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Bendooley Estate Restaurant

Bendooley 3020 Old Hume Hwy | Berkelouw Books, Berrima, New South Wales 2577, Australia
+61 2 4877 2235
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (118 reviews)
“pizza” (44 reviews)
“crab linguine” (6 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Bendooley 3020 Old Hume Hwy | Berkelouw Books, Berrima, New South Wales 2577, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The setting in the vineyard is lovely and the restaurant being adjacent to the Book Barn tantalises the mind. The food was superb. We shared a pickled nectarine with stracciatella salad (with heirloom tomatoes, pistachios and sumac), blue cheese wood-fired pizza (with apples, grapes, honey,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Frank Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

Last October (2018), we hosted a large group of international travelers for lunch at this restaurant and we want to make special mention of the exceptional service Natasha Hamer gave us during the wine tasting before lunch. Among our group was a Dutch wine master...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lme2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly great venue. The concept of the book barn is well executed. The buildings are amazing and well laid out. The service was good. The pizzas were lovely, the wild boar pasta was exceptional. We enjoyed both the Bendooley wines and the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank YLisette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about this restaurant from our cousin. It was a nice drive down south to the restaurant. Lots of parking. Service was a tad slow as they were busy. Food was very nice.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Motherhen408
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place doesn’t get any better. Best views. Great food and great wine. Book store there and you can freely walk around the estate. Perfect. Highly recommend the pizza. Best value for money over the other meals. This is my second time here and I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chantelleivanisevic
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The views and the setting here are superb. This is a great example of fine architecture, a stunning setting, and great country hospitality. We turned up with no reservation & staff ensured we got in. There are several different parts to the restaurant including a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Renaesworldofficial
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Commenced in the Netherlands in the first half of the nineteenth century this book business has adapted due to sociopolitical circumstances landing in Australia in the first half of the 20th century in Sydney and now located in the Southern Highlands where it's bookbarn has...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AfricaEddie
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Wonderful lunch. Creative, delicious food accompanied by friendly service. Wonderful setting surrounded by the calming effect of multiple cabinets of books. Restaurant was filled but noise wasn’t a problem.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Robynne M
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Food very ordinary, overpriced and not value for money. The menu is a typical winery menu. Full of bitzy, pitzy food that has very little substance and costs the restaurant nothing and the customer a fortune. Wouldn't waste time or money on this place ever...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

I recently had a birthday lunch here with 20 friends. Each aspect: food, service, venue and ambience was outstanding. The actual venue itself however, is truly world class in its Modern Australian design using superior materials, style and hung with local yet world renowned artists...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Foodandwine78
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bendooley 3020 Old Hume Hwy | Berkelouw Books, Berrima, New South Wales 2577, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Southern Highlands  >  Berrima
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4877 2235
Dine inside next to the fire with a divine backdrop of revered books or enjoy an alfresco meal surrounded by the Estate’s heavenly gardens and vineyard. Savour flavoursome cuisine inspired by the seasons of the Southern Highlands. *Please note that due to weddings and other events taking place in the Book Barn, our closing time may vary. When visiting the estate please feel free to contact us prior to your arrival to check the scheduled closing time.
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