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For 2
Date
Fri, 6/22
Time
7:00 PM

Gowings Bar & Grill

4.1
586 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Contemporary European
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, Modern Australian, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast: Monday- Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am Weekends: 6:30am-11:00am

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(02) 8262 0062
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Julien Pouteau
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
George Street & Pitt Street
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Parking Details
$69 valet parking , the nearest self parking is at the QVB
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Public Transit
Train: Town Hall Station or St.James Station
Additional
Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
What 586 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The food and service is first class in a bustling restaurant that is very classy.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Hard to book directly on line or to change bookings .
Music too loud down stairs
Great for couples
For $22 cocktails I love a bit of extra work in garnish , egg white or something ..
The waitresses looked great in black ,
And I like the fact they get their hair done .

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3.0Dined on 14 June 2018

the waiter was non engaging and disinterested which was totally different to our previous dining experiences there

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4.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Service seemed to be affected by being a long weekend perhaps and breakfast menu sadly wasn't that inspiring.

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3.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Nice salad disappointed over cooked steak

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3.0Dined on 6 June 2018

The place is a nice one. Music is a little too high;
the food was average and the price really too hign for that quality (no vegies with the food, we have to order for it, and it is no free. the sauce was greasy.

The dessert (a cheesecke) was awful.

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3.0Dined on 31 May 2018

We weren't served or our table attended to (besides water poured) for 15 minutes. I was with clients which i found to be quite embarrassing given we are all time poor- -and for how much you pay.
A side of food was also left off our order.
Food itself was great. Place is beautifully furnished. Had much better experiences here before.

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

The food was very good and loved the fit out. Most of the staff were excellent however the one waiter who served us was incredibly rude.

My partner and I were staying in the QT hotel and had booked dinner there because we didn’t want to go far to eat and wanted an early night. We had had a big lunch that day and so when we went to order we informed the waiter that we just wanted to order a couple of entrees and sides and share everything. He then condescendingly said to us “this is a restaurant so we don’t really do that here...It’s a restaurant”. After we sat there staring at him, completely baffled that we couldn’t just order what we wanted, he said he would check with the manager.

He came back and said “well there’s nothing we can do to stop you” and begrudgingly took our orders.

For the life of me I don’t understand why it’s impossible to order 2 entrees, 3 sides and 4 glasses of wine. Nowhere on their website or menu does it say “you must order a main course”. I don’t understand as a paying customer why I can’t just order what I want. I’ve never experienced such rudeness from a server before.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Feel so at home!

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

The perfect steak... and the best sourdough bread I've ever tasted. Good service too.

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

We were quite late in the evening 8.45 booking and it felt like they were packing up and we didn’t get outstanding service but overall it was good and the food was fabulous

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Gorgeous fit out and attentive staff . Perfect for pre theatre or just an evening in the city .
The staff were really lovely as was a lot of people all seated with the same intention of getting to their show on time . I would look at this for a winter lunch option also .

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4.0Dined on 6 May 2018

My husband and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary with Gowings and it was lovely.
The service was warm and the food tasty!

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Nostalgic if slightly noisy atmosphere.Interesting food especially salads /extras .Wines are expensive
Very attentive staff

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2.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Food was average. Service was poor - we were seated for over 45 minutes before anyone took our order. Then we were presented with the bill of another table.
Gorgeous looking place, But try your luck elsewhere where staff are a bit more switched on.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Great service, however, I hate how the waiters dupe you into sparkling or still water, it was too late for me to catch the waiter and say tap. Our still was then topped up with tap water in which I got frustrated by too.

Our hot chocolate served with desert was too weak and milk was burnt to a crisp.

Other than that our meal was delightful

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5.0Dined on 26 April 2018

As always I love this place and so does whoever I take there.

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Vibrant atmosphere, good foods and nice staff. Had a great time.

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4.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Can't wait to go back. Cocktails were delicious, the food was also delicious. The portion sizes were good. The staff were lovely and service was good.

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5.0Dined on 16 April 2018

Always love dining at Gowings, food is great, staff are fantastic

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3.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Quality of the food was good, drinks and bar were awesome. Staff a little slow at times, plenty of them but seem to be a little disorganised. Slightly pricey which we knew but didn't feel it was value for money.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Great food selection loved the comfortable seating staff all friendly and very efficient.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Never a bad experience here. Wonderful food, drinks and staff.

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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

The menu was quite varied, the food chosen was of high quality, the wine list was extensive and the service was intimate but not overdone. A very enjoyable experience.

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

The restaurant had a lovely look to it and the seating was comfortable. The wait staff were attentive without pestering. It is pricey so wouldn't be a regular Friday night dinner but nice for a special occasion. The food was delicious, especially the Tuna.

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

The food was wonderful , the ambiance was wonderful , the waiter was wonderful, but the waitress’s eyes were all on the top of their head and ignored my waving hand in air to ask service. That’s disappointed. That’s a losing point!

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4.0Dined on 29 March 2018

A special occasion complemented by thoroughly enjoyable food selection, preparation and delivery to table. The flounder was astonishingly good and the French influence in the chaffing quite apparent. Dessert was a memorable course - approached with tacit decisions, taken with delight. In all a special place two eat. Noise levels at times very high - bar music in restaurant area not such a good idea. But it did not ruin the occasion. Will dine again at Gowings.

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3.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Very disappointed in the steak we ordered. For $48 and apparently the best steak on the menu it was tough, chewy and not even warm. Extremely disappointed

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3.0Dined on 20 March 2018

My dining experience was not the best, as it was a dinner before a Show, so time was a limit, and Gowings were busy but that should not be an excuse, they are used to that. We waited 15mins before a glass of wine arrived, and our food arrived before the wine, which I was not happy about. After our main, we ordered coffee and a dessert which we waited for again!
I will dine at Gowings again, only to see if it will be a better night.

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Great go to in the city. Great food, excellent vibe and service.

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

FOOD QUALITY EXCELLENT

SERVICE OVERDONE AND CARELESS

NOISE FROM BAR AREA A PROBLEM

DIFFICULT TO FIND FROM STREET LEVEL

STAFF AT STREET LEVEL OBVIOUSLY CATER FOR OTHER PATRONS

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5.0Dined on 15 March 2018

There are lots of restaurants but when you come across one that has exceptional table service and the food is 5 star, you know you're in for an amazing food experience.

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Awesome food, greay service, ambient was a bit too loud.

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal last night. We all loved our meals and our waiter (a young Swiss fellow) was exceptional, along with the wine waiter who was also excellent. The only down points were the Cheesecake which one of us ordered - it seemed to be frozen which made it hard as a rock and tasteless which was a real surprise after the excellent mains. We were also charged for an expensive bottle of Prosecco which we hadn't ordered. Just as well I checked the bill.

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3.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Previous visits had been very impressive and was looing forward to duck . My client does not eat seafood which dominates the menu.
Limited non seafood entree so settled on a salad and bread, We had lamb rack and pork belly.. both small portions a dn lots of fat on lamb, then had to order additional vegs .. cheese platter for 3 or 5 is ridiculous when normally 2 or 4 diners are present.
Waitress was excellent however the food was overpriced and unimpressive.. ould have done better at home for fraction of the price..
Carolyn

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2.0Dined on 5 March 2018

Sadly, yesterday's lunch was not at all special. I used to be a great fan; sending great reviews. However, yesterday, it all went wrong. (1) I had to walk into the restaurant to get attention at reception; (2) I had to hunt down someone to order the wine from (and she said she would get the Wine Waiter, but when he arrived, he asked me to point out the "Peirro LTC" on the wine list), ditto the food (long wait) and my pork belly was solely fat (although, in fairness, my guest's looked lovely).

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4.0Dined on 2 March 2018

I was my birthday night and there were 5 of us ,We ordered 5 steaks
4 of us got it wrong such as the one that supposed to be medium they gave us medium rare. No one satisfied with their steaks except me since I ordered Medium rare it was so embarrassing for me that my guests didn’t like their food and we spent $560 on food and beverages.

Also recommend to have more staffs on a busy day.

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3.0Dined on 24 February 2018

The sirloin in the steak and frites was tough.

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Food was fresh and delicious...staff amazing, so helpful and courteous...not to mention very good looking!!!

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4.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Not as regular as I used to be due to being retired now but it was great to be back at Gowings Bar & Grill - was entertaining a good friend visiting Sydney and he was certainly impressed with the whole exercise - staff go out of their way to ensure an enjoyable occasion and the "buzz" of the venue adds to the experience - I will be back!

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