Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Australia
  3. New South Wales
  4. Southern Highlands and surrounds
  5. Berrima
Bendooley Kitchen-processed- () Preview - Bendooley Estate Dining, Berrima, AU-NSW

Bendooley Estate Dining

4.5
4.5
2083 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.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 40 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 Dinner Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 4868 8788

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Warrick Brook

Popular dishes

What 2,083 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • New South Wales

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. IC

    IanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A good variety of quality food and bigger than average size portions. Atmosphere inside was buzzing and the ability to browse books before and after your meal is an enjoyable point of difference. Grounds outside are welcoming and very pleasant. All in all a great place to endulge. I know where the friendly and smiling waitstaff from Sydney are...they've all gone to Bendooley's Estate Dining.
  2. L

    Liane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great lunch but the salmon did not have much to offer in terms of flavours which was a shame.
  3. L

    Local

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Lovely setting and good service the meal was disappointing, we had the duck and crab pasta which we could only finish half due to being such a large serving and the sirloin was a poor cut.
  4. HK

    HelenK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely venue, we will be back. Amazing fireplace, stylish toilets, lots of books to browse. Great service and good parking.
  5. JR

    JoanneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    We held a share platter lunch for 8 people, the food was outstanding.
  6. DM

    DanaM

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Would hv preferred seating in book barn, but because of wedding set up were in the tasting/ bar area. We ordered 2 meals to share..they both came at once, so we were forced to eat them qucklly so to be eaten hot. Waitress could have asked if we wanted them served as entree and main which we woukd hv preferred and what we assumed
  7. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A nice cozy spot next to the fire for lunch on a cold day!
  8. TS

    TimS

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service were both excellent. Highly recommend!
  9. MS

    MarceloS

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    we enjoyed the food and the service was friendly and professional
  10. CT

    CaitlynT

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great venue, great staff. The food was also good.
  11. LR

    LisaR

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious. Service was great. I will be going back.
  12. j

    jillianr

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The restaurant part, the Book Barn, was very disappointing. The estate itself was incredible and the cellar for wine tasting was great but the restaurant was a let down. Our waiter was rude and abrupt. Myself and my sister both ordered the sirloin steak which we both sent back because the steak was chewy, the vegetable that came with it tasted like they had been sitting out for a long time and there was no seasoning. I would not recommend eating at the Book Barn.
  13. KI

    KIME

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great relaxed venue in the Highlands, a local favourite, perfect to invite friends. Food is top notch. Love the spot next to the indoor fire pit.
  14. m

    martinf

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good main course . Sashimi enter very small portion for the price. Attentive service
  15. a

    amandar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mark and the girls really made our evening and we just loved being there for our special occasion.
  16. MD

    MikeD

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we’ve dined at dinner time, venue exceptional, food fantastic and service really good despite staff shortages.
  17. T

    Theladyinthereddres123456

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most amazing anniversary dinner where the amazing Mark too such special care to endure it was a dinner to remember Highly recommend
  18. K

    Kate

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Lovely setting. Service was ok and the food was nice. Portions are quite small.
  19. KL

    KerrylL

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regulars at Bendooley Estate and every experience has been lovely, particularly the setting, the ambience - and of course the food and wine.
  20. FN

    FrancescaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What stood out at Bendooley's was the outstanding service, efficiency and super helpful, friendly staff.
  21. SI

    StuartI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great restaurant. Extensive wine list and first class menu. The crab linguine was absolutely amazing. Excellent service and not too expensive.
  22. PH

    PaulH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food & surroundings were excellent. Service was courteous & knowledgeable but slightly slow due to amount of staff (we could see) but we do acknowledge that we were there on a Monday which is slower in most places. Do try Bendooley wines with the food - we particularly recommend the Reisling & Pinot Noir. We would definitely bring friends & relatives back to dine in the future .
  23. MM

    MarieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Had a wonderful lunch, the food was delicious, the staff were friendly. The ambience wonderful. Considering how busy it was the service was great. Looking forward to my next meal at Bendooley's
  24. S

    Stacey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Beautiful location, did wait 40mins for our drinks to be brought over to us (after reminding staff). Food was delicious and well priced, disappointed that during dessert and coffee we were asked to leave in 2mins as the table had been rebooked. More notice would have meant we weren’t rushed.
  25. CI

    CIGDEMI

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been here before and like to take guests because it never disappoints. The ambiance is great, the staff were very attentive and the service was excellent. The pizzas, crab linguine and salmon sashimi were all delicious!
  26. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place to come back to after 5yrs - always a pleasure with great food and staff.
  27. CS

    CaroleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful, relaxed dining experience with great food, wine and service.
  28. LS

    LyndaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time, food, staff ,atmosphere ,highly recommend
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Quick, friendly service. Relaxed ambience. Bendooley never disappoints.
  30. SJ

    SueJ

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great place to meet friends and have an enjoyable meal together.
  31. LE

    LisaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We arrived a bit early and were able to fill in time at the cellar door which was lovely. The only thing I would probably suggest was the table we were seated was a bit small for a group of 6. It felt a bit cramped especially when sharing 2 grazing platters along with wines and other drinks.
  32. DJ

    DonnaJ

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food taste great, reasonably priced, service is quick and staff are very helpful.
  33. KS

    KimS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our lunch at Bendooley Estate over the weekend. The service was excellent, the dinning room was lovely and I must admit, for the amount of dinner, it was not at all noisy. The meal was served promptly, I was quite amazed as it was rather busy. The beautiful gardens and outside areas were stunning. We will sure visit again. Thankyou for your hospitality :-)
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Outstanding service, fabulous food and a superb view.
  35. LS

    LindsayS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Overpriced for what you are getting. The service was appalling. For the lovely setting and from viewing the menu (including prices) we were expecting a high end lunch. The staff were more suited to a high turn-over cafeterier.
  36. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service. Loved the decor and ambience.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    An enjoyable lunch on the sunny terrace outside. Food was good, service ok but not brilliant. Cost… a bit on the high side for lunch. Will do it again sometime.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will come again with my family and friends
  39. JR

    JulieR

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The Vine Room was a great place for lunch especially now that it’s getting warmer, overlooking the vines. Food and wine was very enjoyable. We will be back !
  40. TG

    TarinaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely lunch good delicious! Property is just beautiful ! We sat outside on a lovely Sunday afternoon was just perfect. The staff friendly and very attentive!

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 2083 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 40 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 Dinner Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 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

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo