Thompson Estate

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Thompson Estate is widely regarded as one of the best wineries in the Wilyabrup region, but it is one that, until our most recent foray to the South West, the FWO had not visited - although we have both tasted the wines often at wine shows and have ...

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Vale Phil Hughes

PhilHughes

Lady FWO and I are devotees of cricket – long standing members of the WACA and the Dennis Lillee Club – and Lady FWO worked at the WACA, helping to establish the WACA Museum in its current space. We actually met at the WACA on the first day of an ...

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Macedonian Bean Soup (Graff)

ChilliGarlic

I recently went along to the newly opened Dominion League bar situated where the Court Wine Bar was until last year. The Court was the original wine bar in Perth, long before the small bar revolution, and I spent many an hour there over the years – ...

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Wills Domain

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On our recent trip to Margaret River we decided to lunch at Wills Domain, near Yallingup. We had heard many good reports and often thought to go but until now had never quite managed to make it. Coincidentally the day we went was the one after it was ...

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Brika

BeetrootSalad

Walking into Brika the first thing you notice – after the crowded tables – are coloured wooden louvres attached to the walls, polished concrete floors, exposed rafters and whitewashed walls....looking for all the world like a Greek taverna – missing ...

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Small Bar Snippets continue…

EzraPound

In our continuing efforts to seek out great spots to have a drink and a good time, today we bring to you a couple of outstanding small bars – Ezra Pound and The Bird - these are not places that serve gourmet food delights, but are places to chill and ...

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The Nookery Café

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Recently we spent a couple of days in Margaret River visiting the Dowager FWO.  On the way down we stopped for lunch at Woody Nook at Wilyabrup. This little vineyard has been around quite a while and has a pleasant little café/restaurant attached.  ...

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Talijancich Wines

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This small producer in the Swan Valley turns out some marvellous fortified wines but also some impressive table wines, notably a relatively rare variety for WA, the Spanish grape, Graciano. The tasting room has shifted from the winery shed to a ...

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Bradman Room at the WACA

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Well it was only a couple of weeks ago I posted a review extolling the virtues of the food Delaware North were capable of turning out for functions at the WACA. How things change in a short time. International cricket returned to the WACA on Friday ...

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Bangkok on William

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Bangkok on William is a relatively new Thai (who would have guessed) place opposite the Mosque towards the top end of Northbridge. I was encouraged to go along by one of my team of Confidential Informants, and so, with him in tow, I ventured up for ...

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