Chik and Kent

Chicken

Chik and Kent in Murray Street could almost be described as an Indian tapas restaurant; I guess while most people eating at an Indian restaurant would share their meals, Chik and Kent make it easier with a series of small plates, perfect for two, and ...

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Jezebelle

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We dropped into Jezebelle’s last Sunday for lunch and happened, luckily, to also catch a quite delightful duo who entertained the small crowd, unfortunately not for nearly long enough. Jessie Gordon has a great voice and presence and with her ...

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The Rose and Crown

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The Rose and Crown hotel could easily be regarded as the beating heart of Guildford. In the centre of the historic Swan Street precinct it has been beautifully restored, with an outdoor dining area – beer garden – easily the best of any hotel in ...

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The Royal on the waterfront

River

Latterly a chum and I were in Claisebrook to visit the Whipper Snapper distillery and after a tasting of their wares continued our wanderings and ended up at the Royal on Claisebrook Cove. This would have to be one of nicest outlooks of any ...

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Thirst

Winebar

“This is very hot and funky” said the waiter when I began to order the chilli relish to start; “That sounds like me” I said...and continued with the order. I was at Thirst, a wine bar serving Thai street style dishes, in West Row, in ...

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The National

Sardines

We went down to Freo last week and decided to drop in and have lunch at the National Hotel on the corner of High and Market Streets. This hotel was originally built in 1886, although it has changed a lot since then – it was badly damaged by fire in ...

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King and I

Interior

In Guildford, the King and I restaurant turns out pretty authentic Thai food. The restaurant is set up in what was an old house - the main dining area is quite large, and there are other rooms off the main which serve as overflow or for private ...

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Grace of India

Tapestsry

We have been to the Grace of India in Margaret River on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed the food, and this latest visit was no exception. The dining room itself is unprepossessing, and has a lurid sort of tapestry on the wall – an ...

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Temporada

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Well now, the FWO was recently in Canberra and happened to stumble across a quite delightful bar and restaurant – Temporada in Moore Street, a stone’s throw away from the centre of Civic – not knowing as I dined that the day before it had been named ...

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Millbrook Restaurant and Winery

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Millbrook, in Jarrahdale (incidentally the birthplace of Sister of FWO when many eons ago there was a hospital there), is a longish drive from Perth, but the journey is worth it; the setting is spectacular – one of the best of any winery in the West. ...

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