The Stables Bar

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On our previous visit to the Stables we were tempted by the wagon wheel dessert but overindulged with our other dishes and couldn’t manage it – this time we were determined to avoid that mistake. And we did, just! For those who came in late, ...

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The Rose and Crown

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The Rose and Crown hotel opened in 1841 and is the oldest hotel in WA and the third oldest licensed hotel in Australia; there are a number of bars, dining areas and simply places to sit around and have a relaxing drink; the outdoor dining area – beer ...

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The Hidden Bar

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Rising in place of the late, and not that lamented The Shed, in Aberdeen Street are two new bars for Perth – the Skye Bar and the Hidden Bar. Entering the Hidden Bar off Aberdeen, a garden area – with water feature and an interesting “car ...

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The Generous Squire

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The Generous Squire in Murray Street is apparently the only fully functioning microbrewery in the CBD, turning out two changing seasonal brews to go alongside the James Squire range. It is located at the corner of Shafto Lane and well set up ...

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Firewater Grille

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The Duxton in the Terrace has one of the most stylish and elegant lobbies of any of the 5 star hotels around town, and its premier restaurant, Firewater Grille, lives up to the expectations set as you walk in. (Of course being of a vintage I remember ...

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Hydrant on Hay

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After the Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell concert we decided to stay in town rather than expose ourselves to the inclement weather by wending our way home. So after a night at the Duxton we were wandering up Hay Street towards the station to train ...

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Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

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Lady FWO and I braved the icy wind and rain to go along to the Concert Hall last night to see Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell in concert on the first stop of their Australian tour. There are not too many places where the FWO can bring the average ...

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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

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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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