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 steak and salad, char-grilled burgers and wholesome salads. You can check out Thomson’s menu here.

Open Sunday to Thursday, 11am – 4pm; Friday & Saturday, 11am – 8pm

Frankie’s on Rotto

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). To find out more info about this family-owned restaurant, click here.

Open everyday, 11.30am – 8pm

Geordie’s Cafe and Art Gallery

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! To see Geordie’s latest menu and specials, check out their Facebook.

Open Sunday, 7.30am – 3pm; Monday & Tuesday, 8am – 3pm; Wednesday to Saturday, 8am – 7.30pm

Plates of seafood

Hotel Rottnest

After undergoing months of renovation work, the popular beachfront venue Hotel Rottnest re-opened on September 23. Formerly the summer holiday home of the Governor, Hotel Rottnest has long been a favourite with visitors to the Island, as it overlooks the stunning Thomson Bay. With a seasonal menu focused on fresh, local ingredients, you can expect tasty seafood, hearty comfort food and pizzas perfect for sharing with friends and family – or having entirely to yourself, no judgement here! For families bringing little ones along, the restaurant offers a kids menu, plus plenty of room to play in the sand. To book a table, click here.

Open Monday to Sunday 11am – late (food from 12pm – 8.30pm)

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