The Rose and Crown

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The Rose and Crown hotel opened in 1841 and is the oldest hotel in WA and the third oldest licensed hotel in Australia; there are a number of bars, dining areas and simply places to sit around and have a relaxing drink; the outdoor dining area – beer ...

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The Generous Squire

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The Generous Squire in Murray Street is apparently the only fully functioning microbrewery in the CBD, turning out two changing seasonal brews to go alongside the James Squire range. It is located at the corner of Shafto Lane and well set up ...

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Firewater Grille

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The Duxton in the Terrace has one of the most stylish and elegant lobbies of any of the 5 star hotels around town, and its premier restaurant, Firewater Grille, lives up to the expectations set as you walk in. (Of course being of a vintage I remember ...

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Hydrant on Hay

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After the Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell concert we decided to stay in town rather than expose ourselves to the inclement weather by wending our way home. So after a night at the Duxton we were wandering up Hay Street towards the station to train ...

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The Brisbane Hotel

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The Brisbane Hotel is one of the leaders in what could be termed the revamped pub stakes - renovating and upgrading an older style place and giving a modern, fresh and contemporary feel to it. It has been around in its current incarnation for ...

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Carilley Estate

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Carilley Estate in the Swan Valley is set in pretty garden surrounds and is a popular spot for weddings. At lunch on the fairly bleak day we went along we were one of only two tables for lunch, but on previous visits, especially at weekends, it can ...

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Must Wine Bar

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There are some very good lunch specials to be had around town at the moment and the two or three course menu at Must in Highgate surely numbers among the best. At $90 per couple for two courses and a glass of wine each (or $120 for three courses) a ...

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Funtastico

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Contrary to rumour and some ill informed posts, Funtastico in Subiaco is open and buzzing. Apparently there was a short closure but it is now back under the original management and when we went for lunch during the week it was pumping - all the ...

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The Principal

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We went along to the Principal in Midland hoping for good pub food - in fact we got very, very good food indeed. In particular, the scallop dish - more about that later - was excellent. The Principal is located in renovated school buildings - ...

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Hestia’s Cafe Restaurant

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Hestia apparently is the sister of the Greek god Zeus, and seems a somewhat strange choice for the name of a Spanish themed restaurant. Anyway it is located in Northbridge at the corner of James and Francis in the place of the now closed Haweli and ...

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