Must-see restaurants in Western Australia

  • Guildford Hotel

    West Coast Australia

    The ornate Guildford Hotel reopened in 2016 after a 2008 fire, and the flash makeover is still looking great. Smart design choices have retained many…

  • Parkerville Tavern

    West Coast Australia

    Built in 1896, this cheery red-brick pub 3km northwest of Mundaring is a surprising find. Pub grub is the main lure (brilliant BLTs, perfect parmas), plus…

  • Murray St Grill

    West Coast Australia

    This slick bistro is a breath of fresh Indian Ocean air for Jurien Bay, with savvy interior design, amiable staff, quick-fire tapas plates (cheese-stuffed…

  • Sayers Sister

    Perth

    Top-notch brunch options – including leek and Parmesan croquettes in dreamy leek cream with poached eggs – combine with eclectic interiors that are said…

  • Endeavour Tavern

    West Coast Australia

    The Endeavour is a classic Aussie beachfront beer bunker, with a big grassy terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean. The kitchen cooks up hefty pub-grub…

  • Rustico

    West Coast Australia

    This moody tapas/wine bar caps the northern end of Rockingham's beachside strip, with authentic Spanish-style food and an ocean-view corner terrace…

  • Lobster Shack

    West Coast Australia

    Craving some cray? They don't come much fresher than at this lobster-factory-turned-lunch spot, where half a grilled lobster, chips and salad will set you…

  • Grace of Kalbarri

    West Coast Australia

    A first-class Indian restaurant that would do any large city proud, Grace serves an excellent range of North Indian standards to please all palates,…

  • Blue Wren Cafe

    West Coast Australia

    Corrugated iron, hessian hangings and rustic timber collude to create a happy vibe at this cosy corner cafe, offering stonking homemade sausage rolls and…

  • Toodyay Bakery

    West Coast Australia

    Toodyay Bakery has been here since 1980, but recent refurbishment brings a little city-style artisan sheen to Toodyay. Excellent sourdough loaves and…

  • FishFace

    Southern WA

    Seafood is the star at FishFace. One half is a busy fish-and-chip takeaway, with punters lining up for superior battered snapper, whiting and cod. The…

  • Fin's Cafe

    West Coast Australia

    Out the front of Peoples Park, Fin's is a super-casual outdoor place with an ever-changing blackboard menu giving pride of place to local seafood. Menus…

  • Finlay's Fresh Fish BBQ

    West Coast Australia

    Fresh local seafood (chilli mussels, salt and pepper squid, catch of the day) comes simply but beautifully prepared at this super-quirky Kalbarri…

  • Maleeya's Thai Cafe

    Southern WA

    Foodies and chefs venture to Porongurup for some of WA's most authentic Thai food. Curries (including the signature massaman prawn curry), soups and stir…

  • Short Order Local

    Exmouth

    Cute as a button, this pastel-striped food van is parked at the north end of Town Beach and rewards early risers with great coffee, toasties and fresh…

  • Petition Kitchen

    Perth

    One of Perth's most polished warehouse bistros, Petition manages to impress across all meal sittings with its inventive approach to local and seasonal…

  • Rustico at Hay Shed Hill

    West Coast Australia

    Vineyard views from Rustico's deck provide the background for a Spanish-influenced menu using the best of southwest Australian produce. Albany rock…

  • Temper Temper

    Margaret River

    This elegant shrine to chocolate features a tasting area where you can try loads of free samples showcasing the difference between cacao from Cuba,…

  • Santini Bar & Grill

    Perth

    Classy, fine-dining-style Italian food is served in the undeniably cool interiors of the QT hotel. The pasta is made in-house (the duck 'Bolognese' with…

  • St Michael 6003

    Perth

    Welcome to one of the city's classiest and most elegant restaurants. Like so many of Perth's eateries, the emphasis here is on smaller shared plates, but…

  • Vasse Felix

    West Coast Australia

    Vasse Felix winery is considered by many to have the best fine-dining restaurant in the region, with a big wooden dining room reminiscent of an extremely…

  • Le Vietnam

    Perth

    The best banh mi (Vietnamese baguettes) in town are served in this tiny, central spot. Classic flavour combos blend pork slivers, pâté, chilli and…

  • Meeka

    Perth

    In Subiaco's Rokeby Rd restaurant enclave, Meeka combines Modern Australian cuisine with the flavours of the Middle East and North Africa. Of the many…

  • Goose

    West Coast Australia

    Next to the jetty, stylish Goose is a cool and classy cafe, bar and bistro. The drinks list bubbles away with WA craft beer and wine, and a versatile menu…

  • Henry Summer

    Perth

    The size of a pub with the feel of a small bar, Henry Summer woos with cascading plants and fronded canopies, open-air spaces and a welcoming vibe. The…

  • Yarri

    West Coast Australia

    The talk of the region when we visited, this elegant restaurant serves a modern Australian menu aligned with the seasons and using indigenous ingredients…

  • Pepper & Salt

    Southern WA

    With his Fijian-Indian heritage, chef Silas Masih's knowledge of spices and herbs is wonderfully showcased in his fresh and vibrant food. Highlights may…

  • Blue Ocean Fish & Chips

    West Coast Australia

    Oft-rated best fish and chips ever eaten (no overstatements here obviously), this very basic blue-plastic-chairs and simple-wall-menu fast-food joint…

  • Lo's Cafe Fusion Bistro

    West Coast Australia

    This bright and breezy cafe mixes local ingredients with Asian influences to create its signature sweet-potato waffle with fried chicken, poached eggs…

  • Mean Fiddler

    Albany

    Making waves in Albany foodie circles, the menu at this creative new spot takes inspiration from the owner's global roamings. Expect the likes of five…

  • Blue Manna

    West Coast Australia

    Pan Asian–style bistro specialising in seafood dishes with excellent staff who manage well given its buzzing popularity. Dishes range from mouth-watering…

  • North Street Store

    Perth

    If ever you have a hankering for a crispy pork roll or a cinnamon scroll, this is your happy place. Perched on a corner away from the beachfront, this…

  • Xanadu

    West Coast Australia

    Escape into your own personal pleasure dome in the hip and chic restaurant filling Xanadu's vast space. The menu of small and larger shared plates changes…

  • Ocean & Paddock

    Albany

    Winners of the 'best fish and chips in WA' award, these guys serve up perfectly cooked, lightly battered ocean goodies. Not a pescatarian? There are…

  • Morries Anytime

    Margaret River

    Settle into the intimate clubby atmosphere of Morries for lunch, or come back later for expert cocktails and Asian-style tapas for dinner. Local beers…

  • Arimia

    West Coast Australia

    Down an unsealed road you'll find this organic and biodynamic winery and restaurant creating excellent seasonal meals with ingredients almost entirely…

  • Wills Domain

    West Coast Australia

    A restaurant and gallery with wonderful hilltop views over vines. An innovative seven-course tasting menu (with or without matching wines) is also…

  • Green Mango

    Broome

    This great healthy brunch choice in Broome's Chinatown has a wide selection of juices, smoothies and salads, as well as more traditional breakfast fare.

  • Sampey Meats

    Broome & The Kimberley

    Carnivores can stock up for the Gibb with homemade jerkies, biltong and succulent vacuum-sealed steaks.

  • Il Lido, Cottesloe.

    Il Lido

    Perth

    Il Lido's al fresco area is popular with Cotteslocals and their dogs, but the sunny interior of this self-styled 'Italian canteen' is arguably even better…