13 Dog-Friendly Restaurants Margaret River in 2023!

Are you looking for nice dog-friendly restaurants in Margaret River? Or perhaps your dog-sitter fell through and you still want to go out for that special lunch.


There is no need to sacrifice time with your beloved furry friend on your holiday down south. The Margaret River Region is a dog-friendly destination with accommodation, parks, beaches, cafes, and restaurants that you can enjoy with your pooch.


From casual cafe-style dining to a fancy winery lunch there’s something for everybody and every doggo. Generally, the rules are pooches are outside only and must be on a lead so be prepared for that and check at the time of booking your table so you can be seated outside if required.


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13 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Margaret River

13 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Margaret River


1. The Berry Farm, Rosa Glen

The Berry Farm is a rustic cottage cafe about 20 minutes from Margaret River. From humble beginnings as a working farm, it is now a popular destination to visit for brunch, lunch, cellar door tastings, fruit pickings, and a stroll in the garden.


We recommend arriving around 10 am to enjoy a peaceful morning coffee and their famous scones with jam and cream.


The venue welcomes dogs and has lots of outdoor seating for visitors bringing their four-legged friends. They even have dog hooks at the entrance to the cellar door so you can still pop in and have a wonderful tasting experience with your pooch waiting safely nearby.

Location: 43 Bessell Rd, Rosa Glen

Contact: +61 8 9757 5054

Opening Hours: Open Tuesday through Sunday 10 am – 4 pm


2. The White Elephant Beach Cafe, Prevelly

The iconic White Elephant Beach Cafe is a prime spot overlooking the beautiful Gnarabup Beach. The cafe is dog friendly with ample outdoor seating and a lot of regular furry friend locals.


We think the best thing about this cafe is the view, but the breaky burgers come a close second. What a nice way to start your day enjoying the salty, sea breeze before taking your dog for a nice walk along the dog-friendly stretch of Gnarabup beach.

Location: Gnarabup Rd, Gnarabup

Contact: +61 8 9757 1990

Opening Hours: Open daily, 7 am – 3 pm

3. Sea Garden Cafe, Prevelly

The Sea Garden Cafe offers a casual dining experience with glimpses of ocean views looking out over the famous Margaret River Surfers Point. With fun, hippie kind of vibes the Sea Garden is a great place for any time of day.


They offer a yummy, simple menu, cold beer on tap, and friendly service. More than just ‘dog friendly’ we would say they are ‘dog welcoming’ and have water bowels handy and some loving pats.

Location: 9 Mitchell Dr, Prevelly

Contact: +61 8 9774 5686

Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday 8 am – 3 pm, Thursday 8 am – 7.30 pm, Friday – Sunday 8 am – 8 pm


4. Olio Bello, Cowaramup

A cafe and restaurant set amongst a working Olive grove, Olio Bello is one to be sure you visit with your furry friend. The cafe opens from 10 am and offers coffee and cakes before the restaurant opens for lunch at 11:30.


There is ample seating in the garden at outdoor tables under magnificent, established Olive trees. It’s a peaceful way to dine with your doggo and enjoy absolutely beautiful food made with fresh local produce and a whole lot of love. There is also a large lawned area you can stroll around if your pup fancies a wander.


The restaurant can get busy during peak times so be sure to arrive early or ensure you book a table outside to avoid disappointment.

Location: Armstrong Rd, Cowaramup

Contact: +61 8 9755 9771

Opening Hours: Open daily 10 am – 4.30 pm


5. Goanna Cafe and Gallery, Dunsborough

We love Goanna Cafe, it’s pretty close to town if you’re in Dunsborough or Yallingup but feels so secluded set amongst natural bushland and forest. It’s a hidden gem and never fails to disappoint us with quality of food and service.


This is a perfect place to enjoy a cuppa, breakfast, or lunch but again you’ll need to be sure you’ve booked a table outside if your dog is accompanying you. The menu changes with the seasons and is truly a typical southwest casual dining experience. We love it when there’s a slight drizzle of rain on the rooftops and you can smell the freshness of the forest.

Location: 278 Hayes Rd, Dunsborough

Contact: +61 8 9759 1477

Opening Hours: Thursday – Saturday 8.30 am – 3.30 pm, Sunday – Monday 8.30 am – 2.30 pm


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6. Beerfarm, Metricup

If dogs could talk they’d tell you to take them to the Beerfarm. A welcoming brewery set in a converted farm shed on a massive parcel of land is the perfect place to chill all day.


The Beer Farm is committed to sustainability practices and live and breathes recycling, upcycling, and composting bringing them to a more carbon-neutral, zero-waste position.


The food is epic, the staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about their brews and the convenient location puts you smack bang in the middle of the cape-to-cape region.


With a huge expanse of outdoor lawned area and an open, flowing inside space your doggo can happily enjoy all areas on a lead. We promise if you’re looking for a relaxing afternoon in a pet-friendly place you will be happy here.

Location: 177 Gale Rd, Metricup

Contact: +61 8 9755 7177

Opening Hours: Open daily 11am-6pm 


7. Brewhouse, Margaret River

The Brewhouse is a fun venue is a leisurely stroll from the town of Margaret River. Positioned just on the edge of town and the Woodjitup National Park this is a perfect lunch or dinner spot if you’re staying in the region.


With beautiful grassy areas and lots of outdoor seating, you’ll be comfortable settling in for a couple of brews before wandering home. We recommend booking on weekends though or if you’re a large group! It’s a popular spot.


Dogs must be kept on a lead but there are water bowls available and the friendly staff will help you choose a suitable table. There’s an easy walking path back to town so if your furry friend overindulges, that’s ok, he can walk it off.

Location: 35 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River

Contact: +61 8 9757 2614

Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11 am – 7 pm, Friday through Sunday 11 am – 9 pm


8. Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co, Wilyabrup

If you’ve ever cruised down Caves Road you’ve probably popped by Cheeky Monkey for a pint or three. This staple favorite of the southwest is pet friendly and open seven days from 11 am.


This lively brewpub has ample parking, heaps of outdoor seating, and a large open area to stroll around in with your pup.


It’s a little hard to pick a favorite on the menu here so we recommend a tasting paddle and some buffalo wings… brewpub fare done delightfully well. Bookings are essential and can be done online via their website.

Location: 4259 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup

Contact: +61 8 9755 5555

Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

9. Colonial Brewing Co, Margaret River

Only a few kilometers from town lies the epic Colonial Brewing Co. Brewing since 2004 and ever-evolving their fun venue Colonial is a local’s favorite. Sporting oodles of outdoor dining spaces there are plenty of doggo-friendly tables to pick from.


Famous for their pizzas and refreshingly simple brews we’d be opting for a draught and Gamberi pizza (coz, prawns. YUM). If you’re feeling like you need a bit of activity to help all that good food and beer settle down this is THE place for lawn games and even golf!


Pooch is welcome to join because it’s all outside…so kick a footy, hit a few balls into the lake, throw some beanbags.. whatever takes your fancy. Dogs must be on a lead at all times of course.

Location: 29 Osmington Rd, Bramley

Contact: +61 8 9758 8177

Opening Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 12pm-5.30pm, Friday 12pm-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5.30pm


10. Wild Hop Brewing Co, Yallingup

Set amongst rolling fields and overlooking greenery on a family property in Yallingup is the increasingly popular Wild Hop Brewing Co. Casual dining and award-winning beers with a cool, relaxed vibe and friendly staff.


You can’t really visit Wild Hop without enjoying their famous shared dining experience of rotisserie chicken so we recommend you take a couple of pals and make a meal of it. The beer menu is constantly changing with new small-batch releases however our favorite and main stayer on the menu is the ‘Short Shorts’ Pilsner. So refreshing!


There’s loads of seating area on the grass outside and plenty of outside tables where your dog is welcome to join you however we absolutely recommend booking as Will Hop tends to fill up fast especially on weekends or in peak periods.  For something extra special head there on a Sunday Arvo to enjoy some live music on the deck.

Location: 1301 Wildwood Rd, Yallingup

Contact: +414 88 990 154

Opening Hours: Open Daily 10.45am – 5pm




11. Fishbone Wines, Wilyabrup

Now, this is one of our absolute favorite dog-friendly venues. Fishbone Wines is a classy winery with a Japanese and Korean fusion restaurant. They’ve recently increased their outdoor seating capacity which means more dog-friendly tables, yay!


Perfectly located in what we like to call the golden triangle of wine tasting in the region, it’s literally right across the road from the Margaret River chocolate factory. The team is super friendly and you’ll be welcomed in with an offer of a wine tasting before dining.


This place has just grown to become so popular that bookings are now essential every day and you’ll need to state at the time of booking that you’re bringing your doggo so the team can seat you accordingly.


If you can visit Fishbones on your visit down south we know two things.

1) You won’t be disappointed.

2) You will be back.

Location: 422 Harmans Mill Rd, Wilyabrup

Contact: +61 8 9755 6726

Opening Hours: Open Thursday through Tuesday 10 am – 4.30 pm

12. Rustico at Hay Shed Hill, Wilyabrup

Another little golden triangle gem! Rustico is the perfect balance between a casual southwest dining experience and a fancy winery outing. It’s like classy, charming, and rustic all at the same time.


Our favorite way to dine here is on the deck and enjoy a degustation. Simple dishes, fresh produce, done exceptionally well. This is a consistently good dining experience.


Dogs are welcome! Yay! They’ll need to be on a leash and are allowed in the outside areas of the winery. They can also accompany you at lunch in the outside seating area. Be sure to add a note to your online booking so you can be seated appropriately.

Location: 511 Harmans Mill Rd, Wilyabrup

Contact: +61 8 9755 6455

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 11.30 am – 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 5 pm


13. Swings and Roundabouts, Yallingup

Swings and Roundabouts LOVE your dog as much as you do! They are super welcoming to all furry friends and they even have a super cool doggo watering station outside.


This is one of the few wineries that allow your pooch indoors… there is ample seating in the semi-enclosed indoor/outdoor space but if it’s a nice day you can’t really pass up the outdoor tables overlooking the vineyards.


Swings and Roundabouts is a bit of an Instagram hotspot too with their ‘swing seats’ so perhaps you and your pup can get a few likes on the gram while you’re down south.

Location: 2807 Caves Rd, Yallingup

Contact: +61 8 9756 6640

Opening Hours: Thursday through Tuesday 10 am – 5 pm


For more dog-friendly venues….

We’ve shared our favorites but that’s not all folks! There are plenty more dog-friendly places in the Margaret River Region including lots more in our neighboring towns, Augusta, Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Yallingup, and Busselton.


A quick stop at the visitors center in Margaret River will give you an extensive list of dog-friendly venues but won’t specify inside/outside seating requirements so be sure to add your dog into any bookings or call ahead just to be sure you’ll be seated in a pup-friendly place.


We have also got plenty of options for dog-friendly accommodation here. We know how hard it can be to find a dog-friendly accommodation option especially in peak periods so definitely plan early, include your dog at the time of making your booking, and enjoy your holiday in the Margaret River Region with your furry friend!


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