Stage Bar and Kitchen – Peppers

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Bob Dylan was playing at the Arena and we decided to stay in town after the concert so booked into Peppers, just across and down the road from the venue – and dinner before the great man came on stage seemed a good idea – and so to the in-house ...

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Market Grounds for Sunday lunch

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I have been the Market Grounds in the Kings Square development a number of times in the 8 months or so since it opened – it remains an impressive venue – both in size and in the standard of the food and drink – taking into account always that the ...

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The Stirling Arms

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There is a quite pleasant beer garden at the front of the Stirling Arms in Guildford – protected by a high wall from the traffic noise – although the wall does tend to disguise that the garden is there at all from passers-by – with umbrellas for ...

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Grand Orient at the Melbourne Hotel

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The old Melbourne Hotel in Milligan Street has undergone a long and very striking renovation, resulting in a venue with a number of interesting and exciting food and beverage outlets, none more so than the Cantonese restaurant, Grand Orient. In ...

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Aurora Roof Top Bar – Melbourne Hotel

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Aurora is the snappy new bar on the sixth floor of the Melbourne Hotel in Milligan Street. With an indoor space, protected by bi-fold glass doors and outside an airy wooden deck with views across the CBD and over to Northbridge, it is already proving ...

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The Guildford Hotel – one of our locals

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The Guildford continues to attract a good crowd – although down on those heady days when it first re-opened – and at lunch during the week it was close to full downstairs (the upper floor was not open) and a good crowd outside was soaking up the ...

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Back at the Rose and Crown

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Normally when we go along to the Rose and Crown – which is often as it is only a hundred metres or so away from our house - we sit out in the beer garden, arguably the best in Perth – the Rose and Crown has been superbly restored and the outdoor area ...

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The Beldon Tavern

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In the neighbourhood on a visit to the northern suburbs and looking for a quick lunch we stopped by the Beldon Tavern in Marmion Avenue. The lounge bar and dining room is relatively small but comfortable and the walls adorned with notices of the ...

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Ascua Spanish Grill

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We went along to Heno and Rey not long after it opened and were very impressed – as we were with the Loft Bar – so were anticipating our lunch-time visit to the Intercontinental Perth’s other restaurant – their flagship Spanish grill themed Ascua, ...

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The Federal in Freo

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The Federal Hotel operated for a couple of decades under the Rosie O’Grady banner before undergoing renovations and re-opening about 18 months ago, with the original name is one of the better pubs in Fremantle - a great restoration, a number of bars ...

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