Good Food Guide Awards 2020: Which Margaret River Region Restaurants Were Among the Best of the Best?


Good Food Guide 2020

The best hatted restaurants in the Margaret River Region

The Margaret River Region was well represented at last night’s National Good Food Guide Awards. Cullen Wines and Wills Domain were awarded Two Hats, Amelia Park, Arimia, Vasse Felix & Yarri were awarded One Hat.

Hats are awarded to the best of the best in Australia. It is widely regarded that to achieve a hat is a pinnacle of a chef’s career and a restaurant’s history, and the term “hatted” has become part of the Australian lexicon.

“Our defining strength, and the reason people trust the Good Food Guide, is the independence of our critics,” says Good Food Guide co-editor Myffy Rigby. “Our reviewers arrive unannounced and pay for their own meals. We’re stringent when it comes to judging. That means we look at service, ambience, X factor, and most importantly, food to award those all-important hats.”

A huge achievement for our six regional restaurants – Cullen, Wills Domain, Amelia Park, Arimia, Vasse Felix and Yarri, and a big win for visitors to the region. As Rigby said “Our readers aren’t just voracious eaters, they’re voracious travellers. We’ve scoured the entire country to report on the best restaurants.”

For the full list of winners visit the Good Food website.

Cullen Wines: Two Hats

From the moment you enter the beautiful granite and timber building that houses the Cullen Restaurant and Cellar Door, you know you have found something very, very special.

Wills Domain: Two Hats

Will Domain nails the ability to take its guests on a culinary trip with surprises around every corner. The on-site Restaurant at Wills Domain overlooks the impressive Gunyulgup Valley and offers one of the best views in Margaret River.

Amelia Park Restaurant: One Hat

To dine here is to experience Margaret River the way one should: through locally-sourced produce, expressive wine and quintessential vineyard views.

Arimia: One Hat

Arimia is an organically-managed property with a progressive restaurant and award-winning vineyard dedicated to sustainability, seasonality and authenticity, creating food and wine that reflect the place they come from.

Vasse Felix: One Hat

Everyone is welcome to visit the Vasse Felix Estate, one of Australia’s draw-card winery destinations. Open daily 10am – 5pm.

Yarri Restaurant: One Hat

Yarri honours nature, seasonality and this region – the people, produce and place. Located in Dunsborough, Yarri is a restaurant for date nights, quick bites, long lunches or a sneaky afternoon drink in the courtyard.

Amanda Carmichael

Author Amanda Carmichael

Amanda is Queensland born, West Australian at heart. After clocking up some serious km's visiting the Margaret River region every second weekend, she recently packed up and made the move to the most beautiful part of Australia. Happiest when by the sea, adventuring and trying ALL the food and wine. Now living in the region, she knows she's hit the jackpot!

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