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Room 81

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$$$
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, 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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Good for:
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Surprise in Broadbeach

Surprisingly good meal in the hotel restaurant. The quality of the food and wine was very good. Great presentation and tasty all round.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
David F
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Surprisingly good meal in the hotel restaurant. The quality of the food and wine was very good. Great presentation and tasty all round.

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Jindabyne
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Went out for a dinner with friends who we hadn't seen for a couple of years. We decided to try something a bit more up market that we usually go for. The Resturant itself is fantasic with a great bar doing some wonderful cocktails. We all picked different dishes from the menu and not one of us was dissapointed in... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Top Contributor
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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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 via mobile

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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Brisbane
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

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
Reviewer
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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Sydney
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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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 20 - 39
  • 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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