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Gowings Bar & Grill

49 | Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 8262 0062
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (77 reviews)
“crab cakes” (19 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:00All hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
49 | Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had dinner and breakfast there as I'm staying just upstairs. Meat and seafood dishes at night were both tasty. The waiter/waitress were all friendly and cheerful.

Thank Violet_Xu
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very nice room, just full of atmosphere, comfortable seating, good service and service. The food didn't live up to the rest. Admittedly it was Sunday, so maybe the second team was sitting in.I had the New York sirloin on the bone with crumbed onion...More

Thank halflescher
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Dear halflescher, Thank you for the time taken to write the review. Please accept our sincerest apologies, it's a shame to read that we did not deliver a quality of food up to our usual standards. We take feedback seriously and all your points have...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Well from the moment you see the red wig on the hostess at street level you know your in for a fun time ........Have been to the bar many times and the team members behind the bar are the best .....always so friendly and great...More

Thank phillipk8
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Dear phillipk8, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. The bar team were happy to read your review! I agree.. best martinis in town :) Look forward to welcoming you in again soon. Regards, Jasmin

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice little bar, definitely a must visit and everyone should try their tasty espresso martinis they are to die for! Quite an intimate bar so coming here for drinks with someone special is a nice option even so great vibes and place to relax...More

Thank Rebecca T
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Dear Rebecca T, Thanks for the amazing shout out! Glad you loved the bar experience. Hope to see you in the restaurant next time. Regards, Jasmin

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous food, fantastic service and perfectly located, hidden off the main street. A bustling restaurant but the tables are perfectly spaced to provide ample privacy for personal or business conversation. Great steak and shoe string fries. Their Creme chocolate not so caramel is a killer...More

Thank Richard D
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Dear Richard D, Wow, thanks so much for your stellar review! We feel very special! Great dessert choice :) I will be sure to pass on your comments to Chef and the team! Looking forward to seeing you soon! Regards, Jasmin

Reviewed 1 week ago

Buzzing atmosphere, attentive service, top notch food - Gowings ticks all the boxes. It's hard to go past the minute steak with paris butter, so I rarely do! Top tip: make your reservation asap to reserve an early sitting if you're seeing a show at...More

Thank afterbaedeker
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Dear afterbaedeker, Thanks for taking the time to review us. So great to hear you enjoyed your Gowings experience! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Regards, Jasmin

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool little bar with plenty of groove. Came here after a SATC workshop day. Relaxing yet still full of energy.

Thank Christopher L
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Dear Christopher L, Thanks for writing in. Great to hear you loved the bar! Hope you got a chance for one of our bar superstars to mix you a drink in our Gilt Lounge. Look forward to welcoming you again soon. Regards, Jasmin

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow and wow. I eat at Gowings Bar and Grill regularly, ha actually a lot. I always enjoy their food. I just had lunch and tried a new dish they have on the menu, it is, Grilled XL Spencer Gulf Prawns, I love prawns and...More

Thank Laurie G
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Dear Laurie G, The chef was pleased to hear you loved our new Prawn dish! Thanks for the review. Come back soon! Regards, Jasmin

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner for 2. Started with prawn cocktail then main crumbed whiting. Side of Brussel sprouts and Mac and cheese. All were delicious. Good service. Lively atmosphere. Will return

Thank NatC33
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Dear NatC33, Thanks for the shout out! So great to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We can't wait to have you back! Regards, Jasmin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it so much the first time and returned for another breakfast. Don't normally do that as I enjoy the variety of trying different places but the atmosphere, service, quality of food and value made it an easy decision.

Thank RonWamberal
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Dear RonWamberal, Thank you so much for your awesome review! So great to hear you enjoyed breakfast with us. Hopefully see you for lunch or dinner next time :) Regards, Jasmin

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reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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13 April 2017|
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Response from hervedudognon | Property representative |
Hello Michele, lovely to hear you would like to visit us. yes Gowings restaurant will be open trough the Easter Week-end including Monday from 6pm onwards! Kind regards, Gowings restaurant Management.
14 August 2015|
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Response from Niall R | Property representative |
Hi bruvel, We'd love to have you and your family for lunch! We are currently finalising the menus and will have update for you by Friday this week. Cheers, Niall
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$157
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 | Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8262 0062
  • E-mail
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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