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Room 81

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
French, Australian, Fusion, Wine Bar
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81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218, Australia
+61 7 5592 2250
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Overlooking the Porte Cochere of the Sofitel Luxury Hotel is the...
Overlooking the Porte Cochere of the Sofitel Luxury Hotel is the multi-award winning Room81. Offering a modern, fresh and innovative share style 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. The design-conscious hotel has created a unique place to feel the pulse of sophisticated Broadbeach. 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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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Saturday cocktails

Great atmosphere and just oozed of class and sophistication. Had drinks and cocktails for a Saturday nightout. And will definitely be coming back to dine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Faridah E
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Gold Coast, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Gold Coast, Australia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere and just oozed of class and sophistication. Had drinks and cocktails for a Saturday nightout. And will definitely be coming back to dine.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went there for a romantic dinner for my birthday. The food was French-themed and outstanding. The complimentary bread was a nice touch. The service was friendly and efficient. It was a bit pricey but worth it.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

at first we just simply too lazy to walking around and find something to eat so we choose the one at the hotel lobby, we very surpirse that the sommelier welcome us very nice, when we choose the foods we really enjoy it , tasted very good and very good appearance. since that time i always craving to go back... More 

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West Pennant Hills, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The menu is small but every dish is a signature one which looks like a work of art. There were only 4 mains to choose from but they were all prepared with meticulous precision and presentation. The desert is just as unusual as the mains. It would win any tv cooking program.

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Staff flitter around their heads in the clouds Watery martinis at $20 per glass is ridiculous Tiny tiny portions on beautifully presented food Such a rip off...shame on you Sofitel.

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Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Conveniently position at the front of the Sofitel, it offered street appeal and the option of outside dining (street view only) the menu isn't extensive however what the table chose was all received very well.

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had a couple of drinks here before heading up to the Bistro for dinner, the staff were attentive and the wine was tasty, very busy on a Friday night but it didn't bother us, great atmosphere.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stayed at Sofitel while on holiday in Australia from Scotland. I always judge a fine dining restaurant against our favourite restaurant which is in a 5 star hotel in Edinburgh which holds a coveted Michelin star. I now set the bar at room 81.in all aspects it was faultless. Food was well cooked ,presented in an outstanding manor &... More 

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Gympie, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

With so many restaurants on the Gold Coast - this sets itself apart with amazing food. They didn't earn their chefs hat for nothing - love love love this place!!!

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Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Sam Moore, the chief of Room 81 Degustation Experience takes your senses to places they have never been before. The 9 course with matching wines is an experience of a life time. Each course was presented on plates like works of art. The staff were wonderful , they explained each course in a way that you felt like you were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 38
  • Cuisine: French, Australian, Fusion, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Overlooking the Porte Cochere of the Sofitel Luxury Hotel is the multi-award winning Room81. Offering a modern, fresh and innovative share style 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. The design-conscious hotel has created a unique place to feel the pulse of sophisticated Broadbeach. 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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