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Biota Dining

18 Kangaloon Rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4862 2005
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good20%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
18 Kangaloon Rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

The degustation menu was the only choice - it was interesting with original dishes, well thought out combinations and flavours and a reflection of a talented chef. However, some courses just missed the mark. A whitlof cheese and truffle toastie was delicious on a winter...More

1  Thank rainman37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to dinner at Biota on a Saturday night. We had the degustation, and there were four of us. The staff were all very lovely and accommodating and were clearly passionate about their work. As expected, the food was all very local and interesting...More

1  Thank Liv G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the friendly service and the beautiful dinner and breakfast. Rooms are small but we'll appointed. We found the staff courteous and friendly. It was a relaxing stay.

1  Thank ChrisOz2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 8 of us booked in for lunch, nice setting, but the waiter really didnt want to be there. We had the wine matching, and without fail he dripped every bottle of wine over the table. The food was ok, some courses were great,...More

3  Thank Bryce H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had brunch here and it was a pretty big let down. The breakfast bowl was quite literally sliced avocado, boiled green beans, brown rice, half an egg and kingfish all seperate in a bowl. The brown rice was hard and undercooked, the avocado and...More

5  Thank Alyssa L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I want to give Biota a great review, but I can't. It was just average and expensive. The waiters said all the right things, but it seemed fake and forced. No vegetarian option. The recommendation was to order an entree as a main. Food pairings...More

5  Thank Rayna1980
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OK this restaurant is not terrible, in fact some of the food was really good, but overall we found the experience to be a little disappointing. Firstly the good points, whoever designed the "plates" deserves a medal, the food is delivered on anything but your...More

4  Thank AlunF
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Had a wonderful meal at Biota. The dining was excellent, food prepared from foraging waiters and chef who then prepare an amazing meal that is second to none. This was an amazing meal something to be experienced. We stayed int he accomodation, although basic was...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I've been to Noma in Copenhagen. I know, I know, it sounds like I'm bragging - but bare with me on this. Getting a reservation at Noma is like winning a lottery. And it is amazing. Everything you read is true. Found ingredients, everything locally...More

Thank Palindromeman
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

After wanting to go to Biota since it's inception, I finally coaxed a girlfriend to make the trip from Melbourne. I ignored the recent reviews of other dinners, after recent praise from a number of publications, however, I should have taken heed. The experience was...More

5  Thank supermarketers
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a BYO option?
20 April 2017|
Answer Show all 9 answers
Response from Rochelle12452 | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't do BYO, I phoned them to double check. Their wine list is very extensive, obviously it is not cheap. This is fine dining.
How much is the accommodation please
24 September 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Alanda N | Reviewed this property |
The hotel/restaurant website gives you the cost of accomodation so check there -as depends what day/if you're dining.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$44 - US$91
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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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