There is nothing more quintessentially relaxing than a long lunch at a local winery. Most of the award-winning restaurants in Margaret River are connected to one of the 100+ wineries in the region, the majority of which open for lunch. We have highlighted eight of more than 20 for you to consider for your next trip down south, but book ahead, as they almost all book out on weekends and over the holidays.
As the only biodynamic and carbon positive winery and restaurant in the region, you can expect to be dished up only the freshest and organically sourced produce when dining at Cullen Wines’ restaurant. The meals are designed to complement their wines and feature fruit, herbs and bushtucker grown in their very own biodynamic garden. Recently named by The Real Review as Australia’s top winery of 2020, their wines are literally second to none and they even offer vegan wines. Bookings are essential and can be made by emailing or calling their team on 9755 5277.
Restaurant opening hours: Friday – Tuesday, 10am – 4.30pm
Location: 4323 Caves Road, Wilyabrup
Swings & Roundabouts
Whether you’re after a glass of local vino or simply a good place to eat in Yallingup, check out Swings & Roundabouts. With open fires, a huge lawn, music and stunning views, the venue makes for the ultimate Margaret River dining experience. For something a little different, try their wine served on tap. Book ahead here or give them a call on 9756 6640.
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 11am – 4pm, Friday – Saturday 11am – 6pm
Location: 2807 Caves Rd, Yallingup
Rustico at Hay Shed Hill Winery
Located in the heart of Willyabrup Valley, Hay Shed Hill Winery’s Rustico restaurant provides Spanish cuisine paired with wines from their vineyard. The restaurant is the second venue to represent the Rustico Tapas brand made famous from its original spot at Rockingham Beach. Their delicious 5-course degustation menu is the most popular way to dine and celebrates seasonal produce from WA, such as scallops from the Abrolhos Islands. While you enjoy your degustation lunch, the little ones will be well catered for with a special 3-course kids menu featuring crowd-pleasers such as pizza and churros.
For those not wanting to go for the full five courses, they also offer a tasty tapas menu which is available Monday through to Friday. With dining rooms overlooking the vines, you’ll have the advantage of enjoying your meal amidst the serenity of the Margaret River landscape. Stop in at their cellar door before or after to try over 25 wines on offer, from their Spanish Tempranillo to the wine of the moment, Malbec.
Their restaurant is open seven days a week from 11am – 5pm. Phone 9755 6455 or book online here.
As one of the most awarded destinations in Australia, notably making the top five ‘Regional WA Restaurants’ in Gourmet Australia, Vasse Felix offers the finest experience of Margaret River’s wine, food, culture and history. Its restaurant, open for lunch service, showcases regional produce with a Modern Australian, contemporary menu. Choose a meal from Vasse Felix’s à la carte dining menu or embark on a culinary journey selected by the chefs (with optional wine pairing). Vegan and vegetarian requests are also available on request. Reservations are highly recommended so make sure to secure your spot by phoning 9756 5050.
Restaurant opening hours: Thursday – Monday, 12pm – 3pm
Location: Caves Rd & Tom Cullity Drive, Margaret River
With verandahs overlooking Karri forests, an onsite art gallery, as well as current and museum release wines on offer, Leeuwin Estate is a must-visit attraction if you are in the region. You can now book in for lunch at their restaurant, with the Chef’s three course set Winter Menu ($89pp plus wine) available. Why not take your experience one step further and enjoy a Leeuwin Estate Wine Tasting before or after your lunch? Opening Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July 3, bookings are essential and can be made online here.
Restaurant opening hours: Friday – Sunday
Location: Stevens Rd, Margaret River
Home to Australia’s largest underground barrel cellar, Voyager Estate’s independent and family owned winery offers organically farmed wine alongside an exquisite dining menu. A popular favourite is booking in for a private tasting, followed by a wine-inspired lunch. Or, alternatively, for the ultimate culinary experience, indulge in the Discovery menu designed by Head Chef Santi Fernandez where you’ll be served four courses, each inspired by one of the Estate’s wines ($110, $140 with wine pairings). You can make a booking online here.
On warmer days, take advantage of their alfresco space to enjoy a glass of wine and taste plate outside. For enquiries, email or give them a call on 9757 6354.
Opening hours: Thursday – Sunday from 10.30am
Location: Stevens Road, Margaret River
Using locally sourced produce wherever possible, Arimia Estate’s ethos is all about the positive impact farms have on the community, through the production of wine and food. From their wine and olive oil, to the pork and trout they dish up, everything is either produced onsite or sourced from sustainably and organically farmed suppliers. Currently, they offer a 4-course set menu, priced at $80 with optional wine pairing. Seatings are available at either 12pm or 2pm and bookings are essential. Make your booking here.
Restaurant opening hours: Thursday – Monday 10am – 5pm.
Location: 242 Quininup Road, Wilyabrup
Woody Nook Wines & Nookery Cafe
Set against the backdrop of jarrah and marri forest, the rustic and cosy charm of the Nookery Café makes for an idyllic lunch spot. Sit on the alfresco patio or under their outside pergola and enjoy a meal prepared by Chef Adam Le Gallez’s kitchen team, using local meats, cheeses and seafood. With a grassy play area and swings, this is also a great place to bring the kids. Lunch is served from 11.30am – 3pm and you can book at [email protected] or by calling 9755 7547.
Woody Nook opening hours: Monday – Sunday 10am – 4.30pm
Location: 506 Metricup Road, Wilyabrup