La Cholita

Interior

The first of the new wave Mexican places in Perth and still at the vanguard opens for lunch on Fridays, and last week along we went. Walking in, I almost had a conniption when, looking down, the wooden floor at the entrance seemed to have been ...

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Bivouac Canteen and Bar

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Bivouac is one of the original small bars that now flourish around William Street and the Cultural precinct - it has been popular since Day One and its popularity shows no sign of abating - and nor should it. It is not a large place, but is ...

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Wines of the Week – 2

Wines

Duke’s Vineyard in the Porongurups is one the best wineries in the Great Southern region; they produce excellent Cabernet and Shiraz and outstanding Riesling. The Magpie Hill Reserve range is particularly noteworthy. Duke has also instigated another ...

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Sittella

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Lately we went off to Sittella in the Swan Valley. We ordered from the mid week special lunch menu - for $40 a head, a choice of four mains, two desserts, bread, a glass of wine and coffee, and came away mightily impressed by the quality. This ...

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Grapeskin

drinks

The Grapeskin bar, adjacent to the Brass Monkey in Northbridge has had a bit of a makeover since last we went along. Gone are the lounges, coffee tables and chairs up front by the window, with new high benches and stools making up the seating at the ...

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Maya Masala

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The other day I had ordered thali at an Indian restaurant in East Perth - it was quite good, but I remembered some I had before at Maya Masala in Northbridge so, Lady FWO in tow, I headed into town to reacquaint myself. The restaurant is a ...

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Tiger Tiger

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Tiger Tiger is a coffee shop/café that also serves wine and beer without a meal - one of the places that arose out of the last Labor government’s reform of liquor licensing laws. Anyway Tiger Tiger is a funky little spot in one of the alley ways ...

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Wines of the week

Wines

2010 Galafrey Mount Barker Dry Land Reserve Riesling While the 2014 vintage of this wine won gold at the last Qantas Wine Show, I had the pleasure of opening a bottle of the 2010 the other night. What a great wine and it shows the cellaring ...

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Louis Baxters

Coffee

Lady FWO is often in and around Subiaco for meetings and can be found between meetings enjoying a coffee whilst industriously working on her laptop. The area around the Subiaco train station is one of her favoured destinations, with offices, ...

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The George

interior

The George in the Terrace has an outside sitting area on the footpath which seems to be very popular; inside is a large, nicely furnished and equipped open and airy space which serves as the bar and casual eating area, while towards the back, fenced ...

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