Tak Chee House


Today in my ongoing search for Perth’s best laksa I arrived at Tak Chee House at the top end of William Street. Serving Penang-style food, this is a very popular and busy little spot – we went last Friday but by the time we arrived at 12.30 it was ...

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Stewarts at Brookleigh


Brookleigh is a large equestrian venue on Great Northern Highway and on any given day, and especially during school holidays, you are likely to run into hosts of people decked out in jodhpurs, riding boots and hats, and lots of “Caution Horses” signs ...

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Fusion on Swan


A pretty little cottage on West Swan Road houses Fusion on Swan, with dining areas both inside and outside on the encircling veranda. On a wintry day, we dropped in for lunch – it is BYO – and sat inside near the fireplace, looking out through ...

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The Cheese Barrel at Olive Farm


The Cheese Barrel has been built next to the tasting room and cellars at Olive Farm, in the Swan Valley, with an outlook down to Susannah Brook which flows behind. The veranda is a great place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or two with a ...

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Universal Bar


I dropped into the Universal Bar in Northbridge the other day; I was waiting for a mate who was, as usual, late, so to while away a few minutes I had a quick drink. The Universal is a later afternoon opener but was open at midday on Friday so giving ...

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Padburys restaurant


Housed in the historic Padbury House at the corner of Terrace Rd and Swan Street, the inside dining room is a bit like a warehouse – it was once a general store – and has high ceilings, some exposed brick and is decorated with vintage pieces and ...

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Lido Restaurant – Northbridge


The Lido has been around for many years serving Vietnamese food at the Brisbane Street end of William Street – by all accounts it turns out good quality food, at reasonable prices, to a loyal customer base. On the day we popped in for lunch there ...

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Lalla Rookh


On our previous visit, a few months ago, to the wine store at Lalla Rookh, (downstairs at 77 St Georges Terrace) we came away convinced they were serving up quite special food, and our recent trip back this week just confirmed this. Entered ...

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JoyCafe was the scene of day one of the search for Perth’s best laksa. This is a place I have walked past, in William Street, Northbridge, many times and have never been in – but with the laksa search in mind, this time we did. It is a fairly ...

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The search for Perth’s best Laksa


I was reading somewhere recently that Laksa – Penang Assam style – was rated the 26th most delicious food in the world in a survey a few years ago, while curry laksa was rated 44th. Who am I to disagree, it is an essential dish whenever I get ...

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