The Empire

The Empire Italian restaurant is in Walcott Street, just along from Beaufort, and a group of us went along this week for a spot of lunch – I hadn’t been since just before Christmas when it had only recently opened and was keen to see how it was coming along. A covered patio area at the front with sliding glass windows has an outlook on to the ...

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Tarts, near the Hyde Park end of Lake Street, has been a favourite breakfast spot for many years. It is an attractive and welcoming place – busy to be sure – with seating both inside and outdoors. ...

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Baby Mammoth

Baby Mammoth in William Street is a South African themed restaurant which, on the occasions I have eaten there, has always sent me away pleased with the food, drink and atmosphere. And our Thursday ...

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Door 49

We were in town yesterday evening, meeting friends, but ahead of time – as usual. To while away 45 minutes or so we decided on a drink and walking up King Street noticed a sign indicating Door 49, an ...

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Pizza Bella Roma

In Fremantle last weekend for a mid-afternoon event we were searching for a quick, light lunch to fortify us for the festivities ahead, so on to South Terrace we went, and from among a myriad choices, ...

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Pure Bar

In Subiaco this week we re-visited a bar we had enjoyed on a previous stopover last year; once again we found the food and wine to be both good value and good quality. In Hay Street, a little away ...

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Spring Espresso

On our way to a meeting in Bagot Road this morning and being a little ahead of time we had the chance for a quick coffee; we spied Spring Espresso almost next door to the meeting place and decided to ...

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The Federal Hotel

The Federal Hotel in Fremantle first opened in 1887; for the past 20 years or so it has operated as Rosie O’Grady’s until new owners took over, closed it down for renovations and re-opened this year ...

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King and I

We went along to our local Thai during the week, the King and I, in Guildford. In a revamped and re-decorated old house it is quite a pleasing and elegant spot- the main dining area is quite large, ...

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