Cathay Pacific Winestate Wine Show


Last Friday Lady FWO (alter ego of @winesandbooks) and I were guests at the annual Winestate Wine Show at the Hyatt in Perth. Set in the spacious Riverside Ballroom, long tables circled around the room holding some 500 wines all entrants in ...

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A place we have always found serves up good food and drink is Bivouac, one of the first of the small bars in and around William Street, and heading along for lunch this week, our earlier perceptions were once again confirmed. Eschewing the seats ...

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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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