Wining and dining

We had lunch on Tuesday at Watershed Winery just outside Margaret River. I chose this winery after googling winery +playground or some such combination.

Alas it was bucketing down so the kids did not get to check out the play area which is in the alfresco/courtyard adjoining the cafe end of the restaurant.

The cafe end is aimed at casual dining and readily welcomes families (who supervise their children). The menu is not large but offers a variety such as wagyu beef burger with aged cheddar and chargrilled vegetables, lamb shank with (handmade) gnocchi and fish and fries.

The children’s menu had four choices – pasta, chicken and  pineapple pizza (on the same Turkish bread as the burger), cheeseburger or fish and (shoestring) fries. The pizza also came with fries while the fish and fries also had a small side salad; both came with a 100 per cent juice box, so good value and healthy, fresh choices for $8.

Our mains, the burger and lamb shank, were $19 each from memory (will check the notes later) – good value compared to some other nearby establishments,and good sizes, too.

Child's fish and fries
Child's fish and fries

As you can see from my brilliantly inserted image, the kids were also given colouring in materials.

The service was friendly and fast, with orders taken at the counter and delivered to the table (full table service in the restaurant side).

Although we were heading to the Berry Farm we spoilt out appetites by also indulging in a piece of the choc caramel tart, a flan and fancier version of the good old choc caramel slice.

The restaurant has been nominated in several categories of the Gold Plate  awards so is well worth a visit. Note to older diners, don’t sit near the door and then look cross when kids go in or out to the playground. There are plenty of other tables. The cafe is family friendly so grin and bare it!

Sorry can’t report on the wines. More images on Flickr stream…


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