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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
This place never disappoints! Being a Friday night it was very busy, but the service or food was not compromised. The kitchen was able to get food out quickly and the floor staff made sure our every need was met.
A little on the pricey side, but worth the money as every dish is delicious. I swear they have an Italian Nona hiding out the back making their pasta dishes.
I can’t wait for another excuse to dine out here. 😍🍴🍹
Consistently good food and service! We are lucky enough to live in Braddon and have an abundance of great places to eat on our doorstep. Eighty Six is a treat. There are some really exceptional dishes on the menu and I always try to leave room for dessert too.
I also love that it still has a fairly casual vibe so it’s eady to go out when you’re feeling low fuss.
We've been to eightysix on many occasions and have enjoyed the food, ambience and conviviality each time. My only criticism of previous visits has been the level of noise - difficult to manage, however, given hard floors and surfaces. This occasion was to catch up with friends not seen for a while and it was terrific. Because it was a warm(ish) night, we opted to sit outside. This was great as we had all the "normal" enjoyment, without the noise. We were incredibly well looked after and I couldn't fault the night! Thanks!
I recently dined here with a friend - we came for the food having heard great things and we were not disappointed. The dishes are served as small share plates and we opted for the $86 all you can eat offering. We did end up ordering one too many dishes but still squeezed in dessert! The stand outs were the cured kangaroo and the duck bun with hoisin, but all the dishes we chose were great. Only ones that failed, but only slightly, were the buttermilk coleslaw (very wet and unappealing although the taste was OK) and the caramel popcorn sundae (the caramel was quite hard and thick and hard to eat). The frozen margarita was a perfect cleansing end to the meal. Everything was beautifully presented and served on different serving dishes. The staff were courteous and attentive. It is a small restaurant with not much decor and it is noisy - I was glad we were next to the window. But you come here for the food not the ambiance!
Where to begin... we booked a table tonight at our new favourite Canberra haunt 86. We had been before and were blown away by not only only the food but the service. Tonight was something else. With the marriage equality vote being returned, the streets were flooded with people, this restaurant was packed to capacity, absolutely every table was filled, we sat at the bar - this, was definitely the place to be! The casual observer could not help notice the immense pressure the entire staff were under, dealing with the amount of customers you would expect on 3 busy Friday nights, let alone a Wednesday. As the list of tickets grew longer the staff energised and delivered a transcendent experience, it was truly wonderful to behold. The orders kept stacking as a jovial sous chef chirped “service please” every few minutes and the orders were whisked away by the attentive waitstaff. What an undertaking, having an open kitchen for all your diners to see and hear, meanwhile, what was the head chef doing? Preparing multiple orders while engaging in friendly banter with his diners. Having grown up in this industry I could not help but be filled with an overwhelming sense of pride for what this team achieved. Pure autonomy! Waitstaff and chefs alike getting the job done, all the while with a smile on their face, knowing full well they will all be back tomorrow for a gruelling mise en place, given the fact that they will almost certainly run out of food tonight. I would go into detail about the perfectly balanced beetroot and chèvre risotto or the obscenely generous lamb shoulder helping, I might even mention the delicious Pinot noir paired with our meal tonight, but the food speaks for itself. What was truly beautiful to behold tonight was good old fashioned customer service under immense pressure. An absolute first class dining experience. All the staff should be incredibly proud. Can’t wait to return
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.
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