eightysix

4.5
347 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Australian
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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
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Phone number
(02) 6161 8686
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Michael Rees
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Private Party Facilities
Cocktail function capacity 70.
Private sit down capacity 50.
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Private Party Contact
Eightysix: (02) 6161 8686
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Neighbourhood
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Parking Details
Street and Parking Lot.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 347 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Amazing dinner. Well taken care of by staff from the point of reservation onwards. Fantastic food

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very nice service, great food and nice to serve the cake that was self bought for desser (no cackage :))

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was great, unfortunately there was a large group next to us that were very loud and appeared drunk. This was a bit frustrating when celebrating my wife's birthday

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Amazing as always!!! Thank you for the great food and fun service!

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5.0Dined on 10 August 2018

86 has a fantastic menu with inventive and extremely well prepared food.

Some other reviews call our small servings but it just isn’t the case. The servings are perfect for you to enjoy some of each dish and not overdo it.

Service staff were excellent: very knowledgable of each dish, friendly and attentive (but not cloying).

We found it very good value for money and enjoyed our experience.

It would be great to have a wind break from the cold if you’re near the door. Either a nib wall or request a seat away from the door?

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4.0Dined on 9 August 2018

Amazing food with good service.
My only criticism is that it was hard to get a waiter to help us when we had no plates on our table.. but they were very busy!

Worth the drive 😍

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3.0Dined on 8 August 2018

Over priced in my view. Food v good but at well over 100 per head very expensive for what we got

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4.0Dined on 8 August 2018

Food is tasty and consistent. Perhaps changing plates between courses as standard would improve the experience. Looking forward to dining again soon.

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3.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Although some of the menu items are delicious, good-quality and well-prepared, punctuating the tasting menu with items like 'Chicken Karaage' (fried chicken) detracted from the overall experience.
It's very loud, my dining partner could barely hear me. Also, they seated us in a corner under a protruding fire hydrant, which wasn't ideal, especially when we had booked. Staff were moderately attentive, but clearly busy. It's fine, I wouldn't avoid it if someone were to suggest it, but I wouldn't choose it if given the option. I am in no hurry to go back.

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5.0Dined on 6 August 2018

Wonderful food- especially the Barramundi
Great desserts
Great cocktails

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1.0Dined on 5 August 2018

We felt that all they wanted to do was feed us quickly and get us out. The portion size of the ragu was less than I would expect an entree, for a main course it was ridiculous. Worst of all when we informed our waiter that we were very disappointed, the manager did not even have the courtesy of talking to us about it.

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Amazing food! AND such great service- Hayley looked after us and was just a joy! Cant recommend enough

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1.0Dined on 4 August 2018

We have been frequenting 86 for a while and the food has always been exceptional, nothing to fault whatsoever there. However we were disgusted to see how much the prices have inflated. If this is the direction of the restaurant, then so be it but it is puzzling how the 'Black Chicken', a staple on the 86 menu and presumably a crowd favourite looking around the restaurant, now only offers one piece of chicken instead of the 2 it has since our first dining experience. Not to mention the $30-$40 pastas that serve you enough food to barely share.

There was a time we raved about this place to all friends and family but the new pricing and portion sizes leave a very bad taste in your mouth. I still recommend you try this place as the food is exceptional but be prepared to pay a LOT.

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

We had the $100 all you can eat. My partner is a big guy and we both rolled out of the restaurant full to the brim. We elected the staff to choose our food and it was a great idea as we tasted allot of food we wouldn’t normally order.
Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Great food and service as always. Love sitting at the counter and the staff are always helpful

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5.0Dined on 26 July 2018

Very nice restaurant. Excellent wine and sensational service.

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Was honestly the best dining experience I’ve had in a long time.

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4.0Dined on 18 July 2018

Amazing food. Great service. My fave restaurant in Canberra!

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5.0Dined on 16 July 2018

What more can we ask for?
We’ve got good food, good service & good wines

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5.0Dined on 15 July 2018

Had the tasting menu and the food was amazing and service was great, would definitely return again.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Amazing food - and the black chicken is especially delicious.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Amazing food, amazing service. Went for a brithday with a few friends the other night and the servers made it really fun and special. I always leave 86 with a great taste in my mouth, literally and figuratively. I recommend it to whoever I can and go there myself whenever I get the chance.

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4.0Dined on 13 July 2018

We got the all you can eat for $100, wish we had larger stomachs so we could have tried everything on the menu. The food was delicious and flavourful as always. Our favourite dish was the beef short rib. The 86 team were friendly and attentive. Cocktails were creative and tasty! We had a wonderful night, thank you.

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3.0Dined on 9 July 2018

The food was amazing. The only thing I would fault would be that 2 of the waitresses were arguing and bickering. It was such a shame to see and was very obvious.

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5.0Dined on 8 July 2018

A brilliant find for us. Well reviewed, and with good reason. Each dish was better than the last and we were very well looked after by Gus and the team. We will be back when we return to Canberra!

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

The duck pancakes and chicken are simply special ....and the cheesecake

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3.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Second visit first time was great seems different staff and or management. Slow service tasting menu took over 3 hours had to wait for the pasta dishes and they were very average. Dessert took half an hour for what was pretty basic fare we were asked twice to order more alcohol in the half hour as we had ran out of wine whilst waiting...ploy?? Kewpie chicken & blackened chicken fantastic. Strawberry shortcake was a joke granola and scoop of a cheesy ice cream/ yoghurt with a couple of cut up strawberries....really very lazy. Wine list ridiculously overpriced can’t get a red under $60 the one we had I wouldn’t pay $20 at dan Murphy’s. Won’t be going back.

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4.0Dined on 5 July 2018

Always an exceptional experience (but one we unfortunately have to tweak our budget for).

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5.0Dined on 2 July 2018

The menu was varied and interesting. Every dish we chose was delicious and we wished we had more people to try more. Service very good and all together a great night.

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2018

Twas lit af, owner was dope, best tortellini EveR 10/10 bamboozled would recommend

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2018

Delicious food and great service. We did all you can eat and it was amazing. Highly recommend this option.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

We have been here a few times for dinner and it’s always been excellent an service and food !

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5.0Dined on 28 June 2018

Amazing from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Staff were friendly and the food was out of this world

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4.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Overall, an enjoyable experience. Great ambience, good food - am glad they have added more new things to the menu.

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4.0Dined on 25 June 2018

Degustation was too voluminous. It was a shame to waste so much food. The black crusted chicken was not as good as I remember it. The cheesecake desert was delicious. Staff friendly and attentive.

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4.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Great food every dish was delicious. Staff were friendly and service great.

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5.0Dined on 21 June 2018

This is my favourite restaurant in Canberra. The food is wonderfully balanced and the service is warm and professional.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Hands down the best food in Canberra! Amazing ambience and incredible service. You will definitely see us there again soon!!

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

86 is one of my favorite places to eat in Canberra.
The food is delicious, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is exquisite.

Bar seating is by far the best in the house.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Excellent service, fantastic food.
We selected banquet option, which was superb

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