Prosecco

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One of my great pleasures – apart from eating and drinking – is reading and I have a particular preference for detective fiction; two of my favourite detectives are Donna Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti (who is based in Venice) and Michael Dibdin’s ...

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Camellia Chinese Restaurant

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I have been going to the Camellia in High Wycombe for many years now and have never been disappointed with the food. The most recent occasion was no exception. The look of the restaurant is nothing to write home about - the usual suburban Chinese ...

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The Standard

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Previously, I had been to the Standard for a drink but this time we decided to eat as well, and glad we did, the food was well put together, had lovely flavours, showed flair and innovation, and tasted great – what more could you want? Well priced, ...

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Mechanics Institute …… revisited

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The FWO and my boon companions from the Hills ended up at the Mechanics Institute after lunching and on the way to catch the train back to the Eastern suburbs. Neither had been there before and I thought duty bound to show them one the best rooftops ...

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Lot 20 revisited

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On Friday two of my oldest friends came down from the rarefied atmosphere of the Perth hills to the lowlands, and so with the Gooseberry Hillbillies in tow, I set off to show them some of the better haunts around town. Where better to start than Lot ...

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Stewarts at Brookleigh

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With daughter and prospective son in law in tow, the FWO headed to the Swan Valley – we were on a mission to buy some of Dorham Mann’s fantastic sparkling, and while we were out that way decided we should also visit a couple of other wineries for a ...

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Benny’s Bar and Café

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We had 40 minutes or so to while away in Fremantle recently so popped into Bennys in the heart of the Cappuccino Strip in South Terrace. It’s been around for a few years now and I have eaten there on occasions past, but this day we only had a drink ...

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Chapels on Whatley

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I had heard a number of good reports about this place, just down the road from the top little bar, Swallow, so on Monday we headed there for a late breakfast. I have to admit I was expecting the usual breakfast fare – bacon, eggs, toast and the like, ...

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Cheeky Sparrow

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Situated in Wolf Lane, Cheeky Sparrow is one of a number of small bars/restaurants within a few metres of each other – Halcyon, Tiger Tiger and Wolf Lane. It operates more as a coffee shop in the mornings – opening very early to catch the workers on ...

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Padburys

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Lady FWO faced something of a dilemma....she had headed out, alone, for a spot of lunch at one of the nearby eating houses in Guildford, Padburys. This restaurant is housed in the historic Padbury House at the corner of Terrace Rd and Swan Street, ...

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