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room81

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French, Fusion, Australian, Wine Bar
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81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
+61 7 5592 2250
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Discover the room81 degustation experience featuring delicious taste blasts...
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.

Be intrigued; discover a new palate!
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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
Brilliant 5 course degustation menu

We ate there during the very busy New Year period in early January. We both could not have asked for better attention. The waitresses were wonderful in their role and were extremely knowledgeable and well versed in the Chef's cooking style. There was no issue in asking for gluten free (ceililac... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
geesurfsup
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there during the very busy New Year period in early January. We both could not have asked for better attention. The waitresses were wonderful in their role and were extremely knowledgeable and well versed in the Chef's cooking style. There was no issue in asking for gluten free (ceililac). It was wonderful to watch the cooks take so... More 

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Thank geesurfsup
Myrtleford, Victoria, Australia
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a treat I enjoyed the 7 course degustation menu with matched wines, and it was amazing. The different dishes were all very attractive and arty to look at, and tasted delicious.

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Thank Caro F
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the 5 course degustation menu which started with a complimentary tasting plate of 3 amazing appetisers each before we got started. One of these contained a truffle flavoured cream which was fantastic but the strong flavour lingered and somewhat overpowered the first two courses which had delicate flavours. The serving size of the second and third courses was... More 

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Thank MIKEndSUE
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, beautiful mix of flavours was a lovely experience. Wasn't sure if the 7 course would fill us when we saw the serving sizes, but have to say we left very content, service was great and waitress very knowledge on her dishes and wine. Well done from someone who owns there own restaurant.

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Thank Josie P
Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We celebrated our 39th Wedding Anniversary at Room 81 on Friday 18 December 2015. It was simply brilliant from start to finish. We opted for the 5 course degustation dinner, with matched wines. The food was perfect and wines very well matched. The staff were excellent.

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Thank NeilMac40
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

If it's degustation that appeals to your dining palate then this place is a must try. Numerous options available, 2 course degustation through to 9 course (I'm pretty certain?) as well as dietary needs catered for. We ordered the 5 course and found it to be plentiful. Although at first I was concerned by the tiny portions, by the last... More 

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Thank EbonyStar73
Mackay, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Second visit and it backed up the quality of the first visit. Loved the mix of tastes and textures. Would be back in a flash if we lived on the coast.

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Thank Mark B
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

I visited this restaurant by accident as we were going to different restaurant but it was closed. We had 7 courses vegetarian option ( they also have 9 , 5 courses option vegetarian and non vegetarian) the food was outstanding but the service let it down. The waiters throw the spoon and then she placed it in correct place, 2... More 

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Thank omar A
Kenthurst, Australia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We had the 5 course degustation. I can only explain it in my blunt review according to an average Australian. - Bread with mustard butter and sea salt. Honestly, the best butter ive had in my life, we had 3 serves! - Cauliflower and egg 'mousse' with hazelnuts. I hate cauliflower and I still hate it. Luckily it was meant... More 

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1 Thank Katie S
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

My husband were in Broadbeach for a few days to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We decided to go to Room 81 based on the reviews on TA, and we were not disappointed. We had the 7 course degustation with matching wines. It was great value for money and the food was delicious. Every dish surprised me with its flavour combinations... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43 - 60
  • Cuisine: French, Fusion, Australian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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.

Be intrigued; discover a new palate!
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

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