Lifestyle Travel

Little Fish, Yallingup – A Lunch Review

April 23, 2015

Little Fish in Gunyulgup Valley, minutes from Dunsborough in the South West of Western Australia has been open just over a year.  Replacing the Yallingup institution that was Lamonts, Des & Shelley  de  Kler, of Trigg Island Cafe fame, have bought a long overdue (in my opinion!) seafood option to the South West.

This iconic location on the lake is the perfect place for a casual, ambient dining experience, which is exactly what we got when we visited Little Fish for lunch last week.  Leaving the craziness that can be the Margaret River Pro & the crowds behind us, we were seated comfortably overlooking the lawn & the Gunyulgup Gallery, a perfect location for us to eat with our 2 children aged 7 & 4.

There are alternative seating options, both inside and out, on the deck which on a sunny day would be the logical choice minus the two small children.

Our waitress was delightful, setting the kids up with menus, colouring & water in plastic cups.  I was unsure what to order & luckily she recommended the dish I was leaning towards.  So I ordered the Scallamari & Mr D the Prime Fillet. (albeit a seafood menu!)

Oaks was feeling a little under the weather, so ordered the soup of the day, Pumpkin & The D-Man, from the Kids Menu, Fish Bites & Chips.

The Fish Bites ($12) were gorgeous, fresh & crunchy & the chips homemade & delicious!  The Pumpkin soup ($14) was also a hit with Oaks & was served with crunchy bread.

My Scallamari ($38) – a scallop & calamari combo, served on a bed of rice & topped with white wine sauce was perfect.  The seafood was cooked perfectly & was a great combination with the rice & side salad.  It came with optional Baked Potato or Fries, I went the potato, but in reality it just wasn’t necessary & next time I will decline the option altogether.

Mr D on the other hand, devoured his entire meal including the optional Baked Potato!  His Prime Fillet ($41) was cooked just the way he liked it & there wasn’t a lot of sharing going on, so he must have enjoyed it!  He also enjoyed a side order of Seasonal Veggies ($12) which were fresh & lovely.

The kids both had a children’s size lemonade ($3) & Mr D & I thoroughly enjoyed the Margaret River Shiraz from Ashbrook ($41).  A great choice of local wines is available on the wine list.

We would definitely return to Little Fish, our service was fantastic, even owner Shelley came out & had a chat with us about our visit, the food was great & the atmosphere & surroundings beautiful.  And if you’re sans children, a visit to the Gunyulgup Gallery next door is a must!


Little Fish1/4 Koorabin Drive, Gunyulgup Valley, Yallingup

9755 2455

Fully Licensed

Open Tue-Sat Lunch & Dinner, Sunday lunch only

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