The staff were fantastic, fun and very welcoming and food was excellent with plenty of choice
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.
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.
Good was great, menu is amazing.
Will be back to try the rest
Lovely atmosphere, amazing service, friendly and professional staff
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.
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.
Best food we had in Canberra, hands down - had the tasting menu - accommodating with dietary requirements, great drinks list. Amazing desserts!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Amazing food and service as usual- hands down our fave restaurant in Canberra! Thanks Gus and crew... love your work guys 👌👌👌
Food was amazing, it came out quickly and the staff are charming. Will definitely return
Great food, great meal, great service. I’ll be back.
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.
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!
Absolutely fabulous, the wonderful staff make a great night extraordinary
Very accommodating for all our needs. The food was finger licking good. I went home dreaming about the pumpkin tortellini!
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.
Quality of food not as good as it used to be unfortunately.
great food and experience, will definitely come back.
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.
So so nice food was amazing and service excellent highly recommend for breakfast
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.
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.
Exceptional food and very accommodating for vegans. Vegan tasting menu was great value for $46.
Wonderful food, excellent service & OMG drinks!!! Definitely will be returning!!!
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.
Amazing food and atmosphere.
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.
Great service! An interesting dining experience with well constructed food.
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.
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 .
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.
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!
Fantastic food, feed me is a must have.
Wonderful service by Gus. Will always come back