Biota Dining
Modern Australian
  • 18 Kangaloon Rd,
    Bowral, NSW
  • (02) 4862 2005,
  • Brunch Fri-Mon 9am-2pm

    Dinner Thu-Mon 6pm-9pm



Biota Dining

James Viles takes Mother Nature seriously. At Biota Dining, the kitchen and the environment are closely connected, with a focus on locally gathered and grown produce. And while a summer pumpkin sorbet could be better executed, his edgy tasting menu has plenty of high points. Rivalling early Pink Floyd song titles in the length of their names, dishes like "A Selection of Fermented Ingredients On Toast" are high on style and subtlety. In this case, perfect spheres of puréed black garlic, peas, chickpeas and crème fraîche work brilliantly on just-toasted molasses rye. Flathead cooked over coals also stands out, enriched by yeast butter and lifted by the acidity of pink grapefruit. A sharp wine and non-alcoholic drinks list also plays to the local and bespoke theme. And despite a banjo-heavy playlist more suited to spareribs and hoedowns, warm service and cool Scandi furniture make Biota a welcome place to enjoy the best of the region.

You might also like:

Market Eating House

Hear that? That's Bunbury buzzing about this high-paced din...

Albert Street Food & Wine

Philippa Sibley may have left the building, but Albert St F...

At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 3 courses $98

    6 courses $155

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • James Viles


Momofuku Seiobo

Sydney, NSW
How to sum up Momofuku Seiobo's 12-course meal? Excellent eclecticism. Paul Carmichael ke...

Bar Lourinha

Melbourne, VIC
After more than a decade, Bar Lourinha's star power shows no signs of waning. Adorned wit...

Press Food & Wine

Adelaide, SA
Diners and drinkers are in confident hands at this buzzy wine bar and bistro. The wood-fi...

Da Noi

Melbourne, VIC
Sardinian warmth meets assured technique and an Italian-leaning wine list in this cosy So...

The Apollo

Sydney, NSW
The Apollo enlivens a piece of Potts Point still labouring under the lockout laws, and wh...

Andre’s Cucina & Polenta Bar

Adelaide, SA
Originally it was all about polenta, but Andre's is now as versatile as any Italian-accen...


Brisbane, QLD
Esquire describes its adventurous degustation approach as a commitment between kitchen an...


Adelaide, SA
In 2016, Duncan Welgemoed transformed his already wildly popular African-accented restaur...