Not your average Standard

Squid-2

One of the best bars around - but more than a bar the Standard has an entrancing garden area at the back and the kitchen turns out some of the best food you could wish for – it has an Asian twist, and indeed each Monday is Hawker Monday with a new ...

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Alex Hotel Lobby Bar

The little coffee bar off the lobby of the Alex Hotel has recently made the move to include wine and other drinks on its offerings, along with a selection of food. Quite a small area, it has a communal table to one end with large lantern lights above ...

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Native Wine @ Henry Summer

Crowd

A festival of natural, organic, biodynamic and minimal intervention wine from Western Australian producers at Northbridge garden bar, Henry Summer, on Saturday, attracted an enthusiastic crowd to sample over 50 wines from around 20 wineries, meet and ...

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Hongkies in Northbridge

H SeafoodBake

I always enjoy dropping into Hongkies where you will encounter Hong Kong influenced dishes and a charming and friendly host in Flora who is ready to provide suggestions from the menu. It is not a large place and can get pretty crowded so get in early ...

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Back at Pica

Rose Pica

Making the news in recent weeks for all the wrong reasons – potential closure due to some bureaucratic bungling by various State government bodies – the PICA bar opposite the State Library in the Cultural precinct is a popular place to hang out if ...

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Los Bravos

Cod

I have to admit I never knew there was a music genre, Spanish Surf Rock, but there is and it is the music sound track of choice at the latest venture from Emma Ferguson and Dan Morris, the operators of two of my favourite places in the city – No ...

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Louder Louder

bar

Louder Louder, a new Thai restaurant, opened this week in a Lake Street location that has been the site of many a different restaurant over the past few years – none lasting long- but on the basis of the food we tried and the service we experienced I ...

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