When the sun is shining and the day is long, what better way to while away an hour or so than sitting at a waterfront restaurant in Western Australia and watching the world go by?
He Himself dragged my sorry carcass out of bed at an unreasonably early hour this morning to make the most of the first rays of the dawn sun, well before the heat of the day had set in.
And the world was still new.
After a 40 minute bike ride, our first stop was at Dome in Bunbury – for a frothy cappuccino and some fruit toast. Tables inside and outside, and a wonderful view across to Koombana Bay. Anchored yachts bob in the harbour, pleasure boats skim the water and dolphins, if you’re lucky, might come right up to the wharf.
Today we chose Dome, but we could have stopped at five other waterside venues on the bike ride today.
The Happy Wife
Situated on Stirling Street right on the inlet opposite Leschenault Keys – they do fabulous home baked pies and quiches and all sorts of breakfast and lunchtime snacks.Parking on the roadside or at Leschenault Keys.
Also on the inlet at Cobblestone Drive, closer to Bunbury by the rowing club, and just a hop skip and jump away from the town centre. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner it’s casual dining here and the tables spill out onto the verge right by the waterside. Plenty of parking.
Ex-tension on the beach
This is situated at Back Beach on Ocean Drive. Eat, drink and make merry at breakfast or lunchtime and sit inside or outside on a deck that juts right out over the sand. Love watching the beach world go by; surfers, paddlers, swimmers, nippers and the life saving club are all active here. Lots of parking.
Fine dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Right on the beach at Marlston Waterfront. Close to play area for children. Dine inside or outside. Plenty of parking
Tapas style menu or fine dining Australian cuisine. Sit under the coral trees at lunchtime or dinner, sip a glass of wine and watch the watery world go by.
Where’s your favourite waterside restaurant?