EAGLE BAY BREWING CO
252 Eagle Bay Road, Dunsborough
A short drive from Dunsborough and you arrive in summer lunch heaven. The weather could not have been better. With a picture-perfect view of farm and ocean and one of the best tables in the house, we settled in with a pint each of the Eagle Bay Kolsch and Vienna.
The expansive property is everything "d'outh". Beautiful ocean views, relaxed and very friendly atmosphere, fresh local produce (they even have their own veggie garden on site) and of course their own drinks, including Eagle Bay Vineyard Bubbles. The sparkling is a prosecco style made with a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot grapes sourced from the Margaret River region. It has been bottle fermented in the traditional French style, has a crisp, dry palette with notes of apple and citrus. Only available only at Eagle Bay Brewing Co, in the restaurant or take-away from the Provisions store on-site.
Eagle Bay Brewing Co. has been owned and operated since 2010 by local farming siblings Nick, Astrid and Adrian d’Espeissis. The property has been in the family since 1950 and the farm is still operational with the trio’s father John still farming the land Eagle Bay Brewing Co overlooks.
EBBC beers are handcrafted and brewed in small batches and made with only four ingredients; freshly harvested rainwater, malted barley, yeast, hops and sunshine which powers the brewery. They are preservative-free. My partner who ran a pub for many years, commented on the quality of the beer shown by the lasting bead and froth. The property has a 25 year-old vineyard and fruit from this vineyard is picked to make a selection of Eagle Bay Vineyard wines.
The Eagle Bay Brewing Co. kitchen is driven by Head Chef Rupert Brown and the food is wholesome, simple and fresh, full of local produce, including seasonal ingredients freshly plucked from our kitchen garden. Our food is created according to old-fashioned cooking principals with no short cuts and the menu changes every season.
With the temperature up and a medium appetite, we chose:
the beer plate: duck risotto balls, tokyo crisps, cheddar, bacon and pale ale dip, garlic bread
ploughman’s board: country style pate, pickled cucumber, salmon rillette, egg mayonnaise, pickled onion, smoked cheddar and ploughman’s pickle, Yallingup Wood Fired Bread and crostini $32
Both were on the table within 20 minutes of ordering, presented well, tasty and included more than enough for afternoon grazing. The risotto balls and Tokyo Crisps were delicious. The salmon rillette was a little spicy for us.
The view! Take out-of-towners, they'll be impressed.
Large menu, oozing freshness.
Friendly, efficient service
The beer! - the Kolsch is definitely one of our faves. Can't wait to try the bubbles.
Great for families and large groups
Close to Dunsborough
Fabulous for weddings or functions
ALWAYS busy, so make sure you book....in peak times, at least 4 weeks ahead.