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Top Ten Spot to Eat in Denmark and Albany

The Great Southern wine region is part of Western Australia’s South Coast which includes the towns of Albany and Denmark. The Great South represents one of the most diverse and exciting food and wine regions and is fast becoming a foodie hotspot.

By Nikki King

Pepper and Salt Walk into Luxury

We hope our list of the best places to eat – from relaxed coffee and pastries to fine dining restaurants for those special occasions – helps you plan your visit to Albany and surrounds.

  1. Gourmandise & Co (Albany) – We love this little restaurant and its warm, inviting atmosphere. They specialise in French food, cooked to perfection – we’d highly recommend their coffee and croissants for breakfast! You’ll feel like you’ve walked into a boulangerie – you can say merci later!
  2. Garrison (at National Anzac Centre, Albany) – Garrison is located adjacent to the National Anzac Centre and is the perfect spot to stop after looking around the amazing attraction. Showcasing local produce and rustic food, you can enjoy a freshly baked bite to eat and brilliant views of King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour.
  3. Pepper & Salt (Denmark) – This is fusion food at its best! Head chef Silas has a passion for locally sourced produce; combined with a love of spices. His creativity with herbs and spices has produced an outstanding menu that showcases his Fijian-Indian heritage with a mod-Aus twist. Enjoy delicious food and stunning views over the Forest Hill Estate Vineyard.
  4. The Lakehouse (Denmark) – Not only is this a 5-star rated winery in the James Halliday Wine Companion, but their food is outstanding too! There’s a focus on good food made with local produce. Think share platters, curries and yummy homemade cakes. They have a cubby house for the kids and are pet friendly too!
  5. Lime 303 (Albany) – This fine dining restaurant has a great regional wine list and impeccable service. Tip; go for the catch of the day or some local seafood and then enjoy a nightcap in the cocktail bar after dinner.
  6. Mrs Jones café (Denmark) – This is where you’ll find the locals! This delightful café combines fresh, delicious and honest food with great wine and baking. This is an all-day spot – great for your morning coffee, delicious lunch or special intimate dinner. The service will make you feel right at home.
  7. Oranje Tractor Winery (Albany) – This little gem is fit for royalty! Really; they played host to Prince Charles and Camilla during their visit to Western Australia! Their focus on biodynamic and organic food and wine really sets them apart from the crowd. Best for relaxed platters in the sunshine in their beautiful grounds.
  8. Ravens Coffee (Denmark) – One for the coffee enthusiasts! This local specialty coffee place is the bomb for your morning cup of coffee; they have one of the best all-day breakfast menus and a great raw and vegan menu. A hipster spot with the goods to back it up! A great place to fuel up before a long walk or day of exploring.
  9. Boston Brewing Co (Denmark) – This family run “brewpub” serves handcrafted beer and modern pub fare made from the finest local ingredients. There are plenty of local wines on the menu and you can pretty much guarantee a great atmosphere either inside or in the sprawling beer garden.
  10. Dylan’s on the Terrace (Albany) – This historic business has been operating since 1987. With retro booth seats, you can cosy up and enjoy views over the beautiful Princess Royal Harbour. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’re also regularly tempted by their homemade cakes!