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Bendooley Estate Restaurant

Bendooley 3020 Old Hume Hwy | Berkelouw Books, Berrima, New South Wales 2577, Australia
+61 2 4877 2235
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Bendooley 3020 Old Hume Hwy | Berkelouw Books, Berrima, New South Wales 2577, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The views and the setting here are superb. This is a great example of fine architecture, a stunning setting, and great country hospitality. We turned up with no reservation & staff ensured we got in. There are several different parts to the restaurant including a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Renaesworldofficial
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Commenced in the Netherlands in the first half of the nineteenth century this book business has adapted due to sociopolitical circumstances landing in Australia in the first half of the 20th century in Sydney and now located in the Southern Highlands where it's bookbarn has...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AfricaEddie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful lunch. Creative, delicious food accompanied by friendly service. Wonderful setting surrounded by the calming effect of multiple cabinets of books. Restaurant was filled but noise wasn’t a problem.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Robynne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food very ordinary, overpriced and not value for money. The menu is a typical winery menu. Full of bitzy, pitzy food that has very little substance and costs the restaurant nothing and the customer a fortune. Wouldn't waste time or money on this place ever...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently had a birthday lunch here with 20 friends. Each aspect: food, service, venue and ambience was outstanding. The actual venue itself however, is truly world class in its Modern Australian design using superior materials, style and hung with local yet world renowned artists...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Foodandwine78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We held our wedding reception here last night. We can not speak highly enough of Mark and his staff at Bendooley Book Barn. They made an amazing night even better by seamlessly ensuring everything went to plan. All our guests rave about the food and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank joshuabM3737AS
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We just called for coffee which was great. Such a unique space. Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Wine and a fantastic book shop just to start. Really enjoyed my time wandering through the shelves of books and sitting in the beautiful courtyard with my coffee. Mandy C

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Mandy C
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

The food and wine offered is delicious but somewhat on the expensive side to purchase. For the red wines I would have bought more if the prices were lower. Great service and excellent staff who cover a lot of people in a very timely manner....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bmoces06
Reviewed 14 October 2018

It was one of those large group lunches that one attends that could have gone either way. However, the venue was superb and matched by the great food and excellent service by the staff. A big thank you to the maître d Eva who went...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Delicious food, friendly (but a bit slow) service, great atmosphere with a roaring log fire, horses in the paddock outside and trees for kids to climb, dog friendly on the terrace - what more could you want? Oh yes, books, lots of books to browse...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank vandg_11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bendooley 3020 Old Hume Hwy | Berkelouw Books, Berrima, New South Wales 2577, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Southern Highlands  >  Berrima
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4877 2235
Dine inside next to the fire with a divine backdrop of revered books or enjoy an alfresco meal surrounded by the Estate’s heavenly gardens and vineyard. Savour flavoursome cuisine inspired by the seasons of the Southern Highlands. *Please note that due to weddings and other events taking place in the Book Barn, our closing time may vary. When visiting the estate please feel free to contact us prior to your arrival to check the scheduled closing time.
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