Post Event Celebrations

After the South32 Rottnest Channel Swim, most people want to celebrate on Rottnest Island/Wadjemup. There are many licensed premises across the Island (make sure to keep this in mind as some venues reach capacity early) and you are welcome to drink responsibly in your own island accommodation.

Please remember, that street drinking on Rottnest Island is not permitted (including beaches). Police and security will be roaming the Island on Event Day. Infringements and evictions from the Island are applicable.

Licensed Venues


Hotel Rottnest

With spectacular views, friendly service and a menu designed to be shared, why wouldn’t you while away your day at Hotel Rottnest?

Spend the afternoon sipping cold beer, local wines or signature cocktails. During the summer months, talented DJs and acoustic acts grace the outdoor stage and create an unmatched atmosphere where drinks and lively conversation flow.

Bring your friends, family and an appetite. The Hotel Rottnest food menu is hearty, uncomplicated and features all your favourite pub classics. Here, you can socialise, dine and drink to your heart’s content.

Hotel Rottnest offers a walk-in service only. Simply head over and enjoy.

Hotel Rottnest is located on Bedford Ave in Thompson Bay.

Opening Hours:

Mon – Sun 11:30am – Late.

Kitchen open 12pm – 8.30pm (limited menu 3pm – 5pm).

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on Rotto

Frankie's on Rotto

Located within the historic Thomson Bay Settlement and offering casual vibes and handmade pizzas, Frankie’s on Rotto is the perfect place to kick back and soak in the island atmosphere with friends.

Frankie’s is fully licensed and famous for their sourdough pizzas, but also offer an extensive menu from brunch classics to pastas, salads and more for lunch and dinner.

Just needing a spot to revive yourself after strolling the Wadjemup Bidi? Settle in with a delicious coffee on the deck. There’s also a playground opposite so you can watch the kids play while you relax.

You can enjoy the same quality, barista-made coffee at Frankie’s that you can get from big sister Lexi’s, located at the West End, Kalli’s and the vintage caravan located at Wadjemup Lighthouse.

Frankie’s is located on Somerville Drive in the mall at the Thomson Bay Settlement.

Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri 11:30am – 8pm

Sat – Sun 8am – 8pm

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The Mezz

The Mezz

Just a stone’s throw from Thomson Bay and the ferry jetty lies The Mezz on Rotto. Here you can settle back and soak in the island atmosphere before you catch the ferry back to the mainland.

Fairy lights twinkle overhead as the glow of the afternoon fades into an evening sunset. Take your time to enjoy the relaxed alfresco vibe and enjoy the selection of local drinks and flavourful tapas on offer.

 You can enjoy the same quality food and service found at sister venues, Frankie’s on Rotto, Lexi’s and Kalli’s.

The Mezz is located in the area above the Visitor Centre and next to the settlement mall.

Opening Hours:

Mon – Sun 12pm – Late.

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Enjoy sophisticated, beachside dining at Lontara, located at Samphire Rottnest.

Lontara restaurant is inspired by the island food culture of South East Asia. The inventive share-style eats are enhanced by the quality and flavour of local produce, with menu items including spiced coconut duck curry and sambal tiger prawns.

While enjoying the delicious food, sip on Lontara’s wines of the world. If cocktails are more your style, take your tastebuds on a tropical holiday with specialty creations like the Cocojo.

Lontara is located at Samphire Rottnest, on McCallum Ave, Thompson Bay.

Opening Hours:

Mon 7am – 10am

Tue – Thu 7am – 10am, 5:30pm – 9pm

Fri – Sat 7am – 10am, 12pm – 3pm, 5:30pm – 9pm

Sun 7am – 10am, 12pm – 3pm

Please note, bookings are essential.

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Beach Club

Pinky's Beach Club

Whether it’s a meal in Pinky’s Bar & Restaurant or casual drinks on Pinky’s Sunset Deck, come and discover why Pinky’s Rottnest Island is one of the most celebrated dining experiences on the island.

Located within Discovery Rottnest Island, you’ll experience world class views while enjoying the best produce in Western Australia, delicious handmade cocktails and a premium selection of local wines.

Pinky’s menu is inspired by the best local ingredients, sustainably sourced where possible, with a distinctly Rottnest flavour. Asian-infused tasting plates, seafood-inspired mains and the flavours of northern Italy are among the highlights of the menu.

Pinky’s Beach Club is located within Discovery Rottnest Island, next to Pinky Beach on Strue Rd.

Opening Hours:

Mon – Sun 7:30am – late

Restaurant service times:
Breakfast: 8am – 10am
All Day Dining: 11am – 8pm

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Dome Cafe

Just a short stroll from the ferry jetty, Dome Rottnest offers European ambience and charm with alfresco dining overlooking Thomson Bay.

The fully licensed eatery offers seasonal daytime menus serving everything from pancake stacks to chicken parmigiana, alongside a range of coffees and other hot and cold drinks.

Dome’s After Dark menu is available from 5pm to 8pm on Friday and Saturday nights with a full cellar selection of beers and wines.

Dome is located on Colebatch Avenue, corner of Henderson Avenue, Thomson Bay.

Opening Hours:

Mon – Thu 8am – 3pm

Fri- Sat 7:30am – 8pm

Sun 8am – 3pm

Bookings are required for evening dining times.

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Isola Bar e Cibo

A fresh take on a classic Italian beachside bar. In true Italian style, Isola Bar E Cibo invites you to relax, share and enjoy.

Isola reflects the simplicity of island life, drinking and dining right on the beach, with the sophistication of an Italianate drinks list and simple dishes built on quality local produce.

Enjoy classic Italian cocktails, spritz and delicious wines alongside fresh pasta dishes, plus meats and Western Australian seafood cooked over a charcoal-fired grill. Isola’s cured meat platter is a must, paired with traditional flatbread and house pickled vegetables.

As you would on the Amalfi Coast, laze back during Isola’s aperitivo afternoons while looking over the endless beauty that is Thomson Bay.

Cafe Isola is located at Samphire Rottnest, on Colebatch Ave, Thompson Bay.

Opening Hours:
Mon – Tue Closed

Wed – Sun 11:30am – Late

Service Hours:
Lunch served: 11:30am –  3pm
Dinner served:  5:30pm – 8:30pm

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Geordie's Cafe & Art Gallery

There’s lots to love about Geordie’s Cafe and Art Gallery. This dining destination features a family-friendly menu, quality coffee and eye-catching local art.

Amongst the work of talented local artists, Geordie’s serve up everything from fresh juices and salads to old school shakes and burgers in their art gallery restaurant.
Open for breakfast and lunch daily, and dinner from Wednesday to Saturday, Geordie’s is also fully licensed. A selection of local beers, wines, premium spirits and handcrafted cocktails accompany their extensive menu. Plus, you’ll always be pleasantly surprised by the evening blackboard specials.

Geordie’s Café & Art Gallery is located on Katemeraire Road, Geordie Bay.

Opening Hours:
Mon – Tue 7:30am – 4pm

Wed – Sat 7:30am – 7:30pm

Sun 7:30am – 4pm

Bookings for dinner service are highly recommended.

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R.I.G.C. Clubhouse

Set amongst the tranquil Rottnest Island bush at the Rottnest Island Golf Course, the R.I.G.C. Clubhouse is the perfect place for casual snacks, live music, or a game or two.

Challenge your mates with free pool and lawn games or embark on a leisurely round of golf or entertaining game of barefoot bowls. Plus, during summer, you can enjoy an easy dinner with BBQ hotdogs and hot chips available Thursdays to Sundays.

R.I.G.C. Clubhouse is tucked away behind the main settlement towards The Basin.

Opening Hours:
Mon – Wed 8:30am – 5pm

Thu – Sun 8:30am – 9pm

Sun 8am – 3pm

Kitchen open Thursday 11:30 am – 7:30 pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11:30 am – 5 pm.

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Sunset Sail

Post-Event Sunset Sail thanks to Charter 1

Could there be any better way to end such a big day than kicking back on the bows of a luxurious sailing catamaran!?

The team at Charter 1 have scheduled a special post-event sail departing at 6.15pm and running for 90 minutes. Get away from the big crowds and watch the sun melt over Wadjemup Lighthouse as the stars begin to shine. Spaces are strictly limited to 24 and families are welcome.

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Champs of the Bay

On Sunday 25 February 2024, Champs of the Bay is held at Thomson Bay. The event is for all kids aged 7 to 14 years.

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Discover Rottnest

Find out more information and other things to do on Rottnest Island HERE.

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