From north to south, from degustation menus to places that welcome sandy feet, here’s our line-up of where to eat in the Margaret River Region and when to go.
Passionate chef and Blue Manna Bistro owner Coby Cockburn has mastered the art of infusing fresh local seafood with rich Asian flavours, winning awards along the way.
Think sake steamed Shark Bay clams, tempura Moreton Bay Bug Tails with wasabi remoulade and ponzu glaze, XO noodles with Exmouth prawns, and there’s freshly shucked oysters served three different ways. With a seafood supplier business partner, the line-caught fish is straight off the boat and into the kitchen.
The extensive drinks list includes cocktails like a raspberry chilli margarita and orange old fashioned, as well as a wide selection of regional wines and some imported, including champagne. Situated in the heart of Dunsborough, the buzzing local favourite has a pretty alfresco deck.
Best for: Seafood enthusiasts, couples, special celebrations
When to go: Lunch or dinner, warmer nights to dine alfresco