This is the ideal destination for those who love to tapas or enjoy food sharing. With an expansive share plate option, no matter how big your party, a variety of tastes are catered for. The cheesy balls are a must, because, fried cheese, obviously. The herb-crusted wild barramundi with peach is a must and the pork fillet comes with crackle. When in Broome, a cocktail is as necessary as insect repellent and 18 Degrees’ drinks menu is thorough and climate appropriate.
Originally founded as a pearling port, with a fascinating history where Japanese, Aboriginal and European cultures collide, Broome is a tiny town 2,400 kilometres north of Perth that is visually and culturally so stimulating just one visit is never enough. With red dirt – the Pindan – fiery sunsets, milky low moons and azure waters, it’s no wonder the population swells from 14,000 to more than 45,000 during tourist season. The minute you land and catch your first glimpse of Cable Beach, watch your wristwatch morph into a Dali creation as you enter a new dimension: Broome Time.