James Street Bar and Kitchen

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James Street Bar and Kitchen is the signature bar and restaurant of the newly opened Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Northbridge – the bar opens to the footpath of James Street, with a dividing wall behind the bar concealing the dining room proper – ...

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Ficus

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Ficus has recently opened on the top floor of Yagan Square – a pleasant outlook looking back to the City and with an attractive fit out – I liked the bentwood chairs in particular. The ethos of Ficus is seasonal produce, farm to plate dining, ...

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The Vault

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We dropped into the Vault in Kalamunda a week or so before Christmas for lunch after a spot of shopping in the town – the two of us plus daughter plus baby granddaughter and a couple of friends from close by. The old Commonwealth Bank building ...

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Back at Henry Summer’s!

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One of my favourite spots in Northbridge, Henry Summer bar is a stylish green oasis 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 ...

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Feral Brewery

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Feral is one of the landmarks of the Swan Valley with its justly famed range of beers – but it is well also known for the quality of its pub food. In appearance, it is reminiscent of an Australian farmhouse with large shaded verandas all around and ...

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Panama Social

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In a year of the opening of many excellent bars and restaurants in town, 2018 ended with the opening of yet another place that promises to be a huge hit into the New Year – Panama Social. Taking the place of the short-lived Cyril Masons – and ...

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Joes Wine and Dine

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We had been to Joe’s earlier in the year and had come away with a good impression, so in Subiaco before Christmas and looking for a quick snack before heading off to St John’s to meet our new granddaughter we stopped in again. It is a rambling ...

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2018 – What a Year!

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Another year older – well it was an exciting year all round in the food and wine game – a number of excellent new places opening with more promised in coming months – and of course plenty of places shut their doors, demonstrating the competitiveness ...

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The National

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The National Hotel in Fremantle has recently opened a rooftop bar – with panoramic views across the city and adding to the lustre of the renovated, heritage listed hotel on the corner of High Street. Taking the lift up to the roof you are immediately ...

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Pandemonium Estate

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Pandemonium Wines which opened to the public in 2015 has in the past year or so expanded to offer food in the form of platters, pizza and now pinxtos along with their wine. Interestingly, each of their wines is named after a demon, which is a point ...

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