Six Seriously Indulgent Foodie Experiences in the South West that don’t Break the Bank

From haute burgers and slow cooked lamb to salted caramel donuts in the grooviest bakery around

One of the beauties of this region is the overwhelming smorgasbord of delicious eats on offer. But sometimes it can be exactly that, overwhelming.

So we’ve taken on the responsibility of researching the best options for you (it was a tough one!) and compiled a selection of gloriously indulgent foodie experiences you absolutely cannot miss. But most importantly, that also don’t burn a hole in the pocket. Here they are…

Dirty Burger at Burger Bones

If you want a real burger. And we mean a REAL burger, look no further than Burger Bones in The Shed Markets. Word about town is that it’s the best burger in Western Australia, and we couldn’t agree more! Go for the Dirty Burger with maple-glazed bacon, American cheese and two sauces: cherry barbecue and cheese and be sure to grab it with both hands. Juices will be running down your wrists but you’ll be grinning from ear to ear.

Photo: @nathanshanahan via @burgerbones

Burger Bones, The Shed Markets, 4 Skiff Way, Abbey.

Open Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 3pm, plus Friday nights.

 

Cambray Cheese at The Margaret River Farmers Market

If you are staying with us over the weekend, a trip to the Margaret River Farmers Market is an absolute must. It’s approximately a 35-minute drive, but it’s well worth it, proven so after recently being voted Australia’s Most Outstanding Farmer’s Market at the Delicious Awards 2018. If it counts for anything, this is where the locals do their shop and is full of yummy taste testers.

A regular feature at the markets are Cambray Cheese who also boast a pool room full of trophies and specialise in sheep cheese.  All cheeses are handmade, using traditional farmhouse methods and fresh milk right from their farm in Nannup. We can’t go past the gloriously rich & nutty Farmhouse Gold.

Margaret River Farmers Market, Lot 272 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River.

Open every Saturday from 8am – 12pm.

Bao bao milk stout at Black Brewing Co

Bao Bao Milk Stout at Caves Road Collective

Caves Road Collective is the home of Black Brewing Co, Ground to Cloud Wines and Dune Distilling Co. Whilst there’s a tipple to tickle any fancy, BBCo’s Bao Bao Milk Stout is the perfect evening indulgence. Bao Bao is Chinese for baby or little treasure, and we can assure you the latter is certainly the case!

Caves Road Collective, 3517 Caves Road, Wilyabrup

Open every day from 11am – 5pm.

Simmos Ice Cream in Dunsborough
Photo: @chamberinos via @simmosicecreamery on Instagram

Simmos Ice Creamery

A trip to the South West is not complete without a visit (or multiple) to Simmos Ice Creamery. We recommend visiting early in your stay, because you just might need to go back for more in the days following! They boast over 60 udderlicious flavours including Blueberry White Chocolate, Hazelnut Nougat, Blood Orange Sorbet and Mascarpone and Orange. But we’re suckers for plain Chocolate in a cone. We warn you, if you get multiple scoop, the result is likely to compare with the size of a human head!

Simmos Ice Creamery, 161 Commonage Road, Dunsborough

Open daily from 10am – 5pm.

 

Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Gabriel Chocolate.

You never thought a cookie would be worth driving to Quinninup for, until you had a warm decadent chocolate chunk cookie from Gabriel Chocolate.  Crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside. This one’s best eaten on the spot.

 

Gabriel Chocolate, Corner of Caves Road & Quinninup Road, Quinninup

Open every day from 10am – 5pm.

 

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder from Amelia Park Restaurant & Winery

Now this one was so good, we had to go back a second time – just to be sure. Served with wood roasted eggplant, warm cauliflower and an almond & currant salad and at $75, this one is designed for 2 to share. Whilst on the higher side of the budget, it’s well worth it. This is one of those meals you’ll never forget. It’s also using their own Amelia Park Lamb.

Amelia Park Restaurant, 3587 Caves Road, Wilyabrup

Open Wednesday – Monday from 11am.

 

Honourable mentions

We also love the Indo Rice at Goanna Café, crunchy golden fish n chips from Hooked Up Fish n Chip van at Surfers Point Margs (a summer time treat) and the whole dessert cabinet (especially the salted caramel donut) at Margaret River Bakery.

 

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