The Principal

squid

  To start the New Year off on a positive note we decided to go back to a few of the places we enjoyed last year and went along again to the Principal in Midland. In renovated and historic school buildings opposite Midland Gate it is an ...

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Belgium Beer Cafe

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The old City Hotel of my youth was transformed many years ago into the Belgian Beer Café – serving up a host of Belgian beers – wheats, pales, ambers, saisons – with names such as Stella, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Duvel sitting alongside a small selection ...

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Best Drop Tavern

Main

I hadn’t been here for many years – in fact I am sure it was still the Last Drop when I was there – but with a mate from Gooseberry Hill I stopped by for a quick drink this week. The Elizabethan style exterior hasn’t changed but inside it has ...

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Kalamunda Hotel

FishChips

The dining room at the Kalamunda Hotel, with its fire place, dark wood, red patterned carpet is evocative of its history – built in 1902 the original building is now the bottle shop while the adjoining “new” hotel was completed in 1928 – owned, ...

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The Royal on the Waterfront

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Last year on Melbourne Cup day I was reduced to driving Lady FWO to and from an event in South Perth and as I reported at the time “on the way home and for several hours afterwards –until she retired for the night – I was entertained by an, at times, ...

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Homestead Brewery

Rose

Lady FWO, after swanning around Melbourne in the past week was looking for a relaxed change of pace, so on Monday we went out to Mandoon’s Homestead Brewery for a light lunch and drink to take in the sunny, warm weather. As I have probably ...

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Hopscotch Bar Canberra

Puppies

Not having been in and around Braddon for 18 months or so I was very, and pleasantly, surprised last week by the number of restaurants and bars that have sprung up, especially in Lonsdale Street. With a few hours to spare until my flight home on ...

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Bentspoke

Beer

Not having been in and around Braddon for 18 months or so I was very, and pleasantly, surprised last week by the number of restaurants and bars that have sprung up, especially in Lonsdale Street. With a few hours to spare until my flight home on ...

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Bassendean Hotel

meals

Old Perth Road strip has blossomed since the revamp of the Bassendean Hotel – with some great little coffee shops set up and a small bar in the pipeline; but the hotel remains the focus we reckon – spruced up, airy, light and welcoming inside in the ...

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The Vic

salad

We went along to the Vic in Hay Street before the WAFL Grand Final this week – although the unfortunate result of the game could have jaundiced my view of the pub, I was in fact quite impressed. The place was pretty full of West Perth and lesser ...

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