Food was delicious and creative. Our waiter was a nice guy and helpful, but the service was a bit slow. Not too much of a problem when the atmosphere and food is so good, just had to flag someone down one too many times.
Great food, attentive but not overbearing service.
Quite expensive meal but quality and service do not match for the price. Good for trying it once
The food was great only heirloom tomato dish was really small. Staff are great.
Good service and great food as usual. Prawn tagliatelle and blue cheese figs are great additions to the menu.
4th time here and always a great experience. The food is worth every cent and the atmosphere is always a good one. Definitely recommend.
Great wait staff. Shame about the food. Used to love this place & the food. Have now had 3 very poor meals there. Tiny tiny overpriced servings of lacklustre share plates, had to forage to find 3 minuscule pieces of pork in one dish
The biggest disappointment was the lamb. Generous piece of slow cooked lamb used to come on a board to share. At $45, we got a one person serve of lamb, in a small dish, floating in heavily over salted mash. Won’t be back sadly.
We were overcharged for meal because waiter couldnt find the correct button... he said "i hope that's ok" when we noticed then he kept the bill at higher amount. charged twice for dessert. Unpleasant finish to an otherwise lovely meal.
Best restaurant in Canberra. Food flavour combinations are exceptional.
We opted for the tasting menu and it really was spectacular value for money. The food portions are generous and the fried chicken and blackened chicken in particular were standout dishes.
Lovely food but very small portions for the price. Way expensive for the size of the meal. Awesome enthusiastic smiling staff.
Tasting menu is great!! Good wines, very friendly staff!
The service was good and the food nice. Chicken very nice. But it was soooo noisy.
One of Canberra's best. Ticks all the boxes for keen foodies or just a great time. In particular the staff have a wonderful relaxed approach even with a full house. Consistently great food delivered by enthusiastic and well supported staff.
86 is a great restaurant.
The only feedback I have is that the menu often changes (think it’s seasonal) and the last few seasonal menus have been very daring with flavours, herbs/spices, etc to the point it feels like there is way too much going on in the plate and it’s overwhelming on the palette.
For example: cauliflower is saturated in cumin and random spices to the point it tastes like your eating herb packets.
The pumpkin tortellini beautiful and cooked to perfection but saturated with sweet flavours when pumpkin is already so sweet! Tastes like your eating cake.
Having said this, we are very simple eaters and this palette may appeal to many but we are not used to it!
—- The banoffie pie is hands down the best desert in Canberra! Must have!
I rather disappointed with the food delivered on Thu 3 Jan. We ordered 5 dishes but only blue cheese waldorf salad makes sense. Pork belly dish is kinda hard to understand as components don’t go with each other. Fried chicken batter is salty. Duck bun (at $10 each) only find a little meat. Prawn pasta is overcooked, both prawn and pasta, too much butter and garlic ... the portion is a complete joke and we asked waiter if that was the entree size but turned out medium so kinda meh. We expected lots as we were looking for good comfort food but left with disappointment.
Great food, the pumpkin tortellini blew my mind but the serving portions were on the small side - not enough for my father, we had to order two extra dishes so he was satisfied.
The tasting menu was no different than the normal menu and the portion sizes where the same as well. We cancelled dessert because the portions where to large, we didnt finish the mains for the same reason. The food came out too quickly and felt rushed.
Had I wanted deep fried chicken and chilli sauce I could have done takeaway from KFC.
Eightysix is one of my very favourite restaurants in Canberra and it's not ever let me down! Don't know how you hire staff, but they're always lovely and very much focused on customers having a good time. They're very knowledgeable about what's on and what's good and they're also very personable. As for the food ... well ... it's scrumptious. Thanks so much!
Great evening because of amazing food, the host was good fun and very welcoming. Would highly recommend
If you are looking for a great meal and really good food, stop searching, 86 is what you need.
Great work guys!! Keep on Rocking!
Service and food was amazing. A little pricey and noisey but great quality food and the staff were very accommodating. Will definitely visit again
Thank you for looking after us and accommodating our requirements.
Brilliant meal, fantastic tasting menu that kept coming!
MY HUSBAND AND I GO TO 86 EVERY YEAR ON OUR ANNIVERSARY. THE FOOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN GREAT. GOOD SERVICE TOO. WILL DEFINITELY RECOMMEND TO FAMILY AN FRIENDS.
Fabulous food and great drinks. Each time we go to Canberra we try to eat there. Best food we have eaten in ages.
Disappointing meal. Service varied between indifferent, slack and generally less than welcoming. Food was somewhere between okay and pleasant. Didn't stay for dessert.
The atmosphere was fun , service impeccable , the tasting menu was filling and tasted Devine ,wine was lovely , staff were helpful and friendly . We thoroughly enjoyed our meals
This restaurant is an something you cannot put into words. Everything is so well organised the word is next level amazing. I love all food, I don’t even eat chicken I loved it!!! Have not experienced anything like this, I’ve been three time and every time has been spectacular.
I praised the team and chefs for the hard work and very experienced team. Excellent food!
I’m a picky food critic, best in the nation for my tasting.
So thank you!
A young and enthusiastic team delivers exceptional food. May be the best restaurant in Canberra right now.
It’s the second time to 86 and both times we’ve sat at the bar which I love. The kitchen are well oiled and the staff are very friendly and slick. The foods excellent and fresh, full of punch.
Great night with great service, disappointed to have been seated at the bar as we booked for counter, seats were s little uncomfortable.
Great dining for all occasions!
We had the tasting menu which was absolutely devine.
Food was timed well, no sooner had we finished on course, the next was in the table.
The wait staff were very attentive, regularly filling up table water and checking on us.
Next time, I will probably just get a couple of dishes to share as the tasting menu was a little too much to finish
The food was to die for and the service was faultless. We will definitely be back.
Another good night at 86, but, it's not a place for the hard of hearing. Good food and drink selection and it's the first place that I've seen that identifies 'pregnancy friendly' meal choices.
Great food, great service! The taster menu is amazing, great value for money!
Amazing food. Wonderful service. Very accommodating of dietary requests
As always 86 was amazing.
Staff were lovely, food was delightful, I cannot rate 86 highly enough.
Really nice evening - the place has great service and a lovely vibe. We were just a bit underwhelmed by the food at the price being charged. Deserts were great but none of the dishes in the mains had us going 'wow!' When the food bill was $150 for 2 (plus a $90 bottle of wine) we felt like we might have done better elsewhere. Even though what we had was certainly good it was not amazing food. It was a special 'Asian pop-up' and we had the vegetarian choices so maybe that is not their forte. We definitely know where to get better Asian vegetarian food at 1/3 of this price.