Riverbank in Autumn


These warm and sunny autumn days keep on rolling on and one of the best ways to spend them, we think, is having a pleasant lunch in the Swan Valley – and one of the best places for that is at Riverbank - it has one of the prettiest outlooks of any ...

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The Hummus Club


At the Hummus Club, on the veranda overlooking William Street on a sunny autumn day made for another enjoyable visit to this excellent restaurant – with its Middle Eastern inspired cuisine and well matched wine list. The food always impresses ...

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Hadiqa, Arabic for garden, is a Middle Eastern inspired rooftop bar and dining room in the Hibernian Place development in Perth’s east end. Running along one side of a plaza and on the corner of Irwin and Hay it sits on top of an eye catching ...

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The Stirling Arms


There is a quite pleasant beer garden at the front of the Stirling Arms in Guildford – protected by a high wall from the traffic noise – although the wall does tend to disguise that the garden is there at all from passers-by – with umbrellas for ...

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Grand Orient at the Melbourne Hotel


The old Melbourne Hotel in Milligan Street has undergone a long and very striking renovation, resulting in a venue with a number of interesting and exciting food and beverage outlets, none more so than the Cantonese restaurant, Grand Orient. In ...

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Cork and Bottle in Bassendean


The Anzac Day ceremony at Bassendean had finished and a number of those who attended ended up for lunch and drinks at the neighbourhood small bar in Old Perth Road – the Cork and Bottle. Since it opened around three years ago it has become ...

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Pinelli Estate Winery Restaurant


The newest restaurant in the Swan Valley, Pinelli Estate Winery Restaurant (taking the place of Fillaudeau) has been created as a celebration of the Italian heritage of the Pinelli family and is set among the vines on their Caversham ...

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Hongkies in Northbridge


The food of Hong Kong – Chinese with a twist – is at the heart of Hongkies in William Street – and on each visit we have found some delightful dishes. And it is pretty popular, too, especially at lunchtime when you need to get in quick to grab a ...

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La Vida Urbana


We had been to a morning movie at Luna and were looking for a quick lunch afterwards and spotted La Vida Urbana where (I think) an Indian restaurant once sat in Carr Place and went in – we didn’t know then it was a sister restaurant to El Publico in ...

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