Biota Dining is one of Australia’s great country restaurants, and with good reason. Patron-chef James Viles is one talented bloke, and if you’re coming to Bowral, you are not going to want to miss out on dining at his table. You can eat from the five- or even seven-course dego menus here, with much of what’s on your plate being sourced from the onsite kitchen garden (which you can get a tour of, if you ask nicely). Biota do a killer brunch on weekends, too. The morcilla with fried eggs and spinach is the stuff dreams are made of – and don’t forget to order the wet maize doused with brown butter and toasted hazelnuts on the side for dipping your rye toast in.