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Bendooley Estate Dining

4.5
4.5
1850 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 31 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 1,850 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New South Wales

    Most Booked

  • Southern Highlands and surrounds

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    We were disappointed we weren’t In the main dining room with the fireplace as this was the reason we actually booked here. Had we known we’d be in the front section we wouldn’t have booked. The experience as a whole was messy and haphazard. The service staff were outwardly stressed and we had to ask where a few things were. It kind of impacted the experience. The young lady who served us however was lovely and followed up on drinks and a side that weren’t delivered. The food was good. It was value for money.

  2. KU

    KristineU

    Sunshine Coast

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure to dine here. Great food and Fabulous ambiance

  3. RW

    RosemaryW

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here is always outstanding and is our go to place when meeting friends from Sydney as we are from Canberra. Never disappointed .

  4. NM

    NessM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great venue! Can't wait to go back. Service was fantastic

  5. BW

    BronwynW

    New South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    The service was appalling no knowledge of whether food contained eggs or nuts even though we stated when booking one diner had severe allergy to eggs and nuts. On ordering wine didn’t know whether wine had traces of eggs in filtering waitress suggested I ask at cellar door. Asked whether pizza base had eggs replied I don’t know I have only been here three months.

  6. BA

    BarbaraA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Beautiful except I feel soo uncomfortable sitting in the middle of the room. Guess I need to book further in advance with my request to be against a wall. Even to the side next to bookshelves would have been better.

  7. MB

    MalcolmB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely spot for lunch, particularly in winter with the open fireplace. Food and service is always of high standard. And the Lamb Pizza is something special.

  8. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bendooleys is the perfect place to unwind, snuggle up near an open fire, share great home-grown wine and eat amazing food in a rustic and eclectic surrounding, bordered by books of all genres. The views are breath taking from every window.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was outstanding. The winery and restaurant is absolutely beautiful

  10. M

    Michelle

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service1ambience4

    Service was terrible, we were ignored at the front counter waiting to be seated for ages. No water was brought to our table and we had to wave madly for any service. The salmon gravlax was average, the duck was very very average (dry and no flavour). The desserts saved it and my husbands steak was good (but you’d want it to be for that price). Book shop is amazing but I won’t be rushing back for the food.

  11. CD

    CarolynD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The whole experience was fabulous. Food and staff where great

  12. FK

    FrancesK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience overall. Great food, service and experience.

  13. DH

    DianneH

    New South Wales

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Prompt and friendly service, delicious shared plates, at a fireside table… perfect winter’s day.

  14. GM

    GillyMamma

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was so good and very reasonably priced. We were a group of 4 adults, enjoying a variety of different mains that we all loved. Pappardelle pasta, Crusted Barramundi, roasted pumpkin pizza. Garden salad was amazing and lots of it. Our mains were very fresh, very tasty and well presented. Everything was just sensational., Don't go without having the desserts. So yummy and worth making room in your belly to have a dessert. We will be back. Fire places are a beautiful bonus, so cosy and warm.

  15. MB

    MargaretB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great place to meet with friends for a relaxed dining experience

  16. MG

    McGarrett

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Super setting, lovely food, nice local wines to pair with your meal. Easy choice.

  17. JH

    JoyceH

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food in a fabulous environment. Super dining experience

  18. MC

    MarkC

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A truly fantastic dining experience. Highly recommended and can't wait to return!

  19. VH

    VivienneH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience1

    We booked a table in good time, however, our table was effectively in the traffic corridor between the book shop and the two entrances where people congregated and completely disregarded the fact that we were trying to enjoy our meal. I couldn't recommend my choice - the chicken burger - as the chicken was too crusty and dry. The accompanying coleslaw was very small, but tasty enough.

  20. RB

    RosemaryB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    My Port cutlet was a bit bland, his steak wasnt tender and rather disappointing. Others liked the duck. The deserts stood out as always. The staff were most obliging in helping us to a quiet spot to assist my deaf husband hear the conversations. Thank you

  21. SD

    ScottD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3

    Good food and service but we felt as though we were rushed throughout the dining experience. He had a table of 10 so we had to go with the set menu. As soon as we sat down and ordered wine the meal came out. No sooner had we finished the main meal, plates were cleared and the desserts were served. No time to sit and enjoy. If we had been asked if we were ready for the food to start we would have held off a little longer and perhaps ordered more wine.

  22. S

    Stev

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    2nd time visiting. Like the relaxed atmosphere, greta service and good foord - shared the lamb pizza yummmmm.

  23. MM

    MelissaM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food, service and scenery. A must when in the Southern Highlands!

  24. S

    Shfoodie

    New South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Very overpriced and the burger was tiny. Not for locals anymore

  25. ES

    ErrynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The host was incredible. So friendly and fun. The food was also outstanding as it was last time. I’m back again on 16th July

  26. TS

    ThomasS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A shame that the Vine Room isn't open weekdays. The bar area has too much noise from the kitchen - clattering, banging and chatter a distraction. Food is OK, but not spectacular.

  27. AB

    AnnieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A beautiful environment outside and in, cozy fire - perfect for celebrating a major birthday. Food very good and service excellent and unpressured. We will return!

  28. CW

    CathW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great food and service. The open fire was lovely and cosy. The Tempranillo wine was fantastic

  29. s

    suew

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were 4 (elderly) women and enjoyed being situated in the book lined alcove on the left as we came in - ideal, cosy and sunny corner.

  30. KR

    KyleeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bendooley never disappoints, such an amazing space!

  31. LH

    LisaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2

    The food and wines were wonderful but the service was not great, we have dine at the estate may times, just found that it was very crowded and attention to detail was lost due to how busy and hectic it was, the nice relax atmosphere has been lost and the fire wasn't hardly burning at all.

  32. LB

    LynnB

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Bendooley Estate. The Book Barn is an extraordinary venue, with friendly staff and a good range on the menu. One of our group didn’t enjoy her salad, hence only 4/5 stars, however the rest of us were very satisfied. With the number and variety of dining options we look forward to returning.

  33. JH

    JenH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Such a fun and unique place! Loved the feeling of the place, their wines and their food. Service was a little disappointing and proved difficult.

  34. KF

    KristinaF

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for my husband birthday could not fault a thing the service , food and ambiance was incredible one of the best restaurants a must to visit , they where so lovely they brought out a cake and candle to help celebrate , will definitely be back

  35. VV

    ValV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    One of the better evening restaurant venues in the Southern Highlands but sadly our snapper was rubbery and not as we have come to expect of Bendooley Estate Cellar Door.

  36. LW

    LeeW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great meal with good service and warm ambience, will be back

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Best waitress we have ever had there

  38. AS

    AndrewS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Beautiful food and a fantastic menu. Nice wine too. Friendly service.

  39. L

    Lyndley

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Bengooley Estate is a good place for a long lunch on a cold windy day. The service is excellent, the wine selection good however, the food was disappointing. Food presentation made you think this was going to be a tasty above average meal. Sadly it was not. Saying that, the atmosphere made up for the food and the bookshop is marvelous.

  40. JP

    JessP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing blue cheese pizza! Loved everything about it

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 1850 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 31 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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