Published: Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Margaret River has always been a highlight in Western Australia, with tourists coming from all over the world to surf and enjoy the beautiful Margaret River beaches. Some tourists prefer a more relaxing stay in the family-orientated tourist parks with many swanky bars, restaurants, and wineries to choose from.

For all the foodies wanting to know where to eat in the beautiful Margaret River region, this list of the top 10 food and drink places to indulge while on holiday will answer all your questions.


Here are the 10 best restaurants in Margaret River


1. La Scarpetta Trattoria

A good pasta joint was like gold dust in the Margaret River region until La Scarpetta Trattoria opened its doors!

It's easily one of the best Italian restaurants in WA, serving up fresh pasta and pizza daily, and La Scarpetta has already won numerous awards for its authentic Italian food. Although it's a bit pricey compared to other restaurants in Margs, you get what you pay in terms of quality and service.

Think fine dining with a good range of flavorful wines - and that's La Scarpetta Trattoria!

Phone: (08) 9757 9234
Address: 73 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285


2. Morries

Best known for their range of cocktails and fusion-style cooking, Morries is truly one of a kind!

The atmosphere is second to none with the classy yet welcoming, warm vibe you get when you enter, and it's usually always packed, so if you're staying at one of the many tourist parks, make sure to book a table beforehand.

What makes Morries one of the go-to chill-out-and-relax food places in Margaret River is that they have live bands playing while you're sipping away on a few delicious cocktails and nibbling tapas.

Phone: (08) 9758 8280
Address: 2/149 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285


3. Margaret River Brewhouse

If you love craft beer and a slice of pizza, Margaret River Brewhouse is the place to be!

Their menu caters for everyone with vegan and gluten-free options available, but the standout dish that you don't find anywhere else is the duck leg curry - it's so flavourful and pairs well with a red IPA beer.

It gets a lot of attention from visitors who stay at Margaret River Tourist Park and Riverview Tourist Park, which are only a 5-minute drive away or a pleasurably 20-minute stroll after a few bevvies.

Phone: (08) 9757 2614
Address: 35 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285


4. Squid Lips

As the name suggests, their menu consists of many squid recipes, so don't expect any meat here!

Squid Lips is a restaurant and takeaway place that serves up a variety of fish and chips from grilled to battered using snapper, shark, whiting, and even much more.

They specialise in serving mouth-watering specialty squid, which is extremely popular around the Margs region. And, you can buy their delicious fried squid by the box with flavours of Cajun or lemon and pepper.

Phone: (08) 9757 9960
Address: 118 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285


5. Pizzica

Another amazing Italian restaurant that brings the best Italian flavours to the West Coast of Australia!

You will notice this quaint wooden-looking restaurant for its modern exterior look and stone interior design with a huge bread oven that pumps out 100's of pizzas daily.

The Pizzica restaurant is a family run business that devotes its time to delivering quality food at affordable prices using locally-sourced ingredients. Enjoy their outdoor seating area on a beautiful summer's day with their famous wood oven pizzas, or check out their extensive list of grilled meats.

Phone: (08) 9758 7361
Address: 73 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285


6. The Common

You will find lots of cool people hanging around this Margaret River mainstay pub, mostly surfers attracted by their extensive range of beers and even a pool table area.

The Common is a lively joint with live music playing occasionally and a beautiful beer garden deck where visitors can relax and sip on some tasty craft beers or enjoy quality pub food. From their Nashville hot chicken burger to their hearty burritos, there's something for everyone here!

Phone: (08) 9757 1586
Address: 1 Resort Pl, Gnarabup WA 6285


7. Burger Baby

When it comes to the best burgers in Margaret River, Burger Baby is king!

This funky place is located on 1/115 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River, close to the tourist parks and slowly spreading south. It serves up huge burgers and craft beers. It's a popular spot for locals and tourists on Thursday nights for the quiz and happy hour.

Phone: (08) 9757 9991
Address: 117 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285


8. El Toro

Margaret River's number one South American grill house!

El Toro is a South American restaurant that specializes in food cooked over hot coals for a sublime charred taste. Their ribeye steak and aromatic chicken is certainly worth a mention and definitely worth trying. If you're looking for friendly down south vibes and great customer service with food that packs a punch, El Toro is the place to be.

Phone: 0451 378 783
Address: 49 Town View Terrace, Margaret River WA 6285


9. Miki's Open Kitchen

Another fancy restaurant on the Bussell Hwy, Margaret River, block serving up modern Australian food with a Japanese twist.

If you want a live cooking experience where head chef Miki and the team cook the food in front of you with a fine dining atmosphere, Miki's open kitchen will certainly entertain you and your taste buds.

Phone: (08) 9758 7673
Address: 131 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285


10. Arc Of Iris

Contemporary fine dining with an emphasis on family time, Arc of Iris attracts many Margaret River visitors with their extensive food menu. You'll even find options for kids and a huge range of irresistible desserts.

They also play live music every Friday and Sunday evening to draw in the locals and tourists.

Phone: (08) 9757 3112
Address: 151 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285


Ready for your indulgent Margaret River holiday?

Margaret River has some of the best beaches along the west coast of Australia, and since its rise, many businesses have jumped on board with the tourist boom to open up some of WA's finest pubs and restaurants.

This list contains some of the best pubs and restaurants Margaret River has to offer; you're sure to enjoy your meal whichever you choose!


Margaret River restaurant FAQs

What days are La Scarpetta Trattoria open?

La Scarpetta Trattoria are open every day from 5pm.

Does Pizzica have a gluten-free pizza base option?

Yes, Pizzica prepares pizza to order on a gluten-free base.

Does Squid Lips offer takeaway?

Yes, Squid Lips offers takeaway options.

What are the opening and closing times at Margaret River Brewhouse?

Monday to Thursday: 11am - 7pm, Friday to Sunday: 11am - 9pm.


*Feature image from Tourism Western Australia.

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