The Royal

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The Royal on the waterfront at Claisebrook Cove looks across the bay to apartments and lawns, and down to the river main with boats bobbing just offshore or tied up to the jetty. It is one of the best outlooks of any pub in Perth. Lady FWO and I ...

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Plume Estate Vineyard Café

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Plume Estate is the newest of the wineries in the Bickley/Carmel Valley region of the Perth Hills. They opened to the public on Easter Saturday and I went along to taste the wines and have a look over the place. And I was their first ...

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Blackbird

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Blackbird is in a great location, alongside the renovated and refashioned Claisebrook where it pools into a small lake surrounded on one side by rolling lawns and the other apartments, walking paths, and a couple of restaurants. We had been at Queens ...

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The Witch’s Cauldron

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The Witch’s Cauldron has been around in Subiaco for over 40 years - in an industry where places come and go with regularity that fact alone should be an indication that they are doing something right. We have been going off and on for many years and ...

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The Cavern

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Situated in Mead Street Kalamunda (where Bangles Indian used to be) the Cavern is a bar cum tapas restaurant and four of us went along the other day for dinner. It is an attractive little place - well not so little as it is a bit deceptive - as well ...

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Sauma

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Sauma is a new Indian place in Northbridge, from the same stable as the long established and highly regarded Maya in Fremantle. It has just opened for lunch on Fridays, so me and a mate went along to check it out - he had been for dinner when it ...

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The Terrace Hotel

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The Terrace Hotel has a top little bar at the rear of the place - it looks out towards the freeway and over the parterre garden next door - it has an al fresco area below and a stunning little bar area up a small flight of stairs. The hotel ...

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Fortune Five

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The Fortune Five Chinese restaurant is not particularly prepossessing either from the street front or inside - the decor is typically suburban, but with the addition of a tank of fish and lobsters in the window to attract customers. The food is, on ...

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Adelphi Bar and Grill

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The Adelphi Bar and Grill is located off Mill Street in the Parmelia; it takes the place of the Globe restaurant and moves the Grill from the basement level where it was for many years - I worked in the building upstairs in the 1970s and the Adelphi ...

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Il Padrino

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At one stage some years ago when I worked in the city I was a regular visitor to Il Padrino when it was in William Street, around where the State Theatre is these days; but hadn’t been since the restaurant shifted to its current location in Aberdeen ...

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