What’s On @ B146


April Wine Special

Our wine list has been updated and now includes four lovely European wines. To celebrate the new additions to our wine list, we are offering 20% discount on our new European wines when you enjoy at least two courses per person.

(Conditions apply: Maximum one bottle up to 3persons. While stocks last. Valid in April only Sunday, Monday, Tuesday – Lunch or dinner. not valid with donated gift vouchers or other specials)

Mother’s Day

Come and celebrate your mum or grandmother on  12th May 2019 with lunch at Bistro One46. As always, all mums receive a complementary drink on arrival.

June Long Weekend Showcase Wine Dinner

Christmas in July


Book now for some warm Winter whoopee! Grab your friends or family for a fun evening to celebrate this glitzy event in Kangaroo Valley.  Enjoy bon bons, decorated restaurant and mulled wine over lunch or dinner! Dress up and get in to the full swing of Christmas In July in Kangaroo Valley at Bistro One46.

Lunch or Dinner on Saturday 27th July 2019

?2 course ???Main & dessert                   Luncheon $41.50pp     Dinner $45
?3 course ???Soup, Main & Dessert       Luncheon $?48.50pp?      Dinner $52.50?
(includes tea & coffee)
Entrée (optional): Soup (?For functions choose: pumpkin, potato ?& leek or minestrone)
Main: Traditional Christmas fare – baked leg ham and turkey breast with roasted vegetables.
Dessert: Traditional Chrissy Pud with crème anglaise.

Set menu only. Gluten and dairy free requirements can be catered for with advanced notice.

Do you have a special occasion to celebrate? ask us about our group functions.


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Past News, Notices & Events


Bistro One46 held our annual Christmas Lunch again with a full house. With warm weather, most people sat inside in air conditioned comfort. 


Book your group’s Christmas in July event. Email bistroone46@gmail.com


Friday 15th June 2018: Exclusive CD launch for Kangaroo Valley’s own Lorina Gore.

Cocktail on arrival with 3 course dinner based around the culinary favourites of Dame Nellie Melba, featuring a taste of the CD with a performance from Lorina herself ~~ $65pp.


The official South Coast Wine Region Winter Wine Festival was not on in 2018 but the mean time, Kangaroo Valley was the place to be for culinary delights of the local region with the delicious skills of Chef Gerald Poelzl at Bistro One46 and top wines from the region. These photos display the local produce as it was presented beautifully in a 5 course dinner matched with 5 local wines from Yarrawa Estate, Two Figs Winery, Coolangatta Estate and Crooked River Winery.

Keep an eye out for next year’s dinner so you don’t miss out! Sunday night of the June Long Weekend.

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  • 2018 Shoalhaven Wine Region Winter Wine Festival (unofficial) Bistro One46 6th Annual Showcase Wine Dinner

Christmas in July

Christmas in July at Bistro One46 has become an annual event for many groups and it is so lovely to see them return each year. A laid back night with all the Christmas trimmings and the fire to warm us. Join us next year and celebrate with friends or family a traditional winter Xmas.

Valentine’s Day

Our first Valentine’s Day set dinner was a romantic and special dinner experience for all who joined us. One couple had become engaged here last year and returned to celebrate again. The three course dinner was enjoyed by the patrons who filled the restaurant on a pleasant late Summer evening.

2016 Christmas Celebrations

Bistro One46 is the place to enjoy Christmas in the Shoalhaven or the Southern Highlands.

Visitors to the area or locals look for a special, memorable and relaxing occasion, enjoying our three course meal with all the extra trimmings. In 2016, we had an overwhelming response to our inaugural Christmas Eve dinner which was introduced to accommodate all our valued guests.

Be sure to get in early for next year. Christmas Details

CHRISTMAS IN JULYXmas in July 2016

Be a part of what is now an annual event in Kangaroo Valley at Bistro One46. Christmas in July is fun, kitsch and all the best bits of Christmas with out the heat! Growing over the last few years, we hosted Christmas In July over TWO weekends. We had groups from all around the region and beyond. Join us next year.


Book Now for Showcase Wine Dinner

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 Facebook comment “I just wanted to tell everyone about the fabulous evening we had last weekend. Nicky and Gerald at Bistro 146 put on the local wine and food dinner and it was magic. Superb food matched with great local wines – it gets better every year. Many thanks to Nicky and Gerald.”

It was another booked out night for the Yarrawa Estate Showcase Wine Dinner (Menu 2016). Get in early for next year!

5 sumptuous courses featuring local produce with 5 matching wines. $125.00pp

Visiting from out of town? Book accommodation early. See www.visitkangaroovalley.com.au or http://www.kangaroovalleygetaways.com.au/ and enjoy the fireworks at the Friendly Inn on the Saturday night!


Booked out before the end of November, we were sorry we could not accommodate more people. Christmas Day is a lovely day to work and we hope that we helped make it special for all our guests.

Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page to stay up to date with details for Christmas Day 2016. in 2016 we will also be open for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve again. Details to come…


Do you crave the cool evenings with a hearty roast dinner by the fire, sipping on mulled wine (gluhwein)?

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Bistro One46 knows how to bring it all together for a special Christmas In July celebration. Enjoy a 2 or 3 course dinner with all the Christmas trimmings in the decorated restaurant. We’ll have mulled wine (gluhwein) available. Gather a group or come as a couple and partake in the antics of this ritzy event.

Entrée (optional): Pumpkin Soup
Main: Traditional Christmas fare – baked leg ham and turkey breast with roasted vegetables.
Dessert: Traditional Chrissy Pud with crème anglaise.

Set menu only. Gluten and dairy free requirements can be catered for.


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“Wow!” “Amazing!” “The food looks amazing – so creative and tastes so good!” “How great it is to incorporate beautiful wines and food from the local area.” “A great night!”

The restaurant was buzzing for our second annual Shoalhaven Wine Showcase Dinner. The evening showcased both wines and produce from the local region.

FIVE courses of fresh, delicious meals featuring local produce paired with wines from Kangaroo Valley’s only winery, Yarrawa Estate, Coolangatta Estate in Shoalhaven Heads, Two Figs Winery in Bolong and Cupitt’s Estate in Milton-Ulladulla. Owners Mark & Sue Foster, from Yarrawa Estate were there to talk about the wines.

This event is held as part of the Shoalhaven Winter Wine Festival which falls on the June Long Weekend. Make a weekend of it in Kangaroo Valley with the fireworks on at the Friendly Inn on Saturday night and the Showcase dinner on Sunday night.


This was our third Christmas at Bistro One46 and was a wonderful day for all involved. We hope our guests enjoyed their lunch as much as we enjoyed having them. The highlight this year – which is sure to make a regular DIS-appearance – was the Gingerbread house! The sumptuous 3 course lunch was preceded with the colourful canapé and a glass of sparkling from the local Yarrawa Estate in Kangaroo Valley.

It was disappointing that we had several tables of which we were unable to host so be sure to book early in future years. It’s a great day where we will spoil you with an all inclusive lunch – wearing of bon bon hats is preferable, but not compulsory!

OCTOBER: Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival

Bistro One46 lends itself as a venue for the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Saturday lunchtime concert. This is a free event open to everyone. Join us for lunch with some great music and a great meal. Saturday 18th October 12.00 – 2.45pm. For more information you can see the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival website http://kangaroovalleyfolkfestival.com.au/ . Book tickets before October to take advantage of the early bird discount. You can find accommodation and more things to do in Kangaroo Valley through www.visitkangaroovalley.com.au .

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JULY: Kangaroo Valley’s Christmas In July is at Bistro One46

Kangaroo Valley is the place to celebrate Christmas In July on the South Coast. July was a busy time in the valley with KV Getaways reporting a bumper winter month in accommodation rentals. Many houses were filled with people chasing winter Christmas-In-July memories. And many were made in the valley – with promises to return annually!

Bistro One46 held Christmas-In-July lunch and dinner on 26th July with all the trimmings – decorations, Christmas Tree and open fire! Popular this year, they were disappointed that they could not accommodate everyone so book early next year! The traditional glazed ham and roast turkey breast with cranberry compote followed by Traditional “Chrissy Pud” and brandy crème Anglaise, was delightfully accompanied by mulled wine or spiced warm Apple juice.  

It was delightful to host Christmas In July for the Ulladulla Probus Club. I had to apologise for the weather though — it was warmer on that July day than it was on Christmas Day last year!

Be sure to tell everyone that Christmas in July is a great celebration in Kangaroo Valley! But get in early!

For details of Christmas In July 2015 or other special functions email us at bistroone46@gmail.com.

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JUNE: Inaugural Yarrawa Estate Showcase Dinner at Bistro One46

The June long weekend features the South Coast Wine Festival and adding to the 2014 Festival was the inaugural Showcase Wine Dinner with Kangaroo Valley’s own winery, Yarrawa Estate. We are proud to have the Yarrawa wines on our menu at Bistro One46 which we believe enhances our customers’ experience of the South Coast, rather than just offering a drink with their meal.

On the Sunday night of the June long weekend, Chef Gerald Poelzl and his two apprentices presented a sophisticated five course dinner with matching wines. Attended by visitors to the valley as well as locals, it was an elegant and sumptuous evening. Mark and Sue Foster, owners of Yarrawa Estate were there to discuss the wines. You can see the 2014 menu here: Yarrawa Estate Showcase Wine Dinner 2014 and hope you can join us in 2015. See more about Yarrawa Estate wines at www.yarrawaestate.com and find accommodation at www.visitkangaroovalley.com.au.

Make a Long Weekend of it in Kangaroo Valley — horse-riding, fireworks and bon fire at the Friendly Inn on the Saturday night, canoeing — finished with the wine dinner on the Sunday night! Here are some photos from the Yarrawa Showcase Wine Dinner 2014.

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 APRIL 2014: 2nd Anniversary of Bistro One46

What a wonderful school holiday period Kangaroo Valley had in April 2014! The weather was perfect in Kangaroo Valley and the combination of public holidays made for a busy time for the village and the valley. And the end of April was the 2nd anniversary of Bistro One46’s opening. We enjoyed sharing this anniversary with friends, (ir)regulars and annual holidayers who visited the valley over Easter/ANZAC/school holidays. See my blog on anniversaries here.

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FEBRUARY 2014: Kangaroo Valley Showhomemade jam web

Bistro One46 did not have a stall at the 2014 KV Show this year but Gerald entered some jams in the pavilion competiotions and is pleased to have WON FIRST PRIZE for his homemade jam. Homemade plum jam, cumquat marmalade and mulberry jam all made with local produce and love are available at Bistro One46. Come for breakfast on weekends from 8.00am!
See more details about the show at http://kangaroovalley.nsw.au/localdirectory/groups/kangaroo-valley-a-and-h-society and look out for next year’s event!