You’ll find some of the best food in Western Australia. From the catch of the day to wine tastings and even fresh fruit and vegetables, you haven’t tasted food and drink until you’ve travelled around WA. Discover what’s made right here and get your tastebuds ready – they’re in for a treat.
The entire coast of Western Australia is ideal for fishing. From Fremantle all the way up to Broome, there are multiple destinations to catch your evening’s dinner, but if you’re not one for fishing, there are many eateries that take advantage of the huge numbers of scallops, prawns, lobster, barramundi and other seafood that lay just off our shores. Wharf Restaurant is recognised as the best seafood restaurant in Broome, while Fremantle’s fishing boat harbour is home to the famous Cicerellos fish and chips.
Handcrafted and made with love, WA is passionate about beer and its microbreweries have stood the test of time as a result. Matso’s in Broome is award-winning, using the finest ingredients and traditional brewing techniques to produce pale ale, mango beer, ginger beer and Smokey Bishop dark lager, as well as lime and wild ginger cider and mango and lime cider. A popular Fremantle landmark is the Little Creatures Brewery, which enables you to make an afternoon of it with pale ale and pizza under the sunshine in the backyard.
For anyone more partial to a glass of grape, the southwest is Australia’s largest area of wine regions with Margaret River, Pemberton, Manjimup and Blackwood Valley. As a result, restaurants and bars are stocked full the entire state over, so you can find a decent bit of slosh wherever you’re visiting, from Perth’s Must wine bar to Broome’s 18 Degrees.
In Western Australia, Carnarvon is king of bananas, and in Broome there’s an actual festival for the mango fruit held every year in November. You can purchase both from local food markets, which are also spilling over with locally-made, grown or caught ice cream, chillies, fish, jams, chutneys and cakes, as well as other fruits and vegetables. Fresh food is a priority in WA thanks to the produce that’s available.
Why not try something a little out of your comfort zone? Australia is famous for its unique native food, and there’s nowhere better to sample it than in Western Australia. In Perth, Margaret River, Monkey Mia and Broome, you can learn about bush tucker, where it comes from and how it tastes. If you want it served to you on a plate, why not try marron in Margaret River, kangaroo fillet in Shark Bay and quandong fruit in Broome, at the local restaurants that put native Australian bush tucker on the menu?
Article courtesy of BBM Live