Midweek break in Yallingup

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Yallingup is in the South Western region of Western Australia.  Its a great spot to visit for a short break especially from Perth.  The drive takes just under three hours.
With so many places to stay it was so difficult to decide, we eventually chose the  Sienna Lodge and it did not disappoint! Situated in between Barnyard Winery and Cafe Lavender on Caves Road, it was just a short drive into Yallingup and around 10k from Dunsborough. Its owned and managed by a very friendly Lithuanian couple – Raminta & Egis Rusilas, they also own the beautiful “Barnyard Vineyard”.

Arriving just after 4pm we dropped our bags in our room and headed over to take a look at the beach and then happy hour at the iconic Caves Hotel.  A few snaps of the wild coastline of South West WA.

Dinner that night was at the gastronomic restaurant of Lamonts and as it was so busy Kate Lamont was waiting tables herself.  Always a good idea to book ahead as this place is nearly always full.

Next morning as the Barnyard cafe only opens for breakfast on weekends we headed into Dunsborough for our freerange poached eggs on sourdough toast with coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice.  Back to Sienna to decide where to have our next feast but first a stop in the Barnyard cafe for a midmorning glass of wine and a little look around.
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As there are so many wineries, we again had the difficult task of choosing where to go for lunch. We wanted to try something new so we headed over to the Brookwood Estate.

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The menu had some tasty tapas options which was perfect for lunch.

Starters
prosciutto wrapped fillet mignon and grilled prawns with chill and coriander aoli

Dinner that night was in Caves Hotel as it was just down the road from us, also many places were fully booked due to the school holidays.  Caves is always a good choice as it has such a great atmosphere, you can be casual and eat outside or dress up and eat inside.  Food is always good and portions so large that one dish is enough for two.  We had a chef’s platter to start, and sticky ribs to share.  There were leftovers!

Some sculptures that caught my eye

The late afternoon sun shining on these trees at Caves Hotel

By the next day it was already time to check out. Time fly’s when you’re having fun, theres only so much you can eat and drink in two days! We drove into Yallingup and had an excellent breakfast in the general store which is also the Post Office, just by Caves House. Its not that well advertised that they even do breakfast. On the drive back we were recommended to drop by the Bunbury Farmers Market.  Its a great place to stock up on fresh local produce.  We even bought some lunch here and stopped at Heron Point to eat it.

And that was our very short two night stay over, until the next time we fancy a break!

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