From the turquoise coast to the verdant countryside, there are some seriously exceptional culinary experiences to be had!
Whether you’re in the dramatic and culture-rich Kimberley region or the oh-so-dreamy Great Southern, here are the best restaurants with a view around Western Australia to dine at.
Meelup Farmhouse, Eagle Bay
If you’re searching for somewhere aesthetic for brunch or lunch, look no further than this relaxed restaurant and bar set amongst the trees on a charming coastal hobby farm in. Encapsulating the quintessential south-west lifestyle, Meelup Farmhouse oozes all things coastal luxe, with a sensational view that goes down a treat with their exquisite culinary offerings. Think dining under a lantern-lined veranda with views dreamy vistas of surrounding bushland and paddocks. The menu is all about showcasing local produce, so expect Margaret River brie, goldband snapper, ginger and garlic squid, mushroom gnocchi and five spice tofu.
54 Sheens Road, Naturaliste
The Dam, Denmark
Perched on a picturesque farming property bordering William Bay National Park, The Dam is focused on a farm-to-place and paddock-to-bottle ethos. The seasonally inspired restaurant and distillery balance the rustic with the refined in a space that captures the essence of the Great Southern region. Located only 10 minutes from the Denmark town centre, the restaurant overlooks a large dam and lush green hills set against towering eucalypts. The menu spotlights local Australian produce, with a slight nod to the Mediterranean heritage of the head chef. The fried calamari and roasted mushroom salad are winners, and the crispy skin barramundi and wagyu beef burger come highly recommended.
Lot 305, Wentworth Road, Ocean Beach, Denmark
Millbrook Winery, Jarrahdale
Nestled among jarrah forests and expansive vistas of gradient terrain, this boutique winery and acclaimed restaurant is located at the charming Chestnut Farm. The farm’s notorious history dates back to the 19th century when the original owner planted an orchard and the original grape vines in 1865 – which landed him in court for selling wine without a colonial licence. The carefully curated menu is as tasty as the location is beautiful, reflecting notes of sustainability and locality, with dishes crafted with the fruit and vegetables grown in the garden and orchard. Expect calamansi-cured scallop, pan fried ricotta gnocchi, lamb saddle and charred eggplant and line caught fish, paired with matching wines.
Old Chestnut Lane, Jarrahdale
Sittella Winery & Restaurant, Herne Hill
Nestled among the vines on a gently winding road near the upper reaches of the Swan River, Sittella Winery & Restaurant oozes tranquillity in a setting characterised by valley and vineyard views from the verandah. Founded in 1998, this family owned and operated winery have perfected the art of West Australian wine, even naming the site in honour of the small Australian bird known as the Sittella, which abounds in the nearby Swan River. Guests can expect to feast their eyes on a menu on par with the views, expect pappardelle with lamb and tomato ragu, caramelised pork belly and Mediterranean vegetable moussaka.
100 Barrett Street, Herne Hill
Flutes Restaurant, Margaret River
Located off the iconic and breathtakingly beautiful Caves Road in the Margaret River Wine Region, Flutes Restaurant is part of the picturesque Brookland Valley Vineyard Estate. Immersed in natural bushland and rolling hills dotted with vines, the restaurant knows how to please when it comes to culinary genius. We’re talking beef carpaccio, mushroom arancini and dukkah crusted tuna loin. If you liked the sound of that, how about seafood fettuccini, prosciutto wrapped chicken breast and bush spiced cauliflower?
4070 Caves Road, Wilyabrup
AJAR on Shadforth, Denmark
If you want the two cents of a local, let us acquaint you with AJAR on Shadforth, the restaurant with perhaps the best views in Denmark. Located on top of Mount Shadforth Road, with mesmerising vistas of sweeping green rolling hills and the distant coastline, you’ll want a table near the floor to ceiling windows. Their lunch and dinner menu shouts all things delicious, from sticky pork belly bites to house-made fettucine with prosciutto and kalamata olives and slow braised lamb shank. Make a booking for sunset, so you can wine and dine under fairy floss skies.
427 Mount Shadforth Road, Shadforth, Denmark
Sunset Bar & Grill – Cable Beach Club, Broome
For camels and cocktails, check out Sunset Bar & Grill at Cable Beach Club. Located along the famous 22-kilometre stretch of sun-kissed Cable Beach, the iconic Broome eatery and boozery is the perfect place to watch the sun go down after a day of hardcore beaching and exploring. Though it’s named after the telegraph cable that connected Australia’s north west to the rest of the world in 1889, this tropical paradise encourages you to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life and settle into the relaxed rhythm of Broome-time. Whether you’re just going for a drink or a tasty bite – think Exmouth prawns, pulled pork tacos or fried chicken wings – you’ll be leaving with a full heart.
5 Millington Road, Cable Beach, Broome
Woodcutters Restaurant at Nikola Estate, Swan Valley
Stop in for a cellar door tasting at Australia’s second oldest winery, a wander of the historic valley grounds and a delicious meal at the Nikola Estate’s signature restaurant, Woodcutter’s. Offering contemporary Australian cruise that spotlights seasonal local produce. Head winemaker Damian Hutton has worked closely with the chefs to curate a menu that pairs perfectly with the winery’s award-winning wines. Expect flame-kissed dishes and charcoal roasting, along pizzas and breads baked to perfection in the woodfired oven. Try the mouth-watering Abrolhos octopus accompanied with potatoes and green olives, Great Southern region rib on the bone and salt and vinegar roast hen. Share a glass of red by the roaring fire and dine the night away.
148 Dale Road, Middle Swan, Swan Valley
Amelia Park, Wilyabrup
An extension of the landscape and warm hospitality of the south-west, a visit to Amelia Park is an opportunity to indulge in the best of the region and what life has to offer. The passion project between the Walsh Family and owners Blair and Renee Allen showcases a “rustic yet refined” menu that celebrates fresh and local produce. Head Chef Blair Allen’s approach to flavour comes from a mastery of French, Turkish and Japanese techniques tied together with strong local roots and an aim to deliver a flexible and memorable dining experience. The dining room – scented with hints of dry-aged beef sizzling away on an open jarrah grill – has been carefully designed to contrast the bold and sublime features of the south-western countryside, culminating in a meal that won’t soon be forgotten.
“[We] had a vision of the restaurant to sit at the top of the vines and look down the valley at the beautiful view. Peter [Walsh] would get so excited talking about the big tree in the middle of the vineyard being lit up at night,” Allen says of the design process with the Walsh Family and builder Brett Mason. “There is a saying that restaurants with views don’t have good food. We wanted to make sure we never fell into this gross generalisation.” (Kale Armstrong)
3857 Caves Road, Wilyabrup
Bunkers Beach House, Dunsborough
Welcome to a south-western beachside paradise. Just a ten minute drive – packed with stunning views and south-western greenery – from Dunsborough town centre, Bunkers Beach House provides front row seats to Bunker Bay’s crystal-clear waters, home to dolphins and passing whales. The eatery’s “dune to table” approach champions WA seafood with a weekly changing five course menu – curated by Head Chef Vince Conjaerts – that utilises simplicity and technique to create dishes “inspired by the natural flavours of the coastline.”
Bunkers’ approach marries together the renowned dining and coastal offerings available in the south-west, resulting in a wholesome and irreplicable culinary experience. This lovely little eatery is the perfect complement to the regions natural beauty, simplicity and amazing produce. (Kale Armstrong)
Farm Break Lane, Naturaliste
The Mangrove Hotel, Broome
WA is home to some pretty spectacular views, but none quite so unique as Broome’s Staircase to the Moon. Occurring during the region’s dry season (which is normally from March to October), the reflection of the full moon on the tidal flats gives the appearance of a shining staircase rising into the night sky. You can see the stunning optical illusion from the Mangrove Hotel’s Bay Club. Overlooking Roebuck Bay, the Club’s menu features plenty of plates perfect for sharing, particularly alongside a cocktail under the full moon.
47 Carnarvon Street, Broome
Wise Wine, Eagle Bay
Eagle Bay’s Wise Wine has the distinction of having not just a stunning view over the estate’s vineyard, but out across to the pristine turquoise water of Geographe Bay. Nestled amongst the lush surrounds of Meelup Regional Park, the restaurant is ultra-focused on seasonality, updating its menu daily to best showcase the region’s world-class produce – as well as the estate’s award-winning wine.
237 Eagle Bay Road, Eagle Bay
Header Image Credit: Sunset Bar & Grill