Restaurant Guide

Wills Domain: Restaurant review

Rolling vineyards before you. A thoroughly modern cellar door around you. In your glass, wine from one of the region’s rising stars: life in this scenic corner of Margaret River ain’t half bad.


Cnr Brash & Abbey Farm Rds
Yallingup, WA


Lunch daily noon-3pm


E $19-$29
M $31-$45
D $16-$18
Tasting menus $68-$125

It's the little things that make this cellar door restaurant a must on any Margaret River eating itinerary. The vibrancy of local whiting, quick-cured to order and presented on a slick of dashi-enriched cream. The give of noodle- like strands of squid, poached in butter and served in a bright broth sharpened with preserved lemon. The tangle of precision-sliced snow peas that conceal fat baked-potato gnocchi, as much an aesthetic flourish as it is about playing crunch against soft. Yet despite all this minutiae, this sleek dining room – all dark surfaces and terrazzo flooring – nails the bigger things, too. "Side dish" seems like a put-down for something as well built as a half-head of cauliflower enriched with miso butter, the steadily expanding wine range has zero weak spots, and the view of the vines and surrounding valley remains a conversation stopper – as is a glossy, chocolate-coated cube of salted caramel and chocolate mousse, the latest in Seth James's ongoing series of photo-ready desserts. A polished floor team, meanwhile, underscores Wills Domain as the complete Margaret River lunchtime package.
(08) 9755 2327
Bookings recommended
  • Licensed
  • Wheelchair access
  • Outdoor dining
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Seth James
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.