Cork and Bottle in Bassendean


The Anzac Day ceremony at Bassendean had finished and a number of those who attended ended up for lunch and drinks at the neighbourhood small bar in Old Perth Road – the Cork and Bottle. Since it opened around three years ago it has become ...

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Louie’s Pizzeria


With the weather still tempting us to sit outside in al fresco surrounds there is no better place to spend some time than at Louie’s Pizzeria in Guildford – only open on Friday and Saturday evenings – it has become extremely popular since it opened ...

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Friday Drinks with the FWO


Another week – another chance to try some lovely wines….. Nikkal 2017 Chardonnay Another excellent wine in the Nikkal Wines range from Yarra Valley producer Goodman Wines. The 2017 Chardonnay is translucent with a touch of gold; the bouquet ...

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Pinelli Estate Winery Restaurant


The newest restaurant in the Swan Valley, Pinelli Estate Winery Restaurant (taking the place of Fillaudeau) has been created as a celebration of the Italian heritage of the Pinelli family and is set among the vines on their Caversham ...

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Hongkies in Northbridge


The food of Hong Kong – Chinese with a twist – is at the heart of Hongkies in William Street – and on each visit we have found some delightful dishes. And it is pretty popular, too, especially at lunchtime when you need to get in quick to grab a ...

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La Vida Urbana


We had been to a morning movie at Luna and were looking for a quick lunch afterwards and spotted La Vida Urbana where (I think) an Indian restaurant once sat in Carr Place and went in – we didn’t know then it was a sister restaurant to El Publico in ...

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Aurora Roof Top Bar – Melbourne Hotel


Aurora is the snappy new bar on the sixth floor of the Melbourne Hotel in Milligan Street. With an indoor space, protected by bi-fold glass doors and outside an airy wooden deck with views across the CBD and over to Northbridge, it is already proving ...

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Union Kitchen


Union Kitchen at Mindarie is so dog friendly they have a special menu for our furred friends – puppacino, muttshake, cheezi katz, banana paws or woofz anyone? They even have dog beds so your hound can catch up on a spot of shut-eye while you enjoy ...

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The Guildford Hotel – one of our locals


The Guildford continues to attract a good crowd – although down on those heady days when it first re-opened – and at lunch during the week it was close to full downstairs (the upper floor was not open) and a good crowd outside was soaking up the ...

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Camellia Birthday celebration


Another birthday rolled around and we went along to Camellia to celebrate as it is a firm favourite of the birthday girl – well all of us really. We have been coming here for years and always come away satisfied with the quality and value of the food ...

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