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Briars Restaurant and Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Steakhouse, ,
Briars Meadow 653 Moss Vale Rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4868 1734
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible7%
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7:00 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Briars Meadow 653 Moss Vale Rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a new Southern Highlander we though we'd give you a try and so looked forward to our lunch last Friday 17 Aug. We decided we would sample you with our 2 for 1 lunch voucher. On approaching the order counter to pace our orders,...More

Thank Errol W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Timely food service and nice local wine selection. It gets very busy but be sure to book! They don’t take you any earlier than the reservation so be mindful. Nice outdoor area too!

Thank lauramarie_182
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch with friends on a perfect Southern Highlands afternoon. Ambience was great and food excellent. Well worth the trip.

Thank hughjarse2016
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Cooked our own steaks and had salad from salad bar. The food was yummy and well priced. Staff were friendly and atmosphere was lovely.

Thank matildaechild
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Briars has so much going for it. Ambience, location, parking, good staff and a good (new?) menu. Holding it back, for me at least, is the cafeteria service model. Ordering should be the easiest part of dining but we stood in a queue for a...More

Thank IanRR255060
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We both ordered chicken crumbed in panko crumb with coleslaw. The chicken was definetley not panko crumbed - in fact I am positive it was a came from a box of pre prepared schnitzels. On top of that, on both meals the chicken was borderline...More

2  Thank Daisy G
Reviewed 2 August 2018

A nice venue that gets very busy on the weekend. We had lunch there on a weekday with friends which was a lot better than the weekend crowds. They have a good variety of dishes to choose from, so easy to cater for a group...More

Thank SamA63_12
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Organised in advance as one would for 32 people. We were in the bong bong room. A bit squishy but it was cosy with a lovely fire happening. It was a bit messy, limited menus on the table as I was advised with a group...More

Thank aldavril
Stacey A, Owner at Briars Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

On behalf of the hard working team at Briars, we offer our sincere apologies for confusion and lack of personal signage and disappointed to hear that you weren’t happy with the vegetarian options made available. We did offer them as we have a large number...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Had dinner mid week with my daughter on a recent trip. The service was lovely and friendly, the setting was warm and cosy with a fireplace. Unfortunately the food was terrible.I ordered the beef short rib which came with rice and a salad. It literally...More

Thank suzjos
Stacey A, Owner at Briars Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

We are so sorry to hear of this matter. If you mentioned to us at the time, we would have been able to speak with the kitchen to rectify this issue immediately because we pride ourselves on our staff and the food we serve to...More

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the accomodation for 2 nights, which I reviewed separately. We had dinner in the restaurant. The first night we were seated in the back of the pub which was quite cold despite having a small fireplace. It was not the best with...More

1  Thank amykor
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7 February 2018|
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Response from Orsome_Worlds | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think you can find the full menu on their website
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Briars Meadow 653 Moss Vale Rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Southern Highlands  >  Bowral
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4868 1734
  • E-mail
Set in the original historic Georgian Inn c.1827, the Briars Restaurant and Bar has a true country atmosphere and remains a favourite haunt for locals with its intimate bars and contemporary food. Dine on the terrace or on a cool Highland evening, embrace the warmth of the Inn’s many open fires with family or friends. The seasonal menu has something for everyone – light meals, seafood and of course our famous steaks, all accompanied by an array of fresh local produce, salads and sides. The Briars Inn is renowned for our “cook your own” steak with a variety of prime aged beef cuts for your choosing. Our bar serves a broad range of classic and new artisan beers, including our popular English ale, Old Speckled Hen, and Irish dry stout, Guinness. Our wines include local and regional Australian, New Zealand and other international wines. Alfresco in the summer or open fire in the winter…
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