The Brisbane Hotel

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The Brisbane Hotel is one of the leaders in what could be termed the revamped pub stakes - renovating and upgrading an older style place and giving a modern, fresh and contemporary feel to it. It has been around in its current incarnation for ...

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Wine Show by the Bay

WineShow

For the past six or so years what I think is the best small wine show in the State has been held at the University Club in Crawley. The setting at the Club in the grounds of UWA and resulting ambience helps, as does the quality of the wines on ...

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Carilley Estate

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Carilley Estate in the Swan Valley is set in pretty garden surrounds and is a popular spot for weddings. At lunch on the fairly bleak day we went along we were one of only two tables for lunch, but on previous visits, especially at weekends, it can ...

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Must Wine Bar

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There are some very good lunch specials to be had around town at the moment and the two or three course menu at Must in Highgate surely numbers among the best. At $90 per couple for two courses and a glass of wine each (or $120 for three courses) a ...

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Funtastico

Prawns

Contrary to rumour and some ill informed posts, Funtastico in Subiaco is open and buzzing. Apparently there was a short closure but it is now back under the original management and when we went for lunch during the week it was pumping - all the ...

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The Principal

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We went along to the Principal in Midland hoping for good pub food - in fact we got very, very good food indeed. In particular, the scallop dish - more about that later - was excellent. The Principal is located in renovated school buildings - ...

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Hestia’s Cafe Restaurant

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Hestia apparently is the sister of the Greek god Zeus, and seems a somewhat strange choice for the name of a Spanish themed restaurant. Anyway it is located in Northbridge at the corner of James and Francis in the place of the now closed Haweli and ...

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Black Tom’s

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Black Tom’s in Ord Street West Perth is an amalgam of bar and restaurant – beers on tap, gas fire places, couches, stools and low tables, and a more formal area for dining. It is conveniently located across the road from a CAT stop – and we were ...

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Amphoras Bar

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Amphoras, in the “West End” of the city, towards the top of Hay Street in West Perth, was one of the first of the tapas style wine bars. With both indoor and outdoor seating options, it is a small, well set up spot; interesting food choices and an ...

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Red Chilli Sichuan

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Red Chilli Sichuan restaurant is near Fitzgerald Street, the less popular end of James and from the outside is not particularly appealing - it took the place of another Chinese place, Golden Fortune, I think. Inside it is all dark wood, red and gold ...

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