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“A charming country pub and restaurant with a warm open fire.”

Briars Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #30 of 98 Restaurants in Bowral
Price range: US$7 - US$29
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Set in the original historic Georgian Inn c.1827, the Briars Restaurant and Bar has a true country atmosphere and remains a favourite haunt for locals with its intimate bars and contemporary food. Dine on the terrace or on a cool Highland evening, embrace the warmth of the Inn’s many open fires with family or friends. The seasonal menu has something for everyone – light meals, seafood and of course our famous steaks, all accompanied by an array of fresh local produce, salads and sides. The Briars Inn is renowned for our “cook your own” steak with a variety of prime aged beef cuts for your choosing. Our bar serves a broad range of classic and new artisan beers, including our popular English ale, Old Speckled Hen, and Irish dry stout, Guinness. Our wines include local and regional Australian, New Zealand and other international wines. Alfresco in the summer or open fire in the winter…
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is a good family venue for either lunch or dinner. In the summer they have previously had live music which adds to the atmosphere.
The menu is not extensive however is good honest fare.
Currently the restaurant is closed due to some smoke damage in the kitchen however it will hopefully reopen soon.

Date of visit: August 2018
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1  Thank Brian H
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

As a new Southern Highlander we though we'd give you a try and so looked forward to our lunch last Friday 17 Aug. We decided we would sample you with our 2 for 1 lunch voucher. On approaching the order counter to pace our orders, we were abruptly told that it would only apply to roast dinners .This was not on the voucher although the terms and conditions stated valid Mon-Fri which is fine.. We could not see a roast in sight. Questions?? Moved aside to let the others order and asked a waiter to explain. He said " its always been like that" and agreed that the voucher should specify. Asked for the manager and explained the situation. She stated it refers to "any meals" Questions again? She stated that she was the manager, she now decided to pass the buck and stated that she would take it up with her manager. Chaotic- could not make a decision. What was the alternative? Don’t make a scene- all too hard. walk out of course. Glad to say we had a fabulous lunch elsewhere with some choice wines to wash down a super meal. I wonder if you will even bother to comment as your staff did not seem to want to get involved. Of course you are filling your restaurant. So good luck

Date of visit: August 2018
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2  Thank Errol W
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Timely food service and nice local wine selection. It gets very busy but be sure to book! They don’t take you any earlier than the reservation so be mindful. Nice outdoor area too!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lauramarie_182
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch with friends on a perfect Southern Highlands afternoon. Ambience was great and food excellent. Well worth the trip.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank hughjarse2016
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Cooked our own steaks and had salad from salad bar. The food was yummy and well priced. Staff were friendly and atmosphere was lovely.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank matildaechild
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