The impressive cellar door was our first port of call at Watershed Margaret River, which is found just a few minutes south of the Margaret River town. Here you can enjoy a wine tasting and discover some delicious drops. There’s also a range of giftware. Outside, the manicured lawns overlook picturesque views of vines and a dam.
We decided to stay a little longer and have a bite to eat for lunch. At Watershed you can choose dine at the casual café, where there’s also an outside kids play area.
If you enjoy your food a little fancier, why not pick the more formal restaurant, which enjoys the vineyard views and has a more fine dining style of cuisine.
After looking over our two options, we opt for the café, given that we had our grandson with us. The menu still looks really tasty and is good value too.
As tasted earlier at the cellar door, we ordered our pick, a shiraz for lunch. There is a large range of the Watershed wines to choose from, as well as beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
On the menu there’s the usual vineyard cafe fayre – light bites, casual dishes like burgers and fish n’ chips as well as share platters. There’s also coffee and cake available.
My daughter loved a tasty Vietnamese chicken salad ($25). The poached free range chicken is tender and served with crisp cucumber, rice noodles, mint, nuoc cham dressing and fried shallots.
I really liked my choice, the house smoked salmon potato salad ($26.50), with horseradish, chives, apple, and a gooey soft boiled egg. Delicious!
My husband tried something a little different and was pleased with his grilled halloumi dish ($25), with freekeh, roasted pumpkin, nuts, seeds, Turkish bread and a tahini yoghurt.
Our 8 year old grandson loved his burger, chips and salad, which was a good portion size for a children’s meal.
Afterwards, he had a play on the shaded playground in the adjoining cafe courtyard.
All in All
We were very impressed with our first trip to Watershed. It was a delicious and relaxed lunch over a glass or two of wine – the perfect thing to do when in Margaret River!
Address: corner of Bussell Highway and Darch Road, Margaret River
Phone: 9758 8633
Disabled Access: Yes, there is disabled parking, ramps and a disabled bathroom.
Distance from Car Parking area: There’s steps or a long ramp from the car park to the cellar door and restaurant.
Grandchild Friendly: Yes, Children’s menu and playground.
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