Riverbank Estate


Riverbank Estate restaurant is one of the best winery eating houses in the Swan Valley. They have built a deserved reputation for quality food and on our recent visit that level was maintained. They have a lovely outlook over vines rolling ...

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Black Fire


When I was in Canberra in October I stopped by Black Fire (Fuego Nero) in Braddon for a coffee on my last morning there, and good coffee it was – sitting at a table on the footpath on a sunny morning was likewise a fine experience. However I looked ...

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Painted Bird


We have previously been to the Painted Bird for a drink, however until our recent visit had not tried the food. But in town and at a loose end this week we dropped in for lunch. It took the place of The Quarter in the arcade behind the Wesley ...

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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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