World Oyster Day


Well World Oyster Day (August 5) has been and gone, and I, along with a couple of friends, celebrated the wondrous mollusc at Lot 20, with Jerry Fraser. We went along around midday before the hordes descended later in the day and found a spot ...

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Chapels on Whatley


Lady FWO and I set off Saturday afternoon for Swallow Bar in Maylands only to find they are having a break, so it was closed. Happily we were able to score the last available table at Chapels, just along from the bar, settled in, ordered a glass of ...

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Olive Farm Wines


Olive Farm is the oldest winery in WA; for many years located in South Guildford, the move to the Swan Valley came around 2007, to a stunning purpose built, and architecturally award winning, winery in Millendon. The Yurisich’s make a great ...

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King and I


Recently, Lady FWO and I went, accompanied by the newly weds, our daughter and son-in-law, to the Thai restaurant, King and I, in Guildford. In what was an old house - the main dining area is quite large, and there are other rooms off the main ...

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Royal Seafood


It seems increasingly difficult to find anywhere in Northbridge for lunch on a Monday – those places that do actually open their doors on the first day of the working week seem to only do so later in the day. It was that which drew us to the Royal ...

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Hawkers Cuisine


Hawkers Cuisine in Francis Street, Northbridge was the location of the next step in the laksa quest, and it proved to be a pretty good choice. Once located in a much smaller space in the China Town area, in the past year or so it has moved to this ...

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Lady FWO and I try to get out to Chesters at least two or three times a year – it is one of the many good restaurants to be found in the Swan Valley – in this case part of the Heafod Glen winery on West Swan Road at Henley Brook. We find the ...

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Santa Fe


On a fine, sunny day this week Lady FWO and I, having lunched elsewhere, felt in need of one more drink before heading home and took the opportunity to stop in at Santa Fe in Hay Street, Subiaco. We sat at the rustic tables on the footpath, soaking ...

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Ploy Thai


Ploy Thai is a small restaurant in Eighth Avenue Maylands that enjoys a solid reputation among locals for good food and at the right price. It certainly is a tiny little spot and on our visit there we both enjoyed the food, and the service ...

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Pure Bar


Opened since 2007 in Subiaco, and we had never been! After our visit I have to ask “why”? We had a great time at this little bar which has been voted as a Neighbourhood Gem in one awards list we saw– we can only agree with that summation. It ...

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