Food and wine of Margaret River

After my outback adventure has ended, it was time to savour the food and wine of Western Australia. The first proper lunch that I had in Western Australia was at the Settlers Tavern at Margaret River. We had sustained mainly on canned food, bread and spaghetti in the outback so we kind of went berserk when ordering the food at Settlers Tavern. Settlers Tavern won WA’s Favourite Modern Australian Cuisine award for 2012 so the award itself speaks much about the food it offers.

Interior of Settlers Tavern
Calamari. One of the freshest I ever had.


Reef + Beef . 300g Scotch fillet, extra-large Kalbarri WA banana prawn, crispy calamari + chips, creamy garlic sauce, fresh salad

After lunch, it was off to the Margaret River Nuts and Cereals Factory and the Margaret River Chocolate Factory. The boys had a chance to unwind with a game of football while the ladies exercised some restraints to save our money to be spent at the Chocolate Factory. The chocolate factory is where we spent most of our money. It was here where we all went mad and scurried around to fill our shopping basket. I tired their milk shake and ice chocolate but found them too sweet for my liking though.

Margaret River Nuts & Cereals Factory
Margaret River Chocolate Factory
Chocolate Cafe

After satisfying our chocolate cravings, we set off for the ultimate indulgence of the day: wine. We went to the Duckstein Brewery on Saracen Estates and Laurence of Margaret River. As I turned red very easily, I sampled ‘Just a Sweetie’, ‘Pink Sweetie’ and ‘Rose’  at Laurence. I like ‘Just a Sweetie’ the best. It was not too sweet, just the way i like it. Personally, I prefer Laurence because the place is filled with beautiful artwork and had most beautiful toilets. It also feels more homey.

Saracen Estate

Panoramic view of the vineyard at Saracen Estate
Laurence of Margaret River
Interesting chandeliers at Laurence

After filling our starved bellies and quenching our thirst with good wine, we bid adieu to Margaret River and headed to Fremantle and Perth before flying back to Singapore.

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