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Top10 Top 10 Restaurants in the Margaret River

Margaret River restaurants range from award-winning gourmet dining to casual places beloved by locals. The Margaret River region is known for its premium wines and fresh local food culture – so it’s no surprise that this corner of Western Australia is also home to some top-quality restaurants.
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The Leeuwin Restaurant maintains the food philosophy of combining exceptional seasonal West Australian produce, focusing on flavour, texture and aromas, with current and museum release Leeuwin Estate wines. With sweeping verandahs, the restaurant overlooks a meadow surrounded by a forest of majestic karri trees. The Leeuwin “Wine Room”, is available for private dining group bookings.
Arimia is a standout in the Margaret River. Set on a sprawling countryside estate that functions as a working farm and vineyard, this unique, award-winning restaurant is dedicated to creating sustainable, honest, and delicious fare featuring local and Estate-grown produce. Their sustainable approach extends not only to the menu but the cellar door was built using recycled and plantation timer.
Vasse Felix is one of Margaret River's most welcoming estates with its contemporary cellar door, nationally-acclaimed restaurant and art gallery. The restaurant is a stunning piece of architecture, with a cavernous timber ceiling and wraparound windows that offer sweeping views of the Margaret River's oldest vines. The innovative menu is constantly changing, but it always combines local produce with French cooking techniques.
The biodynamic Cullen vineyard is home to a restaurant that serves food as good as its wine. Cullen Restaurant is set in a rustic timber and granite building overlooking rows of grapevines and sweeping peppermint trees. Guests will love the simple, organic dishes that sparkle with home-grown fruit and veg. All dishes can be perfectly paired with Cullen wines, one of Australia's finest labels. Make this a stop on your Margaret Valley trip, even if it's just for coffee and cake.
Specialist tempura restaurants are few and far between in Margaret River, but it doesn't matter; Miki's Open Kitchen has the market covered. They take the "Open Kitchen" thing seriously - embrace the dining style and take a seat at the bar to watch the chefs work their magic. There's an a la carte menu, but trust Miki and go with the chef's degustation. Every dish pays homage to time-honoured Japanese flavours.
At the gateway to the Margaret River at Dunsborough is Yarri, a sophisticated space to enjoy creative, modern dishes. Yarri, the Aboriginal word for the blackbutt tree native to the south-west, is the mastermind of chef Aaron Carr who established his reputation working at Vasse Felix for 21 years. The wine list, as you would expect, is a showcase of the region’s best while the food remains close to home with WA produce fronting every dish. Every occasion is catered for with a full à-la carte menu, tastings (degustation) menu or a fun bar menu.
Cape Lodge Restaurant is the perfect destination for a gourmet experience in the Margaret River region. Set on the grounds of a luxury boutique hotel, the restaurant is built on the edge of a lake, overlooking the vineyards. Guests can choose to sit in the lounge, the private dining room or al fresco on the over-water decking. The Modern Australian dishes served at Cape Lodge Restaurant change daily according to the ingredients locally available.
Voyager Estate is a destination in Margaret River famous for its wine room, rose gardens and, undoubtedly, its restaurant. Expect well-cooked, stylishly presented plates matched perfectly to the vineyard's elegant wines. Entering the restaurant itself is like stepping into a more elegant time, with the soaring ceilings, antique furniture, open fireplaces and custom-designed crockery that nod reverently to the building's Cape Dutch architecture.
Exuding that unmistakable Margaret River charm, Xanadu Wines are masters in the art of great wine and fabulous food. The winery's specious timber restaurant is perfect for a relaxed indulgence, showcasing the regions best local and seasonal produce with its well-priced prix fare menu. Opt for the matched wine for a perfect day at the winery.
Nestled in the Margret River amongst the karri trees and rolling green plains, St Allard Eco Resort is a charming destination from which to explore the famous wine region. The restaurant is open daily from breakfast through to lunch and offers a diverse spread of Modern Australian cuisine. The casual ambience and floor to ceiling glass windows make it an idyllic spot to relax and catch up with friends.