Mela Revisited

GoanFish

Since my last visit, Mela has had a change of ownership and a change in fit-out to accompany it – attractive and comfortable chairs and tables have taken the place of booths and high benches that took up much of the dining space – it retains a ...

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Pappa Rich Northbridge

Wat Tan Hor

Returning to PappaRich after some time I was struck by how popular it remains and in a world of constantly closing restaurants says something for the quality and value of the food. Nicely decorated and set up, with waiters both attentive and ...

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Red Chilli Sichuan revisited

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Towards the western end of James Street, just along from Russell Square, Red Chilli Sichuan has the dark heavy wooden chairs and tables, red and gold trim and the like, defining it as a Chinese restaurant. The menu is one of those with photos of ...

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Braddock’s Pharmacy

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Housed in a heritage building in Aberdeen Street, near the corner of Fitzgerald Street, Braddock’s Dispensary opened recently as a coffee shop – the building itself started life as a chemist shop back in the early days of the 20th century and proudly ...

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Yes Please!

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After a Fringe show at the Pleasure Garden (Russell Square to those non-Fringers) we stopped in for a feed (and a drink) at Yes Please Perth, just across the road in James Street – they open until 2AM each day, serving food and drink up till closing ...

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James Street Bar and Kitchen

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James Street Bar and Kitchen is the signature bar and restaurant of the newly opened Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Northbridge – the bar opens to the footpath of James Street, with a dividing wall behind the bar concealing the dining room proper – ...

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Back at Henry Summer’s!

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One of my favourite spots in Northbridge, Henry Summer bar is a stylish green oasis in Aberdeen Street located in the grounds and buildings which at various times have housed The Shed, Skye Bar and Secret Bar – and what a transformation it is. Snappy ...

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Panama Social

Prawn

In a year of the opening of many excellent bars and restaurants in town, 2018 ended with the opening of yet another place that promises to be a huge hit into the New Year – Panama Social. Taking the place of the short-lived Cyril Masons – and ...

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Lido revisited

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Lido, long-time resident in William Street has changed sides of the road – moving across next to Bar 399 to much smaller premises and a smaller menu to boot. It has also lost its liquor licence in the move and is now strictly BYO. The waiters are ...

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