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Biota Dining

18 kangaloon rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4862 2005
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Ranked #13 of 69 Restaurants in Bowral
Price range: $48 - $99
Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great meal with good wine! What more can I say! We went there on a Sunday night. Restaurant was half full. We ordered the longer degustation menu. We were soooo full after! I had 3 glasses of wine. Don't I would have been to manage the matching wine option.

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I want to love this restaurant, I really do. It is so good for the Southern Highlands to have a two hatted restaurant and I can remember when the dining options were very slim. There is just something about the space that I find uninviting. Also, I think I am over degustation menus and would prefer to choose my own... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We have been twice before and fell in love with Biota, it has been just outstanding! We are all foodies and really enjoyed travelling to Biota Dinning for the experience. Unfortunately last night the wheels came off from the moment we arrived. Our booking was for 8:30 and the table wasn't ready, although there were plenty of vacant tables? so... More 

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Tokyo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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
15 helpful votes 15 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 48 - 99
Cuisine: Australian

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