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Cape Lodge
Modern European
Cape Lodge

Dinner at Cape Lodge's in-house restaurant remains one of Margaret River's grandest nights out. The formal, sophisticated room. The difficulty in scoring a booking as a non-guest. The frisson of occasion as attentive staff show diners to impeccably dressed tables. While the peripherals are unchanged, the arrival of a new chef has taken the food in a new European direction. Michael Elfwing works hard to fuse local ingredients and modern, often Nordic sensibilities. His efforts usually pay dividends - dill-spiked yabbies and ace smoked trout, say - but near-misses such as the fishy "edible Margaret River seaside" accompanying juicy snapper and finger-lime beurre blanc suggest the kitchen is still finding its way. Thankfully, artistic desserts such as Bahen & Co chocolate crème with salted toffee strike a better balance between provenance and technique. The thoughtfully compiled wine list, meanwhile, continues to thrill.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 3 courses $145; dégustation $145

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Michael Elfwing



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