Healthy Eating

We're championing fresh food that packs a flavour punch, from salads and vegetable-packed bowls to grains and light desserts.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller for your chance to win a $20,000 Flight Centre gift card! Offer ends 24 May 2017.

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Eightysix
Modern Australian
  • Mode 3 Building,
    Cnr Elouera & Lonsdale Sts,
    Braddon,
    Canberra, ACT
  • (02) 6161 8686,
    www.eightysix.com.au
  • Lunch Fri noon-3pm, Dinner daily 6pm-10pm

Eightysix
-35.273244,149.13269

If you like to be able to hear yourself drink, Eightysix isn't the restaurant for you. But if you like your dining with a side of electricity and an extra helping  of buzz, few other restaurants in the capital can match it. The menu is eclectic - light on truly groundbreaking ideas, perhaps, but strong on execution - so you'll be using prawn crackers to scoop up steak tartare,  given a fruity spiciness with habanero peppers, in one course, savouring the lightness of lemon ricotta gnocchi, golden from the pan and tossed  with asparagus tips and goat's cheese the next. Main courses are hefty: beefy cheeks braised in master stock with a mostly successful East-West  accompaniment of pear and fennel, for instance, or blackened chicken with  a mass of buttermilk slaw. The dial is turned firmly to hip as far as the wine list, service and décor are concerned, but adding charm and substance to what might otherwise be an exercise in style is where Eightysix shines.  


You might also like:

Albert Street Food & Wine

Philippa Sibley may have left the building, but Albert St F...

Aravina Estate

The family-friendly nature of Aravina explains the terracot...

At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $24-$26

    M $34-$42

    D $16

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

MOST VIEWED IN OUR RESTAURANT GUIDE

10 William Street

Sydney, NSW
What a difference a year makes. After a variety of guest-chef talent passed through it, t...

Attica

Melbourne, VIC
One of Ben Shewry's great strengths is his ability to transform the potentially hokey int...

1889 Enoteca

Brisbane, QLD
There's no better place in Brisbane to enjoy regional classics and seek out exciting, low...

Amaru

VIC
Amaru is dressed to impress. A one-time shopfront turned into an intimate 34-seat restaur...

A Tavola

Sydney, NSW
Sydney is spoilt for choice when it comes to Italian food and, while A Tavola doesn't hav...

Akachochin

Melbourne, VIC
Unlike the tumbleweed territory of Docklands, there's a sunny atmosphere at the CBD-fring...

Da Noi

Melbourne, VIC
First-timers should know a couple of things about Da Noi. First, there's no menu. Second,...

Momofuku Seiobo

Sydney, NSW
The food of Barbados figures minimally in the history of Australian fine-dining. Or at le...
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×