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.
I have always enjoyed the restaurant. This time I brought long time friends from Sydney . We all enjoyed our meal and day.
We all had a great time - loved the food and the setting - have been before and will be back again.
Another pleasant luncheon. The young staff are in the main attentive but there are lapses. The manager needs to pay more attention to the overall flow of the restaurant. The staff were the best we have encountered this time. These are meant as positive feedback to an overall very good experience.
Always great to go there...my wife's favourite place in all the southern highlands.
The food is always amazinazing, fresh and beautifully presented. The staff is always welcoming and the service is outstanding.
Would greatly recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
Looking forward to my next feast!
Fantastic food, warm atmosphere and attentive staff
Service was inattentive and incompetent. We ordered food and drinks that didn’t arrive. Wait staff was rude when we asked about where stuff was. We asked twice for dessert for children’s menu. Gave up in the end and just left. Shame because it’s a beautiful spot. Won’t be back.
LOVED IT !!!!!
Always consistent....... our favourite local restaurant mx
Lovely surroundings and friendly, helpful staff. Paid over $50 a head for 6 for a single course, plus 1 dessert , 1 bottle and 2 glasses of Bendooley Estate wines. Wines were pretty ordinary. Food was OK, but not special. I had the antipasto plate which featured supermarket meats (mortadella & prosciutto) which was disappointing. Fish of the day was well cooked and presented. Risotto & linguini reasonable. All in all we were a little disappointed.
Food was absolutely divine, cooked well and simply delicious. The service matched the great food. Will definitely be coming back
Service very slow. Wait staff did not know much about the food or wine. First wine was warm and neede to be put on ice. Second wasn’t available and they brought out a wine not on the menu. Food was hit and miss. Lovely outside area though
Fabulous food in a beautiful venue
Always beautiful service and a wonderful meal. The wines are excellent
Great wine, great food, wonderful setting.........and dog friendly. What more could you ask for? We will definitely be coming back, and will be bring our family from overseas with us!
The distant outlook was beautiful. We sat outside and had made a booking. The outdoor area felt more like a coffee shop atmosphere, tables very basic, lots of dogs and children climbing trees. Wish we had booked inside but they were fully booked and we were unable to change our table. The food was excellent, the wine wonderful and the service good. I would make a different choice for seating next time.
You could believe you were in France at this venue! The experience reflects the care and professional style which has gone into the place and the food is just delightful.
Bendooley is such a lovely lunch setting. My only criticism is that staff were pushy in wanting us to order as soon as we sat down.
Beautiful food and incredible service! Lovely spot for lunch
Really good service and the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend the restaurant.
Always most enjoyable with great atmosphere. Noisy children tree climbing can be dangerous and a little annoying. For some reason the drinks service is always too slow: needs looking at. Look forward to more good times there.
We have been to Bendooley Estate 4 times and every visit the service keeps getting poorer and poorer to the point where you want to walk out. The restaurant Manager and staff come across that they rather be somewhere else. The food was great but the service is non existent.
It was fine, though we were seated just on 2.30pm and service wasn’t great.
The ambiance is magical. I would’ve preferred a larger variety of mains “From the Grill” and df on fish choice.
We were lucky to have won a dinner prize at the Avoca ball. So we took some friends and we all enjoyed our meals and wine. We will certainly be coming again. The outside setting was very comfortable. Thank you Dooleys for supporting local events.
Sensational! We came here as a group of 16 and everyone was so very impressed by the food, service, wine and bookstore. We will be back, thank you so much for creating this wonderful haven.
Confusion among wait staff. Tables very close together. Beautiful grounds , but unfortunately the dining experience did not match our expectations.
Very disappointed, we had a delightful new waitress who we were told was being trained.
The main waitress did not oversee. I had to get up many times to ask for a drink and have plates removed,
not great on your birthday. Our French fries came before entrees , our mains had to be sent back
as they to arrived before our entrees. I asked the fellow behind the bar what was the problem today
and he said how's that? very reassuring I have to say while he can see our table was covered in empty plates.
Don't sit in the corner in the front room you be forgotten.
Love the restaurant just the same.
Great food, beautiful setting, good service! Always excellent!!
Noise was NOT a problem I think I press the wrong button
Food delicious and plenty and not expensive
Would recommend to everyone. I caught up with friends and was a most enjoyable lunch for us all
Many thanks to the chef and staff
Cheers Lee Jones
I love taking either my family or clients to Bendooley and have done on many occasions recently. Staff are always attentive and happy and the food is fresh and tasty. Thanks and see you again soon:)
The Bendooley Estate restaurant again met all expectations - great food, wonderful setting and excellent service!
Located on the outskirts of the very picturesque town of Berrima and the food is excellent. I visit several times a year and I love the way they change the menu seasonally so there is something different on offer. A must for book-lovers and wine buffs alike. Highly recommend.
Good for a day out, nice location and pretty views.
Always amazing!! Never disappointed, great food and amazing wine 😊
Excellent location and food. Watch out for the booking schedules for lunch which i did not know are only for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Then out you go.
Never disappoints and we always walk away with a smile and a brand new book to read!
I have been a regular visitor to Bendooley Estate and have always found the food to be of a very high standard.
I was very disappointed as was my friend who accompanied me on the day with the food - we both left our main course.
The only saving grace was the fries tasted ok.
I will not be rushing back as I was so disappointed with the food.
The old menu was far more tasty and superior than the new one.
We arrived early and had a good look around because my son is getting married here next year What a great location. Topped the day off with a fine dining experience.
Always good food and a lovely environment. Always worth a visit, don’t forget to make reservation, it’s always busy
We had lunch there recently on an extremely hot Saturday (Hottest day on record). Sat outside as requested and yes it was very hot (perhaps in hindsight seating inside would have been more comfortable) however the food was very nice (I had the Crispy Skin Barramundi and my husband had the Steak) Both meals were well presented and tasted great. We eventually moved inside for coffee and cake. The Vegan Chocolate Cake was to die for.
Would definitely return, maybe in the Spring or Autumn.