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Bendooley Estate Dining

4.5
4.5
1860 reviews
$A40 and under
Australian
Home to the iconic Berkelouw Book Barn, Bendooley Estate is a destination for wine and food lovers everywhere. Nestled in a truly magnificent rural and vineyard setting just outside Berrima, it is the Highlands most beautiful venue for a relaxed coffee, book-browsing, wine-tasting or a delicious lunch experience. With historic cool-climate gardens adjoining our lakeside pavilion, the Estate is also Australia’s premier destination for elegant Barn weddings.
From the stunning stone Cellar Door, to the rustic yet elegant Book Barn housing our restaurant and bookshop, we invite you to experience the beauty and first-class hospitality of Bendooley Estate.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Winery

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 4877 2235

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Warrick Brook

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What 1,860 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • New South Wales

    Most Booked

  • Southern Highlands and surrounds

    Most Booked

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  1. AJ

    AlJeEd

    New South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to meet your friends from Canberra Sydney Wollongong and points in between. Car was fully charged when we were fully fed too
  2. ME

    MareaE

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bendooley Estate every time we hit the highlands even in the wet it was perfect. Staff went above and beyond to accommodate our group booking and look after us. Thank you!
  3. RY

    RosemaryY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect service and attention to complex dietary requirements without fuss. A delightful dining experience.
  4. GR

    GillianR

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    Most meals were excellent but burger was cold Wine excellent Service slow at first then good lovely waitress
  5. CG

    ChristineG

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This restaurant is always a delightful experience and the ambience set amongst beautiful vineyards is definitely the draw card. The menu has something to please all palates. And is definitely a lovely place to take visitors, when visiting the beautiful southern highlands.
  6. R

    Reggiezed

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a wine tasting and lunch. Very tasty lunch delivered promptly and with friendly smiles etc
  7. AR

    AnneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bendooley is a wonderful treat. Thanks It boasts a private location off the Hume highway and is purpose built with its stone walled restaurant, wine tasting venue and book lined cafe. It is amazing architecture. The menu, although conventional, was prepared superbly and was the best example, in my case, gnocchi, I’ve yet met. The wine list, sublime. Dessert was rich and rewarding The wait professionals were warm, knowledgeable and efficient. The booksellers, likewise, were helpful and knowledgeable. I loved the Berkelouw Book Barn that was but I am delighted to see the evolution of Bendooley.
  8. V

    Visitor

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food is not comparable of the price. The atmosphere is good. also kids friendly. The service is not too bad, however we wait for so long for one main as the waiter missed the order. They should repeat the order when taking order.
  9. PG

    PatG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience in the vine room. Food was delicious and service was spot on. Would highly recommend.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We were disappointed we weren’t In the main dining room with the fireplace as this was the reason we actually booked here. Had we known we’d be in the front section we wouldn’t have booked. The experience as a whole was messy and haphazard. The service staff were outwardly stressed and we had to ask where a few things were. It kind of impacted the experience. The young lady who served us however was lovely and followed up on drinks and a side that weren’t delivered. The food was good. It was value for money.
  11. KU

    KristineU

    Sunshine Coast

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to dine here. Great food and Fabulous ambiance
  12. RW

    RosemaryW

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is always outstanding and is our go to place when meeting friends from Sydney as we are from Canberra. Never disappointed .
  13. NM

    NessM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great venue! Can't wait to go back. Service was fantastic
  14. BW

    BronwynW

    New South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The service was appalling no knowledge of whether food contained eggs or nuts even though we stated when booking one diner had severe allergy to eggs and nuts. On ordering wine didn’t know whether wine had traces of eggs in filtering waitress suggested I ask at cellar door. Asked whether pizza base had eggs replied I don’t know I have only been here three months.
  15. BA

    BarbaraA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful except I feel soo uncomfortable sitting in the middle of the room. Guess I need to book further in advance with my request to be against a wall. Even to the side next to bookshelves would have been better.
  16. MB

    MalcolmB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely spot for lunch, particularly in winter with the open fireplace. Food and service is always of high standard. And the Lamb Pizza is something special.
  17. LS

    LindaS

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bendooleys is the perfect place to unwind, snuggle up near an open fire, share great home-grown wine and eat amazing food in a rustic and eclectic surrounding, bordered by books of all genres. The views are breath taking from every window.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding. The winery and restaurant is absolutely beautiful
  19. M

    Michelle

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Service was terrible, we were ignored at the front counter waiting to be seated for ages. No water was brought to our table and we had to wave madly for any service. The salmon gravlax was average, the duck was very very average (dry and no flavour). The desserts saved it and my husbands steak was good (but you’d want it to be for that price). Book shop is amazing but I won’t be rushing back for the food.
  20. CD

    CarolynD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was fabulous. Food and staff where great
  21. FK

    FrancesK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience overall. Great food, service and experience.
  22. DH

    DianneH

    New South Wales

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prompt and friendly service, delicious shared plates, at a fireside table… perfect winter’s day.
  23. GM

    GillyMamma

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was so good and very reasonably priced. We were a group of 4 adults, enjoying a variety of different mains that we all loved. Pappardelle pasta, Crusted Barramundi, roasted pumpkin pizza. Garden salad was amazing and lots of it. Our mains were very fresh, very tasty and well presented. Everything was just sensational., Don't go without having the desserts. So yummy and worth making room in your belly to have a dessert. We will be back. Fire places are a beautiful bonus, so cosy and warm.
  24. MB

    MargaretB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place to meet with friends for a relaxed dining experience
  25. MG

    McGarrett

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Super setting, lovely food, nice local wines to pair with your meal. Easy choice.
  26. JH

    JoyceH

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a fabulous environment. Super dining experience
  27. MC

    MarkC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly fantastic dining experience. Highly recommended and can't wait to return!
  28. VH

    VivienneH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    We booked a table in good time, however, our table was effectively in the traffic corridor between the book shop and the two entrances where people congregated and completely disregarded the fact that we were trying to enjoy our meal. I couldn't recommend my choice - the chicken burger - as the chicken was too crusty and dry. The accompanying coleslaw was very small, but tasty enough.
  29. RB

    RosemaryB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    My Port cutlet was a bit bland, his steak wasnt tender and rather disappointing. Others liked the duck. The deserts stood out as always. The staff were most obliging in helping us to a quiet spot to assist my deaf husband hear the conversations. Thank you
  30. SD

    ScottD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Good food and service but we felt as though we were rushed throughout the dining experience. He had a table of 10 so we had to go with the set menu. As soon as we sat down and ordered wine the meal came out. No sooner had we finished the main meal, plates were cleared and the desserts were served. No time to sit and enjoy. If we had been asked if we were ready for the food to start we would have held off a little longer and perhaps ordered more wine.
  31. S

    Stev

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    2nd time visiting. Like the relaxed atmosphere, greta service and good foord - shared the lamb pizza yummmmm.
  32. MM

    MelissaM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service and scenery. A must when in the Southern Highlands!
  33. S

    Shfoodie

    New South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very overpriced and the burger was tiny. Not for locals anymore
  34. ES

    ErrynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host was incredible. So friendly and fun. The food was also outstanding as it was last time. I’m back again on 16th July
  35. TS

    ThomasS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A shame that the Vine Room isn't open weekdays. The bar area has too much noise from the kitchen - clattering, banging and chatter a distraction. Food is OK, but not spectacular.
  36. AB

    AnnieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A beautiful environment outside and in, cozy fire - perfect for celebrating a major birthday. Food very good and service excellent and unpressured. We will return!
  37. CW

    CathW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great food and service. The open fire was lovely and cosy. The Tempranillo wine was fantastic
  38. s

    suew

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were 4 (elderly) women and enjoyed being situated in the book lined alcove on the left as we came in - ideal, cosy and sunny corner.
  39. KR

    KyleeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bendooley never disappoints, such an amazing space!
  40. LH

    LisaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    The food and wines were wonderful but the service was not great, we have dine at the estate may times, just found that it was very crowded and attention to detail was lost due to how busy and hectic it was, the nice relax atmosphere has been lost and the fire wasn't hardly burning at all.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Bendooley Estate Dining is rated 4.5 stars by 1860 OpenTable diners.

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Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for Bendooley Estate Dining

3020 Old Hume Highway Berrima, AU-NSW 2577

Additional information

  • Area

    Berrima

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    On Site parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Warrick Brook

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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