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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Oakover Grounds


The restaurant/café at Oakover in the Swan Valley has had quite a makeover – internal walls removed, floor tiles stripped off and the concrete polished, false ceilings removed, rustic wooden tables installed, distinctive red entrance doors. As ...

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Tak Chee House


Today in my ongoing search for Perth’s best laksa I arrived at Tak Chee House at the top end of William Street. Serving Penang-style food, this is a very popular and busy little spot – we went last Friday but by the time we arrived at 12.30 it was ...

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Stewarts at Brookleigh


Brookleigh is a large equestrian venue on Great Northern Highway and on any given day, and especially during school holidays, you are likely to run into hosts of people decked out in jodhpurs, riding boots and hats, and lots of “Caution Horses” signs ...

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Padburys restaurant


Housed in the historic Padbury House at the corner of Terrace Rd and Swan Street, the inside dining room is a bit like a warehouse – it was once a general store – and has high ceilings, some exposed brick and is decorated with vintage pieces and ...

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Lido Restaurant – Northbridge


The Lido has been around for many years serving Vietnamese food at the Brisbane Street end of William Street – by all accounts it turns out good quality food, at reasonable prices, to a loyal customer base. On the day we popped in for lunch there ...

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