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Grand Bistro

The Grand Arcade 291 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4862 2126
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“unagi” (8 reviews)
“crab omelette” (4 reviews)
“pork belly” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Grand Arcade 291 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my first experience dining at the Grand Bistro and was definitely my last. The restaurant was not even half full and the service was lousy. I had to keep getting up to ask for simple things like a set of cutlery, glasses and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Mandy P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We unfortunately ate here on one of their set menu nights. NEVER AGAIN. the food was virtually inedible and when questioned the girl with the blonde hair was very dismissive. we all went home hungry.More

Date of visit: December 2018
6  Thank Bob T
Justine I, Owner at Grand Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

And we unfortunately had to serve you. Your friends were lovely and clearly embarrassed by your behaviour. For someone who claims to have found the food inedible, nothing was left on your plates and ALL the MANY bottles of wine were empty. Hope the hangover...More

Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Superb lunch just ate the pumpkin gnocchi with chicken ..wish I had space for another serving,also we had the twice cooked duck with onion cream and pearl barley ,, Don’t miss this hidden gem ,, Great value as well

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank robinsobel
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

This fabulous light-filled restaurant has a menu packed with creative, tasty dishes and is so much fun. For breakfast there are so many different dishes from the expected eggs & bacon to a poke bowl, smashed avacado on toast, salmon & miso scrambled eggs, Baghdad...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Renaesworldofficial
Reviewed October 1, 2018

So we as a group of 8 were in Bowral for the local Tulip festival today. Due to the festivities, the town was quite busy and filled with people around lunch time. We had walked about 45 mins to find somewhere able to accommodate 8...More

Date of visit: October 2018
17  Thank DamonBi
Justine I, Owner at Grand Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Hi there Thanks for the review. Really is so enlightening, educational and endearing for us as seasoned restaurant operators to receive such amazing unsolicited, precise and educational feedback. Especially when it comes from somebody that clearly has no clarity or idea how restaurants operate. (even...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Service and location was lovely, but all I can say is get the crab omelette. And if you dont like seafood, pity for you. Best omelette of my life. And that's it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Belinda_Joy
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Don't know what I loved more, the food or the service. We had not booked, but were well looked after by the welcoming staff, and therefore perfectly comfortable while waiting for a table. Staff were friendly and efficient keeping everyone happy on a busy Father's...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Another_Dub
Justine I, Owner at Grand Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

HI Another_Dub, Thanks for taking the time to review and it makes me so happy that you enjoyed your experience on Fathers Day! We look forward to feeding you again. Thanks Justine

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Being local and having tried them all, I have settled on the fact that these guys are the go to for breakfast. Za'atar Poached Eggs are not to be missed, and the service shines. In a town full of cafe's you need to be on...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jasonhC6462VH
Justine I, Owner at Grand Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Thank you Jason H for the great review! Looking forward to continuing to feed you your Za'atar eggs! Justine

Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

High quality ingredients. Excellent table service. Delicious breakfast (we ended up ordering three meals between the two of us!) very safe bet for a tasty brunch

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank moej23
Justine I, Owner at Grand Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

Thank you so much Moe J!!!! Can't wait to feed you again. Justie

Reviewed July 21, 2018

Travelled from Sydney especially to dine here for breakfast and was not disappointed. The menu includes very appetising items from which I chose the "Grand Breakfast" with an extra of Black Pudding. WOW, so tasty and fresh. My co-diners were equally pleased with their choices...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Iantame
Justine I, Owner at Grand Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

HI lantame, Thanks so much for your kind words. It always pleases me to hear our customers enjoy their experience! I hope we get feed you again soon. Thanks!! Justine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Grand Arcade 291 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Southern Highlands  >  Bowral
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4862 2126
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Rustic, tasty, flavour driven food served in a friendly atmosphere. A great little wine and a snappy cocktail list to enjoy either with food or on their own. Great space to sit outside and enjoy the all day sun. Owned and operated by people that genuinely love hospitality.
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