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“Delightful, friendly and good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bistro One46

Bistro One46
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $27
Cuisines: Australian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Bistro One46 has become a favourite meeting point between the Southern Highlands and the NSW South Coast. Whether you are taking a day trip, staying in Kangaroo Valley or travelling through, be sure to drop in to Bistro One46 for a meal or a coffee. In the heart of the village or scenic Kangaroo Valley, Bistro One46 is the place to dine all year round with the grape-vine covered balcony, air conditioning available inside for summer or the open-fireplace inside for winter. Silver award recipients for the South Coast Tourism Award Best Tourism Restaurant in 2013 and 2014. At Bistro One46 we pride ourselves on offering tasty, fresh food sourced local where possible, local wines, professional and friendly service as well as value of money in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant is family friendly and offers kids meals, has high chairs available and welcomes bookings for groups of up to 60 people. Open LUNCH Saturday/Sunday 11.00am-3.00pm and Monday/Tuesday 11.00am-2.30pm DINNER Friday/Saturday 5.30-9.00pm and Sunday-Tuesday 5.30-8.30pm. (Closed Wednesday/Thursday & Friday lunch) Group bookings welcome Friday lunch (min. 20persons)
Canberra, Australia
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478 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Delightful, friendly and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

Gorgeous verandah which in autumn has autumn coloured grape vines draping over. Food fresh and lovely ... Excellent chips. Lovely service. Only issue is road noise when you are sitting outside ...

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Sue T
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Nicole Gerald P, Owner at Bistro One46, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear Sue T,

We are glad that you enjoyed your food when you visited Bistro One46 in Kangaroo Valley. The balcony is a beautiful place on a nice day to enjoy a meal at any time of the year. Yes, occasionally there is noisy passing trucks or the "weekender" motorcycles but it is still a tranquil setting with the mountain ranges behind the village scene. We (Bistro One46 and Kangaroo Valley) are on the main road from the Southern Highlands to the South Coast.

We hope you will come back and enjoy the other seasons under the grapevine.
Nicole
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English first
Sydney
1 review
“Modern Bistro Setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

A lovely afternoon on the verandah of Bistro One46. Charming atmosphere, great food and wine on a glorious sunny day under the grape vines. Gerald and Nicole were wonderful hosts. The food beautifully cooked and presented. Will definitely return!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank The_Eggs_Sydney
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Nicole Gerald P, Owner at Bistro One46, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
To The_Eggs_Sydney,
We were delighted to have you at the restaurant and look forward to seeing you in Kangaroo Valley another time soon.
Nicole
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Canberra
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Lovely dinner and local wine on the valley”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

This resturant was lovely. Modern stone decals Fireplace, timber floors, panneled ceiling and a beautiful vine covere verandah. The food was unexpectedly good. My husband had the NY cut sirloin. He likes it rare, which is more difficult than you might expect to do well. But the chef produced a steak he was very happy with. I had the duck. The sides, when I read the menu looked like they would be more at home with pork, but worked incredibly well. I was more than impressed. We shared a bottle of a local ponot noir from the wine list. The only letdown was one member of the waitstaff, a young man who it seemed was not well suited to the profession. He was unfriendly, seemed not to inderstand the requirements of his role, and gave our meals to the table next to us. When the plates were then brought to our table, he just dumped them. He really let the rest if the team down (who were all lovely, attentive and professional).

One thing that we did notice, was that the tables were unclothed. Not an issue, and not unusual considering the bistro is open for breakfast and lunch also. As a grneral observation, we both felt that the addition of table cloths might have added to the ambiance for the evening meal, considering the price point and the quality.

The staff allow dogs on the vine covered verandah, which is great if you're traveling with your fur kid.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gemstaa
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Nicole Gerald P, Owner at Bistro One46, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear Gemstaa,
We are happy you enjoyed your meals and the local Pinot Noir. We enjoy introducing the local wines to our guests to enjoy with their meal - many are surprised how good they are. They are definitely worth exploring.

We pride ourselves on the service that our customers receive at Bistro One46. I understand your comment regarding the young wait staff though, and I would regret it if this spoilt your evening. We like to support young workers and most of our staff come from Kangaroo Valley, but like you said, some are more suited to the role than others.

"Bistro" means different things to different people but translated, it means little restaurant. To us, it is good quality food and service in a casual dining environment, and hence we do not use table cloths. We are not a fine dining restaurant but aim for our customers to receive great food and service none the less.
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Kangaroo Valley, Australia
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great allrounder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Front of House Nicci is very welcoming, nicely varied menu and plenty for vegetarians or seafood lovers. Gerard cooks beautiful food. The wine list is adequate, and staff seem well trained and certainly able to provide good service. Big thumbs up .

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BapaCooch
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Nicole Gerald P, Owner at Bistro One46, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Dear Cooch!
Thanks for your comment on Trip Advisor.
See you when you are next in town!
Ciao,
Nic
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Sydney, Australia
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120 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“An Excellent Dining Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Very good, varied menu with reasonable prices. Generous portions of well-prepared and well-presented food. Friendly and helpful service. Pleasant ambience.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank wcraft
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Nicole Gerald P, Owner at Bistro One46, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Dear WCraft,
Thank you for your review of Bistro One46 on Trip Advisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal and time with us in Kangaroo Valley.
Happy Travels.
Nicole &Gerald
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