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
This is the second time my wife and I have been here and 86 know how to put on an amazing spread of such variety that you will always be wanting more. With bellies full and grins on our face the staff topped our night off with a few laughs and just enforced our already pleasant experience.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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