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“The theatre of it all”

Gowings Bar & Grill
Ranked #34 of 5,944 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 26 - USD 157
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Description: 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.Open Breakfast 6.30am – 10.30am | Lunch from 12 noon | Dinner from 6pm | Bar 12 noon – 12 midnight
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“The theatre of it all”
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Hospitality is part talent & skill, part theatre.
Gowings has both in spades.
The menu was perfect for our pre-theatre rush.
The service was impeccable, fast, efficient but very amiable.
My only regret is that we didn't have more time.

Visited July 2015
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Buzzing”
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Have visited twice. Friday lunch and Thursday dinner.
Both times busy . Reservation recommended.
Bar does provide full menu service.
Great atmosphere and decor in line with the Qt hotel. Highly recommend the tuna burger and chocolate and peanut butter chocolate cake , the ice cream with it is the winning combination .
Service is prompt and friendly
Will continue to be a regular dinner

Visited July 2015
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“Fantastic food and atmosphere”
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This restaurant has a fantastic view, atmosphere, and food. We only went for breakfast but it was phenomenal. Highly recommend.

Visited July 2015
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Thank Natalie M
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Niall R, Manager at Gowings Bar & Grill, responded to this review, 23 July 2015
Dear Natalie M,

Phenomenal! We’re absolutely flattered with that description!

Thanks for you review.

Cheers,
Niall
QT
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2 reviews
“Great variety, quality food & drink!”
Reviewed 21 July 2015

The food at Gowings Bar & Grill is absolutely delicious! We recently dined there before a show. I had the ocean trout fillet with lentils and my partner had the pork belly. We finished off with the flourless chocolate cake for dessert (which was very rich and tasty, and which we shared). Excellent service, food came to the table very quickly. They also do amazing coffee. Highly recommended!

Visited July 2015
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Thank Deanne J
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Niall R, Manager at Gowings Bar & Grill, responded to this review, 23 July 2015
Dear Deanne J,

The pork belly and ocean trout – two great choices. Great to hear you indulged in the choccy cake too!

Hope you enjoyed the show!

Cheers,
Niall
QT
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Funky, Quirky, Art Deco a bit of history”
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Loved the atmosphere however the restaurant was very disappointing expected more from a hatted restaurant. Smelt very deep fried and the meals were very bistro like. However the cocktails are amazing and the bar staff and wait staff are amazing, funky DJ tunes. Gret place for drinks

Visited July 2015
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Niall R, Manager at Gowings Bar & Grill, responded to this review, 23 July 2015
Dear Charlenefred,

Thanks for your review.

Hope to see you back again soon for more cocktails!

Cheers,
Niall
QT
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