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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.
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Wheelchair Access, Wine
eightysix Ratings and Reviews
Love eightysix, we have become regulars. We always prefer sitting at the bar when possible at a restaurant. The food here is beautifully delicious and the service staff are professional and very fun to be around. The kitchen staff are amazing and we love watching them work, even up for a chat when they have a moment. Decor is cosy, and would love nothing more than to sit at the bar with a giant red wine, parfait, and lamb shoulder while it's pouring rain outside.
If you're looking for a great night out in Canberra...or Australia... or THE WORLD, eightysix is the spot. The food is fantastic, particular favourite was the life changing oxtail gnocchi and the munchies dessert. The staff were awesome, super chatty and lovely. The wine is fantastic, great selection for any budget. One of the best meals, I've had in a long time. Inclusion of a hip hop soundtrack really sealed the deal.
Great Food and service, I would defiantly return to try some other dishes as the menu was great.
The service was also excellent especially from our waitress, she had great knowledge about the wine list and the food.
The food tasted great, especially the duck buns and friend chicken.
We started off with the baby organic hotdogs, with pico de gallo. It was the perfect combination with the sweet white bread, the hint of spice and the delectable hotdog!
We then had the ceviche- one of my favourite dishes as it has at concentration of spice, which is counterbalanced by the cool avocado.
For main we opted for the black chicken, with coleslaw and the ghetto beef- two really sensational dishes.
Dessert we split three desserts- the famous caramel popcorn sundae (a must for those who love salted caramel), midnight munchies (think maltesers, brownie etc) and banoffee pie.
Definitely a Canberra favourite!
The kingfish ceviche was outstanding- the rye toast was a unique addition. The hotdogs are absolutely delicious- next time I won't be willing to share.
For main we had the ghetto beef and my favourite, the blackened chicken. Incredibly moist, and the blackened skin has a wonderful sweet tang. The coleslaw with this is outstanding.
Dessert we shared the midnight munchies (think chocolate overload) and the caramel popcorn sundae- wonderful salted caramel sauce.
The decirambience and service of the restaurant were very good. It was a first time visit for dinner with a friend. Menu was interesting and food generally well presented. My friend's main was undercooked which was disappointing but feedback was passed back to the chef. Wine we selected was very good. Overall a very enjoyable night.
We loved your food and most of the service. Our main waiter was fabulous but we were a bit disappointed with one of the waitress who rolled her eyes just because we asked for bread for one of the dishes we ordered as my husband is not GF but I am. Other than that everything was fabulous!
Booking for 8.30 didn't get seated until 9.10pm, staff couldn't care less and told us that we weren't the only ones who got delayed. Not sure how that helps the situation.
everyone was starving, food was slow and of course as it was so late they were running out of things we wanted.
Food was great as it always is, I can't fault them for that. But I'm getting tired of the zero care factor and the attitude of the manager put us off.
They did comp a bottle of wine but it's just too much hassle and attitude.
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.
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