Gourmet Escape – Margaret River: what’s still available?

Published Thursday, October 24, 2019 in What's On & Events

Escape the city and snap up last-minute tickets

The biggest and best foodie event of the year is nearly here. In just three weeks, you’ll be sampling, savouring and swirling your way through possibly the best food and drinks you’ve ever tasted. But it’s even more than that. Rub shoulders with renowned chefs and winemakers, watch the cooking showdowns, and boost your culinary skills with lessons from the best in the business.
And explore the natural wonders of this beautiful region in between events.


Many events are already sold out, but there are some tickets left so you’d better get in asap.

Last minute Gourmet Escape tickets: pick of the bunch


Westpac Gourmet Beach BBQ – pictured above

The iconic shindig of the festival takes places on Castle Rock Beach, Dunsborough. Canapés, beer and wine, a gourmet BBQ feast, and the most stunning views of our coast from the best vantage point: right on the beach sand. Each session, Friday through Sunday, features a different superstar chef mixing it up at the grill, including David Chang of Momofuku fame. Choose your own adventure because there are tickets for each day and night available.

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Margaret River’s Secret Garden

Dining by Twilight at Margaret River’s Secret Garden

One of the South West’s most pretty and peaceful spots, and a favourite for weddings, will host this six-course, plant-based dégustation. Chefs George Cooper, of Tiller Dining in Margaret River, and Amanda Cohen, of New York’s Dirt Candy, team up for this culinary extravaganza on the evening of Saturday, 16  November.

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Fraser Gallop Estate, Wilyabrup

Fraser Gallop Estate Long Italian Lunch

‘Modern Italian with a Japanese twist’ is how the food of Sydney-based chef Federico Zanellato is described. Combine this inventiveness with the knowledge of Australia’s top wine writer James Halliday and you have a spectacular Sunday lunch on your hands.

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Gourmet Village, Leeuwin Estate

Gourmet Village Weekend Pass

If you can do only one thing, go to the Gourmet Village. It’s really a taster of Gourmet Escape 2019 with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. On the grounds of Leeuwin Estate, Gourmet Escape HQ, in the Village you’ll be treated to Battle of the Breweries, wine tasting at the Grand Marquee, pop up bars and restaurants (dumplings, bao, and fried chicken, anyone?), learning about meat and butchery, as well as The Little Kitchen for younger family members. Plus, you can sit in for Consuming Conversations, which features candid chats with chefs and other well-known guests.

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Wine and Swine with Colin Fassnidge

You’ve seen his face on TV, judging and coaching competitors on Channel 7’s My Kitchen Rules. This highly respected and award-winning chef will be cooking up a mouth-watering porchetta dish and mingling with guests over a few glasses of wine on Sunday, 17 November.

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Ocean Dream, Geographe Bay

Mark Best on The Ocean Dream

Live your best life the South West way. Enjoy local wine and savour canapés prepared by respected chef Mark Best aboard a boat cruising Geographe Bay. Friday is booked out, but there are still some spots for the Saturday and Sunday.

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Into The New Africa #1

Feast on modern African fare on Friday, 15 November with South African superstar chef Kobus Van Der Merwe and Paul Iskov of Fervor. Enjoy the intimate 40-person eight-course dinner with complementary Fermoy Estate Wines.

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Cap off a perfect weekend with a stay in the holiday home of your dreams, where you can put your feet up and discuss the events of the day.

Farm Break, overlooking beautiful Bunker Bay

Wilderness Rise with oceans views, Margaret River

Talo House, with ocean views to Eagle Bay

Ithaca with stunning valley views, Yallingup


Browse our portfolio to find the perfect holiday home for your gourmet escape.


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