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About Gowings Bar & Grill

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.

49 Market Street
Sydney, AU-NSW 2000
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Dining style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary European, Modern Australian, Seafood

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

Cross street:
George Street & Pitt Street

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$41 to $100

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 8262 0062

Website:
http://www.qtsydney.com.au/food-drink/gowings-bar-grill/

Parking Details:
$69 valet parking , the nearest self parking is at the QVB

Public Transport:
Train: Town Hall Station or St.James Station

Executive Chef:
Julien Pouteau

Additional:
Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Gowings Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

I had the BBQ seafood plate and it was delicious- cooked just right. Sides were a bit underwhelming and ordinary. Menu looks good, lots on here that I would order.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 20 August 2017

Love this place. Been there quite a few times. The staff are amazing and the food is great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

Out of this world crab cakes. Excellent service. Comfortable chairs.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 15 August 2017

The meal wasn't the best, it was extremely disappointing.

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·Dined on 6 August 2017

Amazing food and service and great atmosphere and fit out- 10/10!

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·Dined on 2 August 2017

Once again a most enjoyable lunch with an old friend at Gowings Bar & Grill - has to be one of my favourite venues in the City for a meal (lunch or dinner) - first time for my friend and he was very impressed with the venue; food (we had three courses!!!!); wine; and service. Thanks Gowings Bar & Grill for looking after us - see you next time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 28 July 2017

This is the third time we have been to Gowings bar and Grill. Great food and attentive table staff make the experience. Nothings a problem and the value for money is definitely there.
Very enjoyable venue

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 27 July 2017

Great food, very efficient service. Maitre d' suggested options of dishes as I didn't have much time to eat. Got out in 45 mins before heading for a concert. Will be back to try other dishes of the menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on 20 July 2017

Our food took 40 minutes to arrive, and the steak was charred on the outside, raw in the middle, unacceptable for a medium rare. Having waited for so long for the course to arrive I ploughed on but saved a slice so the waiter could show the chef. I explained to the waiter and he just walked off. Disappointing service for such a beautiful venue. Luckily we are spoiled for choice of beautiful venues so I won’t need to go back again.

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 19 July 2017

Always good but on Wednesday last we were a 1pm booking and were advised the kitchen was behind and our mains would be late. Approx 230pm for mains isn't ideal in a business lunch. That said we were told

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 6 July 2017

Love Gowings.... the moment you enter the building downstairs, you enter into a new world... you can feel the history in the building , everything you see about you is interesting .....
The restaurant has a lovely dimly lit lavish And burlesque feel to it....

Menu and wine list is comprehensive, food delicious and the service is great ....

I go several times a year and took my entire staff of 20 there for a Christmas party !

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 4 July 2017

The staff are always extremely polite and friendly and no request is too small for them to do. Always with a smile.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 2 July 2017

The food was exceptional - we came for breakfast on my boyfriend's birthday and both ordered the Huevos Rancheros. It was so good we came back the next day for the same thing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 1 July 2017

So how was it? Were you wowed by the food? Did the staff make you feel at home? Was the atmosphere memorable…or even magical?
The staff were great to begin with _ as the night grinded on through the ever present loud music, we talked out of joining the bar upstairs by the staff, I noticed a female bar staff member groping a male staff memberon the backside, as we were leaving we were forced along with ten others wishing to leave and had to wait to retrieve our coats as the front of house was MIA

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 1 July 2017

I have dined here three times now, the first two were great, this time was for a special occasion and it was below expectations, my friend and I had the steak and it was the toughest piece of meat I have had in a long time, I couldn't cut mine with a steak knife as the grissel was very bad, the host did offer another meal, but when you have to be somewhere else, I asked If he would take one steak off the bill and he wasn't happy to do that he said a flat out no. Sorry gowings but wont be back

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 30 June 2017

I chose the crab cakes and they were pretty tasteless the pea salad was nice.

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·Dined on 27 June 2017

The food was wonderful with lots of choice.The music as far too loud and far to fast creating a chaotic and stressed environment.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 20 June 2017

I like coming here for business meetings (breakfast & lunch) or vibrant cocktails.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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·Dined on 19 June 2017

In the evening, every staff member we met from the doorman to the waitress, was exceptionally friendly and welcoming.
The food was sensational and I could see from others around us that their meals were also amazing. So the standard seems consistently high.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 16 June 2017

Date night was a success, enjoyed amazing service with a very good menu. Ate the lamb shank, great serving size leaves you wanting that bit more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 15 June 2017

Great night but music a bit too loud and slightly monotonous

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 15 June 2017

We booked a farewell breakfast for a friend. There were five of us. We waited 30 min for coffees and when we asked, were rudely told there was only one machine and we would have to wait. Then our breakfasts were served and we asked again, and were told by another waiter that nothing could be done. A table of 15 people then sat down and were served their coffees within 10 min.
We cancelled our coffee order and complained, but the staff didn't seem phased.
Disappointing experience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 14 June 2017

The staff are always very professional and friendly; the sommelier is passionate about his wines and gave a delicious recommendation that covered all our meals ie. pork, seafood and veal. The food was outstanding - the veal served in a light tomato sauce with mozzarella melted on top with those baby olives that I can never remember their name was amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 13 June 2017

Delicious food and great service, only negatives would be that the restaurant was quiet noisy and lighting a bit on the dark side.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 13 June 2017

Nice restaurant, attentive service and service of each course was well timed. The food was good but I thought the entrée and mains selection was a bit limited. Better selection for desserts. House red and white wine was nice and good value

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 12 June 2017

I was choosing a restaurant for my birthday celebration. Out of three or four other ones, I gave my preference to Gowings Br & Grill because I liked the fairly concise menu, which, in my opinion, has everything of best picks and certainly will suit most tastes. The second criterium was the quiet, in some sense, luxury looking atmosphere. Finally, it is located in a convenient spot, right next to the state theatre.
This place certainly met my expectations. Quality service and friendly staff.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 11 June 2017

We have been a couple of times. Its a nice place to be. Can get very loud. The stress of the staff when its busy is very obvious. For some reason it was tricky for my drink (whiskey) to be ordered and delivered. Took about 45 mins to get the drink and the staff had to ask twice what i was drinking? It was fairly standard i thought.

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on 10 June 2017

First time at this restaurant & will definitely be back. Central city location, good food & service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 9 June 2017

Waiters need to not interupt people when they are in the middle of a conversation. this happened often

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 5 June 2017

I've eaten twice there this week and both times it was impeccable.

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·Dined on 4 June 2017

I love Gowings, one of my favorites in Sydney.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 4 June 2017

We've been going to Gowing's for breakfast with this time being for my wife's birthday, I requested a table close to the kitchen as she's a bit of a foody and they got us the closest table to the kitchen it felt like we were sitting beside the chef, awesome!! The food gets better and better, great service and they treated our two children (5 and 7 years old) so well and were patient and attentive to them ordering. A great time was had by all, we'll be back soon!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on 3 June 2017

The rib eye steak was generous and cooked to perfection. It's not overly expensive maybe just the wine list. Overall we had a lovely evening and most likely go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 3 June 2017

We booked here after checking the menu and it's location which is convenient to the State Theatre, as we were in Sydney for a show. Our wonderful waitress seated us straight away. She was excellent helping to find the gluten free options and providing very tasty gluten free bread. Our food was ready so quickly and it looked and tasted amazing. The atmosphere was very vibrant and energetic, the music possibly just a touch loud for conversation, but that was part of the experience that we enjoyed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 2 June 2017

Great place to hangout with mates

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 30 May 2017

Great experience however we were moved off our table very quickly to the bar but no one was then sat at table afterwards.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Nice food as ever, but a very noisy venue made for a little less relaxing dinner experience that ideal.

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·Dined on 27 May 2017

Amazing ambience, food and service perfect for that special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 25 May 2017

Food is exceptionally good - I just love the service - your staff are very well trained - customers judge you mostly on HOW they are treated even though the food has to be fab too.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 25 May 2017

Nice, upbeat atmosphere, lively and trendy. A bit too noisy for extensive conversations. Food is good, a nice selection.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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