The Globe Hotel


I had been reading of the imminent gala opening, or perhaps, better, the re-opening of the Globe Hotel in Wellington Street but unhappily no invitation arrived for the day in question, so a couple of days later Lady FWO and I trained in, crossed the ...

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Inglewood Hotel


The Inglewood, an elegant building dating from 1936, has an inviting outdoor area as well as impressive bars inside – including one of the best sports bars around the traps which becomes very crowded and energetic during footy matches. Never fear, ...

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7th Avenue


7th Avenue in Midland retains its popularity – it is a pub pure and simple and prides itself on good service at affordable prices and that is exactly what we found. We dropped by after a Midlandia show down the road on a pretty hot evening, so ...

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Hillview Tavern


The Hillview Tavern in Maida Vale is part of the Hillview Golf Course complex, next to the golf shop, and open to the public. The Greenside Bistro and Albatross Bar look out across the course with tables and chairs inside and outside on a veranda ...

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Ivy and Jack


Ivy and Jack is the refitted and very modern looking restaurant and bar attached to the Holiday Inn in Hay Street, in the middle of the CBD. The Inn is still being retrofitted so a little noise and scaffolding from the works may put you off a little, ...

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Firewater Grille


Firewater Grill, the signature restaurant of the Duxton, is entered off the elegant and stylish lobby of the hotel. It also houses a separate bar area to one end which is quiet, private and a great spot for pre-dinner drinks. On this visit, as ...

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The Principal


  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


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


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


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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