East Perth’s Blackbird!


We hadn’t been to Blackbird for some time, but were in East Perth one evening and with the rain staying away looked for somewhere for an early dinner by the water – and so there we were –alongside Claisebrook where it flows into a small lake ...

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My Bayon


My Bayon, Cambodian food vendors and stall holders at Fremantle Markets, have opened an outlet in Perth – taking over a William Street spot that has had a number of incarnations in recent years. A bit of paint job with grey walls and some quite ...

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I thought if it is good enough for a well-known “old media” restaurant reviewer to write up a place on a remote hilltop in Italy it should be fine for me to write about a place some Perth people may actually get to – in this case in Hawaii…of course ...

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Fromage Artisans


In the basement of the old WA Club building on the Terrace is a new destination for the cheese lovers of Perth – Fromage Artisans. Designed as both a place to try the many cheeses on offer, paired with your choice from the small but well curated ...

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Returning to Ria after some time we found the food as good as always – they are among the more authentic of the Malay style dining rooms in Perth, and are perpetually busy with people lined up at the door to grab our table as we left. They have a ...

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Metro Bar and Bistro

squid dumplings

Part of the Adina Hotel and Perth Convention Centre complex in Mounts Bay Road, Metro Bar and Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, or just for a casual drink or coffee. It also does a good trade in events and this is what drew ...

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Petition Beer Corner


The Beer Corner, looking out onto Barrack Street and the Terrace across to Stirling Gardens and the City of Perth Building, has an entrancing, and ever changing, array of beers on tap – of course wine and other drinks are also on offer, but the beer ...

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Patriots Sports Bar


Taking the place of the Grapeskin, alongside the Brass Monkey, Patriots is a US style sports bar – large screens around the room, with 8 hanging above each side of the centrally placed bar – all showing different sports. When we stopped in last ...

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Oysters at Lot 20


Lot 20 is one of the original small bars that sprung up in Perth after changes to the licencing laws, and is still one of the best. Each year they host an event for World Oyster Day, and that is looming on Friday 4th August – if you want to get along ...

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Hao Szechuan – Northbridge


Hao Szechuan is one of the best of the Szechuan restaurants around town, I think – a view reinforced by our visit for lunch last week. However one day I will remember just how large some of the dishes are – and try not to over order. But we did it ...

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