Author: Elise Matheson
After a big day of sun, sand and sea, there’s no better way to unwind than with a hearty meal at one of Rottnest’s first-rate restaurants. Blessed by its abundant surroundings, Rottnest is well-supplied with the freshest seafood and local produce from across the water. Whether it’s crispy fish and chips or freshly baked sourdough pizza that you are craving, the chefs on the island have you covered. Our top picks all include a special menu for the kids, so you’ll be sure to have happy campers at the table.
Get the most out of your island getaway by sampling the local seafood at Thomson’s, where you can tuck into a generous helping of succulent calamari, tempura battered prawns, or chilli garlic mussels. For those who shy away from seafaring critters, they also offer classics such as chicken parmi, char-grilled burgers and wholesome salads.
Fresh basil, juicy pineapple, or spicy pepperoni – whatever your topping of choice, Frankie’s have the pizza for you. Making their sourdough bases in house, the chefs at Frankie’s know the art of good pizza-making. The great news is that they are now licensed, so you can enjoy a glass of wine with your slice(s).
If you’re a little further out of the main settlement, Geordie’s Café sits right by Geordie Bay and doubles as an art gallery. Serving up a strong dose of laid-back, beachy vibes, the café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out the stunning oil seascapes displayed on the walls while you wait for your food to arrive!
Check out more family-friendly restaurants on Rottnest Island below.