Views don’t get much better than the one at Odyssea. Its sweeping vista of Indian Ocean blue is a major draw card but Odyssea doesn’t subscribe to the old saw that restaurants with a view are almost always rubbish.

The food is straightforward, uncomplicated and well executed. The usual suspects feature on the brekky menu, but there is some originality on the card, such as in a dish of whole-roasted mushroom with spiced tofu, romesco sauce, Comté and a poached egg on sourdough.

Lunch and dinner sees chef Alan Spagnolo stretch his wings. Expect local, seasonal produce in dishes like Shark Bay prawns with gnocchi or slow-roasted Suffolk lamb fillet. The locavore line is bandied about in this town, but Spagnolo’s kitchen walks the walk with a solid commitment to the Buy West Eat Best program to keep 70 per cent of its offering local. Big thumbs up.

The wine list is vast for a casual beachside restaurant of this calibre. No need to be intimidated by it though. The staff know their stuff and make recommendations with confidence. Having a boozy breakfast? The bloody Caeser is a must-try. Walk-ins are welcome to join the queue, but bookings are recommended.

Odyssea is a big, bold, boisterous restaurant with large deck areas and a modern, unpretentious aesthetic.