15 Of The Best Restaurants In And Around Dunsborough
Our South West has become a world-class destination for food and wine – as well as the spectacular beaches, forests and scenery – but sometimes us WA locals have to be reminded of the delights it has on offer. With that in mind, here are a few of our favourite dining destinations for when we’re in the Dunsborough region.
Relaxed, casual yet classy, Yarri is one of the area’s most popular restaurants and it’s not hard to see why. The setting is stunning and their set menus are incredibly well-priced for how damn tasty they are, with a focus on seasonality and sustainability. As such, their offerings are ever changing – and make sure you book ahead.
6/16 Cyrillean Way, Dunsborough
Blue Manna Bistro
If it’s fine seafood dining you’re on the hunt for, Blue Manna Bistro is the place for you. But don’t let the word “fine” turn you off: one of the friendliest joints in town, the staff are always happy to help you with any queries and make suggestions, and no matter how busy it is the head chef will always pop out to make sure everything is on point (hint: it will be).
1/16 Cyrillean Way, Dunsborough
Occy’s is a favourite amongst folks all over WA thanks to a true focus on vibes, namely the relaxed, friendly ones you’ll find exuding from owner Bill. Big food, big brews and a big, family friendly environment and beer garden make for a dangerous proposition – how are you going to explore the southwest if you don’t want to leave Occy’s?
Dunsborough Park Shopping Centre, 12/34 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough
One of Dunsborough’s newer additions, Lady Lola has quickly been established as a must-visit – even nestled between heavy-hitters Blue Manna and Yarri. They do say that good things come in threes, and we can’t help but agree. Helmed by hospitality heavyweights Michelle Forbes and Marinela Antonic, visit for a blushing plate of salumi and a refreshing glass of something sparkling, or stop by later in the evening for a tantalising classic cocktail.
4/16 Cyrillean Way, Dunsborough
The southwest region is light on for Mexican joints, so you’d forgive Pedro’s for just phoning it in. Fear not though, their offerings are more than muy beuno. Their Tex Mex style menu is MASSIVE, matched only by a terrific tequila selection, fishbowl margaritas and beaut range of beers both Mexican and otherwise.
Dunsborough Park Shopping Centre, 15/34 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough
Avast, ye land-lubbers! Har Bar will restore your sea legs in no time with plenty of rum – and a sea shanty or two, to boot. As well as cocktails, you can also fill your belly with delicious platters of hummus and felafel, courtesy of local outfit CookDigs.
Dunsborough Park Shopping Centre, Shop 6C, 26-34 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough
As well as being an award-winning winery, Palmer Wines‘ restaurant is pulling no punches. A classic menu features favourites like crackling pork belly and Black Angus beef fillet with potato and leek gratin, as well as pops of Indonesian and Thai influences – all of which pairs well with not only their wines, but some classically welcoming service.
1271 Caves Road, Dunsborough
Speaking of all things big, Burgertron bring huge flavours with their super unique menu. Biggus Piggus will have carnivores content, but there’s something for everyone – rendered in oh-so-retro 8-bit stylings. Karaage Kid? Check. Veggie-friendly Field of Dreams? You bet! Whichever you go for, you won’t be leaving hungry.
Shop 10/42-48 Dunn Bay Rd, Dunsborough
Bayside Burger Bar
Burgertron’s crosstown rivals Bayside Burger Bar sling only the finest Black Angus Beef patties in a variety of down south-inspired options like the Bunker Bay or Sugarloaf burgers. Check their menu to find the inspiration behind all the burgs while you destroy yours with a side of loaded fries, mac & cheese bites or popcorn chicken.
239 Naturaliste Terrace, Dunsborough
Bungalow Neighbourhood Social
When you’re based in the city, it can be easy to overlook the gems outside of Perth… but whispers about Bungalow Neighbourhood Social have put it firmly at the forefront of our minds. A fit out that balances slickness with some homey, retro vibes? 16 craft beer taps? A huge wine list featuring some killer minimal-intervention drops? Sourdough pizza? We’ve suddenly got pressing business in Dunsborough…
226 Naturaliste Terrace, Dunsborough
If you love your beers frothy and your faces friendly, a pop-in to Beerfarm should be high on the list. An independently owned Aussie brewery, their focus on sustainability and working with the land is only matched by their emphasise on good times and great beer. They sling some serious lunchtime eats too, and there’s always something going on for people of all ages.
177 Gale Road, Metricup
Caves House is basically the super club of the south (minus the tack), featuring four main rooms, a terrace, billiards room, long bar and the popular outdoor deck. One of the biggest and beer gardens in the southwest, Caves gets pretty rowdy on the weekends when bands come into town, and it’s the best place around for a Sunday Sesh.
18 Yallingup Beach Road, Yallingup
If you’re chasing some big city small bar vibes, the Pour House is situated a nice little walk from the main drag, and specialises in craft beers, top shelf local wines and a share style menu perfect for groups. Some sneaky ocean views on the upper floor balcony don’t hurt either!
26 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough
Eagle Bay Brewing Co.
If it’s sweeping down south vistas with a beer in hand you’re chasing, Eagle Bay Brewing Co. has it in spades. They’ve also got a great, unassuming lunch menu, friendly staff who’ll happily walk you through their brew selections, and a simple kids playground to keep ’em occupied.
252 Eagle Bay Road, Eagle Bay
While Spice Odysee‘s brick and mortar restaurant is in Busselton, you can still get in on the tasty action if you’re based in Dunsborough! Head to the Old Dunsborough Boat Ramp, enjoy an afternoon dip, and enjoy one of their stellar curries while taking in the magnificent surrounds.
Header image: Beerfarm/Burnt Ends Smoking Co.