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Bendooley Kitchen-processed- () Preview - Bendooley Estate Dining, Berrima, AU-NSW

Bendooley Estate Dining

4.5
4.5
1798 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian

Home to the iconic Berkelouw Book Barn, Bendooley Estate is a destination for wine and food lovers everywhere. Nestled in a truly magnificent rural and vineyard setting just outside Berrima, it is the Highlands most beautiful venue for a relaxed coffee, book-browsing, wine-tasting or a delicious lunch experience. With historic cool-climate gardens adjoining our lakeside pavilion, the Estate is also Australia’s premier destination for elegant Barn weddings.
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.

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Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Winery

  • Hours of Operation

    Bookstore 9AM – 5pm

    Coffee & Cake from 10am

    Lunch Weekdays from 12pm & Weekends from 11.30am

    *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.

  • Phone number

    (02) 4877 2235

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Warrick Brook

  • Area

    Berrima

  • Parking Details

    On Site parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Father's Day 3 course set menu

    $95.00 per person

    Prepaid

    4 Sept 2022 only
    Have a special lunch at Bendooley Estate with your family on Father's day and enjoy our 3-course-set menu for $95 per adult. Kids eat for $25 including main, dessert and a soft drink. HOW to BOOK: Please book for the amount of ADULTS only (maximum 9 adults) and add your kids as an "add-on" Your booking will only show the amount of adults, kids will be added on your table after your booking. For GROUPS of 11 or more ADULTS, please give us a call to book your TABLESHARE experience.
  • Father's Day Table Share

    $95.00 per person

    Prepaid

    4 Sept 2022 only
    HOW TO BOOK: Please give us a call to book your TABLESHARE experience. Have a special lunch at Bendooley Estate with your family on Father's day and enjoy our TABLESHARE menu for $95 per adult Kids eat for $25 including main, dessert and a soft drink, to be paid on the day.

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What 1,798 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New South Wales

    Lunch

  • New South Wales

    Most Booked

  • Southern Highlands and surrounds

    Most Booked

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  1. PB

    PatriciaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff friendly, location ideal and ambience enjoyable

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic birthday lunch.

  3. AB

    AndrewB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic to be able to dine at Bendooley’s at night. Great team under Mark’s leadership. He’s an essential to the business!! We’ll be back!

  4. SM

    SuzanneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great 👍🏻 as per normal. No complaints. Very. Happy with our visit and lunch.

  5. G

    Gills

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food2service3ambience4

    Disappointed with the Deli (charcuterie) board - selection was ok - serving size a little n small size at $38.00 thought there should have been more interesting selection.

  6. SO

    SteveO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food and amazing service. Grounds are very nice and the restaurant is well presented. Great for a casual lunch for a special day out, or catching up with friends. Don't forget to check out the wines they produce.

  7. KH

    KevinH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Nice little restaurant with reasonable quality food. The menu could do with a refresh but what is there is comfort food. Reasonable value.

  8. S

    Steve

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    What a spot, everything about it was just beautiful, service was great, food and wine were both amazing! Just beautiful, would highly recommended and will do.

  9. SG

    SuzieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were entertaining our close friends who live in Queensland and the experience was perfect. The young man who looked after us was attentive, the food was very tasty with ample servings and our request to be seated near the fireplace was fulfilled. We finished off our visit with a tasting in the new tasting venue - a great decision. All in all, a really successful visit to this lovely venue.

  10. a

    angela

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All meals for the 3 of us was amazing. 2x the eye fillet and the salmon ... just a table behind complaining was a little annoying

  11. HB

    HBob

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    We book every February for Mother’s Day. We have been coming for 6 years. Sadly, Bendooley’s didn’t come up to its high standard. A Restaurant Manager (new) that had no idea how to run his team. He said that four staff rang in sick, but there still seemed plenty of staff on the floor. The staff didn’t have any idea what to do, they seemed to be running around in circles with no direction. One girl was exceptional, I didn’t get her name. It was not only us, but lots of people in the restaurant asking for their food or just to order. Then they said they had a wedding!! People were still waiting for food!! This will not deter us from Bendooley’s, but they do need to train the Restaurant Manager & he needs to train his staff before you have an event. Get together & have a meeting & in this climate of staff still afraid of covid have extras on standby. Break the staff up into areas, library, coffee room, wine room & outside.

  12. RZ

    RoccoZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very beautiful and picturesque. Food was a standout along with friendly staff! A must come to location. Recommendation is to try the wines at the new cellar door!

  13. VR

    VanessaR

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2

    I love Bendooley. Food is excellent. This time the service was not great.

  14. GC

    GeorgieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service, gorgeous location and the food was amazing. The lovely manager found us a table inside as well had our mum there. 10/10 will be back!

  15. MU

    MerimaU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nothing to fault at all! Everything was absolutely perfect, from the food to the service. Great choice to celebrate a special occasion.

  16. MG

    MichaelG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The very best service possible with delightful staff. Food was absolutely fantastic and the accompanying wine mix was perfect

  17. RD

    ReeceD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful afternoon thank you so much! Great service and lovely outlook on the terrace

  18. x

    xxxx

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    great place veg food options extremely limited dining area was cold. not enough heating. not enough seating outside in sun. bookroom was great. ncie stopover on drive

  19. J

    Jacinta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely beautiful! Lovely venue and amazing food

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff where very attentive, the food was delicious and we found it excellent value for money. We loved that the wine list had some good local wines including from their own vineyards.

  21. JH

    JasmineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stunning venue, great service with attention to allergies. A must-do in the Southern Highlands!

  22. BJ

    BelovedJohn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Well lit and designed setting in a fabulous estate environment. We were served straight away within minutes and staff was very accommodating.

  23. TH

    TalyaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Most incredible atmosphere, food and service, in the most beautiful location. Would definitely visit here again!

  24. JP

    JillP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    We felt the staff were generally unfriendly. When my sister in law commented that the room was chilly, the woman at the front desk commented that that was her perspective. Not very welcoming.

  25. SS

    StewartS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Service prompt and appropriate. Food great quality except duck confit a little dry and portion could have been more generous. Wine Bendooley CS very good. We enjoyed our meal at Bendoolley which was great value in such a wonderful setting and will definitely be returning.

  26. MM

    MarinellaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    this was not our first time to eat at Bendooley. But we have never been disappointed.

  27. M

    Michelle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Bendooley had lots of charm but if you’re looking to enjoy it for a while, think again. The experience felt rushed and somewhat chaotic. Our order came wrong (albeit was corrected quickly), the serving staff whilst friendly seemed to move us along with haste. The portions were large but the pricing matches. Overall it’s a beautiful venue but not a relaxing lunch experience.

  28. S

    Sophia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1

    I have been dinning here for years and I must say it was the first time I felt gutted and embarrassed. I brought a relative from overseas to experience great food and service but there was a miss communication about a drink my relative ordered and the barman. The barman was irate, flung his hands up in the air said and told us he would get someone else to serve us. The waitress who served us through lunch was as cold as an iceberg as she heard and saw the commotion. The correct drink was then made and brought to the table and the barman apologised 20 mins later but too late as it completely ruined our lunch and day.

  29. JN

    JenniferN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Food was very tasty. Wait staff were pleasant but very interested in chatting with other waiters staff rather than serving. Took over 30 minutes for our coffee to come & when did was cold.

  30. L

    Lizzie

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Lovely venue. Food was quite good and Bendooley Wines were lovely. We had a booking at 2pm-ish. Unfortunately, they did not tell me when I booked that they had a wedding on that afternoon. The whole afternoon was rushed so that staff could get the venue ready for the reception. From the moment we sat down were hassled by staff to order. They weren't rude just a bit stressed. Plus we weren't able to browse the bookshop which was a great disappointment. A shame as the venue came with a great recommendation!

  31. LB

    LeanneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch At Bendooley Estate. The food was delicious and the wine was a lovely accompaniment. It was lovely sitting outside under the trees. We finished off with a browse through the book barn, some boom purchases and then some wine purchases from the cellar door. A lovely afternoon for our family.

  32. Y

    Yala

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was nice. Good casual option in southern highlands.

  33. SC

    SteveC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    It is always a great place to go. They handled a large crowd with ease being Easter Sunday. Well done.

  34. SV

    ShahanaV

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best place, good value, amazing location. Can get chilly so take a jumper. Highly highly recommended!

  35. SM

    SharenM

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Never fails to deliver on service, food and brilliant winery offerings! A beautiful place for our lunch on Easter Sunday! Recommend highly

  36. ZS

    ZoeS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5

    This is such a beautiful estate and the staff are attentive but unfortunately the food is terribly bland and overpriced :( I couldn’t recommend a single dish that we ordered.

  37. EE

    EmilyE

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, wonderful service, great wines. Must do when in the Southern Highlands.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food wasn’t as good as last time Staff were pleasant but not personable

  39. NT

    NicoleT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food & experience. Staff were pleasant. Seating was as requested.

  40. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely lunch in a beautiful setting. Really enjoyed our day

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Bendooley Estate Dining is rated 4.5 stars by 1798 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
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7:00 pm


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bendooley Estate Dining

3020 Old Hume Highway Berrima, AU-NSW 2577

Additional information

  • Area

    Berrima

  • Hours of Operation

    Bookstore 9AM – 5pm

    Coffee & Cake from 10am

    Lunch Weekdays from 12pm & Weekends from 11.30am

    *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.

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    On Site parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Warrick Brook

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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