Cucina on Hay


Cucina on Hay is the upgraded and reinvented restaurant of the Mercure Hotel, and last week we were invited along, together with other Perth foodies and bloggers, to get an idea of the changes made and the new menu and wines on offer. With a ...

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Taste Great Southern at Petition 2017


Taste Great Southern, the yearly celebration of the wine and food of the region ended on the weekend with a couple of events centred on Albany, and I thought it opportune to talk about one of the Perth based events that occurred just last ...

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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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