Leederville favorite – Duende


Another very enjoyable meal at Duende this week confirms it as one of the best Spanish style restaurants around town – centrally located and part of the popular Leederville, bar and food strip it was one of the earliest tapas places and is still ...

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The Packing Shed at Lawnbrook


The Packing Shed at Lawnbrook in the Perth Hills was re-opened earlier this year after an extensive renovation – set among rolling lawns and gardens, and with a backdrop of bushland, it has become a popular destination for visitors to the Hills wine ...

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Apple Daily


I should start be saying how much we enjoy the food at Apple Daily – its Asian style street inspired cuisine is always on point, well priced and presented. However the last couple of times we have been the service has become a little less than it was ...

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Comet Pizza


A group of us went along to Comet last week – right next door to the Hummus Club it is similar in setup and décor – both buildings renovated by the MRA in their excellent restoration of William Street – with an open and airy dining space, and tables ...

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Ramen Ichiraku

Tonkotsu Ramen ich

Housed in part of the old Café Asia building in Monger Street, Northbridge, is one of the newer ramen bars which seem to be springing up everywhere these days, Ramen Ichiraku. It is a quite small space – maybe places for two dozen diners, with a ...

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Beer at the Mechanics


With the return of the sun in the past few days, a visit to rooftop bar Mechanics Institute with a drinking chum seemed in order – nothing like sitting in the open, catching a bit of breeze and soaking up some warming rays. Entry is off Lock ...

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Lamont’s in the Valley


It was a spectacular day in the Valley on Saturday – blue skies, sunny, a touch of warmth in the air – spring must nearly be at hand – and under the trees at Lamonts made for a magical afternoon after so much rain and cold weather. We had a ...

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Ezra Pound re-visited


Ezra Pound down a laneway off William Street (with benches and chairs along one side of the lane where the smokers congregate), is furnished inside in an eclectic collection of red velvet chairs, sofas and old pews, and with the Edison style ...

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Maddison Cottage

Cake M

Maddison Cottage in Guildford is a tearooms and gift shop – inside are a number of rooms with gift ideas – homewares, flowers, soaps, all manner of things – tables and chairs, and the counter with a display of cakes, scones, muffins, cupcakes, tarts ...

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Toffee Coffee


I had heard and read some glowing comments about Toffee – a café and coffee shop in an arcade off Hay Street just to the east of Barrack – so popped in for a coffee when I was in town recently. Firstly it must be one of the smallest places in the ...

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