Restaurants reign

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Bunkers Beach House chefs Guy Jeffries and Jason Van Druten at the stunning restaurant
Camera IconBunkers Beach House chefs Guy Jeffries and Jason Van Druten at the stunning restaurant Credit: Supplied/Busselton-Dunsborough Times, Supplied

Capes eateries have taken top honours at coveted hospitality event The West Australian Good Food Guide Awards.

Yallingup’s Wills Domain won the regional restaurant of the year and Dunsborough restaurant Bunkers Beach House was awarded best casual dining.

Margaret River’s Corymbia was awarded the sought-after title of wine of the year.

Judge Mike Bennie wrote in his assessing report “the pedigree of the winemaker and attention to detail combined to make the Corymbia Tempranillo Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon a wine of great distinction”.

Judges described Wills Domain as a leader in culinary invention and innovation, plating up dishes of great virtuosity which “delight and over-deliver”.

Former Good Food Guide chef of the year winner Guy Jeffreys recently took on a supporting role at Bunkers Beach House.

Jeffreys has continued his no-waste, sustainable food ethos and transformed the restaurant into a casual eatery, with WA seafood as the main ingredient.

Judges said the food at Bunkers Beach House was simple yet bold and balanced, while the customer experience was the “apogee of casual dining executed by smart people”. Jeffreys said the team was honoured to be recognised in the awards.

“I am very proud of head chef Jason Van Druten and the entire team at Bunkers Beach House for embracing change and delivering such a great casual dining experience,” he said.

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