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


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


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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The Criterion Hotel


Since 1848 a pub has operated on the site of the Criterion Hotel in Hay Street, making it the oldest continuously licensed premises in the State. The current classic Art Deco style building dates from 1937 but for me its greatest claim to fame ...

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The Woody


We hadn’t been to the Woody for a few months but on a whim decided to drop by on Saturday evening. In East Street, Guildford, a short stroll from our place, it is a Federation era pub, with a beer garden at the front, hosts live music, has a drive in ...

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The Stirling Arms


I have written before about the Stirling Arms and its reincarnation as a solid neighbourhood pub from the rundown den of the past. It has been renovated, cleaned up, and has now taken its place as an historic pub in an historic precinct, ...

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The Newport


The old Newport in South Terrace has certainly had a makeover since last (and that was a long time ago) I ventured in – it has been really rejigged, renovated and is now a great looking spot. Five different bar areas – the front bar where we ...

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Sassellas Bar and Bistro


Sassellas, up the stairs in City Arcade, opened in 1971 with the first tavern licence ever granted in WA – that is alcohol could be sold without the place having to offer accommodation! On the balcony outside the view of the GPO building looms ...

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The Stables Bar


On our previous visit to the Stables we were tempted by the wagon wheel dessert but overindulged with our other dishes and couldn’t manage it – this time we were determined to avoid that mistake. And we did, just! For those who came in late, ...

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The Rose and Crown


The Rose and Crown hotel opened in 1841 and is the oldest hotel in WA and the third oldest licensed hotel in Australia; there are a number of bars, dining areas and simply places to sit around and have a relaxing drink; the outdoor dining area – beer ...

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