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room81

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French, Fusion, Australian, Wine Bar
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81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
+61 7 5592 2250
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Description: Overlooking the porte cochere of the hotel is the multi-award winning...
Overlooking the porte cochere of the hotel is the multi-award winning room81. Offering a modern, fresh and innovative menu with an engaging service style designed to stimulate an interactive dining experience. room81 offers indoor seating overlooking the open kitchen or alfresco dining on the deck as well as intimate lounge seating in the cocktail bar. room81 bar offers an extravagant award-winning wine list, a selection of local and international beers and a creative menu of inspiring cocktails. Open Tuesday to Saturday Cocktail bar from 4pm till late Dinner from 6pm Bookings highly recommended
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  • 66
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My culinary highlight of the decade so far…

Room 81 was better than the Lake House and better than Stillwater, two of my favourite restaurants. My wife and I dined on a Thursday night and ordered the eight-course (plus amuse) degustation menu and we could not fault a single part of our 4½-hour dining indulgence. What a “magnifique... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Bar scene
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English first
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The food was good, very pleasant atmosphere but feel it was a bit over priced for what you got and just a bit bland taste wise, but in saying this we had the gustation 8 course so next time would try the main menu. The desert was fabulous and so were the martinis. Thanks and well done.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Room 81 was better than the Lake House and better than Stillwater, two of my favourite restaurants. My wife and I dined on a Thursday night and ordered the eight-course (plus amuse) degustation menu and we could not fault a single part of our 4½-hour dining indulgence. What a “magnifique” experience! Each course was perfectly portioned, and offered a range... More 

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Lennox Head, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is only a small restaurant immediately adjacent to the bar and consequently prone to be noisy. Unfortunately on the night we visited, there was a very noisy private function on in the bar area and the noise level was not helped by speeches being made on a PA system. At least staff had the common sense to ask for... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Being a local I hadn't been to Room 81 in sometime. I have to say the food was no short of outstanding & some very cool "twists" to some classic dishes. Really young Chef who is doing an amazing job. Will be back again as it was a superb evening from the food to the service!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had an amazing dining experience. The chef was very accommodating and flexible and catered for me to have a vegetarian degustation menu, which was not part of the set menu. Loved it. The detail and presentation of each course was unbelievable. My partner was equally delighted with his carnivorous degustation. Staff lovely and friendly. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

From the moment we arrived at this cosy intimate restaurant we were ushered into a world of total luxury and pure unadulterated indulgence ... Much like the Sofitel hotel where this little gem is located . Lillian even brought an extra chair for my tiny Louis Vuitton evening bag ! It's the little things that add up to the sublime... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Service was exquisite, attention to detail and delivery and presentation of each course was exceptional. The desserts were like something I have never seen before! Alice in Wonderland brilliant. Busy but not rushed! Batman was bringing exotic cocktails - smoking, fiery - each one I saw my waitress Lillian filled me in on the detail. Will definitely be back -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing experience, wait staff outstanding, food outof this world, detail in presentation, flavour, exceptional Certainly look forward to returning This is fine dining plus 😉

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We are spontaneous diners so did not book. We waited 30 mins for a table whilst having a drink at bar. As we had a late lunch, we chose to order off entrée menu and sampled many of their small plates. The oysters were freshly shucked and proved to be a delightful entrée along with the salmon an beef both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There are no words that can describe this perfect restaurant. My friend and I went for the 10 course degustation... And it was phenomenal. Just do it. It's the best food I've ever eaten. Kudos!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Broadbeach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5592 2250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 36
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Fusion, Australian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Overlooking the porte cochere of the hotel is the multi-award winning room81. Offering a modern, fresh and innovative menu with an engaging service style designed to stimulate an interactive dining experience. room81 offers indoor seating overlooking the open kitchen or alfresco dining on the deck as well as intimate lounge seating in the cocktail bar. room81 bar offers an extravagant award-winning wine list, a selection of local and international beers and a creative menu of inspiring cocktails. Open Tuesday to Saturday Cocktail bar from 4pm till late Dinner from 6pm Bookings highly recommended

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