Hottest South West Restaurants

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The Hottest South West Restaurants to Visit This Spring

August 31, 2021

We’ve spent many days indoors warming up, but now we’re ready to get outside in the sunshine with a drink and a delicious meal. From blossoming flowers to rustic interiors and dewy green foliage – there’s no better place to spend a warm spring night than in the South West.

If you’re ready to take your tastebuds on a trip around the magical Margaret River region, we’ve rounded up the hottest South West restaurants to visit this spring.  

Wills Domain, Yallingup

Perched amongst the vines atop 60 hectares of Yallingups’s Gunyulgup Valley, Wills Domain is a firm favourite in the South West’s impressive fine-dining repertoire. The perfect destination for a romantic evening with someone special or a celebratory lunch for an exciting milestone, Wills Domain’s on-site restaurant takes dining to the next level. 

With a thoroughly modern Australian menu championing local, sustainably sourced food and wine, it’s no wonder this Yallingup restaurant has already taken home two hats in the National Good Food Guide and a spot in the Australian Hot 50 Hall of Fame. 

Featuring panoramic views of lush green vineyards and the Indian Ocean, Wills Domain makes an ideal setting for anyone wanting to soak up the beautiful spring South West scenery. 

Vasse Felix

Ageing just like their award-winning fine wines, Margaret River’s founding wine estate has remained a staple of South-West fine dining for years. Often regarded as Australia’s benchmark winery restaurant, if you could manifest the magnificence of the Margaret River wine region in a bottle, you would have Vasse Felix.

With a modern Australian menu bursting with the best in local flavours, each dish is carefully crafted to complement the season and bring out the best in their famous wines. Roaring fires, stone walls and wood-lined cathedral ceilings create a rustic and charming space to watch the rain trickle down on the vineyards outside at this Margaret River winery.

Blue Manna Bistro

Looking for something other than a Margaret River winery on your spring escape? Located in the heart of Dunsborough’s town centre, Blue Manna is the go-to for fresh seafood, sustainable eats and a buzzing atmosphere to keep you warm from the crisp start to spring.

The seafood is just about as fresh as it gets, the cocktails are always pouring and the view of the lush Dugalup Creek peppermint trees keep this bustling eatery a sensational option to warm up and fill up in the South West. 


Celebrating nature, the Noongar seasons and the magic of the South West, you’ll find Yarri just next door to Blue Manna in Dunsborough. Named after the blackbutt tree native to the region, Yarri’s cooking honours local, ethically sourced produce by proudly respecting their natural flavours.  

After charming diners at Vasse Felix for over 20 years, Yarri is the brainchild of chef Aaron Carr and the beginning of a new era for Dunsborough dining which has previously been dominated by cafés and pub grub. Paying homage to the colourful palette of the South West, the interior mixes Yarri wood with limestone and terracotta to create a stunning and sophisticated indoor space that is comfortable for any spring lunch or dinner. 

Rustico at Hay Shed Hill

Tapas lovers, rejoice! If shared dining is more your style, Rustico’s award-winning Mediterranean-inspired menu is sure to be a winner on your spring South West adventure. 

Located on the picturesque Hay Shed Hill vineyard in Wilyabrup, this restaurant offers a breathtaking view of vines, native foliage and green fields from its cosy interior. Combining casual ambience with bright and bold flavours, it’s no wonder Rustico has so swiftly cemented itself as a true South West staple. 

Now is the perfect time to plan your spring escape and make the most of this beautiful season from the South West. With an array of luxury and family holiday homes across the Margaret River region, you’ll be sure to find the perfect spot to enjoy the warmer spring months with Exclusive Escapes. Have a browse of our properties and secure your next getaway today!

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