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81 Surf Pde, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
+61 7 5592 2250
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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 3 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Brad W
Port Macquarie, Australia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank berwinjr
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

1 Thank Sam H
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188 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

2 Thank OooRoo1
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 4 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank emmajb2014
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Not what I expected. 4 courses were changed without notice! Old menu still online and at door! First course peas, second raw fish, third roo ( as menu - amazing), fourth fish (per menu- to die for), fifth lamb ( per menu- good), sixth minestrone seafood, seventh citrus duck( new but good), eighth lemon myrtle desert( per menu- yum), nine... More 

Thank Desiree K
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband & I enjoyed our experience here. We had 7 courses however I have experienced better for the price tag. The waitress attention could be better given this is fine dining. Small flaws like not filling out water glasses for a while & staff walking through the restaurant with ingredients for the kitchen. Overall still enjoyable & some amazing... More 

Thank Hayley K
Paradise Point, Australia
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150 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

One of my favourite places to eat. The food is inventive, delicious, and always beautifully presented.

Thank gillv63
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Choose from 3 5 or 9 courses,.. no decisions needed. Young enthusiastic staff.Great wine menu .. lovely aspect .. however a more formal setting

Thank Michelle B
Gold Coast
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Was expecting more from this restaurant. Had some reservations heading in after looking at some pictures of their dishes on their Instagram, but thought we'd give it a go hoping to be pleasantly surprised. We weren't. The service was only ok, had to wave the waitress over a couple of times to give her our drink orders. It was not... More 

1 Thank jtimothy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$45 - $63
Fusion, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, 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 Pde, 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.

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