The Dolly Parton Story – A Fringeworld Show

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Her voice soaring, hitting all the electric high notes that encapsulate the song, Hannah Richards’ performance of I Will Always Love You set the stage alight at the opening night of The Dolly Parton Story in the ornate surrounds of De Parel ...

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The Royal Perth

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The Royal, at the corner of William and Wellington Streets, which has been closed for some years, opened with great fanfare just before Christmas and now is a prominent feature of the Raine Square redevelopment. With a ground floor bar and another ...

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Munchy Monk

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After something of a hiatus towards the end of 2019, I am back with a bit to catch up – so over the next week or so I will be posting some from late last year along with others I have visited in the early weeks of 2020 – to start a top little ...

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Small Talk

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From the same stable as the Miss Chow’s dumpling houses, Small Talk is a Japanese influenced casual izakaya-style bar on the ground floor of what was once the Telstra building in Stirling Street, but is now hostel accommodation and Small Talk will ...

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Back at Hadiqa

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Returned to Hadiqa during the week to take advantage of these sunny Spring days – up on the rooftop there, part of the Hibernian Place development, is just the place to enjoy such weather, climbing the stairs to an oasis of greenery – plants galore – ...

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Sura

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Up the western end of James Street, across from Russell Square, Sura offers an extensive range of Korean influenced dishes. A relatively bland but large and open dining room is spruced up with a touch of cartoon wall art, while the service is via a ...

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Long Chim Perth

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One of our favourite places - in the basement of the restored State Buildings Long Chim is turning out the best Thai food in Perth, in a great location – you can eat at the bar, in the restaurant proper between the arches, or out in the courtyard, ...

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Bench Espresso

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Bench is a pleasant little coffee shop in Hay Street down towards Victoria Avenue, quite small, but comfortable inside –with the requisite benches, too! They also have a couple of sidewalk benches with stools and on a sunny winter’s day in Perth that ...

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Halford – revisited

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Halford Bar is a classy establishment located in the basement of the State Buildings, at the corner of Hay Street and Cathedral Avenue, the site of the safe room of the old Titles Office. Entering down stairs you find the bar area, with a striking ...

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