Since last we visited Jezebelle –well located in a restored bank building on the corner of James and Bank Streets in Guildford – they have made a few changes to the set up - a couple of Chesterfields make up a little drinking nook when you first walk ...

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Hopscotch Bar


It is always great to find another top class small bar away from the CBD, and in Hopscotch South Perth’s Angelo Street has a winner. We had heard a few good tales about it so Lady FWO and I headed there one recent lunchtime to have a ...

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Vic Park Indian Restaurant


The imaginatively named Vic Park Indian Restaurant is near the Causeway end of the Victoria Park strip, and is relatively new. It is a fairly stark dining area – the room divided into two, and a few prints and paintings on the bare walls to give it a ...

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Sassellas Bar and Bistro


Sassellas, up the stairs in City Arcade, opened in 1971 with the first tavern licence ever granted in WA – that is alcohol could be sold without the place having to offer accommodation! On the balcony outside the view of the GPO building looms ...

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The Stables Bar


On our previous visit to the Stables we were tempted by the wagon wheel dessert but overindulged with our other dishes and couldn’t manage it – this time we were determined to avoid that mistake. And we did, just! For those who came in late, ...

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The Rose and Crown


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


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


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


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

Bar seating

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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