Bunbury’s main street is pumping with new wines bars, restaurants and cafes. Victoria Street, also known by the locals as the Cappuccino Strip, is dotted with establishments which are cosy in the winter, and alfresco in warmer months. When the fairy lights come on each night, restaurants, wine bars, pubs and nightclubs create a lively scene. Other small eating precincts are at the Marlston Waterfront, Jetty Baths and Austral Parade, East Bunbury.
Venture out into the Geographe Wine Region and enjoy the fantastic food and drink. This region has a boutique feel, and more often than not the person behind the counter is the person behind the wine. Treat yourself to a boutique food- and wine-lovers’ paradise out in the Ferguson Valley, with amazing home-style rustic winery food, wood-fired pizza, traditional French cuisine, and food matched perfectly with micro-brewed beer. Hackersley’s five-course degustation menu will completely delight you.
Further south in the wine region is Donnybrook, with a few cellar doors. Just off the Bussell Highway on the way to Busselton, there are a number of cellar doors, including wine pioneer Capel Vale.
Don’t leave town without…making sure you have a pocket full of coins, or a few fivers. There are so many farm gate stalls you’ll be filling the fruit bowl and veggie basket with the freshest of produce.