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Biota Dining

18 Kangaloon Rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4862 2005
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
18 Kangaloon Rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had such a great evening - we had warned them that one of us was a vegetarian, and with that sorted out we had the 5 course degustation. We didn't match the wines because our favourite wine was on the wine list so we...More

Thank geowyo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The space is like an open plan classroom which in this colder part of the world needs work. The food was really interesting and well matched with wines that were also ones I wouldn't have tried but glad I did. The wait staff were friendly...More

1  Thank 32Jules
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at the restaurant at the appointed time and was invited to have a drink in the bar. We wanted to do this so all OK so far. However we had still not been served after nearly 10 minutes and we could see the staff...More

Thank Roomfreak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the worst meal my wife and I have ever had , Bowral has so many better places .After talking to other people it seems as though it's been going down hill for a couple of years now . Definitely not what it once was

5  Thank Phill J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing special and over priced. The service was good wines local which we appreciated but the dinner overall compared to Resturant's of this standard was very ordinary. Even though the "jaffle" was tasty it didn't flow with the meal. Also average presentation.

3  Thank cheryl_gittoes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having heard glowing reviews of Biota some years ago, I summoned a small family gathering at the restaurant last weekend. The drive from our lodgings near Berry, through jaw dropping Kangaroo Valley, was the undisputed highlight of the day. Whilst the scale of the dining...More

5  Thank Tom B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The degustation menu was the only choice - it was interesting with original dishes, well thought out combinations and flavours and a reflection of a talented chef. However, some courses just missed the mark. A whitlof cheese and truffle toastie was delicious on a winter...More

4  Thank rainman37
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We went to dinner at Biota on a Saturday night. We had the degustation, and there were four of us. The staff were all very lovely and accommodating and were clearly passionate about their work. As expected, the food was all very local and interesting...More

1  Thank Liv G
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the friendly service and the beautiful dinner and breakfast. Rooms are small but we'll appointed. We found the staff courteous and friendly. It was a relaxing stay.

1  Thank ChrisOz2013
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We had 8 of us booked in for lunch, nice setting, but the waiter really didnt want to be there. We had the wine matching, and without fail he dripped every bottle of wine over the table. The food was ok, some courses were great,...More

4  Thank Bryce H
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Questions & Answers
20 April 2017|
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Response from Rochelle12452 | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't do BYO, I phoned them to double check. Their wine list is very extensive, obviously it is not cheap. This is fine dining.
25 September 2016|
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Response from Alanda N | Reviewed this property |
The hotel/restaurant website gives you the cost of accomodation so check there -as depends what day/if you're dining.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$46 - US$95
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Kangaloon Rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Southern Highlands  >  Bowral
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4862 2005
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