Home to some of the best surf breaks in the world, stunning beaches and rugged coastline is the beautiful Margaret River region. It’s the foodie’s ultimate playground with wineries, distilleries, cafes, restaurants, and fine dining options galore. The hardest part is trying to choose the best place to wine and dine. We try and take the guesswork out for you with some insider tips on the best foodie spots in the Margaret River Region.
Bettenays Margaret River’s Nougat and Wine Tastings
To enjoy handcrafted wines, nougaretto liqueur, and over 35 flavours of nougat all in a peaceful setting, look no further than Bettenays Margaret River. Cosy up by the fire for wine and nougat testing as well as a grazing board full of delicious local produce. The perfect place to spend a couple of hours or days indulging the taste buds.
For the mindful eaters, you can’t go past Arimia. Nestled between the ocean and bush, Arimia serves modern Australian cuisine with a Japanese twist, as well as organic wines farmed on 8ha vineyards. All the food and wine here is produced on-site or sourced from ethical and sustainable suppliers. What makes them truly unique is their passion and 100% commitment to improving the land they farm for generations to come. Try their tasting menu with wine pairing – it will not disappoint.
Margaret River Distilling Co.
For the gin-thusiasts, you must visit Margaret River Distilling Co and experience the art and science behind their production. This gin distillery draws inspiration from its natural surroundings to come up with unique flavours that reflect the Margaret River Region. For an experience like no other, enrol yourself in Ginversity where you will learn more about gin and how it is made. At the end of the class, you will be an expert and invited to experiment and develop your bespoke gin blend to take home. The perfect souvenir from your trip to the Margaret River Region.
Leeuwin Estate Winery
Leeuwin Estate Winery is not exactly a secret foodie spot but is definitely worth an honourable mention as one of the five founding wineries of the Margaret River region. Attracting foodies from all over the world, Leeuwin Estate Winery features an award-winning restaurant, cellar door and art gallery. Set amongst a forest with majestic karri trees, it’s the perfect setting for a long lunch in style. Choose between a three-course seasonal menu or a six-course tasting menu featuring a combination of seasonal local produce focussing on flavour, texture, and aromas.
Set amongst the House of Cards Winery Yallingup, you with find Chows Table delivering traditional Chinese/Malay cuisine with a modern twist. Drawing inspiration from his heritage and Mother, Chef Malcom Chow aims to provide affordable tasty food to share amongst family and friends over a good laugh and great banter. So, for good Chinese food and wine, look no further than Chow’s Table.
Put Bistro Breton on your itinerary as they make one of the best crepes you’ll ever have. Open for breakfast and lunch, you will find a selection of sweet and savoury crepes as well as other traditional French-style meals. The recipe for their crepe batter has been in the family for generations. You can truly taste the passion behind their love of food, culture, and family heritage with every bite.
Yallingup Cheese Co
This may sound cheesy but who doesn’t love cheese? Produced in small batches of hand-crafted cheese from organic goats and cows’ milk, Yallingup Cheese Co are passionate about producing high-quality artisan cheeses. Grab a grazing platter full of their finest cheeses, cured meats, olives fruits and more for the ultimate picnic. For the foodies that prefer a more interactive experience, join in on a cheese-making workshop and learn how to make cheese and pair them with the perfect wine.
To satisfy that sweet tooth, look no further than Yallingup Chocolate. Set on pristine land surrounded by beautiful trees and vineyards, is the perfect place to indulge in locally made chocolate and rock candy. After pumping the kids full of sugar, let them burn it off by running around their beautiful grounds whilst you kick back and go into a food coma.
Miki’s Open Kitchen
Miki’s Open Kitchen is just that, an open kitchen where you can watch the magic happen. Chefs prepare Japanese food with a modern twist in front of your eyes. Choose a degustation to tantalise the tastebuds with the option to pair it with wine or sake. They even have a kid’s degustation so it’s perfect for the whole family.
This is hands down one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in the region. On the menu, you will find a range of cured meats, pizzas, pasta, salads, desserts and more. Pizzica is named after a dance performed in the Salento region of Southern Italy. Drawing inspiration from the Salento Region, it has a real rustic style with handcrafted terracotta plates, glasses and jugs made from local Salento artisans. The atmosphere is friendly and warm, transporting you to Italy for a real Italian experience.
By now your taste buds must be watering. Book your trip to the Margaret River region today and satisfy your tastebuds with endless dining options to cater for everyone’s taste.