Shadow Wine Bar and Dining Room

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Swish new boutique hotel Alex in the Cultural Centre precinct has incorporated the long empty but eye catching bank building a little way up William Street. The sixties era building with slanting tiled facade has been transformed into Shadow Wine Bar ...

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Lamont’s Wine Store

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Taking advantage of the recent autumn weather (although as I write, how things have changed) we set out on a sunny day and ended up in Cottesloe. In the street one back from the main Napoleon Street drag we came upon Lamont's Wine Store. Not ...

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The Grand Bar and Bistro

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The Grand, in the Central Park complex, has recently introduced their new seasonal menu and we went along to try it out. As we have mentioned before this is quite an elegant spot with a variety of levels to eat and drink, including an outdoor ...

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Wines of the week at the Mount Lawley Golf Club

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Even if you view golf with my jaundiced eye, asserting as Mark Twain is alleged to have said, “a good walk ruined”, the clubs and surrounding grounds can certainly be classed as attractive and restful. Mt Lawley is to my eye one of the ...

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The Sentinel Bar and Grill

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The Sentinel at the corner of the Terrace and William Street is an attractive, modern styled bar and restaurant. Meeting up with a friend for a drink the other night saw it packed - admittedly there was a private function out front but in the hour or ...

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The Birdcage

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If our experience at the Birdcage this week is anything to go by, chefs Luke Firth and Chad Dufall are turning out some of the best Asian themed vegetarian food around town. We stopped in for lunch, didn’t head up to the Aviary bar on the roof ...

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Parkerville Tavern

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The small hamlet of Parkerville in the Perth Hills, named for the first Chief Justice of WA, is home to local institution the Parkerville Tavern. The tavern is apparently direct descendant of the Railway Hotel founded in 1902 to look after the ...

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Elba

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Elba, on Napoleon Street, with pictures of the old Emperor and Josephine adorning the loo doors, is a darkly lit, moody little spot in the heart of the Cottesloe café strip. As well as the comfortable benches and stools, and lounging area ...

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Bassendean Oriental Restaurant

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One of two Chinese restaurants in and around Old Perth Road in Bassendean, Bassendean Oriental is illuminated by flashing lights outside. Inside it has all the standard fit out of a suburban Chinese - faux wood panelling on some the walls, ...

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Mandoon Estate Restaurant

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These days there are a number of very, very good restaurants in and around the Swan Valley and the restaurant at Mandoon remains right at the top of the tree. The development itself is quite stunning, on the banks of the river, a beautifully fitted ...

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