Dining on the Island

FlyingFishCove

Last week I was required to go to Christmas Island to work on an investigation as part of the job that actually earns me money, rather than my hobby of eating and drinking which drains my cash and takes up much of my down time; of course I took the ...

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Shadow Wine Bar and Dining Room

Salmon

Swish new boutique hotel Alex in the Cultural Centre precinct has incorporated the long empty but eye catching bank building a little way up William Street. The sixties era building with slanting tiled facade has been transformed into Shadow Wine Bar ...

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The Grand Bar and Bistro

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The Grand, in the Central Park complex, has recently introduced their new seasonal menu and we went along to try it out. As we have mentioned before this is quite an elegant spot with a variety of levels to eat and drink, including an outdoor ...

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The Sentinel Bar and Grill

Sentinel

The Sentinel at the corner of the Terrace and William Street is an attractive, modern styled bar and restaurant. Meeting up with a friend for a drink the other night saw it packed - admittedly there was a private function out front but in the hour or ...

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The Birdcage

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If our experience at the Birdcage this week is anything to go by, chefs Luke Firth and Chad Dufall are turning out some of the best Asian themed vegetarian food around town. We stopped in for lunch, didn’t head up to the Aviary bar on the roof ...

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Parkerville Tavern

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The small hamlet of Parkerville in the Perth Hills, named for the first Chief Justice of WA, is home to local institution the Parkerville Tavern. The tavern is apparently direct descendant of the Railway Hotel founded in 1902 to look after the ...

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Bassendean Oriental Restaurant

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One of two Chinese restaurants in and around Old Perth Road in Bassendean, Bassendean Oriental is illuminated by flashing lights outside. Inside it has all the standard fit out of a suburban Chinese - faux wood panelling on some the walls, ...

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Mandoon Estate Restaurant

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These days there are a number of very, very good restaurants in and around the Swan Valley and the restaurant at Mandoon remains right at the top of the tree. The development itself is quite stunning, on the banks of the river, a beautifully fitted ...

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Black Swan Winery Restaurant

Salmon

The Black Swan reasonably enough situated in the heart of the Swan Valley has been a regular - well at least a two or three times a year - haunt for us for quite a while, and we have always enjoyed the food and general ambience. The dining ...

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Max + Sons

Seaton

Lady FWO, fresh from buying up big to stock up her dress shop in Guildford from the King Street fashion wholesalers, popped into 140 William Street, which seems to be the address of more and more food outlets. At the back of the area towards ...

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