The Local Shack

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The Shack in Murray Street is one of three “shacks’ apparently – others are in Scarborough and Joondalup but I haven’t had the opportunity to head along to either of those. On New Year’s Eve I was in town around lunchtime and down the end of Murray ...

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Jezebelle

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We dropped into Jezebelle’s last Sunday for lunch and happened, luckily, to also catch a quite delightful duo who entertained the small crowd, unfortunately not for nearly long enough. Jessie Gordon has a great voice and presence and with her ...

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Aldersyde Estate

Vines

When I first began, some years ago now, going to Piesse Brook Wines – which is what Aldersyde used to be called – it was always good to see the West Perth and Richmond champion (all West Perth players are, of course, champions by simple definition) ...

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The Rose and Crown

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The Rose and Crown hotel could easily be regarded as the beating heart of Guildford. In the centre of the historic Swan Street precinct it has been beautifully restored, with an outdoor dining area – beer garden – easily the best of any hotel in ...

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The Royal on the waterfront

River

Latterly a chum and I were in Claisebrook to visit the Whipper Snapper distillery and after a tasting of their wares continued our wanderings and ended up at the Royal on Claisebrook Cove. This would have to be one of nicest outlooks of any ...

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Muster

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Renamed from Must Margaret River, the sister restaurant of the wonderful Must in Highgate, Muster is well placed in the central part of the main street of Margaret River, across the road a little down from Settlers Tavern. On our last trip ...

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Bob’s bar

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The last time I went to Bob’s Bar – rooftop in the Brookfield complex – I saw a $50 note snatched from the hands of a friend I was with as he was paying the bill, and sail majestically off in the breeze – pausing briefly, but tantalisingly out of ...

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Thirst

Winebar

“This is very hot and funky” said the waiter when I began to order the chilli relish to start; “That sounds like me” I said...and continued with the order. I was at Thirst, a wine bar serving Thai street style dishes, in West Row, in ...

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The National

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We went down to Freo last week and decided to drop in and have lunch at the National Hotel on the corner of High and Market Streets. This hotel was originally built in 1886, although it has changed a lot since then – it was badly damaged by fire in ...

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King and I

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In Guildford, the King and I restaurant turns out pretty authentic Thai food. The restaurant is set up in what was an old house - the main dining area is quite large, and there are other rooms off the main which serve as overflow or for private ...

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