Modern Australian
  • Mode 3 Building,
    Cnr Elouera & Lonsdale Sts,
    Canberra, ACT
  • (02) 6161 8686,
  • Lunch Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner daily 6pm-10pm


An L-shaped dining space framing an open kitchen, unclothed tables, blackboard menus, waggish on-the ball staff - Eightysix comprises all the standard ingredients of a hip inner-city diner. But add a sense of adventure that inspires the well-executed food and European-leaning wine list, and it stands out well above the rest. It's fun and it's loud. The flavours are assertive and the servings generous. Everything shouts, including the customers. A share plate-driven, pick-and-mix approach produces bold combinations, such as spiced cauliflower, goat curd and dates, and "ghetto" beef with salsa verde. Top and tail with puffy, chilli-infused fish buns, and a summery passionfruit Eton mess that comes with the refreshing crunch of granita. If you're coveting what's heading for a nearby table - black chicken with buttermilk slaw, perhaps, or a comforting bowl of mashed spuds and gravy? - that's surely a good reason for another noisy visit.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $6-$18

    M $24-$45

    D $16-$17

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Michael Rees


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