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Bistro Officina

€€ - €€€, European, Vegetarian Friendly
6 David Street, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4861 7787
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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Australian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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6 David Street, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in-house, & after reading very mixed reviews (on TA) decided to stay for dinner, to see for ourselves. The Sour Dough with smoked hay butter was lovely, but unfortunately our Duck was over cooked & a bit tough. I was nervous ordering...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank PetaAndy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They try to hard without the expertise to make a quality Meal. Tried the 5 course and matched wines ... never again! Overpriced wines food loaded with average sauces or average food with way too much sauce . Average service and all at exorbitant prices...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank altillett
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Five lunches here while staying in hotel and every one was awful. Totally inadequate, covered in oil or balsamic and processed meat. Yuk. Dinner was horrendous. First meal was a detestation, which they didn’t bother to tell us about, so we had no idea what...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Chrishayne
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We were a group of 34 staying at the hotel with all meals being provided by the restaurant. Chef Nico is a character and a creative man who is putting his own stamp on the food he serves. Using only fire and coals to cook...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tpw226
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Cant stop thinking about our meal. A great surprise to find such quality.Restaurant was lovely with great service. A big group was there when we arrived but this made no difference. Enjoyed the open view into the kitchen. The guys were busy but calm and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank VickiK313
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Booked a table for 2 and said we would be there within 15 minutes, we arrived and stood at the front desk for 15 minutes and although the owner and staff could clearly see us, no-one came near us. In the end I went into...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 274wanda
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Decor, mood , ambience .. all the above love it. it’s the perfect place to hang out have some bar food that is off high grade, I might add.. The service is really good, the chef is a real deal italian so the food is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gypsyjetset
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We drove for 45 minutes to try out this restaurant on the advice of a friend. We arrived early and the evening started out great with a chat to a very friendly waiter who was helpful on some recommendations. It was fairly empty when we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank JPH888
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Eleven of us had just completed the daunting Bowral Classic bike ride and super excited to enjoy a great meal and celebrate our friends 60th birthday. We were recommended Bistro Officina by mutual friends who had enjoyed a meal there since 12 months earlier. We're...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank 972antonyb
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We have dined there before & had the degustation menu but this time had the a la carte and the food again was delicious. The staff are attentive but not too much so and the room has a nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 951Trish
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 David Street, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Southern Highlands  >  Bowral
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4861 7787
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