Thirst

Winebar

“This is very hot and funky” said the waiter when I began to order the chilli relish to start; “That sounds like me” I said...and continued with the order. I was at Thirst, a wine bar serving Thai street style dishes, in West Row, in ...

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The National

Sardines

We went down to Freo last week and decided to drop in and have lunch at the National Hotel on the corner of High and Market Streets. This hotel was originally built in 1886, although it has changed a lot since then – it was badly damaged by fire in ...

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King and I

Interior

In Guildford, the King and I restaurant turns out pretty authentic Thai food. The restaurant is set up in what was an old house - the main dining area is quite large, and there are other rooms off the main which serve as overflow or for private ...

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Grace of India

Tapestsry

We have been to the Grace of India in Margaret River on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed the food, and this latest visit was no exception. The dining room itself is unprepossessing, and has a lurid sort of tapestry on the wall – an ...

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Pinelli Estate

Grapevine

Pinelli Estate in Caversham turns out wine of excellent value. Home to a very good restaurant Fillaudeaus, the wines have come on in leaps and bounds over the past several years under the stewardship of Robert and Daniel Pinelli. They do a brisk ...

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Benchmark

Olives

Benchmark is a favourite spot of mine when I get the chance to go to Canberra – as I did recently. It has been around 12 years in 2015, and I guess I have been there 25 or 30 times over that period – less in recent years as I don’t get across that ...

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Raising Riesling

Foreshore

The Great Southern Wine Producers Association held a festival to all things Riesling last Sunday. We had bought tickets to the event some weeks ago and had been waiting with anticipation for the day to roll around. The crowd that turned up indicated ...

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Temporada

Tartin1

Well now, the FWO was recently in Canberra and happened to stumble across a quite delightful bar and restaurant – Temporada in Moore Street, a stone’s throw away from the centre of Civic – not knowing as I dined that the day before it had been named ...

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Millbrook Restaurant and Winery

overhead

Millbrook, in Jarrahdale (incidentally the birthplace of Sister of FWO when many eons ago there was a hospital there), is a longish drive from Perth, but the journey is worth it; the setting is spectacular – one of the best of any winery in the West. ...

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