It has come to TimmyC’s and my attention that have not been to Eightysix for a full meal, dessert yes, supper yes, but not for a three course dinner and we had to rectify that immediately.We were very impressed with all the timing, the Eightysix restaurant ran like a well oiled machine. Our reservation was for 6 pm, we ordered two courses by 6:08pm, received both entrees by 6:20pm with a nice break in between, mains arrived by 6:40 and we were out the door easily at 7:30pm despite my slow eating and also ordering two desserts.
We booked for the seats at the bar so we could watch the kitchen but towards the end of the night my bum was getting sore.
Duck buns ($8.00 each). I love eating buns like this. The bun itself was steamed well but it wasn’t the fluffiest bun I’ve eaten. It had a little heat to it which really brought out the flavours of the duck and the cooling effects of the cucumber.
El Loco hot dogs ($12.00 each). So it turned out that we paid $24 for some hot dogs. They were okay, nothing spectacular but I loved how the delicately shaved cheese basically melted in your mouth like a snow flake.
Bag salmon with house pickles ($36.00). I’ve never heard of ‘bag salmon’ but it was amazing and incredibly delicate. I’m used to salmon having a distinct taste but this tasted like a ‘white flesh fish’. We really enjoyed the pickled vegetables and the sweet orange segments but I am not a fan of radish.
Ghetto beef with salsa verde ($48.00). The texture of the sear was noticeable in my mouth but the beef was slightly dry having been cut into pieces. Rocket and parmesan always go well together but I feel that there wasn’t anything particularly special about this dish and I was a little disappointed.Those lemon slices were so ridiculously juicy, my mouth is watering right now.Drinks~
Coke ($4.50). Nothing exciting, I just liked how they added the cute straw. TimmyC always insists that coke in a glass bottle tastes better. Dessert~
Banoffee pie ($16.00). The caramel wasn’t overly sweet and almost over powered by the banana. I didn’t particularly like this dessert, I would have preferred one from Dobinsons.They probably intended for the salt to bring out the sweeter flavours but I didn’t really like the pretzels.Cheesecake ($15.00). It is a deconstructed cheesecake and I absolutely love the use of a crunchy granola as the cheesecake ‘base’. I thought the white chocolate snow was a choking hazard if you inhaled too closely. A very unique take on a common dessert.Nothing much to look at but it was a very delicious dessert.What is becoming the ‘norm’ prices in Braddon is becoming ridiculous, there was one time I came here for supper and my friend and I shared a few pieces of fried chicken which ended up being $30. Looking back at the hot dogs, I didn’t expect to be paying so much for 2 tiny hot dogs (I can’t wait for Akiba to open and what it promises to deliver).
The vibe is always cheery at Eightysix, it is amazing to watch the kitchen work and the staff were very friendly, quirky and attentive.
Address: Elouera St, Mode 3 BuildingBraddon, ACT 2612
Phone: 02 6161 8686