Epic sceneries aren't the only thing bringing colour to Broome; the town is a melting pot of cultures.
The 'gateway to the Kimberley' is rich with Indigenous, Japanese, Indonesian, Malay, Filipino, European, and Chinese influences; it's fair to say Broome's kitchen pots mirror its diverse heritage.
Discover the town's eclectic food and bar scene – from street vendors to upmarket restaurants, breweries and tantalising tours – in our foodie's guide to Broome.
Restaurants and bars in Broome not to miss
Be treated to modern Australian cuisine at The Aarli. It's the place to bring foodie enthusiasts for a culinary adventure as the contemporary restaurant offers tangy share plates and mains with an Asian flair. Sit inside or outside under lush plantations in Broome's town centre.
Away with forks; prepare to have sticky fingers, relishing local battered king prawns with green nam jim (Thai dipping sauce) and hot and sour mussels with lemongrass and kaffir lime. Or go big with barramundi roasted whole. Yum.
Visit: The Aarli
Spinifex Brewing Co
he Western Australian brewhouse is bringing its thirst-quenching hops to Broome's newest venue! At the Spinifex Alehouse at Cable Beach,fill the stomach with tasty share plates alongside cocktails and boutique brews. Take it easy with a Sunday session, catching live music in the alfresco area.
Visit: Spinifex Brewing Co.
One cannot go to Broome without experiencing its most iconic brewhouse. Behind the low white picket fence is Matso's – Broome's much-loved brewery that offers an array of off-kilter flavoured beers, including its renowned mango beer. Try a range of beers by purchasing a tasting paddle and kicking back in Broome's town centre's much-loved beer garden. Grab a bite and make the night of it by sitting under festoon lights and catching a local gig. It's a magical spot and showcases Broome's lively yet relaxed social scene.
Visit: Matso's Broome Brewery
Relish in a fiesta of flavour at Papá Fuego. The Conti Hotel's Latin-inspired restaurant and bar offers a fun night out, with staff donning flamboyant attire with colourful share platters and cocktails to match. Feast on South American delights with dishes ranging from empanadas to flame-grilled meats over Western Australian hardwoods. Can't decide on what to order? Choose the 'Feed Me' menu to take your tastebuds around the continent!
Visit: Papa Fuegos
Bali Hai Café
Enjoy a slice of Bali paradise in Broome at Bali Hai Café. The laidback restaurant serves modern Australian cuisine with an Asian twist, using local produce and high-quality ingredients. Cool off in air-conditioned comforts or bask in balmy weather on the restaurant's alfresco deck to make the most of this secluded culinary oasis.
Visit: Bali Hai Café
The Bay Club at the Mangrove Hotel
Expect good vibes and gorgeous views at Mangrove Hotel's The Bay Club. Overlooking Roebuck Bay's bright, bold hues, the outdoor venue offers something for everyone. Pick your happy place in tropical surroundings: lounge on a daybed, get cosy in cabanas or sit around the table and kick back with a cocktail, ice-cold beer, or bistro feed. Life in Broome doesn't get more easygoing than that.
Visit: The Mangrove Hotel
Millie Café at Cable Beach Caravan Park
Have a hankering for a home-cooked meal? Let Millie Café at Cable Beach Caravan Park satisfy your cravings - from early in the morning to late in the afternoon - with banging bacon and egg rolls, freshly squeezed and oh-so-tasty juices, fruit salads and other café classics sure to please. Replenish the energy stocks again with a barista-made coffee at this casual cafe. Too easy.
Blend in with the local scene at the Broome Markets. Each Saturday from April to September, the markets at the historical Courthouse Gardens are a colourful spectacle – people, trinkets, arts, entertainment and most importantly, food. Join the snaking line at the Juice Bar to try its legendary mango smoothie. We promise you it's worth the wait!
Visit: Broome Markets
Nip and sip on the finer things in life at Broome's premier distillery, Moontide Distillery. The cellar door offers guided tastings to sample its beautifully crafted spirits and gins infused with native botanicals. Pair it with a curated cheeseboard for an afternoon of pure indulgence.
Visit: Moontide Distillery
Salty Plum Social
Discover Broome's food scene on foot with Salty Plum Social. Departing Town Beach, the Wayfarers Gourmet Experience tour weaves through the area's history with a unique culinary experience, visiting three much-loved venues. Includes some drinks and bites.
Visit: Salty Plum Social
Broome and Around Bus Charters and Tours
Limited time but need to satisfy all cravings? Hop aboard with Broome and Around and be taken to the best of Broome's food scene. The tour ends with sunset hour, sipping cocktails at Cable Beach. Now that's how to make the most of Broome time!
Hungry for more? See what else there is to eat and drink around the Kimberley.