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 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


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


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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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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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


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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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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Little Guildford


Since last we went along to Little Guildford (at the corner of Terrace and Swan Street, opposite the Rose and Crown) they have acquired a liquor licence. A smallish list but with a number of wines sourced from the Valley – Upper Reach, Talijancich, ...

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Public House


Returning to the Public House after an absence of some months it was as I recalled a place serving up quality South American influenced cuisine in a pretty pleasant location. Situated at the corner of Adelaide and St Georges Terraces, it has seating ...

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