Margaret River tops gourmet holiday destinations list

A foodie break in Margaret River" has topped Australian Traveller's list of the 10 greatest gourmet holiday destinations in Australia - ranking above other gourmet hotspots including the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, Mornington Peninsula and the Tamar Valley in Tasmania. The foodie break in Margaret River also came in at number #6 in Australian Traveller's (AT) overall official list of Australia's greatest holidays. AT stated that “Plenty of other wine regions claim to have it all... but Margaret River really does. Gorgeous countryside... ancient limestone caves... some of the country’s best chefs...it’s not good - it’s the best for a gourmet break.” We have to agree!  Thanks  MargaretRiver.com  for the article link.

The Common

The Common has built its reputation on friendly attentive staff, serving distinctive quality cuisine at great value for money prices. The lounge offers a the perfect pre or post dinner setting or alternative for a casual meal or drink with friends. The tapas menu is the ideal way to get your evening under way, we encourage you to build your own platter from the many options. The lounge features eye catching art works, comfortable lounges a unique limestone fire place and a pool table for your enjoyment.

The Commons lounge is also an internet hotspot, so if you need to catch up on email or just browse the web you can do it in comfort by the fireplace or outside in the beer garden. Perfect for a relaxing afternoon. Ideally located at Margarets Beach Resort, Gnarabup Beach,The Common is the perfect venue for hosting your wedding reception, function or any special occasion. Enjoy formal dining, casual meals or a quiet drink at the bar catching up with friends any day of the week.

Open: Mon-Fri from 4pm til late / Sat & Sun from 12pm til late

Location: Margarets Beach Resort, 1 Resort Place, Gnarabup Beach, Margaret River.
Telephone: +61 8 9757 1586  Website: www.thecommonbistro.com.au/

Welcome to the White Elephant!

The White Elephant Beach Cafe is an amazing venue located at the Gnarabup Beach Boat Ramp, right on the beach. The White Elephant Beach Cafe offers casual cafe style food, quality coffee and fun friendly service by dedicated staff.
Beach cafe is open daily from 7.30am until around 3pm.


Xanadu Cellar door
Try a comprehensive selection of Xanadu and Normans wines at our spacious bar, where our friendly staff are always on hand to offer advice, tasting notes and assistance with shipping and freight. We are also more than happy to trolley a case or two out to your car!

In addition to our wines we stock a wide range of clothing and accessories from caps to corkscrews! We look forward to welcoming you soon. The Cellar Door is open everyday from 10am - 5pm and on Saturday evenings for tastings and sales.

Xanadu Restaurant
This contemporary restaurant combines locally made timber, high ceilings and stonemason work, making for an eye-catching view upon entry.

The restaurant menu is diverse and modern, with most dishes able to accommodate more than one variety of wine. Tapas is available throughout the day, along with a selection of freshly made cakes and homemade muffins. Outside features a fantastic barbeque area with a seating capacity of around 80 and a playground for the kids.

If you’re planning a lazy afternoon with a bottle of wine, you may require something a little more substantial. How about starting with freshly shucked oysters with lemon? For main course, there’s the steak baguette - chargrilled Scotch fillet on French bread with all the Xanadu Wines trimmings, or the fillet of Atlantic salmon, freshly grilled on our Xanadu BBQ. The Xanadu Restaurant is open from 10-5pm Monday to Sunday, and every Saturday night.

Open: 10am - 5pm daily except Xmas Day/Good Friday

Location: Boodjidup Rd, Margaret River
Telephone: +61 8 9757 3066
Fax: +61 8 9757 3389



The Margaret River Wine Tour Company is fast becoming one of the not-to-be missed experiences for visitors to the South West. Under the qualified guidance of Nola Gaebler and her knowledgeable wine tour hosts, The Wine Tour Company offers unique customised tours of the breathtaking Margaret River region.  

Be escorted in style in a luxurious Classic Bentley or Rolls Royce and discover the award winning wines and wineries of the province.

Whether visiting the region for wine appreciation, love or business, The Wine Tour Company offers an extensive range of customised tour packages intended to cater to your individual palates and passions. The Wine Tour Company will personally design an itinerary to suit your needs after you choose an occasion from the following categories; the ‘Wine Lovers Tours,’ ‘Romantic Interludes,’ ‘Fun, Fantastic and Frivolous’ and ‘Corporate Events and Conferences.’

The Margaret River Wine Tour Company has already been featured on some of Australia’s leading travel shows including Getaway, Great Outdoors & The Today Show and it has also received recognition internationally on BBC1 Summer Holiday & Canadian Wine TV.

To find out more information on booking your memorable and sophisticated tour of the Margaret River countryside, follow the links to the


Telephone: +61 8 9757 9111
Website: www.lifestylemargaretriver.com.au


Need somewhere relaxed where the whole family can chill out? Look no further than the iconic Hay Shed Hill - fabulous wines, amazing food, beautiful art and a great outdoor space for the kids to play.

Enjoy lunch overlooking the rolling hills of the vineyard, visit the Cellar Door to taste the premium wines crafted by owner and winemaker Michael Kerrigan, or sit out on the lawn and take in the view.

If your day is already full and you’re heading out exploring or closing in for the evening, then drop by and pick up a takeaway cheese or deli platter filled with international and Australian cheeses and meats, fresh bread and some pizzas for the evening.

Bookings are encouraged as the cafe is extremely popular - phone (08)9755 6046 to reserve a spot. Note that dogs are welcome but please keep them on a leash.

511 Harmans Mill Road Willyabrup, Margaret River WA
Ph: + 61 8 9755 6046