! - but slow to attend to any further needs.
Glad I went to try but not in a hurry to go back...
There was no record of our booking made through OpenTable, which was a slightly stressful way to start our 'special occasion' (my birthday), but luckily we'd arrived early (6pm) so they had a spare table. The first entrée that arrived was so small it required a magnifying glass to see it. Unfortunately we didn't bring a magnifying glass with us, so we just went through the motions of eating what was mostly likely just thin air. The mains were slightly more substantial and could be seen with the naked eye, but my stomach refused to believe that anything was actually ingested. The chefs at eightysix are clearly talented illusionists, skilled in the use of smoke and mirrors to create the illusion of fancy food. After entrées and mains were finished, I felt like I'd had nothing more than water all evening. Good for my waist line, but not for celebrating special occasions. Conclusion: eightysix is a joke, unless you're fasting, have deep pockets and enjoy illusions of fancy food, in which case, it's amazing and highly recommended.
Food was great! Especially the Gnocchi. However, it took 3 hours before we received our last meal.
We were sitting there for 30 minutes before offered to order a drink.
It then took another hour before we could get the attention of the waiter to let him know that we hadn't received our mains. They then came out all at once and several dishes were missing that we ordered - they never show up, which was disappointing. We were offered to order desert before our mains arrived, as it was now late and they needed our table for the next booking (2.5 hours into our sitting).
The meals that we received were delicious, I just wish the whole experience was nicer and that we received the service we were paying for.
The quality of the food was excellent. However, with the emphasis on shared plates, staff should recommend, for groups of 4 or more people, that they order 2 or more of the same selection so that everyone gets a reasonable portion. With 5 guests we ordered 6 different plates but each of us only got a teaspoon of food from each selection as there is not much in a serve. One serve does about 2 people though the more expensive dishes down the menu have more on the plate and could at a pinch serve 3. The gap between serves meant that it was frustrating and not very filling! Would come back but do it differently.
this is a simplistic but very overpriced place that does not worth the excitement some younger people express online. The only deal worth a visit is $86 all you can eat but overall our impression is mixed, starting from a very noise environment and xerox printed 1/2 page menu, and finishing some missing items in the order
Great food, but the waitresses need to work on their service. Portions were also very small relative to the price, so all in all not very good value. A really nice vibe in the restaurant though. It's quite nice but probably won't come back again, especially when there are plenty of great restaurants at a similar price point that would offer much better service and portion sizes.
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