Last Updated on June 5, 2021 by Travels with Kids
As can be expected of such a popular resort town, there is no shortage of great food to eat around Busselton. Here we have given you a quick roundup of what to expect from Busselton food! As you can see there is a wide range of restaurants in Busselton, from Australian beach casual cuisine to Italian and Chinese options as well!
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Lunch In Busselton
The Equinox Restaurant is located right beside the Shipwreck Playground and with views of the water. The Equinox under the pine trees offers great family favorites like chips, pizzas and pasta – as well as a delicious dessert cabinet. Definitely, a place that works for families. Parents can order and then have a break while the kids play nearby. They are almost in your vision – depends where you sit!
People rave about the ambiance, and food at the Good Egg. There is a section for kids to play and upstairs has space to hire for digital nomads or those working while on the road. The Good Egg is definitely on our “must-do” things to do in Busselton for our next trip!
For us, the most iconic place for lunch in Busselton, and one of the best restaurants in Busselton was the Goose Restaurant located right at the famous jetty. Famous for all-day breakfast, burgers, and local Australian produce – all with a beachy vibe. Even if you just want to soak in the atmosphere – milkshakes and coffees were yum! In early 2021 this famous restaurant was gutted by a fire. We can only hope that it will reopen soon! This was one of the dog-friendly restaurants Busselton!
Places To Eat Busselton
Both Equinox and the Goose are (were!) great places to enjoy an evening meal in Busselton.
Now somewhat shadowed by huge Shelter Microbrewery is the iconic Esplanade Hotel, near the jetty which used to be “THE place” to enjoy an evening drink. The Esplanade Bistro is still a relaxed place to eat, and especially family-friendly with pizza, steak, burgers, fish and chips, and other family faves. You can sit out on the front deck or in the restaurant.
Another pub that serves up great Busselton food is the Ship Inn, also one of the oldest pubs in Busso. Check out their current offers. In the past, they had a “Thursday Kids Eat Free” promotion with the purchase of a main meal. They have a huge beer garden and pets are welcome.
Busselton Chinese Restaurants
There are several Chinese restaurants in Busselton including Dynasty Chinese, Great Wall Busselton, and the Jade Chinese Restaurant which is located on the food strip of the Bussell Highway. This is the section between the Ship Inn, Dominos, and McDonald’s, and Hungry Jacks.
Dog Friendly Busselton Restaurants
Apart from The Equinox, the Goose, and Ship Inn listed above; these are some of the other dog-friendly Busselton restaurants to take a look at.
The Urban Coffee House is a few blocks away from the main street and very popular at the moment. Known as a great place for a coffee or a complete meal, it has comfy couches as well as tables in the inside section. The outdoor section is where your pooch is permitted – as long as they sit by your side and behave themselves.
Located out of town, and closer to the Port Geographe Marina is the Sensations Café which is pet-friendly and has awesome views of the marina.
Also, if you plan on visiting Margaret River with your pooch, check out our Dog & Pet Friendly Accommodation In Margaret River.
Places To Enjoy A Drink In Busselton
We have covered places to enjoy a catch-up with friends in our post Visit A Busselton Winery And The Best Busselton Breweries!.
Of course, if you are visiting Busselton you would be well aware that it is at the top end of the Margaret River Wine Region. Apart from many world-class wineries, there is also a growing Brew scene in the area. We’ve covered the best Breweries Of Margaret River in one bumper post.
Places Near Busselton To Eat
To be honest, if you are looking for Places near Busselton to eat, I need to ask – how far are you willing to travel? For example, nearby Dunsborough has a great selection of restaurants that we have covered in Best Things To Do In Dunsborough WA. Out towards the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, you will encounter the excellent Eagle Bay Brewing Company and Wise Wines.
Amelia Park Tavern
Halfway between Dunsborough and Busselton is the Amelia Park Tavern. The locality is Abbey, and it’s very close to the Abbey Beach Resort. The Amelia Park Tavern has been on our bucket list for a while. It is a gorgeous building with great big lawns and it looks lovely all lit up at night. Inside the tavern is richly decorated in European-style furnishings and a wonderful location for a smart, yet intimate dinner.
On the other hand, there is an alfresco kitchen in the beer garden. It offers more like Australian pub-style fare. Such as fried mac and cheese, Korean fried chicken or cheesy fries and gravy as well as wood-fired pizzas. Please note; the Amelia Park Tavern is not pet friendly, no dogs allowed.
We should mention that if you are looking for somewhere classy and exclusive to stay, you might consider the Amelia Park Lodge, which looks very nice! Speaking of places to stay, our post A guide to the Busselton Caravan Parks is a must-read. Also, Best Family Accommodation In South West WA is great if Busselton is part of a bigger South West Wa excursion.
The Verdict – Best Restaurants In Busselton
As you can see in this summary of the best restaurants in Busselton there are plenty of great options for eating out while staying on Geographe Bay. Whether you wish to soak in the ambiance of the Busselton Jetty area with a meal near the foreshore, or you are looking for a family-friendly meal in a lively spot, you will find something that ticks all the boxes in Busselton. For those looking for Chinese food, there are also three Chinese restaurants in Busselton, some Thai and also Italian options! Yes, there is something for everyone when it comes to places to eat in Busselton!
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