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Gowings Bar & Grill

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49 | Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 8262 0062
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: With concept created by acclaimed Sydney restaurateur Robert Marchetti...
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
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hard to find but worth the effort

It is difficult to find and signage off Market Street is not all that great. It is between the State Theatre and a wine bar. It is part of the QT hotel complex and you may just be able to find the QT sign but only if you look up. You have to go up in the lifts and walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Linda W
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I booked Gowings Bar & Grill for my husband's 30th birthday as a surprise for him. Having been to the one in Canberra, I was looking forward to an amazing dinner. Upon booking I asked if there was anything the restaurant could do to acknowledge his birthday, and they told me they would include a candle in his dessert, which... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After you find this restaurant, you'll never want to leave. If you're staying at the QT Hotel already, make this your first stop. We went for breakfast and their creative menu gave everyone plenty of interesting choices. Staff were very friendly, decor on point and trendy. Definitely a place to go if you're looking to impress people. The dinner menu... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Decided to have breakfast here after our night at the QT. Had the Gowrings breakfast and it was great. Staff very pleasant and efficient and I would like to go back there again and have a meal. If your thinking of going there for an evening meal, we wlaked past on our way back to our room and it was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We ate here recently, ready for a swanky night out. The decor is lovely and waitstaff also but rest of it was a disappointment. Worst deconstructed Niçoise salad, other fish dishes only passable and decibel level above 90.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Brilliant. I think this is my third or fourth review since finding this funk place. Took a coupla VIPS from out of town and rang at short notice..no problems (thumbs down though to the idiot in front of me trying to use my booking name to get him in-doh I was standing right behind you mate). Ok, enough of that,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I went with my family to Gowings Grill to have dinner. I decided to start with the white gaspacho and then to trust what was written on the menu for the main meal. "Back by popular demand" was written right over the "Wood Roasted Free Range Pork Belly". This was incredibly delicious. I had to give my compliments to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Having tried tapas and a glass of wine at the bar earlier in the week, I was looking forward to dinner... The venue was very busy and our table placement made me feel cramped. Waitstaff were courteous and polite - wouldn't say friendly. The meal was 'ok' - certainly not wow... and not value for money.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've had the pleasure of finally getting to dine at Gowings Bar and Grill over the weekend and it was amazing. We arrived early to get a drink downstairs, but it was overwhelmingly packed, so we decided to get a drink upstairs before we sat down. As we approached reception, we were greeted with a smile and a friendly lady... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Staying in the hotel for my second time, It was only fitting that i made a booking to eat here! The first night a colleague and I went to eat here it was booked out - easy to see why! WE managed to get a table the next night, and were more than impressed by the food, service, and ambiance.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

It is difficult to find and signage off Market Street is not all that great. It is between the State Theatre and a wine bar. It is part of the QT hotel complex and you may just be able to find the QT sign but only if you look up. You have to go up in the lifts and walk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49 | Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8262 0062

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 157
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?