Michael Rees has compiled a cutting-edge menu that suits both a traditional three-course dinner and a tapas-style meal shared by a group. Eightysix is located at the buzzing northern fringe of Canberra’s Civic. Hugging the open kitchen, which is alive with the clatter of pans, bar stools capture the ringside action. You can also opt for regular tables, banquettes and outdoor street-side dining.
The contemporary menu takes its inspiration from a variety of different cuisines, from Chinese to Italian. Duck bun with hoisin and cucumber features tasty shredded duck meat and sweet sauce in a soft steamed Chinese bao, while the organic hot dog sings with gorgeous pico de gallo and a topping of microplaned cheese snow. Fried chicken pieces come in a bowl, with sides of Kewpie mayonnaise and sriracha. Simply adorn the crispy chicken with as much creaminess and spiciness as you desire.
PSST! The frozen margarita dessert is a tingling boozy treat to top off your meal.