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Gowings Bar & Grill

#37 of 4,598 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
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49 | Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 8262 0062
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Today
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
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Hours:
Sun 18:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 11:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice the service is good not great the food pretty good but not outstanding. We had a nice lunch for my Mum's birthday entrees were good but nothing special, the bouillabaisse to share was excellent just needed more of the lovely garlic bread to mop it up with. Kids had burgers which they said were very nice.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

and we loved this restaurant for the fact we could dine pre-theatre on scrumptious food, good wine/drinks list and looked after by some of the most courteous, well-trained and friendly staff. No reservation, we walked in fingers-crossed for a table on a busy Friday night, warmly greeted, we explained our time restriction and our gorgeous French waitress ensured our meals... More 

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1 Thank ontheroadsince73
Management response:

Dear ontheroadsince73, What a fabulous review! Thanks for sharing your experience, we can't wait for your next visit! The whole team loved your kind comments, thank you! And the crab cakes are also my favourite!! See you soon. Regards, Jasmin More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old world surroundings and a feeling of opulence form the early 20th Century. Not cheap but great food (see photos) and now used primarily as the inhouse restaurant for QT hotel. We were not staying there but did enjoy breakfast.

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1 Thank Albywon
Management response:

Dear Albywon, Thank you for the kind words. You'll have to come back and enjoy our scrumptious lunch and dinner menu :) See you soon! Regards, Jasmin More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've dined here on numerous occasions from hosting a teenagers birthday party to client entertainment and breakfasts when staying in the QT. All have been outstanding experiences, and the menu offers a ton of tantalising options that don't fail to deliver. Service is refined, the atmosphere energetic, and the food innovative and delicious. One of my favourite restaurants, highly recommended!

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Thank Tough_Job
Management response:

Dear Tough_Job, Great to read a review of yours. I have passed the feedback onto our chefs and floor team, they love hearing when they nailed it. Much appreciated :) Can't wait to host another event of yours or perhaps try dinner next time you're in?! Regards, Jasmin More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were staying at the QT we decided to have a meal in their restaurant and fortunately we had booked several days before. We have had several meals at the QT restaurant in Canberra which is fabulous, especially their aged beef, so we were looking forward to eating here. The food was equally as good if not almost better... More 

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Dear Nereo-Barca, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit at Gowings Bar & Grill. If you could you please reach out via email so we can discuss your visit further? jasmin_akers@evt.com Regards, Jasmin More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal with the family. Booked on the day. Steak and Barra was excellent. Good sized servings. Have kids meals. Funky setting. Polite and attentive staff. Would go back.

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1 Thank ANMM
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Dear ANMM, Thanks so much for a brilliant shout out! We love that you loved us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Jasmin More 

Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at Gowlings Bar & Grill back in December on our last night in Australia and it was quite a nice experience. Located in the funky QT hotel Sydney it seemed a bit dark when we first got in there but the lively staff made up for the low lighting. They do steak and seafood perfectly here and... More 

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2 Thank JGDynamo
Management response:

Dear JGDynamo, Thank you for the kind review on both QT Sydney and Gowings Bar and Grill. It is wonderful to hear from our guests and our staff love reading all the feedback! We take it as a great compliment that you enjoyed your experience, and thank you again for taking the time out. See you again soon to try... More 

Terania Creek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at QT Hotel and went for dinner one night. Very pleasant experience. Took my wife for her birthday lunch and we were both very happy - food and service definitely at the top of the scale - not over the top as well.

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1 Thank teraniagreen
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Dear teraniagreen, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review and sharing your experience with us! We look forward to taking care of you and your wife again soon. Regards, Jasmin More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Off to a Festival show so decided to pop into Gowings Bar & Grill again. No reservation this time but no problem. Bar staff and restaurant staff all different than last time but still the same excellent service (always there when you need them, but not in your face) and superb food. There were three of us, the menu was... More 

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2 Thank Colin H
Management response:

Dear Colin H, Thanks for yet another great review!! Please let me know next time your dining with us so I make sure to stop by the table - jasmin_akers@evt.com. Did you get an opportunity to try Gilt Lounge this time around? :) Best Regards, Jasmin More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stay in the hotel all the time. So I have breakfast and dinner here a lot. It is NOT a hotel Resturant, it's packed every night so book. Australia modern menu, with European influence. Great steak, loads of seafood. There is French twist here, and lots of very pretty French staff. Great service and it's worth it, priced average... More 

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Dear Tdrewitt, How great it is to hear how much you love staying and dining with us!! Thank you so much on behalf of the whole team! We are so glad that you loved the whole experience! Next time your with us, head up the stairs to Gilt Lounge to check on our bartenders' great flair and try the Zombie... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$157
Cuisine
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 11:00
Monday
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 | Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8262 0062
Description
With concept created by acclaimed Sydney restaurateur Robert Marchetti, Creative Food Director of QT Sydney, Gowings Bar & Grill presents the style of a European brasserie, with edgy contemporary design. Offering the freshest produce from Australia’s best artisan providores, prepared with cooking techniques featuring wood fired rotisseries and ovens. A specially curated wine program featuring exciting young winemakers from all around the world compliments the food selection.Open Breakfast 6.30am – 10.30am | Lunch from 12 noon | Dinner from 6pm | Bar 12 noon – 12 midnight

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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