Chophouse first set up shop in Sydney and around six months ago opened a Perth outlet in the refurbished Cloisters Arcade at the top of St Georges Terrace. It has a lovely open area at the front, shaded by a large Moreton Bay fig tree, while inside ...

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Part of the COMO Treasury Hotel in the beautifully restored State Buildings, Post is on the Cathedral Avenue side of the central Postal Hall, and is the original franking room of what was then the GPO in Perth. A relatively small dining area – ...

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Corner Café


Almost at the corner of Hay and Pier Streets, the Corner Café styles itself Oriental cuisine and specifically Thai-Japanese, Chinese and Cambodian; it has dining inside as well as a few tables on the footpath outside, and is licensed. The wine ...

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The Royal on the Waterfront

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Last year on Melbourne Cup day I was reduced to driving Lady FWO to and from an event in South Perth and as I reported at the time “on the way home and for several hours afterwards –until she retired for the night – I was entertained by an, at times, ...

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Homestead Brewery


Lady FWO, after swanning around Melbourne in the past week was looking for a relaxed change of pace, so on Monday we went out to Mandoon’s Homestead Brewery for a light lunch and drink to take in the sunny, warm weather. As I have probably ...

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Petition Kitchen


The wonderfully restored State Buildings at the corner of Barrack and St Georges Terrace is home to Petition, three individual venues each with a slight differentiation – Petition Kitchen, Petition Wine Bar and Merchant and Petition Beer ...

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Camellia Restaurant


I have written before about the Camellia in High Wycombe but had not been for some months, so recently along with a mate, I dropped in for lunch. The décor is the usual suburban Chinese restaurant style -and the menu covering the usual Cantonese ...

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The Beaufort Street Merchant


A popular hangout in Highgate, the Beaufort Street Merchant, serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and is seemingly continually busy and buzzy. Plenty of seating across a couple of rooms, with friendly and chatty waiters to welcome, ...

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Rice Tapas Bar and Restaurant


  I found this up a steep set of stairs off Garema Place on my recent stopover in Canberra. A Thai restaurant but advertises itself as tapas style – and there are certainly a number of small dishes that together can make up a pretty ...

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Vamos is a Latin American themed cocktail bar, wine bar, restaurant near the Spring Street end of Little Bourke, but upstairs so it doesn’t immediately catch your eye. What did catch my eye was a young lass handing out free drink vouchers on ...

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