Tuesday to Saturday from 4pm until late | Dinner from 6pm
Closed: Mondays and Sundays
- Disabled Access
- Free parking
- Veg and Non Veg Mains
- Fine Dining
- Private Functions
- Outdoor terrace
- Intimate Dining
- Group Bookings & Set Menus Available
- Alfresco Dinning
- Corporate Events
- Great Service
About Room 81
Awarded Two Chef Hats by the Australian Good Food Guide, room81 crafts modern Australian inspired tastes and sensations, uncovering the best of Sous Chef Josh Gibbon's piquant delights. Josh’s unique menu presents a rare opportunity to choose your own culinary experience revealed dish by dish. Josh's menu fuses modern Australian ideas and local produce with iconic colours, textures, scents and flavours. Accor Plus available Tuesdays to Saturdays.
An excellent make-over of this long established restaurant that makes for a better dining experience. A pity they have done away with the Menu Degustation concept, but the a la carte menu is very good with excellent and sophisticated tastes. Quick and efficient service. My only gripe, is why you charge $9 EACH for the bread (when the On 4 Restaurant in the same hotel makes it complimentary) and worse still my bread was VERY stale. They did take that from the bill, but it is something the restaurant Management needs to review.
I’m not sure what Room 81 was like before the recent refurbishment, but the experience we had in the newly unveiled space was pretty pedestrian in a space that felt like a slightly upmarket RSL bistro, not a fine dining restaurant in a purportedly five star hotel. It wasn’t bad per se, but the upmarket prices were matched to a decidedly mid market ambiance and menu from about 10 years ago.
We found the Menu to be a little underwhelming and the venue to be a little overstaffed. It seemed to take two staff to do everything. But it was still difficult to get out wine topped up.
Our second visit. Not disappointed by any aspects of our evening.
We had to wait ages for the staff to find the bottle of wine we ordered! Then had to wait far too long for a very average coffee! The beef and scallop dishes were delicious. Pumpkin pie was different but good.
We dined here on the recommendation of our hotel reception and great feedback on TripAdvisor. It was walkable distance from our hotel. The one page menu had an Australian theme with tasty dishes but not very large portions for the price. The service was slow the night we visited from greeting at reception to taking orders. We expect more attentive service at s fine dining establishment. The waitress however was very pleasant and professional.
Had the tapas menu. Every dish was excellent. But some of them extra special. The cauliflower, the duck and the mandarin desert, really something. Great service. Made excellent recommendations. Best food we have had around Surfers.
Good service, food was nice, my winning dishes were the blue cod, duck, prawns and desserts. A tad pricey. Can really get a good bill racking up. Portions are bit small for the price you pay.
The seafood dishes were excellent
Our third dinner at Room81 was just as memorable as the first two - the tasting plate menu which has replaced the previous degustation style was varied and absolutely delicious. Our favourite was the cauliflower - divine! Excellent service by very friendly and knowledgeable staff made for a great anniversary celebration dinner.
We ordered the 3 course meal. Love the entree, drinks and desserts. I didn’t like the main meal.
Overall a very nice experience
Food portions are way too small even for tapas for the price and wine is very expensive. Food was tasty but each serve was 2 mouthfuls for around $22-$26.
Tapas style menu is a good idea, although took a little getting used to. All food was good especially the fillet steak.
Efficient and attentive Wait Staff.
Amazing food, we will return.
Quite disappointing after having high expectations. As the only only restaurant on the GC with 2 chefs hats, was looking forward to something special. Room has no character/ambiance and is significantly affected by noise from there bar area. I had expected a tasting menu, but the menu has changed to tasting size plates sold individually. The waitress was misleading when she said that they plates were made for sharing - the are definitely only suitable for 1, they are "tasting" size. The other thing that was misleading was telling us that 4-5 dishes would;d be sufficient. Perhaps she meant per person, as this is what was required. A tasting experience is better suited to pay9ing a set amount fort all courses, charging $16-$50 for a tasting dish focuses dinners on the cost/value of each dish.
Dishes were too small for sharing- barely get a good taste. Felt the meal was a little over-priced.
Lacking in atmosphere, over-priced for food quality. Don't believe the hype.
It would be nice to have a tasting menu back as an option as I feel it’s somewhat more expensive ordering dishes individually now. The food and service continue to be very high quality however. Especially good was the nice wine pairings suggested by our waitress, they complemented the food nicely, thanks.
Possibly the best meal I've ever had. Truly amazing.
The meal and service was spectacular. Mikayla our waitress made the night extra special.
Waitress was perfect- very knowledgeable and charismatic.