Shy John


The latest arrival in Yagan Square is an interesting mix – a brewery and yum cha place; Shy John spread over two levels is named for John Pong Shying, apparently Australia’s first Chinese settler. Located on the northern side of the square in and ...

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Bright Tank Brewing


Another brewery has opened in town! In East Perth, on Brown Street, it is a relatively small, narrow space - tables and chairs centrally located and with a high bench and stools adjacent to these looking onto the steel brewing tanks – all in all it ...

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Northbridge Brewing Company


Each year the Northbridge Brewing Company (and its sister outlet, Whitfords Brewing Company in the northern suburbs) holds a chilli festival over a week in June. Both establishments offer a range of chilli influenced food – and hold competitions as ...

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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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Northbridge Brewing Company


Right in the heart of Northbridge alongside the Piazza, looking over the green grass, the Northbridge Brewing Company, a brewery and pub, was the setting for an enjoyable lunch, catching the one sunny day this week. We sat out of the shaded ...

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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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Ironbark Brewery


Situated in the grounds of the old Valencia winery – which now houses as well as the brewery, a cidery and pleasant little café/restaurant – Ironbark produces a range of seasonal beers and simple pub style food. The shaded beer garden which also ...

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Homestead Brewery


Off to the Valley for lunch last week we dropped in to one of our favourite casual eating houses – Homestead Brewery at Mandoon Estate. It was a pleasant sunny day and the place was crowded inside and out on the decking looking over the vines. We ...

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Brewhouse Margaret River


A few new places have opened in Margaret River since my last trip down, and earlier this week I had the opportunity to visit one of them; on the highway just before you reach the bridge coming into town is Brewhouse Margaret River – set on an expanse ...

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Creatures Nextdoor


Creatures Nextdoor is the younger and smaller sibling of Little Creatures on the waterfront in Fremantle. With bench and stool seating inside, another area on the lawn out front, and a loft it has plenty of options. The day we dropped by they ...

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