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Bendooley Estate Dining

4.5
4.5
2155 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 31 times today
Experiences are available.

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) 4868 8788

  • 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

Experiences

  • Dinner at Bendooley Estate

    Multiple dates available
    Dinner is back at Bendooley Estate only for a short time. We are opening Saturday night for a 2-or 3-course set menu ($65/$75). Kids meals are available for $20 (Main, dessert and soft drink). Book online or call us under 02 4868 8788

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What 2,155 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • New South Wales

    Most Booked

  • Southern Highlands and surrounds

    Most Booked

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  1. N

    Nataliek7

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner and the service was outstanding. Can’t wait to come back.
  2. AS

    AdelineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed the prawn pasta and the chicken pizza that we ordered. The place is stunning. All the staff are super friendly and accommodating. The one assigned to our table was very sensitive to our needs. Thank you so much!
  3. HS

    HelenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started with a wine tasting here on Australia day 2023 and from the moment we drove into the property and walked to the cellar door, we were in awe of the place. The wine tasting experience was so enjoyable we almost forgot about our lunch booking but glad we didn't miss it because it was the cherry on the icing of the cake of our visit. The service, food and ambience was incredible. The flat bread for starters was out of this world. I had the pasta with crab and hubby had the lamb - both were delicious but the lamb was truly amazing and we both can't strop raving about it! The staff deserve a special mention because of their friendly, helpful and attentive service. What a fantastic overall experience. We will definitely be back.
  4. NF

    NickiF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food and atmosphere. Pretty views. Love the open fire.
  5. KO

    KerrieO

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visit to Bendooley Estate was a mother/daughter date to celebrate her birthday. Our dining experience couldn’t have been nicer. Our table overlooked the vineyard, the food was lovely and the staff attentive. Dining aside, everything about this estate oozes elegance; every nook, indoors and out, was inviting. And the fact that it is located just outside the quaint little town of Berrima (browsing heaven) makes it one of our favourite destinations.
  6. l

    lewisk

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A delightful stop en route to Sydney from Canberra
  7. MG

    MichelleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a stylish setting. Efficient and friendly service. Loved it!
  8. JA

    JoanneA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Did not like having my plates scrapped cleaned near my table.
  9. SB

    SB88

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We had a great lunch with a lovely view to the vines. Our meals with matching wines were wonderful. Service was only adequate as staff were young and inexperienced. We felt that the wait staff needed more management support and guidance. The mood of staff was demure - there were no smiles or small talk at all. We did manage to get a smile from the poor girl who had dropped a bunch of plates that no-one came to assist her clean up. As locals who frequently support Bendooley, we were saddened to see this unhappy workplace.
  10. AR

    AnnetteR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and great service. Would thoroughly recommend a visit. Make sure you check out the Book Shop.
  11. VW

    VirginiaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very pleasant surrounds and an easy drive for us from Burradoo.
  12. RS

    RaviS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Overall a fair experience. We had a table facing the vineyard, so nice views and food came on time and was tasty. The issue was with the service, we wanted to order some desert and coffee but the venue was already being winded down. We had a 2.00pm lunch booking on a Saturday.
  13. BL

    BrookeL

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went back for our 5th wedding anniversary and couldn’t fault the dining experience. Thanks for having us back yet again!
  14. AS

    AntoniaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing! All staff members that my mum and I came across were friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The food was delicious and of course the wine was so good I had to head to the cellar door to buy a couple of bottles for home.
  15. NL

    NicoleL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were back after celebrating 🥳 my husbands 50th there 5 years ago :). Never disappoints and will definitely be back again.
  16. KT

    KateT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, one of the nicest meals we have enjoyed. We loved sitting outside as the garden provides such a beautiful setting.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, perfect service
  18. RP

    RogerP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Have been to the Bendooley Estate Dining restaurant on a few occasions now and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience every time. A combination of good food, great service and wonderful ambience always make for an enjoyable experience.
  19. AC

    AdeleC

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found it very hard to believe we had not heard of Bendooley Estate. Chose because they have an electric car charger and offered lunch. Absolutely beautiful spot. Restaurant with a bookstore is a nice touch. Great facilities. Super-efficient staff. Incredibly busy for a Tuesday. Excellent food
  20. P

    Peonyrose

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food - absolutely delicious and generous portion size. The location is also so pretty and beautiful
  21. EJ

    ElisabethJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, gorgeous surroundings and fabulous book shop
  22. JM

    JesseM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Quality lunch, everything delicious. We would have loved more fresh air in the vinyard room, otherwise outstanding.
  23. RS

    RossS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Expensive pizzas with small toppings. Salad was better value. Inexperienced wait staff.
  24. M

    Mazz

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, recommendations were even better. My server was a young lady, she was so friendly and polite, I didn't catch her name, but she was great! Highly recommend this place. Will be back!
  25. EB

    EileenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    1st time at new dining experience after enjoying lunches many times in years past we all enjoyed our evening thoroughly thank you Eileen Byrnes
  26. CA

    CecilieA

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always dining at Bendoleys never disappoints. Food was delectable, service as always courteous. Can recommend to anyone.
  27. M

    Minnie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Everything was lovely but the service let it down. Not attentive or personal service at all. We had to ask twice for water. We had to ask for drink on arrival after waiting a bit. Main plates were not cleared for a very long time. We feel that once the set up commenced for the Wedding, the left over patrons were ignored. Love the vineyard and everything else about the venue.
  28. EM

    EdwinaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in absolutely stunning surrounds! Gorgeous venue with so many spots to enjoy.
  29. AB

    AnneB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Arrived on time, seated. After being completely ignored for 20 minutes we called a waiter over to at least take a drinks order. Margherita Pizza beyond disappointing, we came here for the thin crust pizza but this was biscuit-like, zero topping, dry. Nothing like what we’ve had on numerous previous visits. Fattousch Salad a tiny bowl of soggy salad chunks, poor value at $22. What’s happened to what was one of our favourite restaurants?
  30. GS

    GlenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good. The maître de was excellent, friendly and knowledgeable. The other staff were friendly but may have been a little inexperienced. These are the times we live in. Overall good food
  31. R

    Ringsau

    Canberra

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a nice lunch at Bendooley
  32. J

    Jane

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Never disappoints. Great food (generous portions), venue and staff.
  33. SM

    StellaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the most beautiful place to come to lunch. The food was phenomenal, the service impeccable and the atmosphere was magical. Couldn’t recommend Bendooley Estate any more highly. We will definitely be back!
  34. SD

    SkyeDanElijah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in love with this venue from the moment we arrived! Service was amazing from every staff member we encountered. Despite the rain we had the best day. Cannot wait to go back
  35. BK

    BeKind

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my mum from UK there. We had a very delicious pasta and wine and enjoyed the books and whole experience and ambiance. Our waiter Kush was very professional and thoughtful and kind. Thank you.
  36. RF

    RebeccaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time the staff were so lovely they accommodated our large group. Food was delicious and the grounds are absolutely stunning it’s so great the vineyards are so close to the restaurant
  37. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food , friendly staff. Very relaxing lunch in beautiful surroundings.
  38. BA

    BiancaA

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and everyone's food was great. Beautiful place to dine as well.
  39. BT

    BethT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    beautiful location and ambience. Food was nice, price was on the high side. Service was excellent.
  40. AM

    AlanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful lunch here at Bendooley Estate. This was our third time so we have now experienced all the dining locations, and the outdoor setting was just purr-fect for the lovely sunny, not too hot day that we had. Initially we were concerned that at least one of us might end up sitting in the direct sun, but quickly discovered that all tables had great shade for the entirety of the lunch. Food was excellent as usual. All three of us had the Blue Crab Linguine which was a great choice. Barbara looked after us extremally well and was very knowledgeable about what wines would suit us as she had also worked on the cellar door and was therefore conversant with the Estate’s wines. Love the ambience of the place and look forward to further visits.

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 2155 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 31 times today
Experiences are available.
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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