Ria

prawns

Returning to Ria after some time we found the food as good as always – they are among the more authentic of the Malay style dining rooms in Perth, and are perpetually busy with people lined up at the door to grab our table as we left. They have a ...

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Metro Bar and Bistro

squid dumplings

Part of the Adina Hotel and Perth Convention Centre complex in Mounts Bay Road, Metro Bar and Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, or just for a casual drink or coffee. It also does a good trade in events and this is what drew ...

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Petition Beer Corner

Mussels

The Beer Corner, looking out onto Barrack Street and the Terrace across to Stirling Gardens and the City of Perth Building, has an entrancing, and ever changing, array of beers on tap – of course wine and other drinks are also on offer, but the beer ...

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Oysters at Lot 20

Oysters-2

Lot 20 is one of the original small bars that sprung up in Perth after changes to the licencing laws, and is still one of the best. Each year they host an event for World Oyster Day, and that is looming on Friday 4th August – if you want to get along ...

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Hao Szechuan – Northbridge

Fungi

Hao Szechuan is one of the best of the Szechuan restaurants around town, I think – a view reinforced by our visit for lunch last week. However one day I will remember just how large some of the dishes are – and try not to over order. But we did it ...

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Chapas

Cheese

Chapas open for around 18 months in Beaufort Street near the corner of Walcott is Asian fusion style place, but centred on small, shared plates – Chinese tapas I guess. It is beautifully decorated in reds and golds, with lanterns, Chinese prints and ...

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North Garden Chinese Restaurant in Bassendean

prawns

We like North Garden and get along when we can – as we hadn’t been for a while and on the way home driving from town we decided to stop and grab an early dinner. The BWS almost next door was our first stop and now armed with a bottle of Xanadu ...

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Halford @ the State Buildings

Cheese

Halford, one of the many drinking, eating and relaxing spots in the State Buildings, is a plush and impressive small bar – down stairs off Hay Street, to a small bar area with stool seating, beyond that a lounge area with velvet covered chairs and ...

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Low Key Chow House

dumplings

In Leederville for a movie at Luna we stopped by at Low Key Chow House afterwards – we hadn’t been before and it was a pleasant surprise. On the increasingly busy Oxford/Newcastle Street strip it is a light and open dining room, with a nod to Asian ...

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Sauma in Northbridge

dessert

Looking for a spot of lunch this week we settled on one of the best Indian restaurants in town – Sauma on the corner of William and James Street, in the Cultural Centre precinct. We have been a number of times but hadn’t yet tried their tiffin lunch, ...

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