Restaurant Guide

Arimia: Restaurant review

The dining revolution will not be televised. Mindful eaters need to drive down an unsealed road in Margaret River scrub to see (and taste) it for themselves.

Address

242 Quininup Rd,
Yallingup, WA

Hours

Lunch Thu-Mon noon-3pm

Prices

Tasting menus $60-$85
D $16

The dining revolution will not be televised. Mindful eaters need to drive down an unsealed road in Margaret River scrub to see (and taste) it for themselves. This off-the-grid cellar door – a warm, country-cosy space adorned with contemporary art and timber floorboards – might not boast the history of some of its neighbours, but its self-sufficient approach offers an inspiring blueprint for tomorrow. Evan Hayter doesn't just talk the sustainable restaurant talk: he walks the walk, plants the plants in a biodynamic kitchen garden, breeds trout in winter creeks and uses pigs to regenerate the land. He also has the kitchen smarts to turn this virtue into gratifying lunch menus. Misshapen carrots with a soy-cured quail's egg yolk and estate olive oil equals a stirring vegetarian tartare. Local whiting gets flash-cured by a vinaigrette made from sémillon grapes. Daikon "noodles" and pale slices of air-dried duck in dashi speaks to an interest in Japanese cooking. Estate pork stars in comforting ragù tagliatelle and great smallgoods. Snappy wines, cheerful service and tranquil bushland views from the deck feature among Arimia's other home-grown assets.
Phone:
(08) 9755 2528
Website:
arimia.com.au
Bookings:
Bookings recommended
Features:
  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Outdoor dining
  • Wheelchair friendly
Accepted card types:
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Chef:
Evan Hayter
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.