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.
A great winery to have a tasting and a great lunch with family and friends.
Great experience! Ambience was great and service was fantastic. Special mention to our waiter (sorry forgot his name! man with glasses on) whose vibrant, positive personality and genuine interest in connecting with the customer should be commended. He is an asset to the team and was definitely a contributing factor to our overall outstanding experience. Would come back again!
We requested a seat near the fire which was lovely
Fabulous service from all the staff. Can’t wait to return 😊
Fabulous dining experience! Beautiful location, lovely ambience, delicious food and wine. Recommended by a friend, we will be back!
Delicious food and fantastic friendly service.. Will definitely be back..
Excellent as it always is. A great place to meet friends.
We have been coming here for years and have always had a great meal, but this meal was very disappointing . The meal came within ten minutes from ordering - the burger bun was dry , chicken dry and over cooked and the chips were awful. The pizza was average and obviously pre prepared and not crisp. Such a shame. Maybe the focus on weddings has meant restaurant food has suffered or maybe just a bad day !
We booked 2 months in advance for a special occasion, and noted dietary allergies. On the day, they couldn’t accomodate the allergy, as they’d ignored the request. Restaurant was cold, and only heated by an open fire at the far end. The venue is nice aesthetically, and well landscaped. Just don’t count on them having options for dietary needs.
Great food, great staff and wonderful surroundings
A lovely venue with helpful hard working staff. Lovely views and great food. Pizzas were great. Drinks a little pricey for what arrived. Tables near the bar are affected by noise especially on busy days like we had. Desserts were beautifully presented and delicious.
Great service. Booked two weeks ahead and were seated near front doors and service desk so special birthday spoilt by people constantly gathered beside us and chatting as they waited to be seated and staff at service desk. Food generally ok but salmon was over cooked. A different table would have made all the difference!
Lovely spot for an impromptu lunch. Great vibe, very busy for a Tuesday lunch, food was delicious, wine very good, terrific service! Really enjoyable!
Fabulous as always. Great staff and delicious food.
The restaurant unfortunately did not seem to be aware of my requests for seating preference despite making my reservation in writing over a month ahead . No apology was made as staff did not seem mindful of this on the booking !
Great location and food. Suggest advising if cellar is closing at 3pm due to a wedding. Disappointed as we organized a special lunch with friends and the venue was to be the highlight for the weekend away. Very rushed and was told we could only taste 2 wines and order. Sadly we had friends wanting to purchase wines to take overseas for their international company! The staff were all focused the on the wedding taking place rather than the customers who had paid a lot for a luncheon and cellar experience.
We were very impressed by our experience. Couldn’t fault anything. Our 10 month old son also had a great time with his goody bag!
Another fantastic lunch, beautiful food, great setting and all staff are fantastic. Love going here for a day out.
I like this restaurant but better to avoid the weekend as it gets busy and the service is understaffed. You need to book ahead on the weekend
Easy drive from Sydney, generous servings of good quality food. Bendooley Estate wines are excellent and good booking hunting afterwards. I would highly recommend this eating experience especially in winter with the open wood fire. Beware: the serving of fries is enormous!!
Beautiful ambience for a cold winters day lunch in front of a fire. The food was superb.
Wonderful ambience. We found the combination of an interesting menu, great service and a fabulous book shop made our luncheon experience well worth the drive up from the coast.
Good location, easy to find with good food, and pleasant surroundings.
Saturday night Dinner (set degustation Menu) fantastic food, great service and awesome location. Must visit when in the Southern highlands.
Good food and wine in warm relaxed environment. Having book shop is a great idea.
Very impressed with the estate. Well worth the 1 hour drive to get there. Friendly and prompt service. Delicious food
Fabulous food, friendly service and an amazing location, all makes for for the perfect lunch date😊
Welcoming staff and beautiful atmosphere. The service was quick and prompt and the food couldn't be faulted. Would come back again.
Food is out of this world and the wines are prefect
Also prefect setting
We will be back
Great table by the window looking out at the beautiful countryside. Great service, good menu and our choice of the Spanner Crab Fettucine was delicious. All this and to be surrounded by books was our idea of heaven.
A very enjoyable experience.
We took a detour en route from a stay in Kiama via Bendooley Estate because we had lunched there a couple of years ago and it was very memorable. Not only for the food and ambience but the drive there is beautiful throught rolling green country side.
We would definitely go there again.
I’m a local, love this place for the ambient but it slipped a bit in the food dept..but still will be coming back again and again. Great service with a smile
Frequent visitor to book shop and restaurant, and coffee in the wine taste room BUT had international visitors from Asia with us this time and it was too cold inside (mid May 2018). Large fireplace looked good but far too insufficient heat for rest of dining area. Had to keep coats on during an otherwise lovely meal. Staff well trained and very courteous.
Suggest install a radiant heat system above tables for winter. The only thing that let down an otherwise excellent venue.
Had a great lunch there but it wasn't as warm as it could be. we were seated near the kitchen passway and cold air was coming in a draught. It was a lovely venue.
We were celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary, love everything about Bendooley estate. Left with a champagne gift, compliments from Bendooley . Definitely returning.
Delicious food. Friendly service and wonderful niche ambience with a warm open fire and library surround dining tables. How quaint and classy!
We had a wonderful time here for my mum's 60th birthday. Delish food and wine. Lovely, friendly staff. Easy booking process. Stunning venue. Cannot wait to return.
As always, our dining experience at Bendooley was fabulous. It is a great venue for any occasion! Food delightful; easy to share if you choose! Our fabulous waiter gave us a terrific recommendation for the wine! His preferred Sauv Blanc is now mine!
Beautiful lunch with family. Great service. Love the Bendooley Rose’. Will definitely be back
Absolutely beautiful place to visit. Fantastic venue for dining with mouth watering meals, great views and friendly staff. Wonderful book barn to browse around and get lost in (in a good way) for those who love books. Well worth a visit, a definite must!