Riverbank Estate


Riverbank Estate restaurant has a lovely outlook over vines rolling down to the Swan River and across to Woodbridge House on the far side. The veranda, shielded by heavy cafe blinds is the prime place to sit - in winter gas heaters add a touch of ...

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The Garden


Once upon a time I spent a lot of time on Saturdays at the Leederville Hotel - prior to and after watching the mighty West Perth toy with the opposition at Leederville Oval. When Subiaco and the pseudo-Eagles came to infest the hallowed ground, the ...

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Pinchos is a tiny, narrow room in Newcastle just off the main Oxford Street drag in Leederville. A few high tables and stools out front on the footpath and a few more inside along one wall, and near the window make up the seating, while a long bar ...

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The Terrace Hotel


The Terrace Hotel has a top little bar at the rear of the place - it looks out towards the freeway and over the parterre garden next door - it has an al fresco area below and a stunning little bar area up a small flight of stairs. The hotel ...

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Homestead Brewery


Lady FWO and I have been to a few of the Swan Valley breweries in recent weeks and thought it time to go back to Homestead. We hadn’t been since Christmas, but had thought it the pick of them when we last went. Nothing has changed that ...

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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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