Gowings Bar & Grill
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The food was great to ok. We had King Fish Ceviche & Grilled King Prawns (Coconut Coriander Chilli & Lime) - both terrific & would have them again. For mains we looked forward to the bone in rib eye & the pork cutlet schnitzel. These were fine & by that I mean just a good pub meal, nice meat cooked well but nothing special. No complaints just a few levels lower than the entrees. The service (wine) was poor. Wine list incorrect (King Valley is in Vic not SA) & the waiter lacked knowledge.
Terrible breakfast terrible unwelcoming service
Nice experience overall
Good was good
Great, attentive service and delicious food.
I’ll be back with other clients and would recommend to friends, colleagues etc.
Hopelessly overpriced for what you get, which isn't all that special. Vibrant atmosphere and nice bar.
For this visit we were all in favour of steak. They were perfectly cooked and superb pieces of beef. Plenty of acceptable sides to accompany. Excellent wine list from Australia and overseas. Ideal for business lunches, catch up with friends or special occasions. Great vibe.
A fabulous venue for a business lunch in the Sydney CBD. The food was superb and the quirky atmosphere and decor made this lunch a standout.
Last night there was a show on next door at the theatre so got manically busy - very short on staff and had to keep waving to waitress to get served, order taken, wine poured, and she had the nerve to turn round and tell us it was busy and we would have to wait having waited over 10 minutes to give our food order.
Food was good when it came
We went because of the extensive wine list and all of us enjoyed excellent meals. The noise level was very conducive to easy conversation which was why we were there. The service ranged a little bit. It was mostly excellent but we had to work at catching the waitstaffs' eye as the night went on.
Finding a central location between offices for a pre-work brunch is hard around Town Hall. I'm a big Gowings Bar fan, having visited previously for drinks.
Good brunch options, although the avocado, feta and mint toast was on the stingy side - not enough avocado to cover the bread, which was disappointing for the price tag ($16).
be sure to reserve at this happening, hot-spot! service is excellent, great presentation, well-prepared food and lots of people-watching opps!
Trendy restaurant with a great vibe and excellent food.
Overall, entrees and mains are fantastic. Great food. Went on a Saturday night, which was a little quieter than other times during the weekday.
Awesome cuisine with a great selection and unique desserts.
I was made to feel special and welcomed from the minute I arrived to the minute I left
A few more vegetarian options for main courses would be nice.
Outstanding cooking, eclectic style, classic yet modern, friendly staff.
The music was too loud, I asked for it to be turned down a few times but that didn’t occur.Far too expensive for the type of food, alcohol too expensive as well.
I ate at this restaurant twice and had two different ways of customer service. The first time was great but not the second one. Food is very delicious and tasty!
Great place, funky and vibrant. Steaks are amazing and good wine list, highly recommended.
We were dining Pre-show, they were aware of this and made sure we were out on time. The atmosphere was relaxed, friendly, attentive wait staff. Modern decor, great bar in 2 locations. This was a return visit to the bar but first time in dining. Highly recommend. Hope next time to not have to rush off.
Excellent. A great, stylish space.
Very good food, excellent service. Nothing else needs to be said.
Great to be back at my favourite Sydney restaurant - wanted to show my friend from Canada an enjoyable night and Gowings Bar & Grill did not let me down - food/service was the usual high standard - I certainly will be back
Food ok, but not for price. Service was absolutely terrible.
Great atmosphere. Tasty food. The service was great until they realised we were paying with a $250 gift card. The service dropped off immediately. I had to get up to order a drink as no one would come to our table. Disappointing.
In a relaxed manner we enjoyed our opening cocktails followed by excellent meals. The slight delay in delivery of meals did not worry us, but the staff responded with regular reports and encouragement - I repeat, the delay was very minor.
When the staff learned that it was my wife's birthday, they all came by to wish her the best and delivered a cake with candle with dessert. That was much appreciated.
My steak was overdone and wasn’t let rest so all the juice was flowing around my plate the second I cut in to it. The potatoes were raw, genuinely raw and inedible. We sent them back and they were put on a pan and fried in oil and they were still raw. The service was ok but I can’t get over you are charging over $60 for a steak and it was terrible. I’ve had better for less than half the price. You’ll need to do considerably better to justify the price.
Gowings never fails to impress. Suave, competent and a consistent commitment to excellence.
Meal was good, service was generally good.
It was slightly annoying when after browsing the menu for dessert/coffee and said no, the waitstaff immediately brought the bill after even though the crowd had tapered down and no one was waiting for our seat.
Very easy and good
The lady that ushered me to my table was an idiot. I was at a business lunch and she pulled out chairs to seat them down. As one of the clients I hadn’t met before I got up. They were supposed to be seated at the next table. She was too busy trying to strut around seeing who was looking at her to focus on the one task she had to do
Food great and "not in your face" service exceptional
It was lovely
Great place for a business meal as it is not too noisy and the food is great.
Staff personality/friendliness, satisfactory menu knowledge when asked for recommendations.
MENU: Pork cutlet marinate pork to improve flavour. Prawn entree, should fully/partially peel for diner convenience. High prices for type of dishes.
Lovely night will go back - wait staff were lovely and friendly
good quality food served in a vibrant atmosphere. a bit noisy but well worth the experience
The food and wine was fantastic and the fitout of the restaurant bar area and hotel reception is an array of re-purposed items making it great for photography as well.
I love this establishment and have been here many times. The menu has changed a little over the years and this makes it always interesting but the style of cooking is the thing... wood fired and char-grilled meat and fish and vegetable selections are all divinely mouthwatering. Choosing is hard. The meals are well prepared, not pretentious; food is very fresh, simple and cooked to perfection and served hot. Staff are excellent.
Gowings Bar & Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 647 OpenTable diners.