Ficus

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Ficus has recently opened on the top floor of Yagan Square – a pleasant outlook looking back to the City and with an attractive fit out – I liked the bentwood chairs in particular. The ethos of Ficus is seasonal produce, farm to plate dining, ...

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The Vault

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We dropped into the Vault in Kalamunda a week or so before Christmas for lunch after a spot of shopping in the town – the two of us plus daughter plus baby granddaughter and a couple of friends from close by. The old Commonwealth Bank building ...

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Panama Social

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In a year of the opening of many excellent bars and restaurants in town, 2018 ended with the opening of yet another place that promises to be a huge hit into the New Year – Panama Social. Taking the place of the short-lived Cyril Masons – and ...

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2018 – What a Year!

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Another year older – well it was an exciting year all round in the food and wine game – a number of excellent new places opening with more promised in coming months – and of course plenty of places shut their doors, demonstrating the competitiveness ...

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The National

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The National Hotel in Fremantle has recently opened a rooftop bar – with panoramic views across the city and adding to the lustre of the renovated, heritage listed hotel on the corner of High Street. Taking the lift up to the roof you are immediately ...

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Chomp 68

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In the Bassendean shopping centre complex, Chomp 68 is a largely Chinese influenced restaurant, although it also serves a number of other Asian dishes – Mee Goreng, Laksa, Rendang to name but a few. The dining space is airy, well-lit, nicely set ...

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Jus Burgers

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We were recently invited to Jus Burgers – just across the street from the Subiaco rail station – to try their latest release – burgers made from a plant based patty which was said to have the same texture and taste as ground beef. The US based Beyond ...

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Grand Central Hotel

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The pub at the corner of Helena Street and Great Eastern Highway in Midland has had many incarnations over the years, some more successful than others. With new owners and a do-over it has been reborn as the Grand Central – in a salute to the railway ...

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Lido revisited

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Lido, long-time resident in William Street has changed sides of the road – moving across next to Bar 399 to much smaller premises and a smaller menu to boot. It has also lost its liquor licence in the move and is now strictly BYO. The waiters are ...

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The Point Bar and Grill Melbourne Cup Event

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The Point Bar and Grill, on the river at Point Fraser, held a Melbourne Cup event on Tuesday – and what a show it was. Combining with the stunning views from the venue across the river we had free flowing champagne and a seafood buffet of ...

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