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18 Kangaloon Rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4862 2005
09:00 - 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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Canberra, Australia
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My last dinner at Biota was about two years ago. I'm delighted to say that this restaurant is maintaining its very high standards - maybe even moving to new heights. Degustation menus need to be well timed and Biota seems to have this down to a fine art; the starting courses arrived in quick succession. Lardo on figs was a... More 

Thank Marcel D
Wollongong, Australia
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chef challenge our taste and expectations. Sixteen courses of superb food and tasting delight. The onion ice cream and mushroom bark stand out.

Thank John S
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Four of us had lunch from the Lounge Menu on a Sunday. It was delightful. Very casual space, nice easy menu, pleasant outlook. We shared some small dishes - Nduja croquettes; Southern style chicken tenderloins; pea, mint and fetta salad; mango sorbet - plus a main that I can't recall and the Pecora cheese platter. This accompanied by glasses of... More 

Thank Mark D
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went with a large group of friends to Biota dining on a Saturday evening. The service was exceptional; friendly, informative and always willing to help. We had the tasting menu which sometimes makes me a bit nervous as I don't have the most adventurous palate but the food was superb. The wines to accompany each course were also excellent... More 

Thank Melissa H
East Maitland, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking forward to eating at this restaurant having read so much about it over the years. The service was good and the presentation of the dishes was excellent and the ideas behind some of the courses were interesting. However with many of the courses, the flavours weren't balanced with one element overwhelming the other flavours or striking a jarring... More 

4 Thank Jaygee88
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at Biota on a Saturday night recently, and paid for the weekend package which comprised the tasting menu for dinner, one night's accommodation, and breakfast the next day. All up, excluding drinks, this cost close to $600, so not cheap. We arrived on the Saturday afternoon, and were directed to our very basic room. The... More 

6 Thank din305
Wollongong, Australia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night my party of 31 adults and 4 children were wowed by Biota's food and service. To satisfy such a disparate group and gave them talking about the food , tastes, textures and their enjoyment of the experience was wonderful. 20 of the party stayed in the rooms which were comfortable and convenient. In the morning we again enjoyed... More 

Thank bailey74797
Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early and were seated outside with a glass of champagne. The grounds are beautiful and some serious money has been expended to bring this restaurant to an outstanding level, particularly within the Southern Highlands. We talked freely to the Manager who was very witty and told us about the ethos of the restaurant and his own background. The... More 

Thank Rochelle12452
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been reading the reviews prior to writing this and it seems people have been pretty honest with the good and the bad and they have been consistent. My experience was on a Saturday with two other friends who drove down from Sydney. We were booked in to have a table inside but because it was a gorgeous afternoon we... More 

3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Greater Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely, special way to spend Christmas. Third time here and still gives us a lovely night out. Look it's not the cheapest restaurant in the highlands but certainly worth a visit every now and then. An overall lovely experience

Thank westernp3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$43 - US$90
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?