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Biota Dining

18 Kangaloon Rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4862 2005
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good20%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
18 Kangaloon Rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was very impressed with my visit to Biota restaurant on 20th September 2018. I had the 5 course lunch and the food was superb, as was the way it was served by Mr. Blake. The atmosphere at Biota was very quiet and calm, with...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having already accepted in our minds that Biota is not your typical restaurant through online reviews and recommendations from friends, we only decided to book as we'd been given a $200 voucher. We were wrong to assume that we could take some friends along at...More

2  Thank Headsterb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve just had a most enjoyable night with fantastic food, served with a casual confidence in lovely surroundings. The biological reality of the menu is particularly pleasing to see. We commented a few courses in that people will either completely love what’s being offered or...More

Thank JaVaMe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seriously good, still. Unlike other restaurants that lose their gloss as their chef loses his mojo, Biota still sets an exciting, packed with taste, innovative series of dishes under the guiding hand of James Viles. A wise man who has the good sense to surround...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY OR YOUR TIME. The restaurant itself is very nice but Im afraid you are having a laugh Biota by the terribly overpriced, bland meal $530, and not that great tasting either-as suggested by some Yuppies. How is one expected to...More

4  Thank JayneT186
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had a very underwhelming dining experience at Biota in Bowral. From the moment we arrived we were baffled by the overly casual dining area and assumed that as there was no cutlery or stemware on the tables maybe this was a lounge area while...More

5  Thank TrishJ160
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The ambience was good and we had the seven course degustation dinner. The first course was terrible, peas, kale with some dairy stuff. No imagination. The kangaroo and cheese burger unpalatable. I guess it was just to fill us up. The fish dishes were good...More

4  Thank Ramboclockdoc
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We experienced Biota for a recent dinner and we’re totally blown away. Understated elegance with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, casual elegance, fabulous staff and a degustation menu that was beyond all expectations. We had the 5 course degustation and each course was so tasty,...More

1  Thank PMC1603
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Have been wanting to go back to Biota for awhile and booked two months ago. Was a bit concerned at reading some more recent reviews. Evening started badly when we were seated at a table for 3 right on the edge of the dining room...More

2  Thank 179debbie
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Wow. Just wow. My partner and I went to Biota for dinner as we had heard great things. We were not disappointed. The degustation featured Sourdough with smoked butter and snacks. Sheeps cheese with forest ferns and warm peas. Steamed sand crab custard with winter...More

Thank Rachel I
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El G
10 May 2018|
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Response from MarloPerry | Reviewed this property |
I haven't personally had vegan food here, but I think if you gave them enough notice they would accommodate since they are using their own beautiful produce from the garden.
20 April 2017|
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Response from Tina B | Reviewed this property |
No they don't unfortunately
25 September 2016|
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Response from Alanda N | Reviewed this property |
The hotel/restaurant website gives you the cost of accomodation so check there -as depends what day/if you're dining.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$42 - US$87
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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