Fortune Five


The Fortune Five Chinese restaurant is not particularly prepossessing either from the street front or inside - the decor is typically suburban, but with the addition of a tank of fish and lobsters in the window to attract customers. The food is, on ...

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Adelphi Bar and Grill


The Adelphi Bar and Grill is located off Mill Street in the Parmelia; it takes the place of the Globe restaurant and moves the Grill from the basement level where it was for many years - I worked in the building upstairs in the 1970s and the Adelphi ...

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Il Padrino


At one stage some years ago when I worked in the city I was a regular visitor to Il Padrino when it was in William Street, around where the State Theatre is these days; but hadn’t been since the restaurant shifted to its current location in Aberdeen ...

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Kappys in Guildford is one of a number of restaurants in easy walking distance of our place and we go often. However we hadn’t been for a month or so, and had heard the menu had been changed a little so we walked on down one evening this week. There ...

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Moss Wood Retrospective Magnum Tasting


Moss Wood, my pick as the winery producing the best Cabernet Sauvignon in Australia has been bottling a limited magnum edition of the flagship wine since 1991. And I have been buying one of each vintage and storing them and admiring them but until ...

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The Laneway Lounge


We hadn’t visited here before but had been in town and on the way to catch a train when we decided to detour to the Lounge. It was only 4.30 and the place had just opened its doors, so was largely empty which made it easy to grab a ...

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Old Faithful Bar and BBQ


Old Faithful in King Street pays homage to all things meat - well American barbequed meat anyway. I dropped in one afternoon this week while Lady FWO went to one of the clothing wholesalers a bit up the road to stock up her shop. Walking in you ...

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The Painted Bird Bar and Kitchen


Lady FWO and I were off to a seminar in town an evening or so ago and thought a drink beforehand may help dull the senses if it proved to be all too boring. So into Painted Bird we went - we hadn’t been before but left impressed. The Painted ...

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Sandalford Estate Restaurant


Sandalford is one of the oldest vineyards in the Swan Valley, the vines planted by John Septimus Roe in the mid 19th century. It is also the home of one of the loveliest concert venues in the Valley - sitting on the lawns among the vines listening to ...

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Print Hall


The bar at Print Hall is one of the most notable in Perth -originally the reception counters that once took the public notices to be posted in the West Australian, when this building housed the newspaper, printing presses and all. Restored, ...

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