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US$ 6 - US$ 29
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Steakhouse, Bar, Australian, Pub
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 12 January 2021 via mobile

What a modest pub, but what a great meal and fabulous, friendly service. We were after a good pub meal when we got to Bowen after a long, wet drive. The Bowen Hotel had all the pub standards and some great specials. Our daughter had...the beef burger and it went down without touching the sides. Lots of chips too. We also had the catch of the day (red throated emperor) which was perfectly cooked and obviously fresh, and the main size serve of calamari, which was also super fresh and perfectly cooked. Generous salad and chips on the side too. The staff were warm and friendly and really took their COVID safety obligations seriously. The place was spotlessly clean. When we’re back in Bowen we’ll be headed there for sure.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Hgroup, Public Relations Manager at Bowen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2021

Thank you for your excellent review PDMM_Gourmands, we are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your meals. We will be sure to share your kind words with our team and are greatly appreciative for your fantastic feedback. We look forward to serving...More

Reviewed 5 January 2021 via mobile

We arrived in town after 8 on a week night and were pleased this restaurant kitchen is open to 9 pm. Unassuming from the outside, inside is pleasant, family friendly, pub-style dining. Staff were very friendly and efficient but we did not feel rushed. Meals...were served quickly. The steaks were very tender cuts of meat and cooked very well - two were perfect, and the other was just slightly over cooked. There were three steak size options and all were good value for money - the largest size was enormous! The calamari was good pub meal quality and tender. The vege and mash or chips was the pick of the sides, with fresh broccoli, carrot, zucchini and chunks of pumpkin. The small side salad based on red cabbage was tasty - but go the vegetables!! Excellent value for money and family friendly. A good place to eat out in Bowen.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Hgroup, Public Relations Manager at Bowen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2021

We are happy to hear that you all enjoyed your meals, Rattyos. Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are grateful for your excellent feedback and will be sure to pass your compliments onto our chefs and the team. We hope...More

Reviewed 5 January 2021 via mobile

On a recent stop over in Bowen our motel recommended Bowen Hotel for a good local pub meal at a decent price. They weren’t wrong! We had the best meal in ages (small rumps cooked to perfection) and such value for money. The staff are...just lovely making you feel very welcome and special. While we were waiting for our meal they even brought sample wings complimentary to each table and they were delicious also. If I lived in Bowen I would definitely be a regular and we can’t wait to visit again next time we are travelling.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Hgroup, Public Relations Manager at Bowen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2021

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at our venue, Luv2travel. Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are greatly appreciative of your feedback and will be sure to share your kind words with our team. We...More

Reviewed 4 January 2021 via mobile

Came to visit Bowen and thought we’d try this nice little pub after seeing the good reviews. We got the 1kg buffalo wings which were only $13.90 !! (Only on Mondays) which were very tasty. And the small rump steak which was cooked to perfection...(med-rare). The staff were lovely making it an even better experience, if we find ourselves in Bowen again, will definitely come back rather then overspending at fancy restaurants as the quality was just as good. Only negative was the interior and exterior could do with some work.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Hgroup, Public Relations Manager at Bowen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write your review Jackie, we are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable dining experience at the Bowen Hotel and will be sure to pass your compliments onto our chefs. We're greatly appreciative of your feedback -...More

Reviewed 15 December 2020

We were travelling through Bowen and decided to stop by for lunch. So glad we chose the Bowen Hotel! Fantastic food, very reasonable price and great service.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Hgroup, Public Relations Manager at Bowen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2021

Thank you for your fantastic review Mrs K, we are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable dining experience at our venue. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again during your next visit to Bowen.

Reviewed 4 August 2020

The staff were more than welcoming, the food was amazing and the prices were very fair. I would be recommending this restaurant to my friends and acquaintances. Thank you Bowen Hotel for a great pub meal experience, 5 stars from this familyMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Hgroup, Public Relations Manager at Bowen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, David. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your recent dining experience with us and will be sure to pass your compliments onto our team. We're grateful for your recommendations and...More

Reviewed 28 June 2020 via mobile

Staff were lovely and welcoming to the kids with us. The meals were huge and well priced and the children loved their kids pack included with their meals!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Hgroup, Public Relations Manager at Bowen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2020

We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your recent dining experience with us Tamara. Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we will be sure to pass your kind words onto the team and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 13 December 2019 via mobile

All I wanted was a small steak with garlic cream prawns ,the waitress came over with a small piece of chicken wing .nice..bit extra..super friendly hotel..my meal arrived ,cooked just right,prawns delicious.thinking that ordering the small steak that I wouldnt leave anything on my plate...wrong..it...was still a full size meal...I certainly will be going back....great pub meal.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Hgroup, Public Relations Manager at Bowen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, Kevvystuit3. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your rump and overall dining experience. Your feedback is very important to us and we have passed your kind words onto our team. We look forward...More

Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

Having a nice walk around Bowen and picked this place for lunch. So glad we did. Great service and the food was great. Given a chicken wing to nibble on while waiting for our lunch, wonderful hospitality by Staff. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Hgroup, Public Relations Manager at Bowen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, P3897KMchristines. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we will be sure to pass your kind words onto our team. Thank you again for your time, we hope...More

Reviewed 5 May 2019 via mobile

Ive been to bowen before but decided to try a different place for food besides the normal and popular place down the street. Staff were ok and pretty friendly but drink blocked at the bar even though i was clearly there before the other person....Anywho...order safely with food...garlic bread with cheese and bacon and a schnitty with veg and mash. Bread was ok but a tad on the greasy side but ok. Schnitty was ok but the veg and mash tasted like they were cooked in laundry water. Would i come back? Probably not. If you want your basic mediocre pub food, this is your place.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Hgroup, Public Relations Manager at Bowen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We value the feedback you have provided and are disappointed to learn that your recent experience with us was mediocre. We offer our apologies, we take our commitment to provide quality meals very seriously and...More

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