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Bendooley Estate Book Barn

Bendooley 3020 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima, New South Wales 2577, Australia
+61 2 4877 2235
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Poor book selection and rude staff

We drove to the Book Barn on a Saturday morning. We just wanted a coffee and to look around, as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cuttsy76
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Springwood, Australia
Amazing Wedding Venue

We attended a wedding here as close family. We visited a number of times prior to the wedding as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GerryChristchurch
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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This grand estate is a spectacular destination within the Southern Highlands. Explore the iconic Berkelouw Book Barn. Dine at Bendooley’s restaurant. Stay in luxurious cottages within the beautifully preserved 200-acre property.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Bendooley 3020 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima, New South Wales 2577, Australia
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+61 2 4877 2235
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"wine tasting"
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"great food"
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"book lovers"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to the Book Barn on a Saturday morning. We just wanted a coffee and to look around, as it's a pretty spot. The lady who greeted us at the door was rude, saying we needed a reservation for lunch. We just wanted coffee....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a wedding here as close family. We visited a number of times prior to the wedding as well as staying the weekend. The whole team here run an extremely professional venue with absolute attention to detail. They run a very personal and tailored...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did some wine tasting at Bendooley Estate. This seems to be second fiddle to the restaurant and book barn. Wine tasting is near the tables where people are eating - a bit strange really. Not enough room at all. Host seemed not that interested at...More

1  Thank Moorish55
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little bookshop but not an extensive selection for the size of the place. The books seem to be there for novelty value alongside the resto and cellar door. In any case it is a lovely environment for browsing and we purchased a book that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed lunch here on our way to our accomodation in Bowral! Yummy food, great staff & beautiful location!

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Arrived at 2.30pm in a Sunday afternoon (they’re open till 5) - asked if we could please have a coffee. First, another waitress came along while we were trying to be seated, and the two proceeded to discuss which table to clear next (hardly urgent)...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent, friendly service, amazing food and cozy atmosphere. My wife and I shared two dishes - the pan seared barramundi and the linguine with picked blue swimmer crab - amazing! We’ll definitely be back!

Thank Dean H
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

It was a cold windy sunny Sunday. We were a group of 8 adults. Wine tasting was around a lovely huge fire pit. Wines were was exceptional.We had a fabulous lunch in a different room surrounded by books. Fantastic setting. Ensure you book.

2  Thank Sylvia S
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Be very careful if picking this as a wedding venue. 90% went well but not using town power and solely relying on own generator meant power out for over an hour just as speakers finished and band was about to play. A real sour taste...More

4  Thank Ronni03e67
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Katja B, Owner at Bendooley Estate Book Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Dear Ronnie, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on our Trip Advisor page. We are pleased you enjoyed the 90% of the day that fell within our control, including a full 1st set by the band that took place prior to...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Great food. Especially the roasted sweet potato main. Great menu for kids with delicious wood-fired pizza. Excellent service. Fun to browse books at the same time.

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