Henley Park Winery Café


I hadn’t been to Henley Park winery for some years but on Friday on a trip to the Valley we stopped by and after sampling their various wines, decided to give their café a go – set just outside the cellar door, under protective roofing, but in the ...

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Ku De Ta Perth


The long awaited, and much anticipated, opening of Ku De Ta Perth took place to intense media interest a few week ago, and this week I went along to have a look. Sitting on the riverbank at Point Fraser it has unparalleled views of the Swan and ...

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I had heard about this restaurant from friends who live out that way, and with one of those friends celebrating her birthday we headed out. Wow….what a gem in Wattle Grove – it was a complete, and welcome, surprise. In a small shopping centre ...

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Mrs S


Mrs S, on the corner of Whatley Crescent and Eighth Avenue in Maylands, is a small, quirkily decorated coffee shop/café which has built up a dedicated following in what is a pretty competitive Maylands strip environment. As well as seating inside a ...

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Mason Mill


In Carmel, the old Rose Gardens has undergone a stunning transformation – the grounds are spectacular – terraced rose gardens, rolling lawns, children’s playground complete with bouncy castle, mini golf course, water feature containing some enormous ...

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The Standard in Roe Street


Sitting in the courtyard of the Standard in Roe Street is an absolutely top spot to relax before one of the great Fringe shows, and on Monday on our way to see Starman, three of us did just that. It was a warm evening tempered by a little breeze and ...

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Victory Point Wines


Victory Point is a small vineyard, situated south of Cowaramup (where I spent a few formative years before we moved down the road to Margaret River), dedicated to production of the classic Bordeaux varieties, and Chardonnay. Unirrigated it has ...

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Long Chim


A birthday loomed and what better place to celebrate than at Perth’s premier Thai restaurant – Long Chim? We have been regulars here since it opened in the renovated basement of the State Buildings – and on each occasion have been swayed by the ...

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Perth Night Noodle market


The Night Noodle Market kicked off on Wednesday night at Elizabeth Quay, and we were lucky enough to be invited for the official launch. More than 20 stall holders will be on hand nightly until 2 April as part of Good Food Month selling their many ...

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It has taken quite a while but at last I have made it to PappaRich the Malay Hawker style restaurant in Northbridge – from its opening couple of years ago it had a no alcohol policy which tended to dissuade me but they are now allowing BYO, so along ...

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