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Biota Dining

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18 kangaloon rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4862 2005
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 66
    Very good
  • 40
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  • 30
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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent brunch, beautiful setting

We stopped here for brunch during a wine country day trip. I called in advance and was told that brunch lasted until 3pm. We arrived before 3, only to find that brunch ended hours earlier. We didn’t want to stay for dinner, and were very disappointed. The maître d’ came to the rescue, and with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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New York City
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  • Special occasions
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New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for brunch during a wine country day trip. I called in advance and was told that brunch lasted until 3pm. We arrived before 3, only to find that brunch ended hours earlier. We didn’t want to stay for dinner, and were very disappointed. The maître d’ came to the rescue, and with the permission of the chef,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I can't fault this restaurant - the food was very modern, fresh, local, inventive and above all fabulous flavours. The service was professional without being snobby and the whole experience was faultless. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have wanted to eat here for some time, so we went here to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. It lived up to all expectations. The food was exceptional, the wines matched perfectly and the service was excellent. Couldn't fault it. Thanks for an unforgettable evening.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Okay, so we are in Bowral to celebrate my 50th birthday and we're looking for a great restaurant? This place was recommended but with two chefs hats we had high expectations. So the prices are what we expect in Sydney, so no pressure then. But, wow, this place is awesome. We had the 7 course degustation with matching wines. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We visited for a friend's birthday so we enjoyed the private dining room. It was a great venue. The food was interesting, nothing like I'd eaten before. Lots of interesting combinations of flavours and very different cooking techniques. Really glad we tried it but I don't need to return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

When you read the very polarized reviews on Biota it seems you either love it or hate it. We're definitely on the side of the former but then we do like embarking on the occasional gastronomic adventure and being challenged by new dishes and flavour combinations. We found the food generally favoursome, the portion sizes in the 5 course degustation... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

When compared with other restaurants operating along similar lines, such as Dan Hunter's Brae or Michael Ryan's Provenance, Biota fails to deliver. It is way too expensive for what it offers. Dining and staying at Biota was an experience we so looked forward to which unfortunately failed in all but service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were shouted the 7 course Autumn/winter menu. Whilst not every course was quite to our taste, we really appreciated the time, attention, care and skill, not to mention matching of exquisite flavours that went into each course. Our highlight were the two dessert courses....incredible flavours. It was also fascinating to watch the chefs at their craft. An incredibly unique... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Biota is truly a unique experience every Australian foodie should try. The dishes are named only with ingredients but you will not guess what it is or will look like until it is there for you to enjoy. Ben the maître'd was informative and a delight. The wine list is solid but not huge, with clever selections to suit the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Amazing degustaion Amazzzing each dish was a little piece of Art. The flavours were devine . Wine suggestions for each course were perfection

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Additional Information about Biota Dining

Address: 18 kangaloon rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 4862 2005
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Bowral
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 42 - 88
Cuisine: Australian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 kangaloon rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Bowral
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4862 2005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 42 - 88
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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