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Biota Dining

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Australian, Gluten Free
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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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All hours
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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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent experience. Great food, excellent ambience, and the staff were friendly, helpful and attentive, without being at all overbearing. We just had a fairly casual lunch with three kids, which worked out fine (you never quite know, with upmarket, hatted restaurants!). Prices were quite reasonable, too. Highly recommended.

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2 Thank Luke F
sydney
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not many people in the bar area on this cold rainy night. We chose not to have degustation but order ala carte hence the bar area. Food came out fast. Don't understand the difference between small plates and larger as they are all the same size. Food was too rich for me as many items we ordered was either over... More 

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4 Thank sydneywanda
Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a meal in the bar area during a recent road trip that involved an overnight stay in Bowral. The food we had was superb and the 10 year old food critic we had with us was highly impressed (especially with David's hot chocolate). The decor is modern and the waiter that looked after us could not be faulted.... More 

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3 Thank FiveStarMike
Huskisson
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend told us to try Biota on our next trip to Bowral. Glad we did. Service was great and the food was very good. Absolutely loved the fried J chokes. Highly recommmend them.

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2 Thank 544kathyl
Picton, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a very disappointing night at Biota, I sent an email to which I have not received any reply. After 3 weeks of waiting, I believe that other people should not be subjected to the same experience that we were. Honestly, do not waste your time and money on this restaurant. I feel that the attitude that they have towards... More 

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5 Thank Catherine A
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the beginning to the end the degustation five course was amazing especially with the specially selected wines.

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1 Thank Erika W
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The degustation was interesting however let down by pretentious service. The restaurant has two sittings but the first sitting did not finish on time and our sitting started late which meant we were rushed through every course. The food was good but not great. The accommodation is ridiculously overpriced.

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5 Thank GED R
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I totally agree with Mixestravelleraus review. I also failed to see why this restaurant would be hatted. The waitstaff lacked serving skills and integrity. The food lacked the wow factor especially for our host who wanted us to experience the local food and hospitality of Bowral.

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5 Thank Allyson B
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say much about the food here. We had 5 course degustation. For the price you pay, I have to say I did not leave feeling the "wow" factor. I understand their concept and on some level i do appreciate the creativity of their dishes but again, I am not overly impressed. The waiter was fine, charming and professional.... More 

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4 Thank Darren C
Sydney
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful dinner, with a surprise in each dish we received. Great setting and the sommelier was fantastic, knowing exactly what we wanted.

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2 Thank Bridget M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$44 - $90
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 kangaloon rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Southern Highlands  >  Bowral
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4862 2005

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