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Moss Vale road, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4868 3566
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249 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mussels were fantastic the truffle fries at $15 were uneatable so much salt we had to leave them and the seared fish was very bland.

Thank Elizabeth R
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Bistro style restaurant with an adequate menu and reasonably priced. The restaurant is operated separately from the Briars accommodation

Thank dalwood11
Hobart, Australia
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594 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little out of town but worth a visit for their high quality meat. Three of our table of four had steaks - fillet Mignon for two and a tenderloin. Two of us chose to cook our own, one asked the chef, which took some time but was removed from our bill for the mixup. The individual steak and kidney... More 

Thank Tina M
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in for lunch, ordering drinks, one mature aged man in charge of bar, zero personality, slow, i mean slow. Ordered a 300 gram steak, 100 grams of fat, the chips were soggy, then had to go back in side to put salt on chips, go get ordinary salad, oh on the way had to take a detour thru tables... More 

Thank Christopher B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a friend visiting from the UK following a recommendation. The building itself is beautiful, however this is really where it finished. The front of house staff were disinterested and fairly offhand. Food is ordered at a counter, and then delivered to the table, and you have to go to the bar to order drinks separately (although... More 

Thank KelPinker
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The Briars has always been reliable for providing good food. Their staff are always helpful and polite

Thank Judy A
Management response:

Thank you so much Judy for such kind and thoughtful comments. We greatly appreciate it. More 

Port Elizabeth
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The selection available and the quality and presentation of the food was top class so expect to pay that little bit extra, but it is wirth it.

Thank Skytanker01
Management response:

We are so grateful to receive such thoughtful and kind words. We are working hard every day here at Briars and your comments help to build confidence in our already great team. Thank you ! More 

Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The room is bit small but almost every room has good view of garden and the the pond inside the hotel. Very nice stay, check out time is too early.

Thank Leon H
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback. We greatly appreciate your support and all feedback is taken with gratitude and thought. More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food here is average at best. It is very over-priced with average service. The atmosphere, however, isn`t too bad.

Thank Owen R
Management response:

Thanks for your feedback. We're sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. If you would like to return, we would welcome hearing your thoughts in person so we can treat the issue as it happens. We are working hard to deliver an enjoyable experience for our guests and need to know in person when we fall short. Thank you More 

Wollongong, Australia
Level Contributor
42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for a special occasion, what a great night. The staff were awesome, the property equality lovely. The indoor and external eating areas were well set up. The food was also very good. Only issues, one barman to serve everyone, the drinks service was very slow. It was also very hot sitting inside with the self barbi,... More 

Thank Wanderer379
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback. We greatly appreciate it. We hope to see you again. Many thanks More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moss Vale road, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Southern Highlands  >  Bowral
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4868 3566

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?