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Modern Australian
  • Mode 3 Building,
    Cnr Elouera & Lonsdale Sts,
    Canberra, ACT
  • (02) 6161 8686,
  • Lunch Tue-Sun noon-2.30pm

    Dinner daily 6pm-10.30pm


According to the would-be hipsters that frequent this place, Eightysix is killing it. Yes, it's noisy, plates arrive randomly, there's plenty of bro-hugging and maybe nanna wouldn't approve of the language. But it's a rollicking good time - the fun-loving floor staff know it, as do the locals who graze their way through a bunch of shared dishes. For chicken lovers, it's a toss-up - super-crisp, yet juicy, fried chicken with sriracha sauce and Kewpie mayonnaise or the largest Maryland going, charred and served with a buttermilk slaw full of tang and crunch. "Ghetto beef" also moves fast - it's plated as juicy, rare portions, surrounded by streaks of fresh salsa verde. The drinks list is punchy and full of off-beat options. Dishes are scratched (or eighty-sixed) from a blackboard menu spanning the contemporary space as they run out - so move quickly if you want to secure a stunning caramel popcorn sundae.

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At a glance

  • Price:
  • E $24-$27

    M $28-$38

    D $14-$18

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Gus Armstrong



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