Upscale dining in the Southern Highlands hardly gets better than the modern Australian fare on offer at this much-loved Berrima institution. Situated within one of the area’s most significant heritage buildings, you’ll fall in love with the restaurant well before you get to catch a glimpse of the beautiful cuisine created with ‘an elegant and understated sense of occasion.’
A unique escape in the heart of the Southern highlands, the vegetarian buffet offered at Zen Oasis is an array of more than 30 oriental-inspired dishes from yum-cha, freshly wrapped sushi and enticing desserts. Be sure to wander around the gardens following your lunch to take in the stunning lake and surrounds.
Set within the sprawling grounds of Bendooley Estate, Bendooley Dining offers flavoursome cuisine inspired by the seasons of the Southern Highlands. You can dine before walls laden with books in The Book Barn or make it an alfresco affair overlooking the elegant gardens. The space is open from 10am for morning coffee and cakes, lunch and evening sittings, there is also a cellar door on site. Bendooley Estate’s Cellar Door is a captivating venue that celebrates the visual beauty of ...
Jing Jo Cafe Restaurant
Using produce sourced from local growers and suppliers - including gathering from their own garden – Jing Jo’s contemporary Australian and Thai fusion is a tribute to the region’s quality ingredients and dedication to sustainability. Be sure to check out the restaurant’s rotating exhibitions featuring local artists for an even greater feel for the area.
Bistro ONE46 Kangaroo Valley
Authentic, seasonal, flavours worked through simple-yet-robust dishes bring out the best of local produce sourced by Chef Gerald Poelzl. Perfectly suited to a family outing, you can sidle up to the dining room’s fireplace during winter or bask under the verandah’s grapevines during the warmer months.
Renowned Biota Dining is more of an experience than merely a restaurant; deeply connected to it’s surroundings, Biota’s menu changes in line with farmers and growers to ensure that only the best, freshest produce makes its way to your plate. A five or seven course tasting menu is only improved with an in-house reservation meaning you can slink off to bed immeadiately after dessert.
For a refined Italian affair, Onesta Cucina in Bowral is the venue to venture. The family owned and operated restaurant focuses on traditional Italian cuisine that takes advantage of exceptional local produce. Braised beef cheeks is the signature dish and you’d be wise to slowly make your way through their considered wine list.
Bowral Centennial Vineyard
An abundance of fresh, local produce and stunning surrounds are the hallmarks of this Southern Highlands gem, making it the perfect destination for lovers of good food and wine. You might just be planning on dropping in for a glass of wine, but a glimpse of the vista will have you lingering over a long lunch.
Keeping freshness and fun at the fore of their attention, this Bowral venue effortlessly sashays from breakfast, to lunch, to dinner without a hint of pretension or drama. Inventive, excellent quality fare by Joshua Huxtable that is best enjoyed when shared with friends in this vibrant space.
Grand Bistro Bowral
Open for breakfast and lunch, this adored Bowral venue is always filled with hungry brunchers desperate to score one of Grand Bistro’s ‘Classics’ washed down with a brew from The Grounds Coffee Roasters. Friday and Saturday nights see the venue transform into Mama Margarita for Mexican fare and punchy cocktails.