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“Wonderful evening ”
Review of Bistro Officina

Bistro Officina
Ranked #11 of 96 Restaurants in Bowral
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is a wonderful surprise and worth a visit. Take your time and have the degustation with different wines. The servings are more than ample with the quality being superb.

Thank SophieLouis
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The restaurant features a range of options and specialises in wood fire type cooking. We had 2 starters and 2 mains which we shared and enjoyed. You can select a tasting menu that the chef decides what you have. Prices were towards the higher end but not unreasonable. The wine selection was good.

Thank Steven L
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Staying at the hotel and dined on Sunday night.
Really nice attentive staff.
Local wines from Bendooely were well priced.
Had their sour dough with smoked but, very tasty butter also made in house.two huge chunks of rustic bread, very good
Ruby snapper was delightful good size portion.... pork neck was tiny with little accompanying it. Nice leaf salad .
All in all great food but the sizes were a bit hit and miss at the price.
Still would go again...wish they did not turn the lights way down at 8pm, bit odd felt like they wanted us to go !!

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Thank danie2035
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Perfect fine dining experience, must try the gnocchi when it came out wasn't visually what we expected but oh my goodness the cheese fondue sauce on it was spectacular! Fantastic job chef!

Thank loriemat
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We have been regulars at Bistro Officina as we like the ambience of the bar area, and there are culinary moments of brilliance, notably the tartare and the most incredible mushroom risotto ever, However, the main meals are boringly uninventive and mediocre. The last meal we had there was terrible. We asked to be seated near the kitchen and rang prior to confirm that was the case, only to find on arrival that we were jammed out the back. We had a friend join us on the spur of the moment, so was asked to be moved to a bigger table, but they told us the larger table had been reserved. That was a lie - we stayed until closure and nobody turned up.
There's a weird fixation with smoke which just does not work. My expensive marron dish tasted only of smoke, then the charcoal dessert turned everyone's lips and teeth black. The other dessert had a beer sauce and it was absolutely inedible - we all tried it and couldn't believe how bad it tasted. The booking staff are rude and unhelpful. I left feeling embarrassed that I'd taken my friends there.

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Thank jansyo
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