Gramercy Bar and Kitchen


Gramercy takes the place of Italian themed é Cucina, nestled alongside the Central Park building, and having an outlook through large windows to the pretty little private parkland on the corner of Hay and William. Gramercy Park in Manhattan is also a ...

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Zaika in Midland has been around for three or four years. Located in a shopfront in Spring Park Road in the heart of “old” Midland, it has one largish room with tables and comfortable chairs throughout - and a couple of tables on the footpath ...

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The Stirling Arms


It wasn’t all that long ago that you would have been taking your life into your hands to go to the Stirling Arms - it had been terribly run down, the customers were a particularly rough and confronting bunch, and it had its liquor licence suspended ...

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La Cholita


The first of the new wave Mexican places in Perth and still at the vanguard opens for lunch on Fridays, and last week along we went. Walking in, I almost had a conniption when, looking down, the wooden floor at the entrance seemed to have been ...

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Bivouac Canteen and Bar


Bivouac is one of the original small bars that now flourish around William Street and the Cultural precinct - it has been popular since Day One and its popularity shows no sign of abating - and nor should it. It is not a large place, but is ...

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Wines of the Week – 2


Duke’s Vineyard in the Porongurups is one the best wineries in the Great Southern region; they produce excellent Cabernet and Shiraz and outstanding Riesling. The Magpie Hill Reserve range is particularly noteworthy. Duke has also instigated another ...

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Lately we went off to Sittella in the Swan Valley. We ordered from the mid week special lunch menu - for $40 a head, a choice of four mains, two desserts, bread, a glass of wine and coffee, and came away mightily impressed by the quality. This ...

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The Grapeskin bar, adjacent to the Brass Monkey in Northbridge has had a bit of a makeover since last we went along. Gone are the lounges, coffee tables and chairs up front by the window, with new high benches and stools making up the seating at the ...

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Maya Masala


The other day I had ordered thali at an Indian restaurant in East Perth - it was quite good, but I remembered some I had before at Maya Masala in Northbridge so, Lady FWO in tow, I headed into town to reacquaint myself. The restaurant is a ...

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Tiger Tiger


Tiger Tiger is a coffee shop/café that also serves wine and beer without a meal - one of the places that arose out of the last Labor government’s reform of liquor licensing laws. Anyway Tiger Tiger is a funky little spot in one of the alley ways ...

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