Rottnest Restaurants

Enjoy a slice of island life at a Rottnest restaurant! From pubs to beach clubs and feasting on family-friendly food – Rotto has it all. On the tiny Wadjemup island, you’re surrounded by dining options from the best of Western Australian seafood to flavours of the archipelagos of south-east Asia. There are plenty of places to eat and drink on Rottnest, its food culture is growing stronger by the year. If you’re visiting Rottnest Island, check out our run-down of the best places to eat with kids in tow;

Places to Eat on Rottnest

Frankie’s on Rotto

Found at the bustling Thomson Bay Settlement, Frankie’s offers up kid-friendly handmade pizzas. Its casual vibe means kids are welcome, even with sandy feet! Also on the menu are brunch classics, tasty pasta, fresh salads and more for brekkie, lunch and dinner. Kids are sure to spy the playground opposite Frankie’s so you can watch the kids while you relax on the deck with a coffee.

Find Frankie’s on Rotto at 342 Somerville Dr.


Geordie’s Café & Art Gallery

Arrive by two feet, two wheels or the Rotto shuttle bus, to this Geordie Bay favourite. You’ll find this spot much quieter than the main area of Rottnest. At Geordie’s Café & Art Gallery you can kick back and sip on a coffee, tea, or freshly made juices and smoothies. Kids will love old school milkshakes and spiders! The fully licensed restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus there is a shaded playground. See the Buggybuddys review here. 

Find Geordie’s Café & Art Gallery on Katemeraire Road, Geordie Bay.

Hotel Rottnest

Is it even a trip to Rotto without a drink and bowl of chips at the iconic Hotel Rottnest? It’s relaxed beachside vibe, with million-dollar views over Thomson Bay, must be experienced. It’s easy to spend an afternoon here, and the whole family is catered for with traditional pub classics and easy share food. Just rock up – Hotel Rottnest offers a walk-in service only.

Find Hotel Rottnest at 1 Bedford Ave.



Pinky’s Rottnest Island, Discovery Rottnest

Dine by the beautiful Bathurst Lighthouse at Pinky’s beach club. Resort guests and beachgoers can enjoy a range of dining options at this bayside bar. Found by the beach at Discovery Rottnest Island, the popular restaurant has live music every weekend and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids will be well occupied with garden games. See the Buggybuddys review here. 

Find Pinky’s Rottnest Island at Discovery Rottnest Island, next to Pinkys Beach.

Isola Bar e Cibo WA

Isola Rottnest, is a fresh new Italian oceanside eatery. Its simple dishes use quality WA produce, best served with an Italian-style cocktail, spritz or glass of wine. Expect to see pasta dishes, meats and WA seafood cooked over a charcoal-fired grill, on the menu (there’s a menu for the kiddies too). Their antipasti must be tried too, it’s perfect for enjoying with the views of Thompson Bay and is found close to a playground.

Find Isola Bar e Cibo at Colebatch Ave, Rottnest.

Lontara at Samphire

Lontara is one for adventurous kids! Their menu is inspired by the rich history and flavours of South-East Asia. Found at the Samphire Rottnest resort, you can almost feel that you are dining in Bali, with the sand between your toes, as you eat. Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Find Lontara at Samphire Rottnest resort, Thompson Bay. 


Have we missed any of your favourite Rottnest restaurants? Let us know in the comments below!

Want something more casual? Check out our guide to Rottnest cafes here.


Find more things to do on Rottnest Island with kids here.

About Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin has her own food and travel blog. Established in 2013, "The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life" has enjoyed an exciting name change in 2021, as "The Chef's Ex-wife" embarks on new adventures with Simply PERTHfect. Amanda loves getting out and about in Perth and WA, as well as brunching, tapas or something a little fancy in equal measures. With her son "Little Chef" in tow, Amanda always has plenty of family friendly eating options to recommend too! Be sure to check out Simply PERTHfect.

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