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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Tiny’s Liquor

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Tinys Liquor, part of but separate from Tinys bar and restaurant, runs along Milligan Street and is a narrow, brilliantly stocked wine shop and wine bar. The racks of wine include some outstanding, hard to come by, brands, while the small bar with ...

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HQ Bar and Kitchen

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Nestling at the top of the “old New Esplanade” hotel which has been thoroughly upgraded, renovated, re-jigged and transformed into Perth’s latest boutique hotel, Quay Perth, is their rooftop bar and dining room, HQ Bar and Kitchen. This probably has ...

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The Shoe revisited

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The Shoe Bar and Café spreads over two levels of the Yagan Square development– on the ground it has a pleasant outlook onto the promenade between Wellington and Roe Streets, while upstairs there are views down to the Market Hall with its myriad food ...

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Sup So Good Pho House

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A new Vietnamese restaurant has opened in William Street specializing in pho, but with a range of other dishes. It is a small place, and when we dropped in for lunch seemed to be very popular for such a new spot, which bodes well for the quality of ...

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W Churchill

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The initial pop up, Churchill, that took the place of Trustee has added a W, and located completely downstairs below Brookfield Place (neighbouring Choo Choo Bar) and has moved on from its sports bar status –and that is all to the good. Still ...

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Lucky Shag

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Hadn’t been for a while but last Friday – glorious warm, sunny autumn day – we were wandering back from lunch through the rapidly changing and increasingly impressive Elizabeth Quay and decided to drop in for a quenching ale. Out of the deck at ...

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The Island Brewhouse at Elizabeth Quay

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The Isle of Voyage, on the little island at Elizabeth Quay in the relocated and quite enchanting Florence Hummerston Kiosk, has been rejigged and reinvented as the Island Brewhouse turning out a range of in-house brews. On Friday, one of those ...

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Flour Factory – an old favourite

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The Flour Factory is a most attractive place - heavy jarrah tables and an eye-catching bar, its fascia made of jarrah offcuts, comfortable chairs, striking light fittings, it really has a great look and feel, with a large window adorned with the name ...

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