Margaret River Restaurants

At Swell Stays we are passionate about our region and our food! We love going out and having a nice meal in town and understand it is an important part of our guests holiday plans. So to help you choose where to go, here is a list of our favourite restaurants and why we like them! 


We love Brewhouse for a late lunch & early afternoon beer. Try the squid salad, firecracker chicken wings and Black Duck lager. TIP: They close early, so check the opening hours and look out for live music on the deck on Sunday arvos.

Cheese & meats board, fried olives (delicious!) and an Aperol Spritz at Pizzica.

Cheese & meats board, fried olives (delicious!) and an Aperol Spritz at Pizzica.


Feel like you are in another part of the world as you step underground and into this tradition Italian woodfired pizzeria. We love the cheese & meat starter platter, all the pizzas and house wine. TIP: They offer two sittings around 6pm and 8pm, this little gem of a restaurant gets busy, so we recommend you make a booking.

La Scarpetta

Located above Pizzica but run by different owners we love this restaurant. Experience authentic Italian dining in a heritage property. TIP: Order an Aperol Spritz and try the homemade pasta or steak with gorgonzola sauce. Keep an eye out for the mid-week $30 pasta & wine special.

Swings Taphouse

This tapas style bar and casual restaurant has a great atmosphere. Good for long table dinners, shared tapas plates and woodfired pizza. TIP: You can try wine on tap and buy bottles of Swings & Roundabouts wine to take home from the bar, in case you don’t have time to visit their Caves Road cellar door.

Settlers Tavern

Settlers Tavern has got to be one of the locals favourites. It’s a great tavern that serves counter meals in the front bar and a diverse menu of locally sourced food in the back bistro area. TIP: Try the slow cooked meats from the outdoor American BBQ and check out the award-winning wine list or choose a glass of local wine from the black board specials.

Burger Baby

Burger Baby! Say no more, if you feel like a burger & beer this is the place to go for great burgers and local beers on tap & in cans.

One of the courses on the Trust the Chef menu at Mikis Open Kitchen.

One of the courses on the Trust the Chef menu at Mikis Open Kitchen.

Mikis Open Kitchen

Miki's Open Kitchen, as the name suggests, features an open kitchen where guests can watch Miki and his team prepare authentic Japanese tempura dishes. The food is amazing! Everything on the menu is delicious, it’s hard to choose so why not trust the chef and order “Miki’s Trust” a degustation menu that changes monthly. Make sure you have a booking! TIP: This is a special occasion restaurant, if there are just two of you ask to sit at the counter when booking, you get a great view of the kitchen and can enjoy an interactive dinner experience. 


This modern bar with tapas style share plates and delicious mains is a great place for a Friday night meal with friends. TIP: Choose a cocktail from the list and watch as award-winning cocktail maker Billy creates a tasty drink in front of your eyes. 

Smokey margarita and spring rolls at Arc of Iris.

Smokey margarita and spring rolls at Arc of Iris.

Arc of Iris

Recently renovated and expanded, this is a great spot for a pre-dinner cocktail and a meal at the top of town.

The Common – Gnarabup

Beer, Bar and Bistro. One of only two restaurants in Gnarabup/Prevelly area make it a great spot for an afternoon beer on your way back from the beach or yummy dinner in the bistro dining area. TIP: Check out their Wednesday night Burger & Beer special.

We wish you luck choosing your perfect dinner option while on holidays in the Margaret River Region, hopefully you are staying a few nights so you can enjoy more than one of our great restaurants while on holidays down south!

If you have a favourite, please let us know! Tag us on Instagram @swellstays so we can see your top picks.

Looking for a pre or post dinner drink? Check out or Margaret River Bars - Swell Stays guide, or if you are looking for a winery restaurant to visit for lunch, check out our Margaret River Wineries – Swell Stays guide.