About eightysix

Share food to a hip hop soundtrack.

Elouera St & Lonsdale St
Braddon, AU-ACT 2612
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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

eightysix Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

92% would recommend it to a friend

Loved For

Good for a Date (83)
Fit for Foodies (82)
Creative Cuisine (78)
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Special Occasions (73)
Open Kitchen (53)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Fun (48)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Tasting Menu (44)
Bar Seating (44)
Group Bookings (42)
Hot Spot (41)
Notable Wine List (39)
Casual (38)
Romance (38)
Tapas (32)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
Modern Decor (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Authentic (28)
Worth the Drive (27)
Neighbourhood Gem (25)
Local Ingredients (22)
Cosy (21)
Comfort Food (21)
People Watching (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Business Meals (17)
Lunch (14)
Seasonal (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Molecular Gastronomy (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Outdoor Eating (10)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Outstanding Value (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Spicy (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Great Beer (5)
Family Style (4)
Brunch (4)
Vegan (3)
Organic (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Private Room (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
High Tea (1)
Wood Oven (1)
Fireplace (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food, drinks and service. Will definitely be going back again!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Authentic, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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service4
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

Very basic seating is cramped, very noisy and quality of food is average. However the staff are very responsive.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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service1
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

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.

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food5
ambience4
service5
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·Dined on 9 August 2017

Great service ansd as usual, fantastic food and drink. 5*

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 3 August 2017

Loved!! You need to experience! For food - For service - for wine - For joy

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, People Watching
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 2 August 2017

Amazing, must go for all foodies. All you can eat option is great for couples looking to sample most of the menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Tapas, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience3
service4
value4

 
·Dined on 2 August 2017

Food was excellent and novel. We were stuck on a table right near the door with cold winds every few minutes due to frequent ingress and egress. This somewhat spoiled what would have been an excellent night. The staff were lovely

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on 2 August 2017

Food was superb; ambience and conviviality also great. It does get loud so if you want an intimate conversation I wouldn't recommend! But it is very much one of "the" places to go. Well done!

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Casual
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service4
value4

 
·Dined on 30 July 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 28 July 2017

The food is always delicious, and the service is always outstanding. Thanks for a great night 86.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service4
value3

 
·Dined on 22 July 2017

First time here, the food was amazing - beyond words! Specifically the pumpkin and marscapone agnoletti and the wagyu beef cheek. I will definitely be coming back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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food4
ambience1
service2
value1

 
·Dined on 21 July 2017

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

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food4
ambience4
service2
value2

 
·Dined on 19 July 2017

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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food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 14 July 2017

Fantastic service with a glass of bubbly while we waited. The continuous meals were fantastic and the delightful staff made our evening so special. Thanks team.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 10 July 2017

A great menu with interesting choices. Will be back to try some more

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 8 July 2017

Fantastic atmosphere, fun, amazing food, great service. Highly recommended A+++++++

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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food5
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value4

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 6 July 2017

The service and the food were outstanding, thanks for a great dining experience

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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value3

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 5 July 2017

First time going and had an amazing time. Great food, great service and has a fantastic vibe!! Little on the pricier side but worth it, would be a great place to celebrate special occasions or to just treat yourself

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service3
value5

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 20 June 2017

what a fantastic spot. the food was incredible and it was at our table almost within minutes of us ordering our selections.

I found the service slightly off touch a couple of times especially in the beginning I was left wondering when they going to take our drinks order or top up our glasses.

waitress was especially friendly and inviting.

Loved the experiience overalll will be back

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Houston)·Dined on 18 June 2017

Great vibe.... great service and great food.. what more could you want. Definitely go the all you can eat option and try everything. Too much is barely enough!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Cozy
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 17 June 2017

$86 all you can eat is the best value meal on the planet. Brilliant food and service. It lit ladies and gentlemen 🔥🔥🔥

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 16 June 2017

The food was quite nice, most dishes were too cool by the time we got them. Nice room and friendly staff

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 (Canberra)·Dined on 11 June 2017

I love 86, we have been a few times and it never dissapoints

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Great food and drinks and the service was excellent. Only down side was squeezing 5 people on to a table for 4.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 9 June 2017

The food at this restaurant never disappoints. I tried the beef cheek as one of our sharing dishes and have always found it wanting at other venues. It was sensational. Well done again, 86.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Authentic
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food5
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service5
value3

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 5 June 2017

Staff are always a lot of fun while being attentive and knowledgeable. Great menu for groups or a date. Just bring $$$ and order heaps because dish sizes are very much tasting size..

Still my fave spot in Braddon since it opened a few years ago!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 3 June 2017

I really enjoyed my experience at Eightysix. The food was modern and exciting and the drinks were great.
I throughly enjoyed my Espresso martini, it was a new take on the drink and it had the right amount of kick.
The meals were full of flavour and I thought the "All you can eat" deal was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food3
ambience3
service3
value1

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 1 June 2017

nice but overpriced. habanero steak tartare was a highlight.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 30 May 2017

One of the best restaurants in CBR.
We've spent the past three anniversaries having dinner here :)

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 28 May 2017

Brilliant restaurant that we have been too several times. Service and food is excellent and we will continue to use this as a dinner venue :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 15 May 2017

Eightysix never disappoints. The dishes we know and love are always sensational. The new dishes on the menu are also delicious. Not cheap, but always enjoyable - which translates as value for money.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience3
service5
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 1 May 2017

The food was great - really imaginative. The service was excellent but it was very noisy. Hopefully Ainslie will be quieter.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 26 April 2017

Fabulous as always! Was a bit worried the standard might of dropped with the new restaurant opening but it was as good as always.

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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food3
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service2
value3

 
 (Canberra)·Dined on 24 April 2017

86 was quite disappointing this time around. I have gone multiple times and it has always been fun, irreverent, exciting, and engaging.
My visit on monday night was none of those things. Maybe just irreverent, but that's not good by itself.
It seemed to be a bit of work for us to be served by someone and that ended up meaning we didn't get served our drink until we needed to follow up with our waiter.
The food kept some of the 'hits' from 4 years ago and the age is showing. It no-longer was exciting or engaging. Some new meals that capture that energy would be fantastic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 19 April 2017

One of the best meals I've eaten in Canberra
Couldn't believe they served mini hotdogs. Best I've had. Couldn't fault the food.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 18 April 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Authentic, Bar Seating, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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ambience4
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value4

 
·Dined on 13 April 2017

Terrific food and very professional staff. Only flaw was no Pinot glassware and fairly limited wine list in several areas. Would come back for clever creative cooking and top class staff

Tags: Hot Spot
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food5
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 10 April 2017

Outstanding! Look forward to the next time. A warm, friendly atmosphere and superb food experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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food5
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service5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 9 April 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 8 April 2017

An amazing dining experience that pushed the boundaries. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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