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18 Kangaloon Rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4862 2005
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12:00 - 22:00
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Mon 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a recent trip to Bowral we were looking for an uncomplicated and healthy dinner. we were attracted to Biota even from the road as it had a very "polished" appearance. Indeed polished it was once we entered the hedged perimeter. A stunning restaurant with an inside, a free lit outside, people dining on the lawn and a verandah. Once... More 

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Thank damiank10
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service and food.We had the 6 course tasting menu with the matching wines.The wines were delightful. Initially there was a function in the adjoining area which was quite noisy so we felt uncomfortable.Eventually they moved outside so it improved. We enjoyed the chefs coming out to present some of the meal.

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Thank Janelle W
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the degustation. Interesting mix of fine fresh food. Well cooked and presented. Value for money? Not sure but service from Zac was outstanding.

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Thank Terry B
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Biota on more than one occasion and found this restaurant quite charming and food very interesting and inventive but today was a disaster .They were four of us and restaurant was empty for at least another one hour. Our food arrived soon after we sat down but we spend next hour or so trying to keep... More 

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3 Thank anna n
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the package that also included staying overnight in one of the (onsite) rooms: We arrived in the afternoon and spent a delightful few hours enjoying some refreshments overlooking the gardens: Our dinner was absolutely beautiful and the dinning area was also very relaxing. Our room was clean and very comfortable and most of all on all occasions we... More 

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Thank Andy B
Bowral, Australia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We opted to sit outside and enjoy a lovely spring day for lunch...I found the food was a great disappointment, char grilled lettuce was served as a vegetable and was inedible, the slow cooked lamb was a little dry and cold when it arrived at our table and the service wasn't up to standard either...I would not call this a... More 

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4 Thank Deborah K
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We dropped by for brunch/lunch on a Saturday and was surprised to see the restaurant quite empty. Service is a little rude, I was offered a menu but the waitress and I subsequently asked about the brunch menu. She spoke to me as if I was an idiot, as she gave me a bar menu. I asked again about a... More 

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2 Thank Jack K
Venice, Italy
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Went here for dinner in mid January, restaurant was not full. Ordered pre diner drinks that did not arrive until after we complained when our second course arrived. Service average, food had little flavour, expected more locally sourced food. Noisy and trying to be uber hipster but very little atmosphere. Very disappointing and over priced. Would not recommend or return.

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4 Thank JLC141
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We came for lunch, on a Monday. It was so lovely and quiet, and we had the whole verandah area to ourselves. The bar dining area is a comfortable setting - it overlooks the pond and garden area, and although has a fine dining feel, isn't pretentious. The food is really reasonably priced, although the meal sizes are not large.... More 

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1 Thank BronMD
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Went to Biota for brunch on New Year's Eve. Our table was in the very corner of the restaurant were the high chairs were stacked. My direct line of sight was into the bar area were I could see the leftover bottles from the previous night. There was only 2 other tables at 11am otherwise the restaurant was empty. Food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 44 - US$ 92
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?