Tasik, in an old house in Aberdeen Street, has been around for a while now, serving up authentic Indonesian food in the heart of Northbridge. It has a number of rooms where you can find yourself a spot to eat, as well as a covered outdoor area ...

Read More »



We went along to Chatters in Midland for lunch a couple of days ago and were very pleasantly surprised. Self-described as serving unpretentious, authentic and affordable Asian cuisine in a relaxed and comfortable environment, on walking in it ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Royal Seafood


It seems increasingly difficult to find anywhere in Northbridge for lunch on a Monday – those places that do actually open their doors on the first day of the working week seem to only do so later in the day. It was that which drew us to the Royal ...

Read More »

Hawkers Cuisine


Hawkers Cuisine in Francis Street, Northbridge was the location of the next step in the laksa quest, and it proved to be a pretty good choice. Once located in a much smaller space in the China Town area, in the past year or so it has moved to this ...

Read More »



Lady FWO and I try to get out to Chesters at least two or three times a year – it is one of the many good restaurants to be found in the Swan Valley – in this case part of the Heafod Glen winery on West Swan Road at Henley Brook. We find the ...

Read More »

Santa Fe


On a fine, sunny day this week Lady FWO and I, having lunched elsewhere, felt in need of one more drink before heading home and took the opportunity to stop in at Santa Fe in Hay Street, Subiaco. We sat at the rustic tables on the footpath, soaking ...

Read More »

Ploy Thai


Ploy Thai is a small restaurant in Eighth Avenue Maylands that enjoys a solid reputation among locals for good food and at the right price. It certainly is a tiny little spot and on our visit there we both enjoyed the food, and the service ...

Read More »