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81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218, Australia
+61 7 5592 2250
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Ranked #15 of 204 Restaurants in Broadbeach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $39
Cuisines: French, Australian, Fusion, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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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English first
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This is a high-end restaurant in the Sofitel Hotel, Broadbeach. While it was fairly pricey, the food was delicious and the service excellent. It was a good place to go for a special night out.

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Red Hill
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Room81 at the Sofitel Broadbeach is my favourite fine dining restaurant on the Gold Coast. The food here is delicious and beautifully prepared. The service is fantastic; the composition of each dish is reiterated when it is served. The prices are quite reasonable with an Accor Advantage Plus card on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Gilgandra, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We visited Room 81 whilst holidaying over Christmas / New Year. I usually search TripAdvisor looking for nice place to dine. I was surprised to see this restaurant at something like number 16 in Broadbeach considering it had won a Chefs Hat. Maybe it's because of the prices, which are up there, but defiantly worth every cent. The meals although... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Excellent food which was exceptionally presented and delicious. Enjoyed every last bite. Staff deserve all the credit, so professional and courteous. Can't wait to eat here again!

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Albury, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Dined at 81 with our two teenage boys. Not cheap but definately worth the visit. Delicate flavours perfectly balanced and the most beautiful presentation. We all enjoyed the theatre. Meals came out quickly and service was very good too. I would definetly recommend this restaurant!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Wow!! Definitely try the share plates and mojitos !! We tried the kingfish & quail in the share plates and that was absolutely delicious and worth ordering again. Fantastic service too !! The waitress always had a smile and was more than happy to answer any questions about the menu !! We will be back for sure .

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Located on the Ground Floor of Sofitel Broadbeach we found one of the finest dining experiences on the Gold Coast -it is ROOM 81. Chef de Cuisine , Sam Moore , creates food with superb flavours , using high quality ingredients topped off with very creative presentation on the plate - serving portions are just the right size. Alexandre Liquito... More 

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a strange little set-up … a tiny open-kitchen bistro-style restaurant which opens to a bar on one side and a deck on the other … super-casual, but with elegant, fine-dining cuisine. Like someone decided there was a bit of unused space on the hotel ground floor and thought they might be able to cash in by placing a... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Dined at Room 81 for my wifes birthday. What made the night special was the exceptional service from our waitress Lilian and the wonderful quality and presentation of the food. Highly recommended.

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Mount Waverley
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a dinner at room 81last night the services was great food presentation great but food was not hot on the plate , they take to long from cooking to putting food on your table . All other aspects of this restaurant are good location staff very friendly and good at there work,

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Address: 81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 5592 2250
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Broadbeach
Average Prices: USD 20 - 39
Cuisine: French, Australian, Fusion, Wine Bar

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