Food For Thought – Appease Your Inner Food Fetish

  • Food For Thought – Appease Your Inner Food Fetish

    In this edition we chat about some of the gorgeous food available in our South West from the many restaurants, wineries, breweries and caterers.

    “The Down South” area falls into the region that is known as “The Events Capital of Western Australia”.

    People here take events and functions very seriously, from small intimate gatherings to large scale events such as Gourmet Escape, and in between are the thousands of unique and personalised celebrations and weddings that take place in and around this beautiful part of the world.

    Standing tall and proud in this field are the people that make food their life, they have converged on this region partly due to the fact that food and wine are taken so seriously here with the abundance of the most remarkable fresh local produce.

    This creative culinary flair is evident everywhere you turn and the choices are vast with restaurants, wineries, breweries, food trucks and caterers. Finding something that appeases your inner foodie fetish that will live on in the memories of your guests at your soiree should be easy. We have kick started your search with a few of our favourites below.


  • Wills Domain

    There is a lot of buzz around this winery and restaurant which has been building over the past few years with their consistent strive for excellence.

    They have recently been awarded the highest score in the TWO HAT category in the Good Food Guide for the whole state! This has propelled them into foodie super stardom and rightly so.

    To even be in contention for this kind of accolade encompasses all elements of the restaurant experience, certainly from the food but also the service, the staff and the experience.

    You know you are sitting in the heart of wine country with the restaurant and deck overlooking the rolling vineyards in the Gunyulgulup Valley.

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    Amelia Park

    This venue is a relative newcomer to the area but it exploded onto Caves Road with much awaited anticipation. Blair and Renee Allen brought their formidable reputation to their new venture after winning the Premier’s Award and 6 Gold Plate Awards during their time at Studio Bistro and Pairai and Co.

    Within no time at all the husband and wife team were awarded the ONE HAT accolade for Amelia Park. They have combined their passion for food and merged it with a venue that is both modern and opulent that offers incredible photo opportunities with it’s sleek lines, barrel room and vineyard backdrop.

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    Eagle Bay Brewing Co.

    A family owned and operated microbrewery serving up modern Australian style cuisine based around local produce, much of it coming from their onsite organic vegetable garden. The food compliments their handcrafted beers and although there is not a grapevine in sight, their wines equally compliment their cuisine.

    The venue is relaxed and contemporary with an open and bright space taking in views  from the alfresco area of working farmland in the foreground and the Indian Ocean in the background.

    This is a restaurant that offers flexibility to get creative as both casual and formal functions both seem to shine.

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    Arimia Estate

    Even the drive into Arimia is unpretentious and you feel like you are approaching something a little different.

    The dirt road takes you to a hidden boutique winery and restaurant that is relentless in its approach to being biodynamic using organic and sustainable practices. This means that much of their produce comes from the estate, including pork, trout, marron, eggs, olives, olive oil, grapes, honey and vegetables. Their menu is driven by fresh, local seasonal produce and varies accordingly.

    Nestled in a beautiful bushland setting it is a venue that just begs you to string up rows of festoons and dine under the stars.

  • Food For Thought – Appease Your Inner Food Fetish

    We are spoilt for choice in this beautiful region and there is plenty to tantalise your taste buds with.

    Lot 80
    Chow’s Table
    Artezen Restaurant & Bar
    Bunkers Beach House
    Blue Manna Bistro
    Yarri Restaurant & Bar

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  • Laundry 43 Catering Line

    Laundry 43 Catering Line comes to you on 16 wheels in the appearance of a sleek and sophisticated Freightliner! This rig with complete kitchen and professional staff, really is an exceptional sight to behold with guests able to see fresh and modern food cooked right before their eyes. The mobile kitchen was designed and fitted out by Director, Cliff Silke.  With their own power and water on board this baby can go anywhere!

    Originally beginning as a restaurant in Busselton, Laundry 43 are proud winners of the 2016 & 2017 Gold Plate Award for Regional Licensed Casual Dining and were one of 12 finalists in the Telstra Business Awards out of 10,000 entrants in 2018.

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    Supper RD

    Founder of The Goose, the award winning restaurant at the Busselton Jetty, Rhys Passmore has taken his creative genius on the road by building a catering business on wheels. Packed into his fleet of 3 trucks is the freshest produce and professional staff ready to cook up and serve to you and your guests your customised menu. If you are feeding hordes of hundreds then expect to see his impressive mobile restaurant rig pull up, or perhaps you are planning an intimate gathering then a smaller mobile rig will be brought in. They have all bases covered.

    Supper Rd deservedly won the titles of Best WA Small Caterer 2018 and Best Wedding Caterer 2018.  To view a snippet of what they do check out this clip!

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    Tiller Dining

    Formerly Food by the Chef and The Wedding Caterer, Tiller Dining has been created to better suit George and Kayleigh’s expanded offerings.  Tiller Dining will take you on a unique, thought-evoking and personalised food experience.  The local, in season and sustainable dining experience combined with modern culinary techniques will create an unforgettable event for you and your guests.  Don’t believe me, check out this clip!

  • Olsen’s Catering

    Olsen’s Catering love creating beautiful food.  Juliet and Greig Olsen have decades of catering experience behind them and with their hardworking staff, these guys are worth a look into if you are considering a caterer. Capable of setting up in a small kitchen, or outdoors under a marquee, these husband and wife team (both Chefs) have 9 Golden Plate Awards behind them as well as other food service accolades.

  • Food For Thought – Appease Your Inner Food Fetish

    With the huge array culinary talents in this area it would be a very, very long blog if we were to spotlight them all. We are so spoilt for choice so here are some more catering options for you to explore.

    Goanna Cafe
    Aquaviva Catering
    Catered For Jacqueline
    Margaret River Events Co
    Tapa-licious Events

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  • The Art Of Grazing

    There is no doubt that grazing boards have really found their feet with events. They offer an opportunity to showcase snippets of goodness for people to nibble at in their own pace. Consider having more than one station if you are hosting large events. If you’re having a wedding, a grazing board while getting ready or while your guests are waiting for you to have your photos taken is just a little extra, but certainly a grateful thought.
    At The Art Of Grazing, Olivia Norton creates the most visually stunning grazing boards that have people hovering.

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    Peace Pizza

    This funky little retro style custom built wood fired pizza oven on wheels will bring to you old school gourmet pizzas served with passion and love using fresh South West produce.  Peace Pizza will pull up, park up and serve up mouth watering goodness to enjoy with friends.

  • Food For Thought – Appease Your Inner Food Fetish

    There are so many tasty treats on offer in the region, it makes deciding on what to have quite the challenge!

    Hide & Feast
    Plattier Food Artistry
    Salento Catering
    Yoho Pizza