Eat Your Way Through Rottnest with our Ultimate Foodies Guide

Here’s our guide to the best eats on Rottnest Island for every food lover!

Frankie’s on Rotto

Located in Thomson Bay, Frankie’s on Rotto offers a casual dining vibe and are famous for their sourdough pizzas. Treat yourself to brunch, lunch or dinner whilst soaking up the fun and exciting atmosphere of Rottnest’s main settlement.

Best Eats:

PIZZA! Frankie’s on Rotto by far wins the award for the best woodfired pizza you will find on the entire island. Available in a range of different flavours with arguably drool-worthy toppings, their pizzas are a can’t miss.

Best For:

A filling lunch stop before heading off on a long bike ride around the island.


Pinky’s Rottnest Island

Living up to its name and offering selfie worthy sunsets on the daily, Pinky’s Rottnest Islamd has a delicious menu inspired by Western Australian produce serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Visit on the weekend for live music backed by picturesque views of Pinky Beach and Bathurst Lighthouse.

Best Eats:

Although known for their range of burgers and sandwiches, a standout dish for us was their corn ribs served with charred salsa! A yummy addition to any lunch that perfectly hits the spot after a quick dip at The Basin.

Best For:

A quick pick-me-up after a long lounge on the beach or the perfect location for a sunset bevs session!


Lontara at Samphire Rottnest

Dive into a Southeast Asian dream at Lontara, with food designed to be shared. Lontara at Samphire Rottnest discovers the rich flavours of the maritime spice routes and wines of the world.

Best Eats:

Let us just say their feast menu is TO DIE FOR! Think all the best Southeast Asian flavours all rolled into one taste explosion, perfect for those wanting to be transported away for the evening.

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A luxurious dinner for 2 or more tucked away in the beautiful Samphire Rottnest resort, just a hop and a skip from the main settlement.

Dishes of food

Isola Bar e Cibo

On the other hand, discover a unique Italian beachside cuisine at Isola with their array of pasta, meat and seafood dishes. In the summer, join one of their Aperitivo afternoons for a fresh spritz and view of Thomson Bay.

Best Eats:

If you’re a lover of pasta and burrata look no further! Our go-to dishes here will always be the burrata caprese which boasts a huge ball of fresh cheese accompanied by seasonal tomatoes and toasted sourdough; for someone after something a little heartier the classic pork rigatoni is sure to satisfy!

Best For:

The ideal end to a day any day on Rottnest Island, watching the sunset drop over the Indian Ocean whilst sipping an icy cold spritz.

Burrata Caprese

Hotel Rottnest

After a more relaxed beachside dining experience? Hotel Rottnest is the pub vibe you are after, with a selection of craft beers, wines, and cocktail jugs from the Island Bar. Get a beach party atmosphere with music and DJs every weekend, a selection of share food and plenty of room to dance. Hotel Rottnest is walk-in only so get in quick to secure yourself a table.

Best Eats:

Graze to your hearts desire on a range of bao buns, sliders, fish & chips, and pizza, or opt for the reliable hot chips and a cold pint. Hotel Rottnest has everything a classic pub feed screams of.

Best For:

A feed in your boardies and thongs before jumping straight back into the water, or a big night out with their onsite DJ and great drink offers.

Friends drinking

Rottnest Bakery

A Rottnest Island icon and local favourite, the Rottnest Bakery is our go-to for a delicious assortment of pies, cakes, bread and sandwiches. Sit back with a hot or cold beverage in the shade of the main settlement or pop past in the afternoon for an ice cream.

Best Eats:

We can never go past their famous jam donut; trust us you need to try one!

Best For:

Anything, any day for those carb or coffee needs.



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