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Bendooley Estate Dining

4.5
4.5
1923 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Winery

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 4877 2235

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Warrick Brook

  • Neighborhood

    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

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What 1,923 people are saying

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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

    Great for Brunch

  • New South Wales

    Great for Lunch

  • New South Wales

    Most Booked

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  1. JE

    JoanneE

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Modern, beautiful food and terrific friendly service. A little more signage at night for the right restaurant would be good . Absolutely loved it And the local wine was excellent too! Will be going back
  2. M

    Mkback

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, multiple options. I love wondering the books as I wait for my meal.
  3. A

    Allison

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service definitely recommend
  4. k

    karenm

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been twice in the last 2 weeks Bendooley restaurant is that amazing!!! Food amazing as is the service and environment The place to go in the highlands!
  5. DB

    DebbieB

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A wonderful restaurant in a amongst the gorgeous setting of the vineyards. Known more commonly as a wedding reception venue, the gardens and surrounding areas are picturesque and feel likes a mini escape to Europe. Staff are very friendly and attentive despite it being quite busy at the time and food was cooked to perfection. Dishes are presented beautifully and made a special occasion lunch a nice treat and feeling spoilt for choice. Wines are made on site and are surprisingly very good for a local wine selection. Highly Recommended!
  6. JT

    JimT

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Great food and ambiance. We received very poor service. All the starters and mains arrived at the same time. Our waitress seemed grumpy and visibly rolled her eyes when we asked for another glass of wine ( which we then had to go and find ourselves when it was not served)
  7. S

    Soso

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great experience, beautiful place and service. Loved the cheese board with the truffle honey and wine. Charcuterie board needs some improvement. Nice chat and wine testing. Selection of old books is great.
  8. MI

    MIVG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a great experience with Mark as your host at this relatively new addition to Bendooley’s dining options. Great to have an evening venue now at Bendooley. The atmosphere, service and attentiveness were great, as always with Mark at the helm. The food was very good and my steak dish was as good as I have had. The estate wines are high quality and very fairly priced . We had the Cabernet Sauvignon and it was rich and had a lovely earthy finish. We shall visit often in the future and consider it an excellent place to dining.
  9. MF

    MaryF

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent. Love the architecture and interiors as well as the food.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch and delicious food
  11. J

    Jane

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a fabulous lunch venue. Staff are very efficient and attentive. Food is delicious and comes out fast. Can't recommend it enough.
  12. EC

    EmilyC

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful dinner with friends at the Cellar Door and had the most lovely night. We couldn’t fault the food, wine was great and the service was friendly. We were made feel welcome by the staff and were warmed by the open fire place on a cool, windy night. Can’t wait to go back.
  13. LB

    LeeB

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Overall a bit of a disappointment. We ordered a cocktail, entrée and main. The entrée came in a matter of minutes The cocktail came after that - all at different times - and one was incorrect. When corrected it was missing all of the fresh items and tasted like wine with water. The mains came a couple of minutes after our entrees were taken away. The pasta was not cooked properly and the souffle tasted like a bad quiche. We were done with mains pretty quickly and the waiter didn't even ask if we wanted a wine or any drinks following that. Overall made for a bad experience.
  14. CH

    CatherineH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always come here for special occasions and to show off to our friends how fantastic the SH is. Great food, wonderful service and ambience.
  15. JN

    JulieN

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely an amazing place to sit down and enjoy the food and scenery. I have been here twice and it never fails. The food is impeccable and the atmosphere is just relaxing. Perfect for an intimate dining or a big celebration. Worth the drive down from Sydney.
  16. JC

    JenniferC

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, and friendly staff. Quit night and nice ambience. Would go ahead, would be great for a special occasion. Tables well spaced, and beautiful fire burning
  17. k

    karenm

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The table was outside in the sun. So lovely!The service was timely and efficient. The food was outstanding!!!!Going back next week !!!
  18. MM

    MichelleM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Pumpkin Gnocchi was 90 pieces of gnocchi, 10 small cubes of pumpkin, a few seeds and not much holding it together. Tasteless. Overwhelming amount of potato. No real flavour. Spoilt the meal. Take it off the menu. It's horrible.
  19. MS

    MS123

    New South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We love Bendooley's but were taken aback a little yesterday. My wife and I both ordered the crab linguine for mains and felt it was extremely fatty/oily which made us feel unwell afterwards. We've both had tummy issues for a day now since so would seem we didn't take it well. Additionally I was after a little desert and an espresso but while we got the desert menus from the waitress, she never came back asking us for our order. It was very busy at the time, seemed she was the only one around. We ended up leaving after waiting for 20 minutes not being able to get anybody's attention. Overall not impressed with this visit which is a shame because we had such great experience before.
  20. MM

    MissM

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Lovely location, beautiful views. Food was average and over priced. Cheese platter was underwhelming.
  21. FM

    FrankM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome venue with great food and friendly staff. Awesome wines and the venue is just picturesque
  22. M

    Macmac

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing meal here - loved everything about the experience including the faultless dishes and the staff who were incredibly welcoming and attentive. We will be returning!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, excellent service, beautiful venue. I’m having my wedding at the book barn in may 2023 and I love any excuse to head down to bendooley for lunch or dinner.
  24. TC

    TinaC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely afternoon!!!!! Fabulous food, and great service from Kim!
  25. NL

    NicoleL

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place to visit, the view, the food, the service, wine tasting - all outstanding. A perfect place to visit. Cannot wait to return.
  26. KR

    KevinR

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service was only second to the fanatic meal. Steak was to die for.
  27. VD

    VictoriaD

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The acoustics are excellent, enjoyed the beetroot salad, dessert was delicious.
  28. SM

    SandyM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had lunch with two Sydney friends. Normally we’d just go to a cafe but as we were celebrating a birthday, we decided to go more upmarket. The food came quickly and was delicious. I had the crab linguine and would definitely have it again. The ambience of the restaurant is lovely and welcoming.
  29. TJ

    TraceyJ

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic location, venue, service, food, drink, ambiance - highly recommend!
  30. K

    Kokakid

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely ambience, wide variety of menu options for lunch, and good table service. Highly recommend.
  31. CI

    CIGDEMI

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with friends who hadn’t been before and they love it. The food was delicious and portions were generous. The staff were very pleasant and attentive. The atmosphere was warm and relaxed and of course the wine was great!
  32. B

    Bookie

    New South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Very noisy. Food was over spiced with chilli Ordered wine and sparkling water which did not arrive.
  33. MS

    MalcolmS

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Wonderful location and delicious food. Better to book an earlier sitting
  34. MW

    MichaelW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, service was excellent and very prompt, food great, we had a lovely day
  35. BS

    BrodieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time attending Bendooley Estate for a beautiful dinner and I am already planning my next trip with close friends! I could not recommend this place enough
  36. MR

    MarkR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favourite restaurants. Always great food, wine and ambience.
  37. ZP

    ZachariasP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very intimate and ambient setting. Open fireplace resulted in cosy, snug setting. Food and wine was great and very tasty.
  38. LL

    LauraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed, informative and very enjoyable wine tasting before a wonderful long lunch in front of the fire at the Book Barn. Staff were wonderful, food was fabulous and atmosphere was warm and cosy. Definitely recommend.
  39. Y

    Yaya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    I love coming here but it is more for the ambience & the books than the food which I think has descended to fair average quality.
  40. MR

    MurrayR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, Fab food and fantastic knowledgable staff!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 1923 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Bendooley Estate Dining

3020 Old Hume Highway, Berrima, AU-NSW 2577

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Berrima

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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