The food we had at lunch last week at Balthazar was the best, or at least equal to the best, meal we have had in the past year. Balthazar is found in the captivating Art Deco styled Lawson Apartments building at the bottom of Sherwood Court, ...

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The Stirling Arms


I have written before about the Stirling Arms and its reincarnation as a solid neighbourhood pub from the rundown den of the past. It has been renovated, cleaned up, and has now taken its place as an historic pub in an historic precinct, ...

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Satay Club at Old Shanghai


Still looking for Perth’s best laksa we went along to the Old Shanghai Food Court in Northbridge to try out the version dished up by the Satay Club. Old Shanghai on James Street is a large shed style structure containing a number of food ...

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Bread in Common


At last we made it along to Bread in Common after hearing so much and the impact it has had on Fremantle dining. It is an impressive looking place with exposed bricks, soaring ceilings, plant life on the footpath out front, and communal ...

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Swings Taphouse


Swings Taphouse, just over the bridge as you come into Margaret River, near the bakery, and where Wino’s Wine bar once was, is an offshoot of Swings and Roundabouts winery on Caves Road, is a fun place to drop in for a drink and a meal. On a ...

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Morries Anytime


On our recent flying trip south, we managed to get along, again, to Morries Anytime - a cafe/bar up at the top of the main street of Margaret River. Morries is a well-lit and open sort of place – a mix of tables and chairs and high tables and ...

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Rivendell is surrounded by picturesque gardens on Wildwood Road in Yallingup. There are a few chalets near to the restaurant and Howling Wolves has co-located their winery to the cellar door, having moved from their old premises on Bussell Highway, ...

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The Flour Factory


The Flour Factory recently re-opened after a short hiatus while it was being rejigged –expanded to incorporate what was a gallery along the entrance walk and is now an attractive bar area – heavy wooden tables (apparently a couple of jarrah trees ...

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Chapels on Whatley


Lady FWO and I set off Saturday afternoon for Swallow Bar in Maylands only to find they are having a break, so it was closed. Happily we were able to score the last available table at Chapels, just along from the bar, settled in, ordered a glass of ...

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King and I


Recently, Lady FWO and I went, accompanied by the newly weds, our daughter and son-in-law, to the Thai restaurant, King and I, in Guildford. In what was an old house - the main dining area is quite large, and there are other rooms off the main ...

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