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“different but good”

Gowings Bar & Grill
Ranked #41 of 5,862 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $157
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighborhood: 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
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“different but good”
Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

linked to the qt hotel chain which have funky modern restaurants and hotels.
great atmosphere although a little noise.
service was excellent and the food just as good.
you can watch your meal being cooked or sit back and be waited on every minute.
great selection of wines and food. I had the rib eye which was magnificent. it said 350 gram and that's what arrived
prices are in the upper bracket but you get what you pay for.
I will definitely be back.

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Thank aus_gregg
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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at Gowings Bar & Grill, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
Dear guest,

Thanks so much for a brilliant shout out! We love that you loved us and look forward to seeing you again soonest.

Sas
QT
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 529 helpful votes
“So trendy and loud,but some good eating and drinking.”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Did not like the cramped cocktail bar (or my caustic cocktail,despite the cute mug,and cute model of a barman).
Restaurant space is full on but our waitress was very good despite all the tables for two being in tight formation and none too private.
The open kitchen provides great floor show.
Watch out for some staff who have more in the looks department than waiting skills.
The menu is on line and is interesting.Chicken broth,stuffed Quail,followed by dark chocolate Affogato in my case.
Clearly the fashion hot spot for some time to come in the CBD.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank f2s
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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at Gowings Bar & Grill, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
Dear guest,

Thanks so much for a brilliant shout out! We love that you loved us and look forward to seeing you again soonest.

Sas
QT
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Young, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Superb!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

The food was fantastic; the service was excellent; the location is ideal. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Aussie_Traveller5260
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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at Gowings Bar & Grill, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
Dear guest,

Thanks so much for a brilliant shout out! We love that you loved us and look forward to seeing you again soonest.

Sas
QT
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Decent food, nice fit out”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Had breakfast here while staying at the QT.

The menu is quite unique, lots of twists on breakfast favourites. The produce used is excellent. The baked eggs were very hearty and good to start a slightly gloomy/windy day. Coffee was serviceable but not outstanding.

Visited December 2012
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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social MediaDear guest, Thanks so much for a brilliant shout out! We love that you loved us and look forwar at Gowings Bar & Grill, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
Dear guest,

Thanks so much for a brilliant shout out! We love that you loved us and look forward to seeing you again soonest.

Sas
QT
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Funky with great food”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Came here with a large business party and from the moment I walked through the door I knew we would have a great time. The decor is amazing and the staff are dressed accordingly and are extremely personable. We had a variety of dishes all of which were sensational - the steak and the scallops were particularly good. Highly recommended!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank warrencammack
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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at Gowings Bar & Grill, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
Dear warrencammack,

Wow! What an impressive and extensive portfolio of reviews you have amassed. Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know that you found the restaurant to be a great experience.

It's such a wonderful setting for large groups. I think that the high ceilings, and the access to Private Dining areas really afford bigger parties the space they need to be able to sink into the atmosphere and indulge.

Thank you again.

Sas
QT
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