The South West of Western Australia has grown and evolved to now become a world-class destination for all things food and wine. On top of this, people travel hours upon hours to visit the popular beaches, forests, and other destinations that fuel the mind, body, and soul.
Located roughly three hours from Perth, Dunsborough is a popular destination down south. Here, you will find outdoor trails, stunning beaches, and some of the best food and drinks Australia offers. This popular spot is also located near other destinations including Busselton, Margaret River, and Yallingup for your convenience.
This is why it is no shock that this spot becomes increasingly popular every year. If you like to plan your holidays around food options and drinking fine beverages, you’re in luck. We have put together some of the best food and drink options Dunsborough offers you on your next visit.
Let’s take a look at these Dunsborough restaurants that you should visit next time you’re around!
The Best Restaurants in Dunsborough
Lady Lola is a newer addition to Dunsborough, but it most certainly received a very warm welcome. This spot is a fan favourite and is nestled between Blue Manna and Yarri, to other very popular spots. However, it is still able to hold its own amongst these other popular spots that have been around longer.
This spot is helmed by hospitality heavyweights Marinela Antonic and Michelle Forbes, so you know you’re going to receive quality meals. Enjoy a glass of something spectacular with a side of fresh sashimi as you dine with friends.
Location: 4/16 Cyrillean Way, Dunsborough
Pedro’s is a very interesting Mexican restaurant based in Dunsborough. The offerings here are amazing, and as one of the very few Mexican joints down south, we are pretty damn happy with what they offer. The menu here is massive and is accompanied by a vast selection of fishbowl margaritas, tequila, and beers.
You can’t go past this spot when you visit Dunsborough.
Location: Dunsborough Park Shopping Centre, 15/34 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough
Har Bar Dunsborough
Har Bar is a super cool pirate-themed little restaurant that will have you feeling a little tipsy by the time food comes around. This excellent spot offers plenty of rum and some delicious cocktails to boot. When food does come around at this little bar, you can fill your belly with platters of hummus and felafel.
Don’t expect meals here, as it is a bar. But you can enjoy cafe-style snacks.
Location: Dunsborough Park Shopping Centre, 26/34 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough
This Dunsborough restaurant is not just a restaurant, but also an award-winning winery! The classic menu at this spot offers up favourites such as Black Angus beef fillet with potato and leek gratin, crackling pork belly, and even some Thai and Indonesian dishes.
All of these excellent meals pair perfectly with their wines for your enjoyment. You can also enjoy the welcoming service offered by the friendly staff here which is yet another bonus. Palmer Wines is the place to be when you’re looking for a luxurious dining experience without the associated inflated costs. You can also enjoy stunning views of the vineyard while you’re here in the wine region.
Great food with specific wine pairings and friendly service? We think yes!
1271 Caves Road, Dunsborough
When it comes to big things that taste delicious, Burgertron is where it’s at! These guys don’t just do huge burgers, they do huge flavour too! These guys offer great burgers for not just carnivores, but vegans and vegetarians too!
No matter what your diet of choice is, you won’t go hungry here! This is why this popular spot is so loved because everyone gets fed!
Location: Shop 10/42-48 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough
Bayside Burger Bar
Bayside Burger Bar is absolutely famous for slinging out some of the very best Black Angus Beef patties in some amazing burger options. All burgers are down south inspired to add some fun to it all. You can check out their expansive menu online if you’d like to read about the specific inspiration behind all of the different burgers.
If the burgers aren’t enough, add on some sides such as mac and cheese bites, loaded fries, or popcorn chicken. Come on, you know you want to!
Location: 239 Naturaliste Terrace, Dunsborough
Bungalow Neighbourhood Social
Bungalow Neighbourhood Social offers up some pretty damn cool food and drink options for you to enjoy. When you live in Perth, you may be sceptical about how good food is in other regions of WA, but this spot completely debunks that belief. Enjoy this retro, homey, and balanced spot in Dunsborough where you will feel right at home.
Enjoy craft beers, a massive wine list, sourdough pizza, and so much more at this super cool spot.
226 Naturaliste Terrace, Dunsborough
Pour House offers up some seriously cool big city, small bar vibes that is just a small walk away from the main drag. These guys specialise in top shelf local wines, craft beers, and a share-style menu which makes it the ideal place for groups to visit.
Take in the excellent ocean views on the upper floor balcony as you sip on some quality beverages.
Location: 26 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough
This spot is classy yet very relaxed which is why so many people love it. In fact, this is one of Dunsborough’s most famous venues! Not only does this spot offer up a stunning menu that is incredibly well-priced, but it also focuses on sustainability and seasonality. The menu is also super tasty.
The offerings here are always changing so that people can enjoy variety. Just make sure you book in advance as Yarri fills up very fast. Yarri is always showcasing the best of the south west, and you’ll find there’s something for everyone here at this wholesome spot.
Location: 6/16 Cyrillean Way, Dunsborough
Blue Manna Bistro
Blue Manna Bistro offers up a fine-dining seafood experience. However, when we say fine dining, we mean luxurious with a laid-back and relaxed vibe. Not only this, but it is also one of the friendliest destinations in town.
The staff here are insanely friendly and always happy to help with any questions or queries you may have. No matter how busy it may be, the head chef will always come out and check how everything is. With friendly service, serene surroundings, and so much more, you will never want to leave this spot.
1/16 Cyrillean Way, Dunsborough
Occy’s is a crowd-favourite amongst both locals and visitors. These guys produce some good vibes and always greet you with a smile. The owner, Bill, is always happy to say hello and welcome people into this awesome little restaurant for some good grub and a cold drink.
If you’re wondering what this place is like, think big brews, big food, and a big family-friendly environment. The beer garden is absolutely stunning and makes for a great place to enjoy a meal made from fresh local produce. Occy’s is the place to be for all of the things above and more.
Location: Dunsborough Park Shopping Centre, 12/34 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough
Meelup Farmhouse is a must-visit restaurant in Dunsborough. Located in Eagle Bay, this coastal farmhouse offers a relaxed and casual vibe, making it the perfect spot for families and friends to gather and enjoy good food and drink. The restaurant is nestled in a private pocket, allowing guests to leisurely wander the grounds and meet the free-range chooks. The food is fresh, seasonal, and hyper-local, with a focus on using produce from the surrounding area. Headed up by chef Dean Williams, the kitchen pumps out some of the best brunches and lunches in the Margaret River Region. With its cool Hamptons furniture, epic florals, and handcrafted ceramics, Meelup Farmhouse is sure to impress both visually and gastronomically.
Location: 54 Sheens Rd, Naturaliste WA 6281
If you love frothy beers, good music, great vibes, friendly faces, and plenty of dogs, Beerfarm should be the spot you visit when you head to Dunsborough. This independently owned Australian brewery is all about working the land, complete sustainability, good times, and great beer.
These guys also offer some pretty insane lunch eats as well. No matter how old you are, there is something here at this pub for absolutely everyone!
Location: 177 Gale Road, Metricup
Caves House gives off some seriously fancy country club vibes. You can not only stay in this beautiful place, but also eat some delicious food here. This spot features four main rooms, a billiards room, an outdoor deck, and a long bar.
You can also enjoy one of the biggest beer gardens in the entire southwest when you visit this spot. Just remember, when bands come into the town on a weekend, it can get pretty noisy. But it does make the ideal place for a Sunday Sesh!
Location: 18 Yallingup Beach Road, Yallingup
Eagle Bay Brewing Co.
Eagle Bay Brewing Co. has long been famous for providing great vibes, great drinks, and great food. These guys have a great lunch menu and friendly staff who will welcome you with a warm smile and guide you to your table. The brew selections here are second to none.
If you’re planning on travelling with kids, the playground here is just another bonus of visiting this awesome spot.
252 Eagle Bay Road, Eagle Bay
If you’re heading down south to the Margaret River Region, there is a lot to see and do. However, you have to head to Dunsborough if you’re truly looking to get amongst the action and enjoy some excellent food and drink options. Make sure you check out some of the excellent places listed above when you next visit Dunsborough.
Trust us, you won’t regret visiting any of the spots listed here! Did we miss out any of your favourite restaurants, bars and cafes? If so, let us know in the comments below!
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