The Stirling Arms

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It wasn’t all that long ago that you would have been taking your life into your hands to go to the Stirling Arms - it had been terribly run down, the customers were a particularly rough and confronting bunch, and it had its liquor licence suspended ...

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La Cholita

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The first of the new wave Mexican places in Perth and still at the vanguard opens for lunch on Fridays, and last week along we went. Walking in, I almost had a conniption when, looking down, the wooden floor at the entrance seemed to have been ...

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Sittella

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Lately we went off to Sittella in the Swan Valley. We ordered from the mid week special lunch menu - for $40 a head, a choice of four mains, two desserts, bread, a glass of wine and coffee, and came away mightily impressed by the quality. This ...

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Maya Masala

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The other day I had ordered thali at an Indian restaurant in East Perth - it was quite good, but I remembered some I had before at Maya Masala in Northbridge so, Lady FWO in tow, I headed into town to reacquaint myself. The restaurant is a ...

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Louis Baxters

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Lady FWO is often in and around Subiaco for meetings and can be found between meetings enjoying a coffee whilst industriously working on her laptop. The area around the Subiaco train station is one of her favoured destinations, with offices, ...

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The George

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The George in the Terrace has an outside sitting area on the footpath which seems to be very popular; inside is a large, nicely furnished and equipped open and airy space which serves as the bar and casual eating area, while towards the back, fenced ...

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Lamont’s Bishops House

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The outdoor Garden Lounge at Bishops House is a delightful oasis in the midst of a bustling city. Surrounded on three sides by glass and concrete monoliths, the artificial grass, the lounge chairs, Chesterfield, stools and tables, lights strung ...

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Grill and Chill

Interior

After leaving the Little Girl Giant to snooze in her chair in Wellington Square on Friday, we wandered up Bennet Street looking for a place to have lunch. Grill and Chill is in a building that used to house, I think a Vietnamese restaurant - the name ...

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The Gaya

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Gaya is in an arcade off Kearnes Crescent in Applecross and labels itself as serving Korean fusion cuisine. We dropped by recently to see what it was all about. The only exposure to Korean food we have had in the past is the ubiquitous Korean ...

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Greenhouse

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From the tables and chairs, the plywood, hay bale and concrete walls, and the recycled decor, it is clear that Greenhouse maintains its efforts to continue on the sustainable path that it adopted when set up by Matt Stone. The menu on the day ...

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