New Normal

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A slick and chic new bar in Subiaco, housed in the historic Simon Chugg art deco styled building just across the street from the rail station, with a dazzling roof top bar to boot, New Normal is adding much needed life to the Subiaco dining and ...

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Wine Show WA Awards – 2017

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The Wine Show of Western Australia is celebrating its 40th year, and on Friday night we were invited along to the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt in the Perth for their Gala Awards Dinner – and the chance to taste the award winning wines, enjoy fine food ...

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Frisk is a favourite

Gin

Frisk – if you are on the lookout for gin, then this is the place for you – with around 100 gins ready to go it is an essential stop for gin lovers. Up the Russell Square end of Francis Street, it is quite small inside with exposed concrete ceilings ...

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Coco’s

Chardonnay

Cocos in South Perth was the venue last week for a dinner to promote the wines of Barossa producer Schild Estate– the largest independent grower in the Valley – and was hosted by Judy Schild and her brother, winemaker Michael. The setting at ...

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A Beer at the Bird

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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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The Odin

Chicken

The Odin Tavern in Erindale Road, Balcatta, has been around for many a year and is one of the most popular pubs in the near northern suburbs – a friendly and welcoming place with attentive and friendly staff, and very good value meals. A pleasant ...

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Petition Wine is a favourite!

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Petition Wine and Merchant – a wine bar and wine library – what more could you want? An interesting, and ever changing selection by the glass, or you can choose a bottle from the wonderful collection housed in racks around the room – and even better ...

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Thai Orchid

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Thai restaurant, Bangkok on William, is transforming into Thai Orchid – who also have outlets in South Perth and Mt Lawley – although at this early stage much of the old place is still evident – nothing more so than the menu which is exactly the same ...

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A Stately Lounge

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One of the lesser known bars in the State Buildings, the Treasury Lounge and Bar, part of the COMO Treasury Hotel, is a little haven of peace away from the bustle of the others bars and dining places in the complex. Made up of a number of rooms, ...

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Arlena’s in Guildford

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I popped into Arlena’s General Store today –it is only a short stroll from home – for a coffee while I perused the West Australian – as well as selling coffee, cakes and light lunches – sandwiches, wraps - Arlena’s also sells a range of health food ...

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