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81 Surf Pde, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
+61 7 5592 2250
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Australian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
81 Surf Pde, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I inadvertently stayed for a meal at Room 81 restaurant while enjoying a cocktail at the bar. We were offered 2 menus, a 3 courses a la carte or a 13 course degustation menu that looked daunting especial as it was mostly...More

Thank P854
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and i went here for the first time, to celebrate my birthday. We decided on the five course degustation menu with matching wines. All the courses were inventive, beautifully and artistically presented and absolutely delicious. The pairing of wines was perfect. The restaurant...More

Thank October89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I m sorry to writte a bad review but how this place can have 2 hats? The 12 courses wasn’t good at all. The first course was way too sweet the second 2 as well and both cold not a good way to wake up...More

Thank peterdetlef
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As a local, I visit Room 81 2 to 3 times a year. Every time I walk away from the experience with a WOW!! Recently had the 5 course degustation for $99 & every course was amazing! Service as always first class, without a doubt...More

Thank 658842Brian65
Reviewed September 16, 2018

If you have ever done a degustation menu, this one is unlike any you will ever encounter. If you have? This one will blow them ALL out of the water. We arrived two days after the new menu was introduced. It was phenomenal. Different, delicious...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We decided to go to this restaurant recommended by a friend and because of the 2 hats. It was the a big mistake. I hate criticising the food because I know how much work goes into the meals. The 12 course meal was way below...More

1  Thank Val P
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Arrived with great expectations and received a friendly welcome from the wait staff. They gave us a through explanation of the various menus on offer and time to decide what to choose. We chose the 7 course degustation and really enjoyed the first course ‘Cheese...More

Thank Zamgal
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We enjoy great food and seek out "hatted" restaurants. We normally avoid hotel establishments but the consistency of Room 81's reputation drew us in and the Chef, Sam delivered a fantastic event. The service also lived up to the standard required.

Thank Whu Me A
Reviewed June 5, 2018

We again visited Room 81 and took a very special and old bottle of wine and Leticia could not have been more wonderful she opened the bottle and decantered it for us and with her knowledge knew the bottle would be great to have with...More

Thank Lesley4648
Reviewed May 3, 2018

I have given many 5 Star TripAdvisor restaurant reviews, but this was the very best and at least 10 stars in comparison! My wife and I had the 9 and 7 course menu degustation and it was beyond our wildest dreams of good. From the...More

Thank Kotuku123
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Jenny B
May 20, 2016|
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Response from sofitelgcb | Property representative |
Hi Jenny, please ask your friend to let us know at the time of booking that it is a special occasion, and as suggested by Schlepper1939, request one of our tables at the back - this is located furthest from our lounge bar... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$43 - US$61
Dinner, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
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Awarded Two Chef Hats by the Australian Good Food Guide, room81 crafts modern Australian inspired tastes and sensations, uncovering the best of Chef de Cuisine Sam Moore's piquant pleasures. Sam’s unique tasting menu presents a rare opportunity to choose your own culinary experience revealed course by course. Alternatively, indulge in the signature 12 course tasting menu fusing modern Australian ideas and local produce with iconic colours, textures, scents and flavours of the pleasure-zone. 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. Be intrigued; discover a new palate!
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