Rustico Restaurant at Hay Shed Hill Vineyard
The current Rustico restaurant is situated on the site of the former Hay Shed Hill Café and Deli. The enhanced dining experience features the award winning Rustico Tapas, Mediterranean style cuisine enjoyed by so many diners at its Rockingham Beach location. While Rustico does offer an ala-carte menu that emphasises a shared plate style of dining, including the largest selection of European cheeses anywhere in the region; their renowned six course degustation menu is the house specialty that requires a minimum of two people.
An Amazing Culinary Journey
For each of the six courses, that begins with starters and finishes up with delectable desserts, you select one main dish to be shared. The degustation venue, when paired with a one or more of the Hay Shed Hill premium, 5 star wines, is a true afternoon delight. Yes, six courses may seem like a lot of food to be eaten at one sitting. However, the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, and the courses are served at a leisurely pace, the expert wait staff allows time in between the courses for you to fully appreciate the taste of the each finished dish while anticipating the wonders to arrive with the next dish.
Depending on your personal itinerary, and the time of your arrival, you might want to enjoy wine tasting in the vineyard’s cellar door before or after your meal, or have a relaxing cocktail at their full bar before your meal. When taking advantage of the complete dining and wine tasting package, you will be sharing a full day’s pleasure in the heart of Margaret River’s pristine wine country. The ambience of the Hay Shed Hill winery and restaurant is the perfect setting to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, an engagement, or any other special reason for an idyllic, romantic getaway.
Rustico is open Sunday to Saturday, from 11 AM to 5 PM, with ample parking. The restaurant is closed four days a year, for Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, ANZAC Day, and Good Friday. Reservations are highly recommended for either indoor or outdoor seating, both areas being wheelchair accessible. The average cost for off-the-menu items are moderately priced from $24 to $48. Their 6 course degustation extravaganza is a flat one price person, with paired wines at an additional cost. Rustico accepts cash, and MasterCard, Visa, and American Express credit cards. For seating arrangements or other information, they can be reached at +61 8 9755 6455, and you can view their full menu on their website. The restaurant is located at 511 Harmans Mill Road in Wilyabrup.
Driving Directions from Forest Rise Chalets & Lodge, 231 Yelverton Road:
Rustico is a straight route along Yelverton Road to Harmans Mill Road. The distance is 13 km, and the drive time is approximately a quarter of an hour.
Driving Directions from Margaret River Visitor Centre, 100 Bussell Highway:
From the Visitors Centre, drive west along State Route 10 to Harmans Mill Road. The distance is 35 km, and the drive time is approximately 25 minutes.