Raffles Hotel

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We went along to the Raffles on Tuesday to have a look at the changes and a spot of lunch. The hotel was taken on by Colonial Leisure Group in 2014 and has been considerably revamped - bright white walls, interesting light fittings, modern furniture ...

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Alkoomi Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Alkoomi

We drank this Frankland River sourced wine with our meal at Baby Mammoth the other night. Alkoomi have been turning out excellent wine from this Great Southern winery for many years and continue to do so. This particular wine is ruby red with ...

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Baby Mammoth

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Baby Mammoth in William Street has a South African soul food theme going - I have been on a number of occasions since they opened and we went along again on Saturday night. We managed to get a spot as it was filling quickly and had a look over the ...

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Fillaudeau’s

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Among the vines at Pinelli Estate in the Swan Valley, Fillaudeau’s has a beautiful setting. Inside the dining space is decorated with local art on the walls, wooden floors add warmth to the place, and diners can look out through the large windows to ...

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Wolf Lane

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Sitting among the growing number of bars in this neck of the woods, Wolf Lane is something of a well kept secret – the limited opening hours may have something to do with that – but is definitely worth a visit. The bar itself is a largish ...

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The Sherry at the Flour Factory

The Sherry

Above the Flour Factory, in a space that was until recently occupied by Venn Gallery, is another in the Andy Freeman stable – the Sherry. Up a steep set of concrete stairs you come to an indoor lounge area, opening out to a small rooftop ...

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Bar de Halcyon

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Located near Cheeky Sparrow and Wolf Lane, this little spot adds to the lustre of the West End of town. It is a well fitted out two storey bar serving pintxos (Spanish bar snacks), some bigger meals, wine, beer, and cocktails in an elegant setting. ...

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Dominion League

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The Court Wine Bar, well before the small bar phenomena that erupted in Perth following the freeing up the licensing laws under the last State Labor government – sadly the current licensing regime seems to be regressing back to the pre-reform era – ...

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Mt Trio Riesling 2014

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On our recent lunch foray to Butterworth Bar and Kitchen in Sherwood Court we chose a bottle of 2014 Mt Trio Riesling to accompany our meal. Mt Trio vineyard is on the slopes of the Porongurups and turns out some excellent wines. We first tried the ...

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Rifo’s Cafe

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Rifo’s is something of a flag bearer for the regeneration of the Maylands strip. When Rifo’s first opened as something of a trendy, upmarket café taking the place of the long established old style Rifici’s coffee shop (and liquor store) some years ...

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