Vasse Felix Makes Gourmet Traveller's Top 82 Restaurant for the Country
We are delighted to have been featured in Gourmet Traveller's "Best Restaurants in WA 2023" The best-rated restaurants from each state go on to form The Top 82 restaurants in Australia for 2023. We are thrilled to be one of three restaurants from Margaret River, among good company with Frui Momento and Arimia, with the full review below.
"I will eat whatever you put down in front of me", insists an enthusiastic diner at a neighbouring table. Her faith isn't unfounded. Since opening in the late '80s, this luxe-casual cellar-door restaurant has been a standard-bearer for Margaret River dining. Circa 2023, it shows no signs of slowing down. Like Vasse Felix's benchmark wines, Brendan Pratt's cuisine is detailed, layered and progressive, yet rooted in classical thinking. Roasted Jerusalem artichokes with burnt lemon oil in a potato-skin broth epitomise earthiness; sauce ravigote brightens springy snapper boudin blanc; a sharp corn vinaigrette electrifies rags of fazzoletti pasta draped over corn custard. As adventurous as the cooking can be, the kitchen never loses sight of the clientele's enjoyment. Ditto the enthusiastic staff who are present every step of the way, right through to a superb send-off in the form of a baked cheesecake, cleverly set with kombu and showered with grated truffle."