Thursday, February 18, 2021

25 fantastic dog friendly restaurants in Margaret River

Dog enjoying from traveling by car. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever looking through window on road.

Your beloved fur baby has come on holiday with you, but the important question is, where are you allowed to take them? You’re in a world-famous wine and produce region, so of course you’ll want to wander the vineyards and sample a few wines, plus eat a little gourmet cheese and chocolate, and sip a coffee here and there. After all, it would be sacrilege not to.

We’ve done the hard work and present to you 25 of the most popular dog friendly venues in the Margaret River region.



One of the best views in town, surrounded by pine trees, grass, and the famous jetty a few metres away. Dogs are welcome on the grass.

Prime position right in front of Busselton Jetty, The Goose is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dogs are allowed onto the terrace with their human companions.




Foodies, sing hallelujah. Sit in the courtyard under the trees at one of the South West’s best restaurants and one which is on the must-visit list for every man and, well, his dog.

Stroll into town for a delicious brekky at this popular Dunsborough café. Grab a table out the front and watch the crowds pass by.

Woodfired pizza, live music, cocktails, and great atmosphere; this laidback venue will be your newest go-to. There’s nothing like enjoying a balmy evening under the hanging lights at this cool spot.

On those days when you’re itching for a big breakfast in town, head to Cafe La Lah where you can eat outside with your dog and then wander the boutique shops in town after.

Pizzas fresh from the oven and beer on tap. Follow it up with a leisurely stroll to the Dunsborough Foreshore just metres down the road.

Lounge about under the tall trees at a bench or on the grass, enjoying a brew lovingly made by these bona fide coffee wizards.



Eagle Bay and Bunker Bay

Indulge in a beachside bite at this exquisitely located café. Come for a long lunch or weekend breakfast on the deck, then relax with a full tum and the warm sun on your face.

Outstanding food, outstanding view; there’s a reason Wise is a crowd favourite. Find a table in the courtyard with the open grass nearby for your pet to stretch their legs and have a frolic.

Meelup Farmhouse, Eagle Bay

Mila enjoying a picnic at Meelup Farmhouse

This popular brekky and lunch venue is 100% luxe boho, and even has a hobby farm. Your poochie is permitted on a leash on the grassed area, but please don’t approach the resident alpacas with them.




The rows and rows of neat vines make for a stellar backdrop at this casual winery/restaurant. Live music, rustic food, and a simple glass of wine: a perfect South West afternoon coming your way.

Swings and Roundabouts

Alfie out & about at Swings, Yallingup

This iconic venue, one of the oldest buildings in the region, is the outdoor spot to hang out for a super casual bite or drink with your favourite friends.

Half gallery, half restaurant, Studio Bistro is a neat little find. They’ll seat you as close to the grass as possible where poochie will be relaxing while you dine on five-star food.

A gorgeous setting, stunning wines by renowned wine maker Mark Warren and cheese & charcuterie boards. A great place for you and your doggo to while away an afternoon.

If you’re in the mood for a relaxed afternoon sampling local beer, head here. The beer tasting paddle is fantastic and the nibbles go down a treat. There’s plenty of lunch fare on offer too.


En route to Margaret River

A rustic bushland location for breakfast and lunch. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor areas, and they’ll love sniffing out the scents of the forest.

Food, wine, and chocolate! The Margaret River trifecta. Plonk down on lawn between Chow’s, House of Cards Wines and Gabriel Chocolate and take your time pawing over all your goodies.

Take in the visuals of the lake and the garden, with a refreshing craft beer in hand. You can also order full lunch or graze a charcuterie or cheese board.

Who says you can’t visit picturesque wineries and indulge in a degustation just because you’re holidaying with your pet? They love animals here and often have treats and blankets available too.

This boutique winery is a hidden gem, with the most wonderful pairing of wine and Japanese food.

Another popular brewery, we love Beer Farm in all its 80-acre glory. Cows roaming, hills rolling, and oodles of space for kiddies and doggos alike.



Margaret River

A charming building on Wallcliffe Road that has a cosy English feel about it. The pretty courtyard for doggies and co is at the front.

This lively venue is good fun. With plenty of undercover outdoor space, a kids’ playground, and live music, this is a great family outing.

Margaret River Brewhouse

A little further out, in Prevelly. Very casual, very cool, with plenty of good vibes, you can find yourself a seat at the terrace and take in the view of the rugged coast in the distance.

Sitting pretty at Gnarabup Beach is this laidback outdoorsy hangout. Go for a swim, have a bite, and relax in your flip flops in the golden sunshine.

A 25-minute drive south of Margaret River you’ll find this spectacular farm-to-table restaurant and winery. Rustic, cosy and warm, there’s plenty of space for you and your dog for lunch.


There’s no need to forgo a fabulous holiday in WA’s blessed South West because you have your pet with you. Take a look at our beautiful holiday homes that will happily accommodate dogs.


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