Morries Anytime is a cafe/bar up the top of the main street of Margaret River. In fact it is next to the Tuck Shop where I spent much of my pocket money as a young fella purchasing such delights as Penny Sticks (a clue to how long ago that was!), ...

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No Mafia


Will it ever end? Another small bar has opened in William Street just up from the Bird and it looks like another hit. No Mafia opened a week or so ago in the spot where Jus Burgers once was – it is a very small, small bar – long and narrow ...

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The Standard


The Standard is a relatively new bar in Roe Street – and looks to have a great future. On Friday afternoon, accompanied by one of my trusty team of reviewers I went along to have a look. Entering off Roe you come into a largish bar and seating area, ...

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Thompson Estate


Thompson Estate is widely regarded as one of the best wineries in the Wilyabrup region, but it is one that, until our most recent foray to the South West, the FWO had not visited - although we have both tasted the wines often at wine shows and have ...

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Vale Phil Hughes


Lady FWO and I are devotees of cricket – long standing members of the WACA and the Dennis Lillee Club – and Lady FWO worked at the WACA, helping to establish the WACA Museum in its current space. We actually met at the WACA on the first day of an ...

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Macedonian Bean Soup (Graff)


I recently went along to the newly opened Dominion League bar situated where the Court Wine Bar was until last year. The Court was the original wine bar in Perth, long before the small bar revolution, and I spent many an hour there over the years – ...

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Wills Domain


On our recent trip to Margaret River we decided to lunch at Wills Domain, near Yallingup. We had heard many good reports and often thought to go but until now had never quite managed to make it. Coincidentally the day we went was the one after it was ...

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Walking into Brika the first thing you notice – after the crowded tables – are coloured wooden louvres attached to the walls, polished concrete floors, exposed rafters and whitewashed walls....looking for all the world like a Greek taverna – missing ...

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Small Bar Snippets continue…


In our continuing efforts to seek out great spots to have a drink and a good time, today we bring to you a couple of outstanding small bars – Ezra Pound and The Bird - these are not places that serve gourmet food delights, but are places to chill and ...

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The Nookery Café


Recently we spent a couple of days in Margaret River visiting the Dowager FWO.  On the way down we stopped for lunch at Woody Nook at Wilyabrup. This little vineyard has been around quite a while and has a pleasant little café/restaurant attached.  ...

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