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Gluten Free, French, Fusion, Australian
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81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
+61 7 5592 2250
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

GO!! the degustation menu from chef Sam Moore ( ex Sofitel Melbourne) is sublime. Great knowledgeable staff, can be altered to suit your dietary requirements. Beautiful beautiful food and atmosphere!!

2 Thank Grey M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They catered fairly well for my coeliac disease which means I have to eat gluten free. They omitted things from each course that contained gluten. But they did bring me out a dessert that had a normal cake in it. However when I told them I couldn't eat that they prepared another one without the cake with no fuss. The... More 

2 Thank Monique M
Queensland, Australia
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304 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to try this establishment and were not disappointed, Service was great with a French Waiter adding to the French setting. The menu is very creative from 2 courses up to 9 if you are really hungry. Mind you the more courses the smaller the servings that become a degustation dinner over 5 courses. You can have wines to... More 

2 Thank Walter J
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant makes a mockery of the Hats. Awarded a second Hat because of its toilets.... Think about this .... not the food... the toilets. Located in and part of the Sofitel on the Gold Coast this restaurant took some finding. Tucked under the building and fronting the hotels drive through it has the ambience of a 70's Bingo Club.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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318 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We went expecting big things from a restaurant with such credentials, but there were many things that detracted from the overall event. We went to have the degustation menu. Firstly, the welcome was average, we had to wait for someone to attend to us, the place was empty when we arrived. Secondly, the wait staff forgot drinks, they didnt all... More 

Thank MelbourneTravelmad
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Having eaten in many Michelin Star restaurants globally this one stood out for me. My favourite dish was the hot and cold scallop. It reminded me of a dish I had eaten at The Fat Duck- Standard was so high, it was absolutely spectacular. Service was relaxed and professional which I liked and the presentation on the dishes were amazing.... More 

3 Thank JetSetting30
sofitelgcb, Manager at room81, responded to this review

Dear JetSetting30, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent dining experience with us in room81. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our scallop dish - it's fast becoming a food lover's favourite! Your detailed feedback will be proudly shared with the entire team. We hope to see you again soon in room81. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We visited late April for our wedding anniversary,reading some reviews that extolled it.What a disappointment. First of all, the restaurant overlooks the car entrance way to the hotel . The first course was french onion soup , which was so insipid and tasteless,next was 2 scallops, one hot ,one cold, then some pork with apple which was nice but very... More 

2 Thank Marg B
sofitelgcb, Manager at room81, responded to this review

Dear Marg B, Thank you for letting us know about your recent visit with us in room81. We are all disappointed to hear that your dining experience fell far short of your expectations, please accept our sincere apologies. Our intention for all of our guests is to not only meet, but exceed expectations. Your detailed feedback will be shared with... More 

Queensland, Australia
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

The seven course degustation menu was quite spectacular. Based on personal experience, this restaurant served a meal and matched wines that really stood its own with some very posh restaurants in cosmopolitan places like London and Stockholm and they come with a Michelin Star! The service was also beyond reproach and made for a most delightful meal and dining experience.... More 

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3 Thank TwoFP
sofitelgcb, Manager at room81, responded to this review

Dear TwoFP, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent 7 course degustation with us at room81. We pride ourselves on the high quality of our food & service and always appreciate such positive feedback from our guests. To be compared with Michelin starred restaurants is high praise indeed! We look forward to welcoming you back soon... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We ordered the 7 course degustation which we were really excited about experiencing…. It was a disaster! First course – French onion soup – cold and devoid of flavor, course two – hot and cold scallop – both stone cold – so sent back to the kitchen with a promise of a replacement plate as soon as possible… waited waited,... More 

1 Thank MelB63
sofitelgcb, Manager at room81, responded to this review

Dear MelB63, we are so very sorry to hear of your recent experience with us in room81. This is not the dining experience that we intend for any of our guests. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know the detail of your visit so we can share this feedback with our entire team, both kitchen and service... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Went with my mum and enjoyed 9 amazing courses. We went on a Wednesday & used the Accor card to get it cheaper. Our waitress was lovely. We found the fellow dinners all pleasant to. We were all there for an amazing meal as well as s visual masterpiece. The 9 courses started with bread and flavored butter, as well... More 

3 Thank Treeblack
sofitelgcb, Manager at room81, responded to this review

Dear Treeblack, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us in room81. We love to take our guests on a journey of adventure and am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the journey! We are starting to think that our Lemon, Lime & Bitters dessert will be on the menu forever as it is becoming such a favourite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$45 - $64
Gluten Free, French, Fusion, Australian
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
Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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