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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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Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 143
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Wonderful Experience

The restaurant design makes you feel you are in for something special as you walk in the door. The food is so different it is hard to explain, so unique. We had 5 courses and enjoyed all of them. The wine and the staff excellent. All in all a great experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Kathryn G
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We had a 7 course meal at this restaurant. The chef is very experimental and tries lots of texture and flavour and ingredient combinations. Unfortunately they miss the mark completely and the food is not great and the value equation is off. The wine pairing is pathetic unless you like sweetened sparkly whites and reds. Amateur hour dressed up as... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The restaurant design makes you feel you are in for something special as you walk in the door. The food is so different it is hard to explain, so unique. We had 5 courses and enjoyed all of them. The wine and the staff excellent. All in all a great experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Had high hopes and even though our table wasn't until 9pm, we could come early for a drink in the bar. So we did, having checked in at 8pm. At 9.15 we hadn't been collected and it was only when i got up and asked if our table was ready that they seemed to remember us. Our first course was... More 

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Sydney,Australia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had a wonderful 7 course dinner at Biota. Our reservation was at 9pm, which is late for dinner in my books, but gosh it was worth the wait. The food was a mixture of tastings and flavours and they all worked together to be an excellent night out. We did have a mix up with our first course but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My husband and I have been to the restaurant a few times.. We prefer to dine in the relaxed area of the restaurant that serves more of tapas style meals.. We always enjoy the food here..and service is relaxed yet attentive.. We were lucky enough to have Kieran at the bar who looked after us all night and taught us... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A weekend at Biota turned into a fantastic food adventure for four of us staying at Biota's very sympathetic but simple accommodation. It is a year since we last ate at this amazing restaurant. We thought the food then was wonderful this time it reached a new level. The attention to detail and presentation of the food was fabulous to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I don't enjoy writing negative reviews because I know that my opinions may adversely affect the business, so I take great care to be honest and hope my feedback engenders positive change. In this case I feel an average rating is warranted. We chose the 7 course degustation ($160 per person) and elected to make our own wine selection rather... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Disappointed when after three courses half of your party stops off to buy a pie or hamburger. Food was bland and I'm all for quality fine dining, but this was pretentious. Ran in to an ex-work mate who also dined there on the same day and expressed the same opinion. Recommend Caveaux in Wollongong as a better experience.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had high hopes for the best restaurant in regional NSW for 2 years straight... The food was pretty but the elements didn't quite come together. It wasn't the kind of food where you just can't eat enough of (just not that tasty), but you could certainly take a tone of photos of the dishes. Yeah.. not sure about this... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We feel that this restaurant has been hyped up and didn't live up to it's hype. Firstly they're so rigid with bookings - two sittings only at 6pm and 8:30pm. We arrived at 5:50pm only to be sat in the bar until 6:25pm which was totally bizarre and frustrating given that were were reminded three times that we had to... More 

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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 44 - 92
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?