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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

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Visitor rating
  • 135
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 26
    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
Good but not amazing

We went to Biota for a much anticipated birthday dinner. The rooms are only ok- but you really only sleep in there so no big deal. It was nice to stay on site. The ambiance was wonderful. We had a great table with a view of the chefs preparing the food. The food was nice but my husband was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Jillian J
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

After having heard some many amazing things about Biota, I was really looking forward to dining here over the Easter long weekend 2015 with my husband and two friends. The booking was made well in advance and on making of the booking I was given the choice of 6.30 pm sitting (which requires you to finish and leave the table... More 

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Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

What an absolute disappointment! I've no idea how this place has earned any kudos over the years. The degustation menu was thankfully truncated, bringing the price down to $78 per head (wine was extra). My only memories were of the charcoal coconut flakes which were so overcooked, the only taste was of carbon. One scallop in a small dish was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Recommended by a Bowral local, a fully booked restaurant meant tapas for us. We were welcomed on a miserably wet evening by some friendly staff and a big log fire. We enjoyed some gin cocktails and sampled a good range of the entire tapas menu. Good - warm olives, pork parts with caramel Worth a try - beef with chlorphyll... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Having had the opportunity to eat at some of the worlds best restaurants I was looking forward to the evening at this much talked about degustation menu and 2 hatted restaurant that we had booked to enjoy with friends from Sydney. It was Easter so we expected the place to be packed out and the staff to be run ragged,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went to Biota for a much anticipated birthday dinner. The rooms are only ok- but you really only sleep in there so no big deal. It was nice to stay on site. The ambiance was wonderful. We had a great table with a view of the chefs preparing the food. The food was nice but my husband was still... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Where do I start? Delay in drinks at our lunch - that's ok we got over it. Dinner - we had an 8:30pm booking - we were advised they were running approx. 15 mins behind schedule. We were finally seated between 9.15pm - 9:30pm without being kept up-to-date. We were starving as you can imagine - we were given a... More 

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Greater Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were very much looking forward to experiencing Biota for our Anniversary, and it did not disappoint. We had the 8 course tasting with wine and it was amazing!! The service was faultless, and we loved the explanation of the food and wine that came with each course. Biota is more than a restaurant, it is an experience not to... More 

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

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
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 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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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 45 - 93
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?