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room81

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Fusion, Australian
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81 Surf Pde, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
+61 7 5592 2250
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my wife just finished our dinner, and are back in our room, after just eating at the ROOM 81 restaurant at the Sofitel in Broadbeach. We ordered the 5 COURSE DEGUSTATION at $170 for the two of us, and what a mistake that was to be. The restaurant itself had the atmosphere of a 60s bingo club, it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prices are quite reasonable for degustation in this area. We had the 9 course. We didn't particularly like the garnishes or salad type sides with the protein. Starter I found disappointing (various tomatoes with tomato based jelly). Protein dishes where good but let down by whatever green/vegetable came with it. Everything served room temp, I would of preferred either cold... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thought we would celebrate Mum's 60th at the most decorated restaurant in Broadbeach - what a mistake. The Australian Good Food Guide and Gourmet Traveller have completely missed the mark and led us astray with this over exaggerated disappointment of an establishment. There were more staff than patrons and I had to fetch our own water refills after 15 minutes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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169 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I dined at Route 81 being guests of the Sofitel Hotel for the night. We were excited for a special night full of great food and wine. Unfortunately, we were left a little disappointed. This restaurant is degustation only for dinner giving you a choice of 9, 7 or 5 courses. All options come with the choice... More 

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east benteleigh
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

you want a bar , you want sophistication , you want elegance romance ?the this where you go , and then you go eat , but without ALEX its nothing ask fro ALEX

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

This was our last night on the gold coast so thought we would treat ourselves! Went here and what a treat it was. Every course was delicious and matched perfectly with the chosen wine! One of my favourites was the snapper and of course the final dish the chocolate factory. Fantastic service and presentation of each dish.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Did not enjoy the set menus that was on offer and very expensive The room was also very noisey and dark .

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

What an incredible dining experience. We did the 9 course degustation dinner last night and felt like Heston Bloomenthal was cooking for us. The chefs are amazing, and Hope, our waitress, created such a beautiful and ambient atmosphere surrounding our dishes, that our experience was simply magical. The matching wines went down too well I must say and I don't... More 

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Melbourne
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197 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Ridiculously good. That's what room81 is. Sam Moore and his staff is producing the most elegant, fresh and tantalising food we have ever experienced. Yes this is without doubt the best degustation we have ever had, and the single best meals we have ever experienced. Add to that the ambience of this small and welcoming restaurant and the outstanding staff.... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

We had a lovely night here - we went the 7 course degustation and wine matched. The wine choices were terrific, there was good theatre to the dishes and all attention paid to us (though we were about the only ones there!!). Most of the food was very well done, without being exceptional but the pea dish was outstanding.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$45 - $64
Cuisine
Fusion, Australian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Surf Pde, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Broadbeach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5592 2250
Description
Discover the room81 degustation experience featuring delicious taste blasts using refreshing local ingredients. Our intriguing food journey encompasses an array of mouth-watering morsels showcasing Chef Sam Moore’s new cuisine. Uncover the best of Chef’s piquant delights across two, five, seven or nine courses. Sam’s dishes present a rare opportunity to bask in a tantalising dance of lavish delicacies as the culinary tapestry is unravelled course by course.

Relax in our dynamic, yet intimate setting. Enjoy the open kitchen to observe the techniques and prowess of Sam’s team as they prepare each dish. Each creation is individually served with the story of its inception imparted to you by our gracious and knowledgeable wait staff. Should you wish to complement your degustation adventure with matching wines; our sommelier has selected the perfect accompaniment to enhance the flavours in each dish.

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