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The food community is thriving in Western Australia with many gourmet dining hotspots offering the ultimate indulging experiences.

So if you’re a food and wine lover don’t discount the west of Australia as a destination for best breakfasts, and gourmet dining.

Gourmet Dining in Western Australia

Whether you’re a local or a tourist venturing over to the great west, holiday destinations almost always revolve around good food and wine. Tasting different flavours is a culture eye-opener – and we all want to taste ‘the best’ of what every destination has to offer.

Immersing yourself into fresh produce, quality local ingredients and wine lists to complement each tasty delight is definitely the way to go!

Western Australia is a food-lover’s paradise!Gourmet Dining Hotspots in Western Australia

You can dive deep into the flavours of Europe, Asia and other world-influences as well as explore the range of mouth-watering food and wine trails Western Australia has to offer.

Today guest writer, Jayde, takes you off the beaten track to explore hotspots away from Perth city, and where to stay while you’re there.

Geographe Bay Winery

Gourmet Delights in Margaret River

The locals call it ‘Margs’ and the tourists are always attracted to the coastal paradise experience. It’s a gourmet region that’s on the top of most food lover’s bucket list destinations – and for good reason too.

Think over 200 award winning restaurants and wineries, coastal treks and edible delights for all taste buds. There are multiple food tours you can book in the Margaret River region if you want a guided insight, or just find a few key places to indulge in some gourmet food yourself.

Head to the Margaret River Dairy Company for prime cheese and yoghurt (including some free tastings). You can also take a soft cheese making course.

The Venison farm show (Caves Road) is loaded with tasty meat delights and the Farmers Market is home to all the local goodies at great prices.

If you want to get your hands dirty, take a cooking class at Cape Lodge or sit back and relax with wine and gourmet food at the Cape Lodge restaurant.

Don’t forget to check out Eagle Bay Olives or dine with locals at Swings Taphouse and Kitchen in the heart of Margs. The region is one of WA’s best for wine too, so head to a few wineries and pick up some tasty drops.

Best Breakfast Spots

Drift Café and the Margaret River Bakery. 

More about Margaret River

Read more about Cape Lodge cooking classes and what to do in Margaret River here: Perth Weekend Getaways – Cape Lodge, Margaret River and also here: 5 Sensational Places to visit in Margaret River

Looking for somewhere to stay in Margaret River? Check out the best prices by typing Margaret River in the search box here:  

Unique Flavours of Broome and the Kimberley

For those that want a slice of the world’s untouched wilderness, then WA’s North-West is for you. Broome and The Kimberley has luxury experiences, stunning outback adventures and of course; some amazingly fantastic food to tempt those tastebuds too.

Head to Zanders for a seafood lunch overlooking Cable Beach, taste Asian cuisines at Bali Hai Café or get culturally inspired with Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Egyptian food at the Land of Pharaohs.

Food lovers should visit  18 Degrees for seafood share dishes and an appetising range of cocktails and wines too.

There are also some great watering holes in and around Broome like Matso’s Brewery home to the famed Mango Beer alongside unique liqueur producer – Kimberley Bushtucker Liqueurs.

Best Breakfast Spots

Wild Mango Café and The Zookeepers Store. 

More about The Kimberley Region

You can read more about the amazing Kimberley region here: Why You Should Escape to The Kimberley and if you’re heading to Broome, check out this post: Top 15  Amazing Things to do in Broome

Find the best priced place to stay by typing The Kimberley in the search box here:  

Vino Culture of the Swan Valley

The Swan Valley is renowned for their insanely tasty drops of wine, bubbles and beers. But where there’s great wine, there’s even better food to compliment too!

Head to Upper Reach Winery (Broads Café) for a luxurious champagne breakfast and snack on the local cheese and olives at The Cheese Barrel and Olive Farm Wines.

Celebrate Aussie style with the famous lamb shanks at Mash Brewery or go all out with the local flavours at RiverBank Estate Winery & Restaurant, a beautiful lunch spot with top-notch food, wine and service.

Best Breakfast Spots

Broads Café and Edgecombe Brothers.  

More about The Swan Valley

For more about wineries, attractions and itineraries check out the tourism site here.

Find the best prices on accommodation deals by typing Guildford or Swan Valley here :

Albany’s French Sweetness

France has a special place in every food lover’s heart, but it’s not an easy spot to get to for some of us! If you’ve ever indulged in the local baguettes and crepes, you’ll know just how mouth-watering French food is.

The good news is; you can experience a little bit of its sweetness in Albany – the South West of Australia. And the food delights don’t stop there! Gourmandise will offer a true touch of France with the ultimate French patisserie experience. Complete with a glass (or bottle) of bubbles and you might just feel like you’ve taken a trip to the other side of the world.

If you’re anything like me and need food with a view, Albany is one of the best spots to do with its picturesque natural beauty. For food experiences that offer the best of both worlds, head to Emu Point Café and The Great Southern Distilling Company.

The Garrison takes in one of the highest views at Princess Royal Harbour, whilst View Restaurant in the iconic Albany Entertainment Centre has some of the best Great Southern and WA foods and wines.

Best Breakfast Spot

Dylans on the Terrace.

More about Albany

Read more about what you can see and do in Albany in this post : 23 Amazing things to do in Albany

Get a great deal on somewhere to stay here in Albany here:  

Local Fremantle Treats

Fremantle is a hot-spot of foodie delights, local treats and culture to explore for anyone with a dedicated appetite. Take a stroll down the main cappuccino strip for a variety of different cuisines.

Experience the local flavours in Fremantle markets where you can pick up so tasty treats for an even yummier price.

Check out the Raw Kitchen and Blinco Street Café for raw and vegan food, or sip on a bottle of red and authentic red and some of the tastiest Italian restaurants in Perth.

Fremantle is the ideal place to relax over brunch, so you can’t head in without searching for some of their top brunch spots either!

Best Breakfast Spots

The Attic and Little Lefroy’s.  

More about Fremantle

For more about Fremantle you might like to read: 10 Different Things to do in Fremantle and this post Fun Things to do in Fremantle.

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Guest Author Bio

This article was written by Jayde Ferguson, who writes for  Just in Time Gourmet a company that supplies Australia with a range of hampers and gourmet food products from WA and around the world. You can catch Jayde on Google+.

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  1. One thing I love about travel is trying out new places to eat, and trying new foods. Thanks for the great post with some ideas for our next travels.

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