Your next trip down south will be made even better with a visit to some of the best eateries in beachside Busselton – from no frills pubs to flavour-packed Indian and classic burgs:
Shelter Brewing Co.
Smack-bang across from the iconic Busso Jetty, Shelter Brewing Co. has fast become a favourite for locals and visitors alike – and with a capacity of over 650 people, there’s plenty of room for both! As well as delightful brewskis, just thinking about their share-friendly (and beer-friendly) food is making our tummies rumble.
11 Foreshore Parade, Busselton
Delicious, hearty mediterranean meals served straight from the oven with love, Al Forno’s pizza and pasta options are molto bene! Part of the southwest’s charm is the hospitality you’ll find in the right places, and Al Forno is filled with friendly faces – and as a result, full tables, so make sure you book ahead!
1/19 Bussell Highway, Busselton
Capel Vale Match Restaurant
While Busselton is the gateway to the southwest’s expansive wine region (head here for 15 of our fave places), there’s one a little further north between Busso and Bunbury that’s worth checking out – Capel Vale. Their delicious wine selection, combined with a French-inspired menu at Match set amidst stunning gardens make for an irresistible proposition.
Capel Vale Wines & Cellar Door, 118 Mallokup Road, Capel
If you’re chasing some more metropolitan, neighbourhood small bar vibes then slide down the pole and straight into the Fire Station – it’s a red hot fave of just about everyone down south. With a focus on craft beer and natty wines, they’ve got a ripper food menu that’ll lock you in for hours. We recommend one of their huge pizzas or a few sneaky bao buns, enjoyed best in the sun or their shaded courtyard area
68 Queen Street, Busselton
Another no frills Busselton bar and bistro, Albies is the place to go if you like to watch your sport while bending the elbow. They’re no slouch when it comes to food either, with some great daily lunch specials and a secret weapon that locals and visitors swear by – the Seafood Pie.
117 Queen Street, Busselton
While Busselton has a fair few southeast Asian options throughout its relatively small town, if it’s Indian you’re chasing then it’s worth seeking out the hidden gem that is Navratna. Their serving sizes are huge, while the prices are definitely not down south-sized.
174 Bussell Highway, Busselton
There’s no shortage of great Thai options around Busso, but Thai Lemongrass is a strong contender for best on ground. They don’t hold back on flavour or spice, and they might just be rocking the best Pad Thai in the southwest.
3/1 Albert Street, Busselton
In the early afternoon head to The Equinox, the pub with the million-dollar views – and some delectable grazing boards. Relax as the sun sets over the ocean whilst feasting on creamy garlic prawns and a glass of red from the Margaret River Region.
1 Foreshore Parade, Busselton
We mentioned Spice Odysee‘s nifty Dunsborough curry van, but if you’re in Busselton, why not go straight to the source? Their cosy brick and mortar restaurant is tucked away off Bussell Highway, but the flavours are larger than life.
Unit 5, 17 Bussell Highway, Busselton
Make no bones about it! Burger Bones is a must-visit for any Busso burger lovers. With a long-lauded history in various food truck incarnations, since opening their permanent location in 2020 they’ve truly mastered the classic burger (as well as a few more boundary-pushing specials to watch out for).
55 Queen Street, Busselton
Another one of Busselton’s premium Indian eateries, Curry Port is dishing up some classic curries, with a particular focus on Punjab and northern specialties, like fried Amritsari fish or chicken lababdar.
72 Causeway Road, Busselton
Header image: Equinox