The food and service is first class in a bustling restaurant that is very classy.
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 .
the waiter was non engaging and disinterested which was totally different to our previous dining experiences there
Service seemed to be affected by being a long weekend perhaps and breakfast menu sadly wasn't that inspiring.
Nice salad disappointed over cooked steak
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.
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.
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.
Feel so at home!
The perfect steak... and the best sourdough bread I've ever tasted. Good service too.
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
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 .
My husband and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary with Gowings and it was lovely.
The service was warm and the food tasty!
Nostalgic if slightly noisy atmosphere.Interesting food especially salads /extras .Wines are expensive
Very attentive staff
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.
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
As always I love this place and so does whoever I take there.
Vibrant atmosphere, good foods and nice staff. Had a great time.
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.
Always love dining at Gowings, food is great, staff are fantastic
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.
Great food selection loved the comfortable seating staff all friendly and very efficient.
Never a bad experience here. Wonderful food, drinks and staff.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Great go to in the city. Great food, excellent vibe and service.
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
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.
Awesome food, greay service, ambient was a bit too loud.
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.
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..
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).
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.
The sirloin in the steak and frites was tough.
Food was fresh and delicious...staff amazing, so helpful and courteous...not to mention very good looking!!!
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!