HQ Bar and Kitchen

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Nestling at the top of the “old New Esplanade” hotel which has been thoroughly upgraded, renovated, re-jigged and transformed into Perth’s latest boutique hotel, Quay Perth, is their rooftop bar and dining room, HQ Bar and Kitchen. This probably has ...

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The oldest pub in WA – The Rose and Crown

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The Rose and Crown in Guildford is our “local” and we get along on a very regular basis – and enjoy sitting out in the fabulous beer garden when we can – it is in our view easily the best in Perth – and when we went along a week or so ago we were ...

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Stirling Arms – Guildford

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A major renovation to the Stirling Arms has opened up the front beer garden – with the high wall which sort of hid it from passers-by removed to be replaced by an iron fence making it more accessible and inviting. Inside the dining area is pleasant, ...

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Market Grounds in March

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We quite often pop into Market Grounds for a drink or quick meal – in Kings Square it is a substantial venue and very popular – especially if something is going on at the nearby Perth Arena. The wine list is pretty good – I can always find something ...

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2018 – What a Year!

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Another year older – well it was an exciting year all round in the food and wine game – a number of excellent new places opening with more promised in coming months – and of course plenty of places shut their doors, demonstrating the competitiveness ...

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The National

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The National Hotel in Fremantle has recently opened a rooftop bar – with panoramic views across the city and adding to the lustre of the renovated, heritage listed hotel on the corner of High Street. Taking the lift up to the roof you are immediately ...

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Grand Central Hotel

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The pub at the corner of Helena Street and Great Eastern Highway in Midland has had many incarnations over the years, some more successful than others. With new owners and a do-over it has been reborn as the Grand Central – in a salute to the railway ...

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Alex Hotel Lobby Bar

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The little coffee bar off the lobby of the Alex Hotel has recently made the move to include wine and other drinks on its offerings, along with a selection of food. Quite a small area, it has a communal table to one end with large lantern lights above ...

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Cornerstone Bar and Kitchen

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Cornerstone is the bar and dining room of the Mantra Hotel complex on Hay Street- an open, light, airy and nicely appointed place. Service is professional and welcoming. The lunch menu is firmly of the pub grub style – nothing wrong with that of ...

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Sundowner at the Woody

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We strolled down to one of the 4 pubs in close proximity to us in Guildford last night – the Woody. A rustic, heritage pub, it has a friendly family atmosphere – my only gripe is the outdoor beer garden area at front is always full of smokers blowing ...

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