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Gowings Bar & Grill
Modern Australian
  • 49 Market St,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 8262 0062,
  • Lunch Mon-Sat noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sun 6pm-10pm

Gowings Bar & Grill

Hotel dining rooms can be bland, but not at the QT, where upholstered and reflective surfaces vie for attention with pendant lights in a clubby room that's determinedly quirky. The menu is packed with options: there's a nod to old-school classics, a "soup of the moment" (groan), grills and main-course salads. Staff bustle, diners buzz. It's all busy, busy, busy. With so much going on, some details slip the kitchen's notice just as they nail others. The knife work in a tartare of ox fillet is so fine the meat is almost a paste once it's mixed with the bright-yellow yolk and classic condiments. A blanket-sized Holstein schnitzel comes with a perfect fried egg and Ortiz anchovies; though the golden crust is expertly cooked, it needs a bit more texture to the crumb, not to mention a good squeeze of lemon to cut through all that richness. The wine list is serviceable while the service, in the main, is smiling and enthusiastic. One for the bold.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $17-$29

    M $19-$48

    D $7-$18

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Paul Easson


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