Flavoursome Feasts

Katanning’s diverse landscapes set the scene for your next outback adventure, one that traverses ancient lands
and wide, open spaces.

People travel near and far to take part in Katanning’s Harmony Festival, which offers a
smorgasbord of different cultural cuisines in one convenient location. Feast on the best
of street food delights, including (arguably) the best satay in the state.
Turning the Great Southern into a foodie playground, Taste Great Southern sees
celebrity chefs, local producers and the community come together to celebrate food
through long lunches, degustations, markets and more. The festival presents a lineup of
more than 30 culinary events across 11 days.
Located in the former machine room of the Premier Mill Hotel, the Cordial Bar is a
trendy underground bar that exudes a cosy atmosphere. Full of stories – ask the staff
about the bar’s stuffed cat – the bar is a great place to catch up with old and new friends
over a Great Southern wine, craft beer and/or a moreish bite.
Featuring heart-warming dishes like melt-in-your-mouth lamb shanks and gooey sticky
date pudding, the Sheep Saleyards restaurant serves up what we like to call “country on
a plate”. It’s the type of food that hugs your tastebuds and leaves you feeling warm all
day long.
Held at Katanning Agricultural Society Sheds on the third Saturday of each month,
Katanning’s monthly Country Markets features an array of local produce straight from
the paddock. Head along on selected Saturdays to see a poultry auction in action, and
make sure you visit the Gypsy Kitchen food truck for tantalising waffles and well-brewed

One of the best ways to experience Katanning’s melting pot of culture is on the palate.
For an authentic taste of Malay cuisine, don’t miss a visit to the Daily Grind Café, where
you can indulge in some of the best satays, curry puffs and murtabak this side of the

White Gum Cafe offers country comfort food with distinctly South African flavours,
while Vietnamese Café & Pho serves up some heart-warming Vietnamese phos and
lip-smacking vermicelli noodle salads. At the Asia Grocery Supermarket, join the Karen
community for a bowl of authentic Karen noodle soup.

Every second Thursday, head to the Ilkham Van for a delicious buffet (and roti, made
fresh in front of your eyes), then on Saturdays, watch freshly baked cinnamon scrolls roll
out the door of popular hole-in-the-wall coffee spot Emu Lane.

Meet friendly locals and inquisitive travellers at bespoke dining events held across the
region throughout the year, including long table degustations under the stars, and rustic
dinners set in grand heritage halls.