eightysix

4.5
440 reviews
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$41 to $100
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  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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What 440 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.2
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4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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.

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D
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, attentive but not overbearing service.

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JC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Quite expensive meal but quality and service do not match for the price. Good for trying it once

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AC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was great only heirloom tomato dish was really small. Staff are great.

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MH
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good service and great food as usual. Prawn tagliatelle and blue cheese figs are great additions to the menu.

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NR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

4th time here and always a great experience. The food is worth every cent and the atmosphere is always a good one. Definitely recommend.

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PN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

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.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in Canberra. Food flavour combinations are exceptional.

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VM
5 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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RF
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food but very small portions for the price. Way expensive for the size of the meal. Awesome enthusiastic smiling staff.

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P
7 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Tasting menu is great!! Good wines, very friendly staff!

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r
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

The service was good and the food nice. Chicken very nice. But it was soooo noisy.

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H
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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IM
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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L
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

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.

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L
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

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.

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HG
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening because of amazing food, the host was good fun and very welcoming. Would highly recommend

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CF
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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TM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service and food was amazing. A little pricey and noisey but great quality food and the staff were very accommodating. Will definitely visit again

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LL
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Thank you for looking after us and accommodating our requirements.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Brilliant meal, fantastic tasting menu that kept coming!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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LA
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous food and great drinks. Each time we go to Canberra we try to eat there. Best food we have eaten in ages.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Disappointing meal. Service varied between indifferent, slack and generally less than welcoming. Food was somewhere between okay and pleasant. Didn't stay for dessert.

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h
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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T
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!
Tiffany

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JZ
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A young and enthusiastic team delivers exceptional food. May be the best restaurant in Canberra right now.

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B
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great night with great service, disappointed to have been seated at the bar as we booked for counter, seats were s little uncomfortable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dining for all occasions!

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TF
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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SS
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was to die for and the service was faultless. We will definitely be back.

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AM
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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TC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service! The taster menu is amazing, great value for money!

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AH
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food. Wonderful service. Very accommodating of dietary requests

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JB
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always 86 was amazing.
Staff were lovely, food was delightful, I cannot rate 86 highly enough.

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f
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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