So you have four days up your sleeve. All that time, what to do?
Take an hour drive south (safely please) from Sydney to Bowral. Then stop by Berrima as well.
I’m going to head down to both Bowral and Berrima to get outta the city. Visit my favourite new shop, Dirty Jane’s. The name just doesn’t do it justice. Makes it sound like a porn store – but it ain’t. If you love vintage, retro, mid century, bric-a-brac without the hefty price tag – then this is the place for you *points finger*. It’s a treasure trove of stuff. A Mitchell Rd Auction house without all the buyer fees and inflated prices.
To give you an indication how amazing Dirty Jane’s is – I spent almost four hours in the three sheds plus outdoor area. I could have walked out with a truckload, but sanity checked in and gave me a stern en-oh. Here’s what came home with me…
Besides the one shop I died for – I also dined at Biota Dining. Impeccable service but it did cement my love for good-hearty-no-fuss-food. I don’t hate fine dining but it’s just not my cup of tea. Needless to say, I would go back however I’d just dine at the bar (which is more casual, tapas style) and have a few dishes rather than sit through the degustation. I opted for the five course ($88), which was more than enough food. But you can choose from 3, 5 or 7 courses.
If you do go down – be sure to make a booking and I highly recommend keeping room for dessert – this was the absolute stand out dish. Plate lickable.
THE DEETS YOU WANT TO KNOW
391 Bong Bong St
Bowral NSW 2576
P (02) 4861 3231
8 Kangaloon Rd
Bowral, NSW 2576
P (02) 4862 2005