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Biota Dining

18 kangaloon rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4862 2005
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Ranked #18 of 69 restaurants in Bowral
Price range: $54 - $113
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
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English first
Bowral, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Last night, Biota Dining Bowral hosted the second of three outstanding dining experiences. A collaboration with Pilu at Freshwater and Ormeggio at the Spit resulted in a very special evening indeed. As local folk who often eat at Biota it is certainly no secret to us that owner and 2 hat Chef James Viles (BTW the nicest man in the... More

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Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Four of us booked in for a stay and dine package $195pp last night - this included the 5 course tasting menu. We were very excited to try this out but came away very disappointed. We all knew we were in for an "interesting" experience, but despite all being world travellers and eaten out at some of the best restaurants... More

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CRONULLA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had a party of five and could only obtain a 6pm reservation with the table having to be vacated by 8.15pm. Not really a problem we thought. Arrived on time and were escorted to our table by very friendly staff and settled in. Very nice room with a promising wine list altho' a wee bit over priced. Things started... More

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The atmosphere is really good. There's even a duck pond outside - with ducks and geese. The food was a set menu for the reception and also very good. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Worth the trip from Sydney if you have the time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I booked several months ago for my partners birthday. We LOVE eating out when we can and I'd saved especially so we could celebrate in style. What a disappointment!!! We arrived around 8:25pm and despite booking several months in advance we were seated near the door with the cold draft sweeping through every time a customer walked in. We love... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Dined here with a group of friends Saturday evening. Made reservation several weeks prior and was advised that we would be required to vacate our table at 8:15pm - not ideal, but we were eager to dine here and experience it for ourselves. The food was terrible. A big disappointment. Too many textures/flavours on one plate. Diary featured all too... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fantastic tasty meal. Very very different with all the local rustic touches . Butter served on rock & bread in a sack. It's all the special touches that make this restaurant so good . Would definitely go back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Biota what are you doing? Please read all your negative reviews and take note. People aren't enjoying it and you don't to seem to care? My wife and I had travelled across the country to stay and dine at Biota and left so angry that we did so! The service from arrival to departure was very poor. The rooms were... More

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Sydney
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

From the moment we booked, our experience with this restaurant could not have been better. They accommodated a special menu request, and were exceptionally friendly. We walked into a beautifully decorated room, and the service struck a good balance of formality with friendliness. Our waiter was excellent, the food was exceptional, and matching wine suggestions were spot on. It was... More

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London
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What a lovely space they have created for this restaurant, with beautiful grounds overlooking a pond, their very own veggie patch and a beautiful sun trap of a courtyard garden with an outside fire (v necessary in winter). Along with most other diners we went there for a special occasion due to the 2 hats. We had a mixed group... More

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