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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“kingfish” (7 reviews)
“bread” (13 reviews)
“gnocchi” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Australian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
6 David Street, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We tried the 5-course experience and found it be exceptional quality with plenty to eat. Thought the fish dish was outstanding as was the reduction on the beef. The hidden dessert was inventive. Wine list was interesting and reasonably priced. Service was slick. Setting is...More

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stumbled across Bistro Officina In September last year and were so impressed we had to go back... we were not disappointed - the wait staff remembered us when we walked in and we were spoilt all evening! Great service, the food...More

Thank Candi & Davey M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated at a table that was supposed to be romantic but as my husband and I dont see very well in the dark we asked to be moved...we were seated at a lovely table with more light and lovely artwork. The Syrah was...More

Thank Kara H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled on this restaurant as we had a last minute booking at the adjacent (not great) Berinda hotel...great service and fantastic food all cooked over wood & charcoal..highly recommended

Thank jowwoj
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chanced upon this gen when we checked into the Berida Hotel. We managed to secure a late sitting at 8 pm. The food was cooked on a Italian wood grill using local wood. I had the Kingfish as a starter and it was so...More

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve not enjoyed a meal to this extent for some time. Very friendly, attentive staff, rustic lodge style decor and food to die for. From the sour dough with smoked butter, the duck, the king fish, the salad greens, the spinach with turmeric butter to...More

Thank Nonapama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by a local and it did not disappoint. Unusual and innovative dishes. A very casual atmosphere, while serving great food. We had the 5 course chef's menu and each course was absolutely delicious. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Li_Li
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes brilliant, sometimes bizarre, always innovative, and sometimes a miss (for some folk). It’s not for everyone. It’s exotic, which is code for expensive and risky. I love it, but not all folk do. From the main menu I love the smoked butter, the marron,...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice space, with the modern design of the kitchen being open to the view of the diners. Also intrigued by some recent past reviews, because some appear to be disingenuous based upon our experience. The gluten free/spuds review stands out as bizarre, based upon the...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner with our friends when we stayed at the Berida Hotel. I would like to see that meals included appropriate vegetables instead of having to order sides, some of which weren't appealing.

Thank YLisette
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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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