Stage Bar and Kitchen


Stage Bar and Kitchen is part of the recently opened boutique hotel, Peppers, in Wellington Street – just across the road from the Kings Square development. The small dining area and bar adjacent to the reception desk runs along the Shafto Lane side ...

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Mayfair Lane


We were invited along to the cocktail party launch of Mayfair Lane in West Perth earlier this week. Taking the place of the Brown Fox in Outram Street it is a large, airy space, well-lit and set up – the tiled bar is quite striking, and there are ...

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Belgian Beer Café


The Belgian Beer Café was the scene for lunch on Saturday – seems only right with Octoberfest celebrations going on around the traps – and there was a touch of lederhosen about the place ( such an unattractive style) – that a place with such a great ...

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The Henley Brook


The Henley Brook, aka The Hen, is a pretty new tavern and bistro in the Swan Valley and with the weather (briefly) turning to spring we went along this week for lunch. It is set in grassy grounds – and being school holidays a lot of kids were also ...

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The Merrywell


The Merrywell at the Crown Casino is one of the better outlets at the complex – well set-up, plenty of space – including an al fresco area out front for warmer days than when we stopped by – and entry from the drop off area, or from the casino floor. ...

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The Rose and Crown Hotel


What better time to drop into Perth’s best beer garden than now with Spring in the air, and warmish sunny days? Well that is what we thought, so off we went – it helps it is only a couple of hundred metres away, too. We found a comfortable spot at ...

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The Federal Hotel


The Federal Hotel in Fremantle first opened in 1887; for the past 20 years or so it has operated as Rosie O’Grady’s until new owners took over, closed it down for renovations and re-opened this year reverting to the original name. We were ...

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The Stirling Arms


Looking out the window at the rain returning with a vengeance today it seems somewhat unreal that we recently sat outside in the sunny courtyard of the Stirling Arms hotel partaking of a spot of lunch. The Stirling Arms sits nicely in Guildford, a ...

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Boab Tavern


We have found the Boab to be one of the better taverns in close proximity to us; modern design, clean, airy and well lit; pretty good for watching sport too, with a number of large screens around the place – we were there for lunch this week but ...

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Subiaco Hotel


The Subiaco keeps on kicking goals with its food and continues as one of Perth’s best pub restaurants. Our recent visit underlined just how good it can be – with the menu a world away from the usual pub grub scene and a well put together wine an ...

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