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Biota Dining Revisit, Bowral

Uncle organised a lunch at Biota one Sunday. I was excited to go, but due to last-minute family commitments I had to bail and totally missed out on this wonderful lunch. Thankfully, Uncle was kind enough to write a review, take photos of the scrumptious looking food and make me jealous!!!!

It takes very little for me to go back to Biota Dining. I don’t need a birthday, a long weekend or a special reason really! Where else can I find a Coles in Sydney that is pretty much deserted on a weekend? No queues, no shouting kids, no crazy crowds with trolleys full of groceries. Anyway when I came across a tweet about their Celebration Lunch, I knew straight away we needed to make a booking! One email later to gather some troops and fast forward some 2 weeks later, we found ourselves in sunny Bowral!

We all arrived within 5 minutes of one another. Biota had allocated us a long table for us to sit at. For those that haven’t read my 2 previous visits to Biota, well, can I just say again, that “I LOVE THE DECOR”. Bright and spacious, good use of inside-outside spaces. Anyway, hope the pictures do it justice.

Celebration lunch for $55 we had:
cocktails on arrival, shared plates: potato croquettes, olives, crispy calamari and salad

yummy polenta

suckling pig – my goodness they look magnificent!


and lastly, dessert platter.


As we were with friends that haven’t been to Biota before, I couldn’t resist ordering some extra food which I’ve had before for the group to sample: the mini wagyu burgers! So good. Brioche bun with a kimchi dressing. And I also ordered the crispy school prawns! And yes, it’s not only crispy by description, but truly CRISPY!


By the time we got through all our food and finished dessert, it was 3.30pm. It’s quite easy to lose all track of time when you are at Biota.


As we got up to check out the veggie gardens on site, the waiter comes and informs us that the chef wanted to offer us a dessert cleanser if we had time for it. We nodded in appreciation and after a quick wander around the restaurant checking out the veggie gardens, a very nicely presented sorbet with pea powder is delivered to us! The perfect end to a wonderful afternoon… so we thought!


Yes, it does get better! We take a wander through the restaurant’s dining room. I tell my companions how much I am in love with the decor (yes, again!) and the food at their restaurant. Along then comes the head chef of Biota, Naomi Lowry – who has a chat to us and offer us a tour of the kitchen. “Behind the scenes, oh yeah!” – THANK YOU, CHEF. It must have been a long day for you and the team, yet you took the time to shows us around. It was great to see how passionate Naomi was about being at Biota.


Biota’s very progressive in their offering. Not content with just the same old brunch / lunch / dinner, they’ve evolved their offering to include ‘Celebration Lunches’ and also ‘Working the Pass’ – where you work with the chefs in the kitchen for a night service and sit down and have dinner after. Where else would you get this chance to work with one of Sydney’s best? Check out what’s on at Biota!

Biota Dining

Kangaloon Rd

Bowral, NSW 2576

Ph: +61 2 4862 2005

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  1. February 5, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Lovely photos. Will we ever get sick of mini Wagyu burgers? Not likely!

  2. February 6, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I agree, lovely photos. Lovely food, too!

  3. February 6, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Working the Pass sounds…interesting & stressful too! Certainly an interesting experience. Food looks beyond beautiful and $55 is very reasonable.

  4. kiki
    February 6, 2012 at 6:57 am

    mmmmm yummm check out that pig! :D

  5. February 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Kimchi dressing? I’m curious how that’ll taste! And what’s on the dessert platter? The place is just beautiful

  6. February 6, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    omg i want suckling pig in my back garden! Have heard so many wonderful things about this place – would love to get here soon!

    • February 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      hi helen, wouldn’t it be cool to have that in your backyard? i so want one now! lol

  7. February 7, 2012 at 1:29 am

    hang tight, let me get biota to give me a description of the dessert platters… i never pay attention to it… cos i just get distracted by what’s infront of me….F-O-O-D!

  8. February 7, 2012 at 2:04 am

    ok, biota’s come to the rescue: dessert platter: (L-R)

    homemade cannoli – vanilla ricotta – lavendar
    chocolate and salted caramel torrone – popcorn
    pear and pecan tart – vanilla ice cream (with freeze dried mandarin)

    one of the girls loved the freeze dried mandarin so much we asked for some more… just like OLIVER..”please sir… may I have some more…” and of cos, they obliged!

  9. February 7, 2012 at 2:17 am

    I wish I could walk to my backyard each day and find a suckling pig to feed on. I think I need to pick up the phone right about noww……

  1. February 22, 2013 at 1:48 am

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