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Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, Australian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for 7.30. Told at 7.57 that the kitchen closes at 8. Nothing said when booking. Food was OK. Miso on everything. Even in the dessert. Steak ok. Fish ok. Gnocchi not so good but brisket wasnt too bad at all. Overall nice setting just...too rushed and just ok food.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 15 September 2021 via mobile

The lovely outdoor setting has been retained but sadly the restaurant has gone for now it seems. Orders are placed over the bar. The live music was very good but as is often the case too loud to have a conversation. The menu was very...disappointing. The steak came with parsnip - that’s it. Even had I liked parsnip I would have wanted more. There didn’t seem to be a side salad, potato (there was chips) or vegetable dish. The pizza was fair - the ingredients were tasty. The other options lacked completeness. Won’t be going back until they either go a full way towards becoming a pub with pub food or revert to being a small bar restaurant with with at least cafe meals.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 26 July 2021

A a couple we dined at Stilts under new management. The menu is still under review, but the food we had was very well presented and tasted fresh. The wine list is good quality also.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 19 July 2021

With a name like Stilts we thought this place might have elevated views across the ocean. Not so, it's at ground level but it joins an area that is near the beach so it has a pleasant outlook if you are sitting outside. Service and...prices were good for this part of the world. As it was quite cold during our visit we made use of the very cosy open fire. The menu looked reasonable but it didn't grab us so we dined elsewhere.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 11 July 2021

We visited on a Sunday afternoon. We sat at a table with our drinks and after 10 minutes a staff member came over and announced that the table was booked at 4pm by their regulars and that we would have to move. We were a...little surprised by this and when we questioned them about it they weren’t in the slightest bit apologetic. We politely suggested that the table should have had a reserved notice on it and we would have chosen another. Won’t be hurrying backMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

Attended for dinner on a Saturday night, which was busy. Menu had some good choices but the kids menu was a bit lacking (my fussy five year old is a nugget connoisseur which was missing). Ordered at the bar and waited for our meals. Pizza...came out after 30 minutes but none of the kids meals arrived until the 40 minute mark. After another ten minutes we asked a staff member to check on our final meal and she returned a minute later with it with a sorry it’s busy. I had seen it plated in the kitchen before the kids meals came out. Food was good but the service and flow of the kitchen was clearly lacking.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 30 June 2021

We were lucky enough to avoid lockdown in Perth by already being on holiday for a week. Popped into Stilts for a drink as we have attended a number of corporate functions in the past and enjoyed the atmosphere. There was no bar staff in...sight and waited patiently behind another patron. After a few minutes walked into the restaurant section and saw a staff member having a conversation with another person. She turned and looked directly at us then turned back to continue chatting to her friend / customer. She made no effort to say I’ll be with you in a minute. I went back to the bar and waited behind the same patron who hadn’t been served. We decided to leave as we have enjoyed excellent service at all the restaurants, cafes and breweries we have visited on our holiday. I would recommend The Shelter, Bunker Bay Beach Cafe and Little Fish to fellow travellers.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 25 June 2021

Menu variety very average. Meals were trying to be fancy but didn’t suit the venue. Fish and chips for $28 consisted of 3 small fish finger looking dry pieces, and tinned mushy peas. They should stick to simple pub meals.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

Stayed away from this place for years as it was soulless and dated despite the prime location. Obviously something has changed as the place now has an energy and a vibe to it. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Good range of drinks and the...menu is much more modern and offers some more creative dishes for those looking for something a little different to standard pub fare. We ordered a bunch of dishes to share and the food was absolutely outstanding. On quizzing our waitress about the changes she told us it had recently changed hands and they were planning on reopening as a new venue later in the year. On the strength of this visit we will definitely be frequenting the new place on our visits south.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

Stilts, a well known and long established restaurant in Busselton is frequented by locals and tourists. It’s under new management with a new menu. Our table ordered amongst other dishes 3 serves of lemon myrtle grilled octopus. Two of them were burnt, not chargrilled. We...were offered a different dish if we still didn’t like it after tasting. This was certainly a nice gesture. Though we had to wait nearly half hour for the replacement dishes to come. And surprise, the nuts in the vegetarian dish were partly burned and even for a salt lover like me, the dish was definitely too salty. Needless to say, that I was the person to question the burned octopus in the first place. I am a local, though I am also a person who lived overseas and travelled extensively. By no means am I qualified as a food critic, but I’m also not willing to play the “no worries mate” attitude in accepting quietly bad food standards .More

Date of visit: June 2021
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23 February 2021|
Response from DebB1514 | Property representative |
Tuesday 5pm. Wednesdayt-sunday from 10am for lunch and dinner
10 November 2018|
Response from KGourlay | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so. You’d need to phone them. We sat inside and definitely no dogs were there.
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Yes, Stilts offers takeaway services.

Stilts is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5