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Corner of Eloura & Lonsdale Street, Mode 3 Building, Braddon, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6161 8686
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“caramel popcorn” (39 reviews)
“duck buns” (37 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (27 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Corner of Eloura & Lonsdale Street, Mode 3 Building, Braddon, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went there after searching frantically for an available dinner place on a Monday night No regrets Food was good, based on recommendations from the wait staff Even the wine recommended cannot be faulted Special commendation goes to Kaylee, who went all the way to assist...More

Thank MrTembusu
Reviewed yesterday

The best way to sample eightysix is to sample it. Go all you can eat, and order a bit of everything. This is not a place to do the standard three courses, and the serving sizes are not geared towards it either. Explore the menu,...More

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a casual business meal with great service, wonderful food and good local wine. What a gem in an emerging part of Canberra.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, the service staff here are nice and friendly and personable. Where this place falls down is in its food. It is far too expensive and the ridiculous small portion sizes left us feeling unsatisfied at the end of the night.Combine this with...More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to eighty six for a meal on a Friday night. The food was beautiful, we had the ghetto steak, the carrot salad (which was impeccable) and caramel popcorn dessert. The staff were so beautiful and so lovely! Can’t flaw it. Would definitely recommend

Thank 144foodlover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our evening at eighty-six. Fabulous food from a large, interesting modern menu. Dishes are designed to share so even with just 2 of us we were able to try 6 different things, highlights being tom yum prawns, salt and vinegar potato scallops,...More

Thank Emma7340
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The shared plates are great with enough of a selection to satisfy almost everyone without being overwhelming. The food was delicious with our favourite being the Tortellini. Service was great despite the restaurant being full, Adelaide look after us well, and nothing was too much...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

This quirky restaurant in Canberra always delivers quality food within a relaxed shared platters. For groups of 6 or more you can opt for a fixed price per head or pay for what you order. The staff will calculate the amount owing and will charge...More

Thank kaye w
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Went there to celebrate birthday with family and ordered 5 entrees and 5 mains. Service was descent, menu slightly pretentious and taste reasonable, but not the best. Presentation was however poor, just dumped on simple plates or in a bowl and portion size was appallingly...More

Thank 72Eddy
Reviewed 5 May 2018

The atmosphere and customer service was superb but the menu was confusing with its details and for the price we paid for 3 mains and what we actually received on plate was not worth the price. We ordered two pasta dishes and the black chicken...More

Thank Canadianabroad2014
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15 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Stac_aka-PoppyD | Reviewed this property |
Depends where you sit. Just ask for the quietest location when you book. It can be quite noisy in the middle, but not as bad as other smaller, more packed places.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Eloura & Lonsdale Street, Mode 3 Building, Braddon, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6161 8686
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