Quills re-visited


On our previous visit to Quills, a restaurant in the Wattle Grove shopping centre, some months ago now, we were impressed by the quality of the food, the set up and the general feel of the place - reflecting on that, and on my review at the time, our ...

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Olive Farm Winery


We hadn’t dropped into Olive Farm from many months until the long weekend when we again visited this, the oldest winery in WA; for many years located in South Guildford, the move to the Swan Valley came around 2007, to a purpose built, and ...

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Fabulous lunch at Riverbank


It was a very bleak and wet long weekend Monday in Guildford but we heard the siren call of a winery lunch, so headed out to the Valley in search of just that – and after a short stop of tasting at two wineries – Olive Farm and Tyler’s (and more to ...

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Aldi Wines


As most people would know, Aldi is now selling liquor at some of their WA stores, despite the vehement opposition of the usual suspects when it comes to anyone daring to apply for a liquor licence in WA. Stores at Butler, Harrisdale, Joondalup, South ...

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Dominion League revisited

Dominon league

In Beaufort Street Dominion League (in the remodelled premises of one of Perth’s original wine bars, the Court Wine Bar), is one of the best small bars around. And with secession in the air again, following the always strange deliberations of the WA ...

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The Rose Deli


Open since 2014, Rose Deli is a charming little cafe in Royal Street, East Perth, which specializes in self-described healthy organic food. Lady FWO popped in with a couple of work mates during the week for afternoon tea to check it ...

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Whitford Brewing Company


Sister to the longer established Northbridge Brewing Company, the Whitford Brewing Company has opened at Whitford City shopping complex. It is an inviting and modern dining and drinking space, spread over two levels, a rooftop area with ocean views ...

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Hongkies, in William Street, aims to replicate the cuisine of manager Flora’s hometown Hong Kong, so has a menu that is a little out of the ordinary so far as other Chinese spots around are concerned – dishes from other cultures given the Hong Kong ...

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S&T Thai


Up the top end of William Street S&T Thai has a friendly and welcoming feel about it – the décor is rather plain although it is juiced up a bit with large prints of food ingredients on the wall – limes, shallots. Since I was last there they have ...

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The Wine Loft at the Boatshed Markets


Cottesloe’s Boatshed Markets (located in the sheds where Australia II was built), now has a dedicated wine market, the Wine Loft. Built from retrofitted shipping containers it is suspended over the main shopping and produce floor – very eye-catching ...

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