One of our favourite Wine Stores


One of our go to places when in the Western suburbs is Lamonts Wine Store in Cottesloe, and with a whiff of spring in the air we decided to make the trip down on the weekend. The most noticeable elements when you enter are the long and high ...

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Comet Pizza


A group of us went along to Comet last week – right next door to the Hummus Club it is similar in setup and décor – both buildings renovated by the MRA in their excellent restoration of William Street – with an open and airy dining space, and tables ...

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Ramen Ichiraku

Tonkotsu Ramen ich

Housed in part of the old Café Asia building in Monger Street, Northbridge, is one of the newer ramen bars which seem to be springing up everywhere these days, Ramen Ichiraku. It is a quite small space – maybe places for two dozen diners, with a ...

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Lamont’s in the Valley


It was a spectacular day in the Valley on Saturday – blue skies, sunny, a touch of warmth in the air – spring must nearly be at hand – and under the trees at Lamonts made for a magical afternoon after so much rain and cold weather. We had a ...

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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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