SZECHWAN ZEN – after the lockdown

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One of the places that I have missed being able to get along to during the lockdown was Szechwan Zen – with its very spicy and addictive food. So, with the added incentive of cool weather calling for some heat to warm us up we set out for ...

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Shadow Wine Bar

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One of the best wine bars in town, Shadow, part of the Alex Hotel, is back in business after the lockdown and restrictions on hospitality venues; so, it was with great anticipation, I went along for lunch last Friday. With one of the best wine ...

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Kappys Italian Restaurant

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Naturally, as the COVID restrictions began to be lifted it seemed right that Kappys, our very local Italian restaurant ( a few hundred metres from home) and which remains one of our favourites would be high on the agenda for a visit. Booking, ...

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RIVERBANK ESTATE – BACK TO THE VALLEY

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A wonderful day to return to the Swan Valley as restaurants and wineries are re-opening now the State government eases restrictions – and it was a no-brainer to book at one of the best of the winery restaurants in the Valley, Riverbank Estate. ...

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LOUDER LOUDER…Back to Northbridge

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The easing of the COVID19 restrictions saw my first venture back into Northbridge since February and a spot of spice was what I was looking for – so to Thai restaurant, Louder Louder, we went. It looks good inside – I particularly liked the ...

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Padburys of Guildford

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With the COVID19 restrictions being eased and restaurants and pubs allowed to provide dine-in services, we decided it was high time to get along to one of our closest restaurants – Padburys - with limited seating it was of course necessary to book, ...

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The Woody

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At last the restrictions are lifting, slowly, slowly, but enough to allow a wander down the street to one of our locals, the Woodbridge, or the Woody as it affectionately known. Of course, at present patron numbers are strictly limited to 20, and ...

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Northbirdge Dining and Wine

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With their name a cheeky reference to their sister bar, the Bird, Northbirdge Dining opened a couple of weeks ago. The dining room is attached to Northbirdge Wine – a wine bar and wine shop – and is in the old Young Love Mess Hall space  (which was ...

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Baan Baan Thai

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An impressive relatively new Thai restaurant in Newcastle Street, Baan Baan has taken up the space once occupied by the Old Crow. With both indoor and outdoor seating choices and an enticing bar at the front it attracted us in one evening recently on ...

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Nikola Estate Winery Restaurant

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The old Houghton’s winery has been reinvigorated under new owners and rebranded Nikola Estate. Part of that new look is the recently opened Nikola Estate winery restaurant. Sitting under vines, or shady pergolas, looking out over the extensive lawns ...

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