Helvetica

Rose

One of the original laneway bars in Perth, Helvetica is found by wandering down a cobblestone lane off Howard Street, and is directly behind another bar of note, Andaluz, and what was the WA Club. It is a relaxed, informal, friendly bar, with a cool ...

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At the G

cauliflower

Went along to the Guildford last night for dinner; the crowds during the week have slackened since the hectic times when it re-opened, but it still pretty crowded at weekends and with summer on the way no doubt the popularity will build. In the ...

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This Bar is a Ten

Platter

Importers Gourmet Gateway invited us to a showcase of some of their products recently – on display were olive oils, coffee and the like – and the venue was Five Bar in Mt Lawley. This is one of the most popular bars in the Mt Lawley strip – friendly ...

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Must is a Must

MustWine

Must Wine Bar in Highgate is one of the better bistros around town – with Russell Blaikie in charge that is only to be expected – and I previously written about the excellent and innovative French inspired food on offer. It is also one of the most ...

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Coast

Dessert

Coast at Port Beach is in an outstanding location, right on the beachfront with glorious views across the sand to the glistening Indian Ocean. It has a number of self-contained areas catering for a range of visitors – Cargo is a bar area – no kids ...

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Piggy

meal

Another bar on the very interesting North Fremantle strip – just along from Old Bridge Cellars – it has indoor and outdoor seating – and on the sunny day we dropped by, out the front at a table on the artificial grass seemed just the spot to grab a ...

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No Mafia here

WinePicNM

No Mafia, one of my absolute favourite bars, has had a recent small makeover – a lick of paint, an upgrade of the floor, nothing too much, just adding a little more sheen to what is a ripper of a place. As the name suggests it is an Italian themed ...

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Gami Chicken and Beer

dumplings

Gami have added another WA outlet, adding to the Shafto Lane spot – and a dozen or so in Victoria – this one at Whitford City – and it certainly an attractive looking place- bright, light, airy, clean lines – all looks appealing. Whitford City has ...

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Saturday lunch at Padburys

beetroot

We had been woken from our reverie by a couple of cars managing, somehow, both going the same direction, to hit each other with one ending up in the front yard of a house at the end of our street. With the accompanying loud noises, ambulances, ...

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Mrs Brown

MrsBrownRose

We had been to lunch at a restaurant on the beach and afterwards walked back to Queen Victoria Street and the North Freo strip – a couple of bars, antique shops, live music venue, providore, a great bottle shop, restaurants – and stopped in at Mrs ...

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