Food & Drink in West Swan
Discover what's going on in arts, events & culture
Check out travel guides for regional WA
Explore winery guides for Perth and regional WA
Bars And Restaurants in West Swan
Bruno de Taste’s blends centuries of Bordeaux tradition and stunning wine with delicious French food and a warm unpretentious atmosphere for lunch the café or alfresco overlooking the vineyard.
- Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Catering,Licensed
- Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm
- Restaurants:Cafe Dining,French
Centuries of French tradition has been combined with WA’s rich soil to create a little piece of France right in the heart of the Swan Valley.
Little River Winery prides itself on quality over quantity, producing wines with flavour and finesse using traditional French winemaking methods, no pesticides and minimum preservatives. The yield is lower due to the vineyard being non-irrigated, producing a higher concentration of flavour in smaller batches.
Alongside Little River Winery is the Little River Café, in which guests can accompany fine French wine with authentic French-inspired mouth-watering meals. Neira and Lucy have constructed a menu packed full of both light nibbles and hearty dishes for a delicious, unforgettable lunch. Relax in the charming, cosy café or overlook the luscious vineyard in the small but sweet courtyard.
The unique and rustic winery also offers a beautiful, intimate setting for private, evening functions. Be wined and dined alongside the vineyard while taking in the ambience of the scenic Swan Valley.
Lunches are available every day except Wednesday and Thursday, from 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm weekdays and 12.00 pm - 5.00 pm weekends. Evening functions can also be booked.
THE BORDEAUX WAY
Grapes are carefully hand harvested and crushed immediately, then pressed in a traditional basket press. The juice is settled for debourdage at 2°C. for at least forty eight hours. Fermentation takes place at a constant 15° C with a secret selection of yeast strain added for each wine. No sulphur dioxide is used until after the fermentation is completed.
Chardonnay, Viognier and Marsanne are never wooded, but are kept on the fine lees, after a first racking, for several months. Noble Classic undergo a subtle wood aging for a short period.White Wines are usually bottled after eight months.
Vatting of the reds varies from year to year but is never less than two weeks and can be for up to a month. After vatting a light pressing is done after which the wine settles and undergoes malolactic fermentation in closed stainless steel tanks at between 15° and 18°C.
After a month or so the wines are transferred into French oak barrique for between fifteen and twenty four months.
The Margaret River Chocolate Company is one of WA’s most popular tourist attractions with factories in the Swan Valley and Margaret River wine regions and a store in Perth city. All sites feature free entry and free chocolate tastings.
- Retailers & Producers:Chocolatery
- Open Days/times:7 days a week
- Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
The Margaret River Chocolate Company is one of Western Australia’s most popular tourist attractions, with manufacturing and sales facilities in both the Swan Valley and Margaret River wine regions.
In March 2012 the company also opened a brand new store in the heart of Perth with sister company Margaret River Providore.
With free entry, free chocolate tastings and viewing windows at the two factories to see the chocolate products being made, The Margaret River Chocolate Company provides a fascinating insight into the world of chocolate.
Mouth-watering products, information and merchandise are available on all aspects of chocolate, with the company’s wide range of chocolate goodies including chocolate bars, chocolate coated delights, hand made truffles, novelty chocolates, chocolate sauces, icecreams, chocolate milk and a variety of chocolate cakes and desserts.
The Chocolate Factory Café is an ideal place for an indulgent treat or light lunch, with both indoor and outdoor dining and a delightful range of desserts, chocolate fondues, coffee, decadent cakes, milkshakes and other chocolate inspired gourmet delights.
From its humble beginnings in 1999, The Margaret River Chocolate Company has always been committed to quality and its chocolate products consistently win awards in competitions throughout Australia.
It is consistently the most highly awarded chocolate company at the Perth Royal Show and has also won awards at similar shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
The two factories produce a tantalising range of gourmet chocolates, sauces, fudges, massage oils, Rocky Road and award-winning Giant Freckles, as well as specialty chocolates, lollies and cocoa powders.
The company also hand-makes more than 20 individual truffles, ranging from traditional favourites like Caramel Royal and Fine Champagne, through to fresh blueberry, raspberry and banana truffles.
Australia’s then Prime Minister John Howard referred to The Margaret River Chocolate Company as a gold medal business, when he officially opened the Swan Valley factory in 2001.
Since then the company has won countless awards and was the only privately-owned business recognised as a West Australian Icon in a special edition of the internationally best-selling board game, Monopoly.
The Margaret River Chocolate Company welcomes visitors of all ages with friendly staff, fantastic products, plenty of parking and a welcoming, fully-airconditioned environment.
Windarra Honey located in the heart of Swan Valley
- Retailers & Producers:Honey Producer
- Type:Food producer
Windarra Honey is a family-run business offering a variety of natural, unprocessed bee products. Taste an extensive range of unheated liquid and creamed honeys sourced from the natural bush and pristine forests of Western Australia.
Beekeeper Phil Sammut and wife Liz specialise in natural, unprocessed bee products, and are happy to share their knowledge with visitors. There’s also an observation hive where you can watch bees at work – see if you can spot the queen.
Experience the adventure as we take you through our range of specialty coffees, watch our roasters at work or simply enjoy a beautifully brewed coffee with friends.
- Retailers & Producers:Coffee Roaster
- Open Days/times:8am - 5pm every day
- Facilities:Family Friendly,Takeaway
- Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
Free coffee tastings, cappucino-flavoured nougart and chocolate-coated coffee beans, roasted on site and covered with Belgian chocolate, are all part of the complete coffee experience at Yahava KoffeeWorks.
Yahava KoffeeWorks offers a range of products including freshly roasted arabica coffee, fine teas, an extensive range of hot and cold drinks and our great wall of koffee merchandise.
Customers can experience the adventure of a guided coffee tasting with one of our Yahava team members, and journey through the world's finest coffee regions. Alternatively, they can relax with a beautifully brewed coffee, tea, hot chocolate or chai latte to sit down and enjoy on site, or take away and savour. And not forgetting our ice koffees, frappes and Yahava ice creams for the summer months!