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Bistro Sociale, Bowral, AU-NSW

Bistro Sociale

4.0
4
34 Reviews
$41 to $100
Contemporary European
European/French style restaurant based in the southern highlands with adjoining Berida Hotel.

Stylish Bar and Restaurant with lounge seating and bar tables, great vibe and European/French Cuisine.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, Contemporary French
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 4899 7116
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Bowral
  • Cross street
    Kangaloon Rd
  • Parking details
    Parking at rear of hotel
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

34 Reviews
  1. PeterO

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant in Bowral with very good service and excellent food, can highly recommend it.

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  2. JaneC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not sure if it was an off night but the wait staff were disinterested and inattentive. Food was good.

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  3. RoseG

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was just acceptable because entrée and main were good. However service after this point was dreadful - waiting an age for dessert to be delivered. Further the dessert quality was really below standard with stale strawberries being served in one dessert and cocoa powder being used to attempt to disguise the look of it! The remaining ingredients in the Eton Mess were also terrible. Stale meringue in a soupy disaster. Wait staff were also not available to top up drinks, neither were we offered a second round of drinks. In general, when it was obvious the kitchen were having trouble sending out desserts on time, the waiters were going out of their way to avoid diners (walking through the bar to get to the kitchen so as to avoid customers!

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  4. TimM

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have enjoyed two very nice lunches here. Menu is always interesting and food executed very well. And very well priced. Service is casual and attentive. Decent and affordable wine list and very comfortable surroundings. A nice room with leafy aspect and views across gardens. When the doors are open and the lovely Bowral air sails through, it's a really nice space. A very Bowral place (without the mega price tag).

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  5. SimonC

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We found the food either over salty or over oily. It is a lovely place to eat, but they need to think about more flavour and the cooking of the food. The steak was dry and lentils salty. The gnocchi was dripping with oil. A real shame.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening - good ambience, lovely wait staff, good menu choices and good value. Unfortunately the quality of the food wasn’t as good as it used to be under old ownership. My steak was fine, but the others felt the fish was not tender and the prawn chili pasta was too bland and creamy. I hope you can keep upgrading the quality of food as Bowral needs a restaurant like this one!

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  7. JillianB

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and a lovely atmosphere. Happy to recommend Bistro Sociale

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  8. RebeccaB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our evening Dinner booking was perfect. All of our tables guests enjoyed the food, wine, service and atmosphere. However, we attended the Breakfast sitting the next morning as hotel guests and were extremely confused by the terrible service and chaos that unfolded. The breakfast buffet line was slow, cluttered and annoying! The toaster was in the way and held up the line. Many hot food items were missing. The scrambled eggs were watery. The fruit was scarce. The coffee was so slow to get to the table and the orders were incorrect. We can only assume that the bistro was understaffed!

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  9. SteveW

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The ambience was ok. The drinks menu excellent. Noise level absolutely ridiculous. I believe staff need to ask patrons to quieten down. Food sounded wonderful on the menu. The entrees were acceptable. Main courses a disaster. The Pork Toulouse aka pork sausages was inedible. The blame was directed at the supplier rather than the way it was cooked. The rib was so dry (was ordered well done) my partner nearly choked. Once again inexperienced cooking. My course was basically snags and mash and my partners was steak and chips. The bar staff very inexperienced. Need more staff to provide a better level of service. With the prices chaged this is affordable.

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  10. Oomph

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Bistro Sociale was fantastic, not a fantastic as my date though.

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Bistro Sociale is rated 4 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Bistro Sociale

6 David St, Bowral, AU-NSW 2576

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Kangaloon Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Bowral
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking at rear of hotel
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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