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All 69 Bowral Restaurants

Biota Dining

18 kangaloon rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4862 2005
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Ranked #14 of 69 Restaurants in Bowral
Price range: $49 - $102
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Tokyo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Food with finesse, showcasing the ingredients at its best and most natural form, creating a welcomed surprise of textures and tastes when mixed together. The clams with charcoal and caviar was one of the most interesting dishes I have ever tasted! The snapper throat was confronting and challenging for one of the diners. The duck main course won the hearts... More

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had the 9 course degustation meal. We loved all of it. Our favourites were the hoggett and the cherry dessert. I loved all the wines that went with each of the courses and have tracked them down and purchases a case of each. So well done Ben the sommelier. We love the churned butter and the whipped yogurt with... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was one of the best meals we have had anywhere. From the beginning when we were asked what pace we would like to eat at, this was sophisticated, low key and attentive service at its best. We had the long degustation menu for spring/summer with wines, which was just splendid. Enough challenges and innovations to please the palate, without... More

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Bowral, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

From the (embarrassingly) badly stained lounges in the bar which are just an insult, plain and simple, to the limp and lifeless dining room, also in need of some major work, it was not a good start. Arriving a few minutes early for our strictly requested 6.30pm start by Biota and having endured an interminable wait for pre dinner drinks,... More

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Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I cannot fault this restaurant and will book well in advance next time I'm in Bowral or passing through. Food & wine - great flavours, simple yet inventive menu, seasonal produce, great wine list. There is also a great produce market on Weekends. Service - relaxed, efficient, knowledgable, approachable Atmosphere - we dined at lunchtime and all dining areas were... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

wonderful to see a couple of lovely restaurants so close to each other, and biota is amazing will be back again and again

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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Biota Dining is unusually (for Australia) located in the small but affluent country town of Bowral. The bulk of its customers apparently drive the 1.5 to 2 hours from Sydney or Canberra. An increasing number of overseas tourists also visit Biota. This means that many diners will need to stay overnight either at the Biota Dining accommodation or elsewhere. My... More

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Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Have to say I was expecting a lot for the money we spent, and was seriously disappointed. We had the five courses with matching wines, and the meals were all just bizarre. It's honestly the only description I have. The salmon jerky was unusual but enjoyable, the fresh bread was amazing and then the meal went downhill. Clam with ash... More

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Bowral, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Last Friday we dinned with friends and decided that Biota Dining Bowral would be nice. Our friends were absolutely enthralled by the Biota experience. The grounds of this superb 2 hat restaurant are wonderfully serine and the food is exquisite. Our waitress was a delight, advising on food and wine and she was both knowledgeable, exceptionally professional and friendly. She... More

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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

An amazing break from the city. The overall layout and experience is very original and well delivered. Excellent attentive service. Food unique, inventive, well plated. Matching wines perfect and they're generous on the pour. A fantastic lunch and lazy afternoon by the pond with the ducks.

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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
Average Prices: USD 49 - 102
Cuisine: Australian

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