Opened only a week ago in Hay Street, up towards Milligan Street, Malaya is an impressive new entrant into the cuisine of SE Asia. Up a small flight of steps is a large, open, well-lit space with clean, modern lines, and some striking wall murals on ...

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Stage Bar and Kitchen


Stage Bar and Kitchen is part of the recently opened boutique hotel, Peppers, in Wellington Street – just across the road from the Kings Square development. The small dining area and bar adjacent to the reception desk runs along the Shafto Lane side ...

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We went along this week with a couple of Gooseberry Hill friends for lunch at Embers in Railway Road – part of a little shopping centre which includes one of the best liquor stores in Perth for local and WA wine. However Embers is licenced so we ...

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Arirang Korean Barbeque


We dropped in a week or so ago for dinner after an afternoon of wine tasting in town – I hadn’t been before, but was certainly satisfied enough to return again. On entering you definitely pick up the barbeque element – it is quite smoky, with ...

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2016……looking back


As I open a bleary eye at the New Year, my thoughts have turned to the best of food and drink and such in the year gone by, and so a few thoughts and impressions. Best restaurant Well here I am at one with Rob Broadfield, the best meal we have ...

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Strange Company


In Fremantle during the week we had one of our best small bar experiences of the year – at Strange Company nestled in Nairn Street, just back from the cappuccino strip. Not a huge place but comfortably set up –to one side of the central bar high ...

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Pinoy Fiesta


An interesting restaurant in Midland, Pinoy Fiesta is not much to look at – fairly sparse and barren décor, but certainly friendly owners and the food – Filipino style – is definitely value for money. One main is more than enough for two and the ...

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The best Indian restaurant in Northbridge, Sauma, was our destination for lunch a few days ago and once again the food impressed and satisfied. It is a well put together place, open and airy, although the seating is largely designed around communal ...

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When we last went to Halo, earlier this year, we came away impressed indeed – and on our return visit last week our earlier feelings were only reinforced. It is a wonderful restaurant in a great location on the waterfront at Elizabeth Quay, producing ...

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The Merrywell


The Merrywell at the Crown Casino is one of the better outlets at the complex – well set-up, plenty of space – including an al fresco area out front for warmer days than when we stopped by – and entry from the drop off area, or from the casino floor. ...

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