Where to eat in Busselton

Dining out is one of the best parts of taking a holiday

Knowing where to eat in Busselton can be tricky if it's your first visit. Holidaying in a new place means trying the local cuisine, which can be an exciting and delicious time if you know where to go.

Busselton, and the entire Margaret River region, is famous for its gourmet food scene so you'll always be spoilt for choice. You'll find an abundance of meal options including: fine dining, casual cafes, family-friendly restaurants and lots of takeaway choices.

In this post, we've made mealtime easy by creating a list of some of the top restaurants in Busselton. Bon Appétit!

Restaurants that allow BYO (Bring your own wine)

  • Al Forno serves up the city's best Italian fare. Dine on delicious thin-crust pizza, rich traditional pasta and scrumptious classics like risotto and coq-au-vin. Consult the website for monthly specials. They do not sell alcohol so bring your own. A charge of $2.50 per person is for the use of glasses, so to avoid this, bring your own glasses too. Located at 19 Bussell Hwy, Busselton. 

  • Hodge Podge Pizzeria is well-known for their amazing wood-fired pizza because they are so yummy. Choose from a range of classic, premium or gourmet flavour combinations. The Garlic Prawn is moreish and the kids will love the Pep & Tom. Everyone will be happy with a meal at Hodge Podge. BYO wine and beer. Located at 1 Caves Road, Abbey.

  • The Fat Chef is perfect for a family breakfast or lunch out. The all day menu offers up best-loved starters like Eggs Benedict, Chef's Omelette or a Veggie Breakfast. And hey, if you want chicken wings or a burger for breaky, you can have it here. Feel free to bring along your own beer or wine for a cheeky lunchtime drink with your meal. Located at 24 Oaks Drive, Vasse.

  • Laundry 43 is the place for special date nights and coupling celebrations. Here, you'll dine on creative gourmet cuisine that will delight your eyes before it gets into your mouth. Bring your own wine for a corkage fee of $3 or try one of their impressive cocktails. Located at 43 Prince Street, Busselton.

Family-friendly restaurants

  • Esplanade Bistro is located in the iconic Esplanade Hotel, near the jetty. Dining out with kids is easy in the spacious restaurant or al fresco front deck. Check the board for daily specials or order off the menu where you'll find pizza, steak, burgers, fish and chips and more tempting dishes the whole family will love. Located at 38 Marine Terrace, Busselton.

  • Amelia Park Tavern is the newest section of Amelia Park Lodge.The contemporary décor is stylish, comfortable and suitable for lunch straight after the beach or a smart-casual dinner. Open daily from 11:30am, you'll enjoy a great selection of share snacks: fried mac and cheese, Korean fried chicken or cheesy fries and gravy as well as wood-fired pizzas, main meals and desserts. Located at 5850 Bussell Hwy, Abbey.

  • The Ship Inn is one of the oldest pubs in Busselton so of course, you'll find all your pub food favourites here. When you're looking for where to eat in Busselton on a Thursday, The Ship Inn is a must: kids eat free with the purchase of a main meal. And they're dog-friendly too (rules apply). Located at 8 Albert Street, Busselton.

  • The Equinox on the foreshore offers classic Australian fare and family favourites. Snack on wedges, pizzas, pastas but remember to leave room for dessert. The mud cake is divine. Located at 1 Foreshore Parade, Busselton.

 

Photo: The Good Egg

Coffee & Lunch Cafes

  • Rise & Co Bakery serves some of the best bread in town. And what goes well with a soft, freshly made bread roll? Burgers. The team at Rise & Co make yummy Wagyu Beef Burgers, which are for great lunch. Eat in or takeaway available. Coffee snobs will love the brew and if you've got a sweet tooth, do not leave without a chocolate brownie. Located at 51 Bussell Hwy, Busselton.

  • The Good Egg is one of Busselton's newest and favourite cafes. The double-storey eatery is divided into two sections: the lower level is for general mealtime (breakfast and lunch) and the upper level is the business hub, a place for co-working and meeting rooms. The coffee is flavourful, the food is modern and the Wi-Fi is free for everyone. Located at unit 4, 38-44 Albert Street, Busselton.

  • Magpie Coffee Café serves up a variety of healthy meals for breakfast and lunch. Try their homemade salads, wraps, sandwiches, soups and their beautiful raw desserts. Located at shop 7, 19 Napoleon Promenade, Vasse.

  • The Goose Bar & Kitchen is blessed with a stunning location a stone throw from the Busselton Jetty. You can't beat this scene for a coffee, milkshake or a leisurely lunch while breathing in the ocean views. Located at The Busselton Jetty.

Takeaway options

  • Gropers Fish & Chips is your one-stop shop for all things seafood. Every beach holiday to Busselton requires at least one feed of fish and chips. Located at 539 Bussell Hwy, Busselton.

  • Thai Lemongrass Who doesn't love Thai takeaway for tea? When it's been a long day and you don't feel like cooking or going out, ordering authentic Pad Thai, Green Curry, Spring Rolls and Pineapple Fried Rice is sure to take care of the hole in your stomach. Located at 3/1 Albert Street, Busselton.

  • Pho Sai Gon Vietnamese Take a side trip to Vietnam via the spicy, sweet and flavoursome meals at Pho Sai Gon. Opened for lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday, this central Busselton eatery serves made-to-order traditional and modern dishes. Try the Beef Pho, Roast Duck Salad or a delicious stir-fry. Leave room for homemade sesame balls for dessert. Located at 5/65 Kent Street, Busselton.

  • Newtown Chinese Fancy a feed of sweet and sour pork? Special fried rice? Maybe some spicy Szechuan beef? You'll find these classic dishes and many more at Newtown Chinese Restaurant. Isn't Chinese food the perfect laid-back evening cuisine? Located at shop 6, 19 Napoleon Promenade, Vasse.

  

If you’re ready to book your family getaway, we’d love to have you stay with us in Busselton.

With nine different accommodation styles, and a camping option too, you'll find family-friendly accommodation to suit any budget. 

For kids: We make it a little easier with awesome play equipment for the kids; a brand-new playground and jumping pillow installed in November 2017, NEOS360, a swimming pool with shallow toddler area and a waterplay zone. There’s also pedal karts for hire which can be used within the park, and family bikes for hire which can be taken out of the park.

Holiday Park facilities: You’ll find immaculate park amenities, including separate family bathrooms with a bath to make washing kids easier, a heated bathroom floor and fully equipped camp kitchen. We’re 150 metres to the beach and a 3.5 km bike ride or drive into town.

We allow a small number of dogs in the park, but bookings with dogs must be made by phone on 08 9752 2107. Read our dog friendly Busselton accommodation page for information, terms and conditions.

 

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