While we maintain that the Kimberley’s greatest appeal is its spectacular, varied landscape… It doesn’t hurt that you can do some great eating and drinking, too! Considered the gateway to the Kimberley, the holiday-friendly hub of Broome has got something for everyone – from low-key local takeaways to fine dining favourites.
Sydney Cove Oyster Bar
Broome’s mystique is so strong that Sydney Cove Oyster Bar relocated their entire restaurant after a whopping 33 years at Circular Quay. Oysters are, of course, the name of the game here – and these guys serve some of the best – but you can also avail yourself of their share-able bites that utilise some of the Australia’s best seafood.
2 Challenor Drive, Broome
DMK The Kitchen
Merging Balinese street food with flavours from around the world, DMK are bringing big flavour to Broome. Nasi campur will give you a taste of many of their star dishes – including beef rendang and chicken satay – or you can delve into their oh-so-crispy Ubud-style duck.
Paspaley Shopping Centre, 15-17 Carnarvon Street, Broome
Bali Hai Café
Only a few minutes’ stroll away from Cable Beach, Bali Hai has become a go-to for Broome holidayers – although you don’t need to stay at the resort to take in the tropical vibes. Bali Hai’s restaurant merges the tropical flavours of the region with Australian classics – you’ll find something for everyone here.
6 Murray Road, Cable Beach
You might be in the north of WA, but Papá Fuego is bringing the South American heat! With style that’s as cool as ice, these guys will sort you out with some delectable flame-grilled Argentinian steak, served alongside a classic chimichurri, solterito and patatas bravas – or branch out with some street food snacks, like empanadas or crispy chicharron pork belly.
The Continental Hotel, 2 Louis Street, Broome
Fresh, fast and full of flavour – Ginreab’s Thai fare is worth heading to the ends of the earth for. Pumping out a huge number of meals for delivery to Broome locals as well as dine in visitors is an impressive feat when the curries are this good.
Paspaley Shopping Centre, 15 – 17 Carnarvon Street, Broome
It feels like a visit to Matso’s is a non-negotiable when it comes to visiting Broome – but one we’ll happily partake in. As well as their signature ginger and mango beers, rumbling tummies will be kept at bay with a selection of crowd-pleasing pub favourites, as well as a few refreshing specialties for the tropical setting, like their burrata and watermelon salad.
60 Hamersley Street, Broome
The Food Lab
After a bite of The Food Lab‘s pizza, you’ll feel like you’re in the streets of Napoli. Not only is their pizza top-notch, but their other Italian offerings are just as good – whether it’s their luscious pasta or their delectable sweets. Leave us a cannoli or two, though!
63 Robinson Street, Broome
Ask any of your pals who’ve been to Broome in the past couple of years where to eat and almost inevitably they will mention The Aarli. And the reason they’re telling you about it is most likely thanks to their epic range of share Asian-inspired share plates. If you’re thinking of heading north this winter, we suggest you put “make a booking at The Aarli” on top of the to-do pile.
6 Hamersley Street, Broome
Get amongst Broome’s multicultural food scene with a visit to the bustling markets. While the regular Courthouse Markets run on Saturday mornings, Thursday night markets also run every week at the Town Beach Precinct from June to September, and select nights during the Staircase to the Moon between April and October.
Header Image: Sydney Cove Oyster Bar