eightysix

4.5
415 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Share food to a hip hop soundtrack.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Australian
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Hours of Operation
Dinner
Tue–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 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 415 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LA
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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CH
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Alway have an amazing time I really enjoy taking my interstate friends!

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AA
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing food and service.
everything was delicious including the drinks from the bar!!
we will defiantly be back! and highly recommend

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IK
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, but the service is what really made it a truly memorable night.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food is excellent, we could both have had anything on the menu. Service is also very good: attentive, helpful and professional without being obtrusive (or, worse, intrusive).

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S
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of may top favourite restaurants in Canberra. The food is top quality, sensational and delicious, the service is fantastic and the staff create an overall fun environment.

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WO
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service and vibrant atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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AO
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

One of my favourite places ... hadnt been for some time and it didn’t disappoint. Only gripe was the service felt a bit rushed ... I know there is a 2 hour table limited, but you need to find the balance.

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HM
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Interesting and superb food - we had the tasting menu - excellent and a lot of food!

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RC
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Definitely returning. Great service with great humour. Easy place ti get to and friendly.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always outstanding food and service! You must eat the ragu and banoffee

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MW
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Beautiful location, with awesome service. Thank you!

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AC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The varied cuisine was great and reasonably creative, but quite spicy for numerous dishes on the tasting menu. The dessert was a little lackluster for mine but I would go back

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SW
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, amazing food, supberb service, great wine. Love this neighbourhood gem!

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T
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Whole experience was amazing as usual thanks for a great evening

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HZ
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous food, tried the tasting menu and each dish was a masterpiece! Very friendly staff and efficient service. The wine may be bit pricey but overall a great, great experience and I will definitely be back!

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s
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very enjoyable tasting experience. The tortellini was amazing.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in Canberra. The food was flawless.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Seating a bit tight. Too loud. Excellent food. Last dish took a long time compared to others.

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V
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our all time favorite restaurants in Canberra, and we have been there many times. Super friendly staff and awesome vibes, highly recommend to people enjoy asian fusion food. We recently had the tasting menu, and the portion was pretty genorous, and we were so satisfied afterwards.

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S
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Small area , they really pack them in & it is so noisy so don’t expect a nice quiet meal with a friend. Service was good, not a big selection of drinks though & meals were average but expensive. Place is a bit overrated

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EO
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

The food tasted great, with the exception of fried chicken, which was just average. However, it was very loud and my partner and I could barely hear each other. Value for money was also lacking - what was described as share plates and priced accordingly, in reality came to the table as tiny portions barely large enough for one person. Perhaps, the tasting menu would have been a better choice. Service was ok.

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KG
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a lovely time thank you!! We don't go out that often as enjoy cooking at home, and its great when you get food to try and you don't cook at home!! We will be back Kim

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TI
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall great meal/service/ambience/wine list. Worth every a visit.

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A
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just fantastic venue and amazing staff. This place is a definite for great good and setvice

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EK
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service is always consistent. We have never been disappointed or left hungry.

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