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148 Dale Rd, Middle Swan, Swan Valley, Western Australia 6056, Australia
9274 9543
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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favourite places for lunch, have been here several times recently and have brought friends here from over seas, it is a fascinating place with its history and also love the art gallery in the old cellars, the food is also excellent and the staff has always presented themselves in a friendly and helpful manner, it also has... More 

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Thank Malcolm E
Herb F, Manager at Houghton Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Malcolm Thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time at Houghton and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Houghton Cafe Management More 

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81 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Visited today with friends and while we found the food was excellent, the staff attitude was wanting! What has happened to the concept of service and making the customer feel welcome rather than an imposition. When platters cost $45, it is unreasonable to suggest that the customer sit on the grass rather than at one of some fifteen empty picnic... More 

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Thank Cartwell
Herb F, Manager at Houghton Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Cartwell Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Unfortunately it is our policy that our takeaway platters are consumed in the picnic area, however we will certainly take your feedback on board to perhaps relax this rule during non-peak times. We hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards Houghton Cafe Management More 

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Spacious grounds available to anyone wanting to picnic. Food and service at the cafe was very good. We had an outside table with umbrella, but when it started raining we were quickly ushered ino the cellar.Choose your own wines from the cellar door, pay there, and take back to your table.

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Thank sharon l
Herb F, Manager at Houghton Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Sharon We just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to review the cafe. We're so glad you enjoyed your birthday lunch and hope to cook for you again soon. Kind regards Houghton Management More 

Perth, Australia
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We went here for a lunch and loved the place. It wasn't busy so the staff were very attentive. Food was awesome. You buy your wine from the cellar door then take it to the garden setting. Highly recommended!

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Thank zedmeister
Perth, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 28 March 2017

A group of us went here for lunch on a hens wine tour, there were 27 of us and we arrival a little late due to the long drive which we met with frustrated staff (which was fair). We waited 30 minutes for our share entree plates which were okay. There were share plates of fries, a tomato, olive, fetta... More 

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Thank lisanyenhuis
Herb F, Manager at Houghton Cafe, responded to this review

Hello We are disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your experience at Houghton. While we tried to resolve this on the day, it appears our efforts fell short of your expectations. We were informed by the tour company that 26 guests would be arriving, however we happily accommodated the extra guest as soon as it was brought to our attention.... More 

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We headed out to Houghtons Winery for the 180th birthday picnic. We pre ordered picnic hampers from the Cafe and we're thrilled to have them ready as soon as we arrived. The picnic hampers were delicious and there was ample food. The setting is perfect for families where the kids big and small have loads of space to run around.... More 

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Herb F, Manager at Houghton Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Belated but heartfelt thanks for your kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed your picnic boxes and look forward to seeing you at Houghton again sometime! Kind regards Houghton Cafe Management More 

Perth, Australia
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114 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

My wife went there for a few sips of red and pink wine under bright blue sky, very relaxing, green and freshly​ ambience. The entree dishes were nice and tasty. The main dishes were fine but would prefer them be more tasty, spicy(as described in the menu), and a bit more generous in the serve size. This beautiful cafe- winery... More 

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Thank lefthandbdr
Herb F, Manager at Houghton Cafe, responded to this review

Hello We just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to review your time at Houghton. Thank you for your feedback - we always take customer comments on board. We hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards Houghton Cafe Management More 

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We are not easily impressed, however the beautiful setting, warm welcoming and engaging staff prior to ordering left a strong impression. Food was amazing, fresh vibrant and tasty dishes! Often you will see a long description on a menu item but not taste all the elements described however the Houghtons menu delightfully lived up to the talk so to speak.... More 

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Thank Aerolamb
Herb F, Manager at Houghton Cafe, responded to this review

Hello First of all, apologies for the delay in responding to your review. Secondly, a big thank you for taking the time to write with such expression about your experience! We're so glad you enjoyed the food at the cafe and we hope to cook for you again soon! Kind regards Houghton Cafe Management More 

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My Husband and I went to Haughton's for lunch yesterday to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary with Friends, and were really looking forward to our lunch, but sadly we were served an extremely awful meal and given poor service in to the bargain. The Pork dish that two of us ordered was extremely tough but worse still was very undercooked and... More 

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Herb F, Manager at Houghton Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Maggie While your review was some time ago now, we wanted to touch base to invite you to contact us directly to discuss your experience at Houghton. Please feel free to email us on dine@herbfaustfood.com. We regret your time at Houghton was memorable for all the wrong reasons and would welcome the opportunity to rectify this. Kind regards Houghton... More 

Mandurah, Australia
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439 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely seeing all the vines so green & the Swan River bursting its banks. The grounds at Houghtons are very well kept & the surroundings are very pleasant. We purchased a scoopon voucher & had a wine each, a shared entree & main course each which was sufficient. It was a good meal, typical of winery cafe style eating, not... More 

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Thank Susanne P
Herb F, Manager at Houghton Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Susanne We just wanted to touch base to say thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your Scoopon experience at Houghton and look forward to cooking for you again sometime! Kind regards Houghton Cafe Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Dale Rd, Middle Swan, Swan Valley, Western Australia 6056, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Swan Valley  >  Middle Swan
  • Phone Number: 9274 9543

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?