eightysix

4.5
486 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
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  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
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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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Parking Details
Street and Parking Lot.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6
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NH
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My now favourite restaurant in Canberra after my third visit. My husband and I chose the all you can eat option. There was nothing that left us wanting. My favourites were the pasta dishes, fried chicken, beef fillet and of course the banofee pie.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

86 has previously always delivered amazing food and a fantastic experience. However, we ordered the tasting menu and felt it was not good value for money. We left still hungry as the food we were served was suited for one person not two. It was definitely not worth $75 each. The highlight was the dessert, as we received individual servings. We will only go back for the dessert menu, not for a main meal.

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PD
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Good was great, menu is amazing.
Will be back to try the rest

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KS
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

AmaZing food and service! The lighting needs to be improved though. I understand the dim lights but in some areas they are too dim to even read the menu.

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BD
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food was faultless but portion sizes were a little small and prices were a little on the steep side. Also the service could’ve been a little more attentive.

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M
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Best food we had in Canberra, hands down - had the tasting menu - accommodating with dietary requirements, great drinks list. Amazing desserts!

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TN
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing brunch at eightysix. The food was phenomenal and one of the best hollandise sauce on the Eggs Benedict :). I would definitely recommend trying the brunch.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful friendly staff, over and above general service. Food was served in timely manner and was delicious. We went for weekend brunch and were not disappointed with the menu. My husband asked for something usually on evening menu and the waiter wrote it down, much to his delight it arrived. We will definitely be back next time we are in Canberra.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The size of the dishes were to small for a share plate experience. The plates were over priced and the dishes we ordered were not delivered to the table. The waiters seemed to be more interested in promoting their social media pages, then serving the customers. Over priced and poor service. Would not recommend.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is amazing! We sat outside and had a wonderful table. We ate 3 dishes being tartare, cod and beef...the food was to die for. Service and timing was spot on. Would go back every day of the week.

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EC
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner here, busy Friday night and had a great atmosphere. We had a few dietary requirements between us so didn’t do the tasting menu, but everything we picked was delicious. Good options for vegetarian, gf and df. Highlight would have to be the wine list, we started with a local Pinot Gris and moved on to a Temprenillo from Spain, both were amazing and can’t wait to go back for more!

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L
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

My brother and I took the Tasting Plate option. The food was awesome: the kitchen should be highly commended for their inventive cooking and lovely presentation. I would recommend the tasting option to anyone who’s after a good feed. The ambience of the restaurant was nice, too, though the food came out far too quickly and we felt like we were being rushed through our meal, and the contents of the dish were mumbled as opposed to explained. The staff also kept turning the air conditioner on and off, which was permissible once or twice, though was a bit strange after that. Big shoutout to Adelaide, who looked after us all night and ensured we had a lovely time.

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LN
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service as usual- hands down our fave restaurant in Canberra! Thanks Gus and crew... love your work guys 👌👌👌

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NC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, it came out quickly and the staff are charming. Will definitely return

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KP
Singapore
6 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, great meal, great service. I’ll be back.

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ED
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and great cocktails made for a great night!! We had the tasting menu and the servings were very generous for the amount. 86 did not disappoint.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My partner and I took mum mum and dad to 86 for their wedding anniversary. They are over here on holidays from the UK. We live in Sydney and had to make the trip to our fave Resturant! Loved it! Was amazing!

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DF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous, the wonderful staff make a great night extraordinary

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very accommodating for all our needs. The food was finger licking good. I went home dreaming about the pumpkin tortellini!

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SF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a fabulous place! I was dining solo. They gave me half portions so that I could try more of the menu and they made me feel welcome. Loved the food and the cocktails were outstanding.

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S
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quality of food not as good as it used to be unfortunately.

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DI
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food and experience, will definitely come back.

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OT
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great brunch.

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LA
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was exceptional, couldn’t fault any of the dishes we had from the Tasting menu, we were able to swap a dish which was great. The service was amazing, our host went above and beyond. Yes the restaurant is noisy but it didn’t ruin or alter our dining experience. Highly recommend.

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M
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So so nice food was amazing and service excellent highly recommend for breakfast

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I found the food was breathtaking and the team was lead by a very friendly manager who just knew how we wanted to be treated. If you looking a place to eat and the food will blow your mind and know your going to be fed well and treated like a king or queen look no future... Thank you for the amazing night.

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KG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Food was fine but the service was really inattentive. Did the tasting menu with my husband, he had pescatarian and I had standard. Every time a waiter brought a dish they gave him my food, and me his food. The first time it's fine, but by the 4th dish this pretty inoffensive act became pretty annoying. Was asked by three different waiters if we were ready for dessert before it was brought out. clearly no communication between wait staff. had to ask a few times for a new napkin. When food arrived, noone explained what the dish was or if it was to share, we had to ask each time. For a meal that cost us $180.00, I was not impressed with the service and wouldn't go back. Food was fine, but not outstanding and I didn't feel like it was value for money.

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K
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Exceptional food and very accommodating for vegans. Vegan tasting menu was great value for $46.

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KC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food, excellent service & OMG drinks!!! Definitely will be returning!!!

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JW
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As per usual, eightysix was outstanding. The service was tremendous; a good mixture of attentiveness and friendliness towards us. The food was delicious (Duck Buns for the win), and was quick to get to our table. Can't fault anything.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

The food is very over priced for what you get we ordered the kangaroo and beef filet and we got 5 tiny slices of meet with some garnishes. We left feeling hungry. Would not recommend.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! An interesting dining experience with well constructed food.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

We had high expectations but left disappointed. The service varied from minimalist to over bearing casual. We chose the tasting menu by three however it was apparent, by the tables of two near us, that the portion sizes were the same as for two. When the waiter was advised that a course was small in comparison, he casually said "it was tasting menu" like it didn't really matter how consistent each course was.
Prawn crackers w tartare - cheap, not exotic at all & poorly matched. Chicken Maryland W coleslaw - cheap.
Compared to restaurants in that price point very poor value from money.
Thanks for the opportunity.

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AN
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

We still love the restaurant but Saturday night was off a bit .
It was packed which is great for business but for a quiet date with my wife not so much.
The food was good as always but there was no wow factor this time :( there is usually at least 1-2 dishes that leave us wanting to come back again and again . There was also a good break in service where nothing came out for some time ( planned or not ) I’m not sure , and the dishes when they came were 2 at the same time , not a steady flow like usual .
We will be back again but maybe not till the later half of the year .

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RC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything we ordered was sendational, but the dish that really stood out was the pumpkin tortellini with burnt butter sauce. WOW!!!!! Will be back for that baby.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere that had all patrons and staff totally relaxed and full of laughs. Service very personalized even though every seat in the restaurant was taken. The meals were perfect, hot and so fresh and tasty. A winning dinner in every sense.
Don’t think twice, just book and have an awesome night!

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C
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, feed me is a must have.
Wonderful service by Gus. Will always come back

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing food

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JA
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was one of the best meals my family and I have had for a long time. We could not fault any of the dishes we chose. The service we received also matched the food that was served to us. The wine that was recommended to us by the owner was also spot on. Next time we are in Canberra, we know where we will be visiting again.
* cured kangaroo, pickled cherries, creme fraiche was one of the best dishes I have ever had.

The wines recommended were also amazing. It was great to get to try wines so good

*2017 Ravensworth Seven Months Pinot Gris-Riesling-Gewurztraminer, Canberra District and
*2015 Cos 'Cerasuolo' Nero D'Avola-Frappato, Sicily, Italy

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