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DINING IN MARGARET RIVER

It's easy to fall in love with Margaret River. The region is home to spectacular surf, lush forest and an unforgettable array of gastronomic delights. The most famous, of course, is its world-class wine.

With so much fresh produce and top-notch wine available, it's not surprising that there is an abundance of glorious restaurants in Margaret River.
 
The fFine Diningine dining restaurant of premier Margaret River boutique hotel Cape
Lodge
has earned many accolades, including a place in Conde Nast Traveller magazine’s Gold List, ranked in the top 10 hotel restaurants in the world.
 
Cullen Wines Restaurant overlooks the winery’s certified A grade biodynamic vineyard in Cowaramup. And true to its sustainable philosophy, all food is prepared using fresh, biodynamic and organic produce sourced from their garden and select local producers.

Set beside a lake in beautifully manicured gardens, Flutes offers a seasonal menu of fresh local flavours with a delightful blend of French and quasi-tropical influences.
 
Located in the dress circle of Margaret River wineries, Watershed Winery offers breathtaking vineyard views, an award-winning restaurant and rare drops such as sangiovese, zinfandel and voignier.
 
The name Lamont's​ is synonymous with first-rate food and wine in Western Australia. Lamont's at Smiths Beach​ combines a deli, restaurant and bar and is open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is fresh and uncomplicated, featuring Lamont's signature marron dishes.

Gold Plate award winning Leeuwin Estate celebrates the seasonal flavours of the South West with an innovative menu and extensive wine list. Dine on the balcony and take in sweeping forest views.
 
As well as award winning food, Vasse Felix Winery restaurant is known for one of the best views in the region. Sitting high above the vines, an open air balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows make this one of the most picturesque places to indulge in a long lunch.
 
Spacious and elegant, the restaurant at Voyager Estate winery features its own range of condiments in seasonal menus, as well as special vegetarian and gluten-free menus.
 
Driftwood Estate restaurant is one of the few winery restaurants open for lunch and dinner every day. With seating for 180 people and a menu featuring Margaret River venison, quality beef and local fish, it’s a popular choice for a quiet meal or a lavish function.

Wise Vineyard Restaurant sits high on a hillside looking over vineyards and national park bushland to the sparkling waters of Geographe Bay. Drink it all in while tucking into the fine Mediterranean-Italian menu.

One of the most awarded restaurants in the region, Xanadu is a perfect spot for a long lazy lunch in the treed courtyard or beside the double-sided fireplace.

Under the gum trees, Clairault dishes up fine modern-Asian food, simple yet clever and elegant.

Immerse yourself in Knee Deep Winery. Enjoy its award-winning
contemporary Australasian cuisine in a tranquil vineyard setting.

Warm and moody Must Wine Bar brings a taste of Europe to Margaret River’s high Street. Open noon till late for lunch, dinner and every fine wine and spirit imaginable.

OystersFor a more casual bite to eat, check out The Urban Bean in Margaret River. This charming café is famous for its scrumptious breakfasts and organic fare - the omelettes and panini are simply unbeatable.

But be sure to sample some of Margaret River’s other taste sensations, including homemade cheese, ice cream, silky-smooth fudge, olive oil, velvety chocolate, tender venison, sweet honey and refreshing boutique beer.

Other chic eats in the South West

You’ll find fine dining and exquisite local fare far beyond the Margaret River wine region. At the gateway to the South West, Bunbury beckons with some award-winning and much-loved restaurants including Casellas, VAT 2 and Mojo’s.
 
Overlooking the iconic Busselton Jetty is a firm local favourite, The Goose. And just outside Busselton sits Newton House, serving up seriously sharp food.
 
The Good Food Guide also recommends The Food Farmacy in Dunsborough – creating some of the most refreshingly creative food in WA’s dining scene.
 
Heading deeper into tall tree country, hidden secrets await at Maleeya’s in Porongurup, the Nornalup Teahouse, Denmark’s degustation hotspot, Greenpool Restaurant and Albany’s Wild Duck Restaurant.

 
suggested itineraries  

 

Margaret River Food and Wine 

Margaret River Food and Wine

3 Days

Margaret River offers a fabulous escape for short breaks and luxury food and wine indulgences. Just a few hours drive from Perth, the region offers world-class wineries, gourmet food and boutique accommodation. View More

Secret Southern Wineries 

Secret Southern Wineries

4 Days

The southwest corner of Western Australia has a reputation for being one of Australia's most exciting emerging wine regions. The mild weather and abundant sunshine provides the perfect setting for a relaxing nature-based getaway. View More

Margaret River Surfing 

Margaret River Surfing

8 Days

Grab your board, your mates and your wetsuit and explore Margaret River's world class waves. View More

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