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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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12:00 pm - 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

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Visitor rating
  • 134
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointing

I took a group of my clients to Biota for dinner, as part of a group travel experience. I had heard mixed reviews, but as this is a two hatted restaurant, I decided to proceed. The clients were excited, but they came away less than enthusiastic. Things they loved: the outside ambience and the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Andrea P
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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275 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I took a group of my clients to Biota for dinner, as part of a group travel experience. I had heard mixed reviews, but as this is a two hatted restaurant, I decided to proceed. The clients were excited, but they came away less than enthusiastic. Things they loved: the outside ambience and the margarita with lavender. The key things... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My fiancée and I had booked through for lunch on a Saturday a week ahead to ensure we would experience what Biota had to offer. We were not disappointed! We started with a pre-lunch glass of vermentino and riesling out in the open garden area enjoying the sun soaked afternoon. This is easily a place we could come to for... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have dined at Biota many times. And to all the critics on here - you have to appreciate good food and to enjoy your time at Biota. This is not a place for children as the children menu is limited. There is limited choice of food and the options I will admit are quirky, but they are different, fun... More 

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manhattan
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

a lovely spot that suitably compliments the local environment. Quiet and peaceful breakfast. Lovely coffee and pretty muesli. Recommend for a stop off.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Extremely Disappointed My booking was made a month ago. The experience was disastrous. On entering the premises the bland interior gave no ambience. Poor quality crockery and cutlery. No tablecloth. Slow waiter service.. The poor degustation menu was pathetic. One bite and the plate disappeared. The alternative menus was a poor type of Tapas in a worst part of the... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Recently dined in Biota in Bowral. The worst food , price and atmosphere we have ever experienced. We have dined in top restaurants over many years all over the world ,. Including 4 & 5 star restaurants in Melbourne and Sydney. The limited expensive degustation menu was below standard. Such a venue should also have al la carte menu with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It is such a tough gig for a regional restaurant to compete with the big cities. Congratulations to Biota for doing such a tremendous job with innovative food and great staff. Had a wonderful meal here tonight, topped off with roadside plums and treacle icecream. YUMMM. Keep up the good work, the discerning diners really appreciate it!

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

After a 3 course meal at Biota, our party of 4 searched Bowral and Mittagong for somewhere to eat. We were starved. After experiencing "burnt hay" at Biota, we craved fish and chips, or similar. Seriously, in 65 years I have travelled 50 countries and dined around the world. Biota was, without exaggeration, the worst dining experience of my life.... More 

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Metung, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were suprised and disappointed the choice in the main retaurant was now only limited to 1 or 2 degustations $105/person (5 dishes), or $165/person!!! (9 dishes) - and each of 2 people sharing a table had to have the same degustation each(!!!). We were disappointed the excellent 3 course menu we had on a previous visit was not now... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had heard & read many things about this restaurant, most very good & some not so. The negatives being too quirky, try too hard, limited menu..... So we checked the menu on line, that was a surprise - do we risk it? Well it was shaped around the area & imagination of the chef. So glad we did!!!! The... 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 46 - 94
  • Cuisine: Australian
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?