Outdoor dining in beautiful surrounds encapsulates what it is to experience food and wine within the Margaret River Region.

This list of incredible outdoor dining spots runs the gamut from authentic farm backdrops, to blue ocean vistas and hidden bush settings.

Swings and Roundabouts Cellar Door
Vineyard views and room to stretch out at Swings & Roundabouts.

Swings & Roundabouts

Swings & Roundabouts is a winery and restaurant that speaks to the immediate bush environment. There are peppermint trees, native garden landscapes, plenty of umbrellas to provide shade and rustic share food for all to enjoy. Even your dog is welcome here.


Cape Lodge

The deck overlooking Cape Lodge’s freshwater lake is so pretty. And so quiet. Tucked up in the Cape Lodge grounds, the restaurant draws those seeking regional-best dining in a stunning natural setting.

Outdoor dining for families at Happs Wines
Roll out a picnic blanket and relax at Happs Wines. Photo credit: @keweitay

Happs Winery

Gardens and trees and hidden pathways make the outdoor area at Happs Winery a real wonderland for children and a retreat for adults. Do up your own picnic platter, grab a bottle of wine from cellar door and make the outdoors your own.


Rustico at Hay Shed Hill

If you are after a rustic, sun drenched vineyard location for lunch, Rústico at Hay Shed Hill is a charming find. Rústico offers a relaxed atmosphere,great service, award winning Mediterranean style tapas and world-class wines, paired with a stunning backdrop of expansive fields and vines. The restaurant deck tables are sort after dining locations so don’t forget to book yours. Open every day for lunch, sit on the deck, soak up the atmosphere, overlook the vines and indulge in the quintessential long lunch.


The White Elephant Beach Café

You literally cannot get closer to the sand with a fresh coffee in your hand, and a breakfast plate of killer scrambled eggs and mushrooms on the table in front of you. The White Elephant Beach Café is prime coastal eating in the heart of Prevelly.

Meelup Farmhouse
Feel totally immersed in Cape Naturaliste bushland at Meelup Farmhouse.

Meelup Farmhouse

A hobby farm-come-restaurant, Meelup Farmhouse is one of the region’s most Instagrammable outdoor dining spots. The original stone and timber farmhouse has been transformed into something straight out of Country Living. Think high timber ceilings and original stone walls all painted white, with glass doors opening onto a vast timber deck, then a lawn, and then the bush. This place is for summertime grazing under gums and house-made picnics on the lawn, or cosy rugged-up lunches in winter, all within a short distance of the iconic blue water of Meelup Beach.


Cullen Wines

Sit within 20 metres of vines beneath the shade of a timber deck (or a couple of peppi trees) and know that you have claim to a slice of the good life. It’s a beautiful backdrop that only adds to the unmissable Cullen Wines lunch experience, where ingredients are taken from their own biodynamic garden.

Augusta Hotel
The Augusta Hotel boasts some of the best outdoor dining views in the region. Photo: Russell Ord

Augusta Hotel

The rolling lawn at Augusta Hotel is prime territory for roly-poly fun – this is stadium-sized lawn space with views to the Blackwood River and the Southern Ocean and beyond. An Augusta township idyll with great pub food.



Outdoor tables almost literally within a stone’s throw of Geographe Bay are a drawcard at Equinox, a restaurant offering an accomplished dining experience right on the Busselton foreshore.


Clancy's Fish Pub Dunsborough

Bush settings in the Margaret River Region are part of the pleasure of eating out. Clancy’s Fish Pub in Dunsborough doesn’t disappoint. Tall gum trees. Space. Playgrounds. Solid food for the whole family.

Eagle Bay Brewing Co
Eagle Bay Brewing Co serves up great food and beer with rolling farmland views.

Eagle Bay Brewing Co

The jutting point of the Cape Naturaliste peninsula is so spectacularly beautiful with a number of pristine beaches. Eagle Bay Brewing Co. is tucked up in the trees just behind the coast, with an expansive lawn that brings all of the space of the Margaret River Region to your lunch table. Expect upscale pub fare designed to share.

Dining on the deck takes a romantic turn at Pullman. Photo: Pullman Bunker Bay Resort

Other Side of The Moon

Overlooking bush to views of Bunker Bay, this Pullman Bunker Bay Resort restaurant is a bit of luxury right on the coast. Lunch at Other Side of The Moon on the tree-shaded terrace with friends or wait until the sun sets and dining on the deck takes a romantic turn. Plus, the terrace is an excellent whale watching spot in spring.


Sea Garden Café

Sunset views from the tiered seating of the Sea Garden Café’s outdoor deck are the ideal accompaniment to easy local eats. Breakfast, here, is also a post-swim summertime must.

Wild Hop Brewing Yallingup
Exactly what you’d expect from a boutique Margaret River Region brewery, Wild Hop is the epitome of casual, bush front dining. Photo: Wild Hop

Wild Hop Brewing Company

A big dam surrounded by bush is a natural amphitheatre of raw Australian beauty at Wild Hop Brewing Co, a brewpub offering just the kind of casual dining experience you’d expect from a boutique Margaret River Region brewery.


Woody Nook

You’d never know The Nookery Café at Woody Nook Wines sits on the site of an old timber mill. There are so many trees: some 60 acres of mature jarrah and marri forest. Local produce is a highlight, and you can take your pick from the various outdoor seating spots.


Margaret River Distilling Co.

Tucked away at the entrance to the Margaret River township, the deck and grassed area framing the Margaret River Distilling Co. is prime Negroni-sipping territory. Order from their simple, local menu to accompany your gins.

Ocean views at Wise Winery
Enjoy outdoor dining at its best at Wise Eagle Bay. Photo: Wise Eagle Bay

Wise Eagle Bay

Enjoy fresh quality produce overlooking beautiful rolling lawns and purple flowering canopies of wisteria at Wise Eagle Bay. Add in the stunning views of old growth forest and the sparkling blue waters of Geographe Bay for the total WOW factor. This is alfresco dining at its best.

Outdoor dining at Glenarty Road
Dine next to the vines (and gardens) at Glenarty Road. Photo: Russell Ord

Glenarty Road

No doubt this is a working winery and farm. At Glenarty Road you will sit framed by vegetable gardens, vines and mature-growth gums that tell the story of the McDonald family’s five-generations of farming on this site. Food is made of that which the family grow: think produce-driven, home-style fare.


Goanna Bush Café

Skinks, bobtails and the gallery’s resident kangaroos are the company you’ll keep at Goanna Bush Café, hosted on an incredible natural bushland setting. There’s also lunch at this fully licensed venue, and a gallery featuring local artists and artisans.


The River Hotel

There are two spots at the River Hotel to get your outdoor dining fix. An inner courtyard is within view of the pool table, with live music, while picnic tables beneath trees out the front let you see and be seen.

Brewhouse Margaret River
Stretch out at a picnic table at Brewhouse. Photo: Brewhouse Margaret River


Take your pick from a selection of different outdoor dining areas at Brewhouse. Park up on the deck, where you will often be serenaded by local and travelling musicians. Or stretch out at a picnic table either at the front or back of the venue. Prefer to recline while enjoying their delicious food and beers? Picnic blankets are welcome on the grassy lawn.


Tonic By The Bay

For a relaxed outdoor dining experience in earshot of the ocean you can’t beat Tonic By The Bay. Wander off the beach to the bar which serves local beer and wines or take a seat in the outdoor garden restaurant where they are serving up all the classics plus daily specials.



This is outdoor dining with a view, brew and a moo! Between the upper deck view, the newly built kitchen, the new head chef Haydn Vink, and believing in doing things a little differently – you simply can’t miss swinging past Beerfarm. Expect wood, fire and smoke blending seamlessly with Mexican and Asian flavours. Yum.

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