Tomato Lake | BBQ Review

Kewdale, WA

We checked out facilities at Tomato Lake in Kewdale. Do they stack up? Check our review to find out!

The Delight of Public Barbecues: A Day at Tomato Lake in Kewdale WA

In the heart of Kewdale, Western Australia, resides a picturesque location that invites food enthusiasts, nature lovers, and fitness enthusiasts alike. Tomato Lake, with its stunning vistas and fascinating history, is an ideal spot for an outdoor dining experience.

A Glimpse into History

Originally known as Smith's Lake and Craig's Swamp, this place took on its current name in the early 60s when locals discovered it was an ideal location to grow and harvest tomatoes. This historic significance adds a unique charm to the BBQ experience.

Accessibility and Facilities

Accessibility is a breeze at Tomato Lake. With an abundance of parking spots, a conveniently located bus stop, and upscale toilet facilities, the area is well-equipped for a day of outdoor cooking and fun.

To top it off, there's the Tomato Lake Cafe, a delightful stop for dessert open from 9 to 4 every day, excluding Mondays and Tuesdays.

Embracing the Outdoors

For those who appreciate a stroll around the lake, there are plenty of benches and water fountains to ensure your comfort. The expansive grassy area is perfect for a family game of cricket. And with lush grass underfoot, as Jesse discovered with his 'prickly meter', your comfort is assured.

The BBQ Experience

The public BBQ facilities at Tomato Lake are impressive, boasting clean and easy-to-use barbecues with straightforward operating instructions. With two BBQs located relatively close to each other and a sufficient bench space to work with, you're set for a seamless grilling experience.

The nearby tables provide additional space for your BBQ essentials. Plus, with numerous bins around the BBQs and throughout the park, disposing of rubbish is convenient, promoting a clean and enjoyable environment.

The Verdict

Tomato Lake is a stunning, clean, and occasionally busy spot. Although queues for the BBQs can form during peak times, an early arrival can help you secure a spot. Also, given its proximity to the lake, it's wise to carry insect repellent during certain seasons.

With an 8 out of 10 'snagger rating', Tomato Lake's public BBQs come highly recommended. Whether you're a seasoned griller like Leo, who has a taste for steak, or a newbie to the public BBQ scene, Tomato Lake promises a delightful experience.

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