Rice Tapas Bar and Restaurant

Squid

  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

tacos

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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Kappys

Squid

Kappys is just around the corner from our place in Guildford and we go there a lot (and sometimes when we are not up to going out or cooking, a pizza from their wood fired oven has proved to be a fine takeaway choice).  We have always had good food ...

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Gingerboy

SaladSwordfish

Gingerboy in Crossley Street, a laneway off Little Bourke was a highlight of a recent trip to Melbourne. From the moment you spy the red neon glow of the sign, entering into a dimly lit, moody world of glossy bamboo, hanging red light fittings and ...

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City Heart

Lion

In the old Salvation Army citadel building in Pier Street, the City Heart Indian is an unpretentious spot serving up authentic subcontinental food. Certainly the décor is nothing to write home about - other than the old, aged golden coloured ...

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Bassendean Hotel

meals

Old Perth Road strip has blossomed since the revamp of the Bassendean Hotel – with some great little coffee shops set up and a small bar in the pipeline; but the hotel remains the focus we reckon – spruced up, airy, light and welcoming inside in the ...

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Sorrento

FishMain

The Sorrento has been around for more than 50 years, at first in William Street but now happily ensconced in James Street serving up Italian food. We went along during the week and sat outside catching the breeze at the tables set up on the ...

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Sittella

Barra

When we last went to Sittella it was a very warm autumn day and we sat inside – this week we returned on a sunny spring day and took advantage of the wonderful weather and sat outside on the expansive veranda looking over the grounds of this quite ...

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The Partisan

Samon2

Spring seems to have pretty well sprung and the days are getting warmer – and where better to spend a sunny morning and early afternoon than at Claisebrook Cove looking out over the water? Anyway that is just what we did earlier this week, ...

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Zaika

Prawn

We sashayed into Midland for lunch at a newish Asian spot we had read about – alas despite their website it was dark and closed – our fault for not calling ahead I guess. So somewhat disconsolately we headed back to the railway station, but then we ...

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