Named after Robert Thomson who farmed salt from the island in 1841 and the bay that bears his name, Thomsons offers a fresh and exciting approach to Rottnest dining.

It is our aim to surprise and delight, offering our customers the food and service you wouldn’t normally expect while still remaining quintessentially Rottnest. Having a deep involvement and love for Rottnest for over 30 years has helped us design Thomsons to cater for all, from families, day trippers, overseas visitors, to the boating fraternity.


We are proud to be Western Australian and showcase all that is great about WA produce.

We source local wherever possible supporting WA producers and suppliers. We have a seafood focus, however there are great food options for all, including those with specific food requirements or allergies. Discover our stunning dishes before you dine. Our menus are always current and our dishes are the very essence of great Australian cuisine.


” The view from the restaurant is over the bay and really lovely. We didn’t have to wait long and the staff were friendly and helpful “


Takeaway coffee available all day from 11am.

Local Ingredients

We strive to develop working relationships with local growers and use their beautiful fresh local produce and showcase it in our dishes.

Our Menu

Our menu embraces fresh local seafood, quality beef and locally harvested produce to perfectly accompany our waterfront location.


Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by our team of professional chefs. Served daily from 11am-3pm no bookings are required your welcome to walk in any time.

gluten free

We take pride in meeting your dietary requirements wherever we can, and have a range of delicious gluten-free (GF) options available. Please make us aware if you have any specific allergies or requirements and we are more than happy offer you options.


Thomsons offers a signature dining experience at Rottnest Island catering to families, group bookings or even a romantic table for two.

The Kiosk

If you have planned a busy day exploring the beautify island, call in to our Kiosk for your pitstop break. Perfect for takeaway lunch with the children or just a light meal and cool drink to enjoy under our shaded alfresco area opposite the children playground.