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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Tom’s Kitchen at Fairbrossen

Curry-2

Fairbrossen’s café has been re-jigged since last I went along and is now operating as Tom’s Kitchen and has more of a restaurant feel – as far as the menu is concerned – than before – but it is still a casual and family friendly spot – and retains ...

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Shy John

Char

The latest arrival in Yagan Square is an interesting mix – a brewery and yum cha place; Shy John spread over two levels is named for John Pong Shying, apparently Australia’s first Chinese settler. Located on the northern side of the square in and ...

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Meat and Wine Co – Perth

meat

The front bar of the Palace Hotel, at the corner of St Georges Terrace and William Street, was a popular hang out in my younger days and it was a great disappointment when the old place was sold off to become a haven for dodgy dealers and rip off ...

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Chakra revisited!

Ribs

We were invited, recently, to Chakra the innovative Indian restaurant in Inglewood which opened about 15 months ago and which has built up a strong following; Chakra is somewhat different to most of the Indian places around town with its emphasis on ...

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Lot 20 and Russell’s Reserve Legacy 2018

Russell

Lot 20 is hosting four celebrations of Russell’s Reserve Bourbon in Perth, part of a larger Australia wide series of events. I was invited along to the second of these last week – and a rollicking, enjoyable, entertaining and informative show it ...

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Louder Louder

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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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Stage Bar and Kitchen – Peppers

Octopus

Bob Dylan was playing at the Arena and we decided to stay in town after the concert so booked into Peppers, just across and down the road from the venue – and dinner before the great man came on stage seemed a good idea – and so to the in-house ...

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Lalla Rookh re-visited

Octopus

Lalla Rookh, in the basement of Allandale Square, offering high quality Italian fare, has three main areas – a bar when you first enter off the food court, a more dimly lit dining area, and through another set of doors the Wine Store off Sherwood ...

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Lamonts in the Swan Valley

Salmon

Lamonts is one of our favourite spots to have a meal and drink in the Swan Valley – with both an al fresco area, under the gum trees, or inside tables adjacent to the sampling counter, and another café-blind enclosed room off to one side complete ...

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