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Rose Pica

Making the news in recent weeks for all the wrong reasons – potential closure due to some bureaucratic bungling by various State government bodies – the PICA bar opposite the State Library in the Cultural precinct is a popular place to hang out if ...

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QT Perth Rooftop Bar

Menu

Perth’s newest luxury hotel, on the corner of Barrack and Murray, has the city’s highest rooftop bar – with stunning views across the Swan River, the CBD skyline, north towards Northbridge and east to the hills and Swan Valley – and along with a well ...

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Shy John

Char

The latest arrival in Yagan Square is an interesting mix – a brewery and yum cha place; Shy John spread over two levels is named for John Pong Shying, apparently Australia’s first Chinese settler. Located on the northern side of the square in and ...

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Bright Tank Brewing

beers

Another brewery has opened in town! In East Perth, on Brown Street, it is a relatively small, narrow space - tables and chairs centrally located and with a high bench and stools adjacent to these looking onto the steel brewing tanks – all in all it ...

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Cyril Mason’s

sandwich

Taking the place of Han Café in William Street, Cyril Mason’s Bespoke Beer Ristorante is all pink and grey and yellow inside with a very appealing bar at one end with 20 taps ready to pour – I think about 14 were on song when we stopped in for lunch ...

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Northbridge Brewing Company

Crab

Each year the Northbridge Brewing Company (and its sister outlet, Whitfords Brewing Company in the northern suburbs) holds a chilli festival over a week in June. Both establishments offer a range of chilli influenced food – and hold competitions as ...

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Hunter and Barrel

Meat and Salad

Another of the many new outlets in the impressive Whitford City dining precinct, Hunter and Barrel (they have outlets, too, in Sydney and Melbourne) is a celebration of all things meat, although there are some choices for seafood lovers and even ...

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Henry Summer Bar

LV Sparkling

A stylish green oasis has sprung up in Aberdeen Street located in the grounds and buildings which at various times have housed The Shed, Skye Bar and Secret Bar – and what a transformation it is. Snappy décor, plants galore bringing a cool ...

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Market Grounds

Chips

This latest addition to the Perth scene, and the anchor to the Kings Square development, opened on Tuesday and lo and behold I was in the vicinity on Wednesday so stopped in. What an impressive looking place it is –a expansive, spacious, light room – ...

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A Beer at the Bird

beer

Friday seemed to be the coming of summer as the temperature zipped over 30 (of course three days later that all seems unlikely with the rain pouring down as I write) but after a longish walk up and down William Street my parched throat guided me into ...

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