If you’re visiting Bridgetown, you’ll want to make sure you sample some of the delicious food and drink that the region has to offer.
Bridgetown offers a range of local produce, culinary delights, and artisanal drinks. Sample a cold cider or try local wine, enjoy and indulge in one of the many artisan products, decadent treats, and freshly baked goods at stores across the region. From traditional pub meals to cafés, bakeries, restaurants and international menus in unexpected places, you’ll find something to entice your tastebuds.
Here are some of the top places to eat, drink, and buy local produce in Bridgetown:
The Cidery specialises in producing premium boutique ciders, multi award winning beers, quality wines and hearty lunches, all in an ideal location for relaxing with family and friends under the shady river gums in summer or in front of the roaring fire in winter.
The Cidery is home to Blackwood Valley Cider, producing all-natural ciders and juices made with freshly crushed predominantly Pink Lady apples, Blackwood Valley Brewing Company, producing handcrafted traditional living beers and Blackwood Valley Cellars, producing bottla wines from grapes grown in the Blackwood Valley Wine Region. You can take a guided tasting of the brewery and cidery drinks, or simply enjoy a refreshing pint on the outdoor deck whilst enjoying a delicious pub-style food or sharing platter.
The Cidery is a must-visit in Bridgetown.
Wattleseed Barn is a family-run Café and Florist which offers barista-made Yahava coffees, fresh baked treats made in-house, as well as a selection of options for breakfast and lunch. Their new deck is the perfect spot to share brunch or afternoon tea with friends, drink a coffee and read the paper, or just hang out with your pooch for some dog-friendly dining. They are open every day of the week so there’s plenty of time to stop by and have a coffee!
Bridgetown Pottery Restaurant
The Bridgetown Pottery Tearooms offer a range of homemade cakes, scones, and light meals, all made with locally sourced ingredients. You will not find a more welcoming and homely dining experience anywhere else in the South West!
An visit to any winery is a perfect way to spend a day, but when the surrounds are as pretty as at Sunnyhurst Winery, it doesn’t get much better. The 120-year-old building at the heart of Sunnyhurst is located just 5 minutes from the centre of Bridgetown and overlooks the rolling valleys of the region. The cellar door offers tasting of their award-winning wines with no appointment necessary, just walk in. At Sunnyhurst, you can have a chat with owner and winemaker Marie-Pierre Dussault, who is always available and happy to discuss anything wine related.
Unlike many wineries, children of all ages are welcome at Sunnyhurst. As a matter of fact, they are the first ones we turn our attention to as they step in the cellar door. There is plenty to do in the gardens to keep them occupied while mum and dad enjoy a tasting in a peaceful setting. A fully-enclosed grass tennis court allows them to run freely and safely, play a touch of soccer or badminton. There is also a romantic swing under the centenary tree adorned with flowers which is a favourite with both kids and parents!
The Barking Cow is home to great coffee, awesome breakfasts and wholesome lunches all made with local produce, plus there’s homemade bread and cakes. The perfect stop for your breakfast, morning coffee or lunch.
The historic Bridgetown Hotel is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat throughout the day. The restaurant and café have a magnificent collection of freshly made cakes for a coffee break any time of the day or evening and they’re open for lunch and dinner every day. The menu features classic pub fare like burgers, steaks, and fish and chips, along with a range of vegetarian and gluten-free options. The Hotel’s large verandah overlooking the parkland is perfect for a few drinks and a great meal on a warm evening.
The Freemason’s Hotel is one of the most iconic buildings in the town and has been serving guests since 1904. This family-friendly pub serves up delicious, locally sourced food at an affordable price.
Great food, great drinks and great service, what else could you ask for! The Mulberry Tree offers a casual cafe for breakfast, lunch and everything in between. This quaint cafe opened in 2016 and since then, has been serving up delicious treats for locals and visitors to enjoy.
Bridgetown Bakery (Hansens Hot Bread Shop)
Hansens is a must stop and try! Situated in the centre of the main street it is open 7 days per week from early am. Great place for breakfast or lunches and of course a great range of cakes, pastries, breads
Enjoy the finest Vietnamese cuisine with a balance of fresh herbs and spices in a wide range of dine in and takeaway options. Great coffee, bubble teas, sushi, rolls and fresh cakes all on sale.
Enjoy good local coffee and discover what a bagel should look and taste like! A bagel shop, art studio and Christmas shop all in one. There are so many amazing bagels flavours, from classic filled reuben style to black garlic cream cheese with chopped dates and black pepper! Check out the art gallery and get into the Christmas spirit with their year-round toy and decoration shop.
Nelsons is known for its warm hospitality and rustic charm. Nelson’s a-la-carte restaurant is located inside a beautiful 125-year-old building (dating back to 1890), with a simple and rustic atmosphere and a sophisticated ambience. Nelson’s pride themselves on keeping things local, and support local producers and small businesses wherever possible, enabling them to source only the very best prime meats including beef, lamb, free range chicken and eggs, and quality dairy products. They also support local wine makers and growers by stocking a great range of premium boutique wines from region.
Clovers General & Liquor Store is a one stop shop specialising in local produce, wine, beers and spirits and specialty providore lines. Clovers also offer the Getaway Grazing Box, a delicious grazing box of savoury goodies and sweet treats, you can even add a bottle of local wine!
This locally owned independent fast-food store that offers a range of BBQ, fried chicken, fish & chips and much more, all made fresh daily.
For something a bit different, take an interactive tour around Bridgetown! Starting at the Rabbit Hole, you will be given a picnic basket and a series of clues to guide you to each destination, where you will gather the supplies for your sumptuous and local picnic, all whilst learning about our town, its people and places. Once all the ingredients are found follow the final clue to a beautiful secret picnic spot!