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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Vineyard Restaurant


Set in the grounds of the old Valencia vineyard and winery on Benara Road, alongside a brewery and a “juicery”, with a shady pergola and patio area, the Vineyard restaurant proved to be a very pleasant place to spend a sunny spring day earlier this ...

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The Criterion Hotel


Since 1848 a pub has operated on the site of the Criterion Hotel in Hay Street, making it the oldest continuously licensed premises in the State. The current classic Art Deco style building dates from 1937 but for me its greatest claim to fame ...

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Edgecombe Brothers Winery and Cafe


Edgecombe Brothers, in Henley Brook, is a rustic styled café and winery, renowned, especially, for their asparagus, grown on the property and served up in a variety of forms in the restaurant and also for sale as fresh produce to take ...

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