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Where to Eat in Broome - From Bush Foraging to Gourmet Restaurants

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Fusion defines most Broome fare, reflecting the town's cultural melting pot of Asian, European, and Aboriginal influences. Adventurous foodies will enjoy a variety of choices, from fine dining to foraging in the Kimberley bush. Whether sampling a high-end culinary experience, or more simple local delights, you can expect fresh, local produce, against backdrops of natural scenery.

Typical dishes

 

With its thriving pearling industry, Broome is the place to go for a taste of the prized, and rare, oyster meat (or "pearl meat") that comes from the dinner-plate-sized Pinctada Maxima.

Chomping around Chinatown

 

If you have a taste for Asian food, you'll revel in the Chinese, Thai, Japanese, and Malaysian flavors that can be savored in Broome's Chinatown. Head to Napier Terrace to sample Aburi Tasmanian Salmon at Azuki Japanese Fusion, or for something different, the award-winning Thai Spicy Sexy Pearl served in an ice balloon at Som Thai. You'll also find small eateries with a relaxed vibe to enjoy tasty meals, treats and coffees; try the Kool Spot Café, or the Shady Lane Café, both a few minutes' walk from the Johnny Chi Lane shopping arcade.

 

  • Azuki Japanese Fusion, 15 Napier Terrace, Broome WA 6725; Tel: +61 8 9193 7211; Website: Azuki Japanese Fusion
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  • Som Thai, 5 Napier Terrace, Broome WA 6725; Tel: +61 8 9192 6186; Website: Som Thai

 

Eats on Hamersley Street

 

To quench your thirst with something a little different, take a pit stop at Matso's Brewery to sample their own ciders and beers infused with desert lime, chili, and mango. Food is served too, and ranges from steak sandwiches to healthy salads. Further down the road, The Aarli restaurant's doors are open all day for modern Australian cuisine. You can titillate your taste buds from the word go with a breakfast of caramelized pork belly, roti bread, and a fried egg, or pop in in the afternoon for a delectable sharing platter.

 

  • Matso's Broome Brewery, 60 Hamersley St, Broome WA 6725; Tel: +61 8 9193 5811; Website: Matso's Broome Brewery
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  • The Aarli, 16 Hamersley St, Broome WA 6725; Tel: +61 8 9192 5529; Website: The Aarli

 

Outdoor dining at Cable Beach

 

Cable Beach Club has impressive views of fiery Indian Ocean sunsets, and a choice of alfresco decks to sip a cocktail or tuck into some food. The resort has several restaurants, ranging from opulent to casual, and covering the kaleidoscope of the area's cultural influences. Grilled barramundi, and pearl meat tortellini are some of the specialties you can sample here. For a relaxed bite to eat, and a vast terrace offering panoramic views of this famous beach, you can head to Zanders, where the menu includes tapas-style options along with pizzas, and salads.

 

  • Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, Cable Beach Road, Broome WA 6725; Tel: +61 8 9192 0400; Website: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
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  • Zanders, Cable Beach Road (West), Broome WA 6726; Tel: +61 8 9193 5090; Website: Zanders

 

Indigenous tucker on the Dampier Peninsula

 

Australian Aboriginal food is served at the alfresco Kooljaman restaurant against a backdrop of breathtaking views; rusty red cliffs, a cobalt sea, whales breaching the water, and spectacular sunsets. No alcohol is served at this indigenous-owned wilderness camp, but you can bring your own for a small corkage fee. If you fancy a more hands-on approach to your dinner, with Lombadina you can head out to the ocean with a local guide to catch your very own feast of mud crabs, which will then be cooked for you and served with salad and homemade bread.

 

  • Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, PMB 8, Cape Leveque Via Broome, WA 6725; Tel: +61 8 9192 4970; Website: Kooljaman at Cape Leveque
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  • Lombadina, Thomas Bay, Dampier Peninsula; Tel: +61 8 91924936; Website: Lombadina