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Room 81

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
French, Fusion, Australian, 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, Late Night
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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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Business dinner

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Michael T
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Newcastle, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
1 review
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 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
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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Gold Coast
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went to Room 81 while stayed at Sofitel for our anniversary. The class and style of the hotel really extends to the restaurant and we had a truly wonderful meal. From the cocktails to start with to the attentiveness of the staff to the wonderful 3 course meal, there was nothing we could fault. The knowledge of the staff... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The atmosphere in this restaurant was great. Having read through the menu, experiencing difficulty with the concept and unnecessary fancy names for meals, I really needed help from the staff, which I have to say was helpful and very thorough, thanks god they were equipped with the necessary knowledge. I do not like pretencious places, and this restaurant is not.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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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
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 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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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, Fusion, Australian, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?