Caversham House

Caversham

Set on the banks of the Swan River, Caversham House is perhaps best known as a wedding venue. Many Perth couples have celebrated their wedding day in the gardens and function rooms at this historic spot. The original house was built in the 1830’s but ...

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Broads at Upper Reach

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On a pleasant Spring day, last Monday, the Lady FWO and I drove out to the Swan Valley to visit Upper Reach winery and since we were there decided to have lunch at Broads. Annalis and Anthony Broad, who once operated Whiteman’s Abroad in a lovely old ...

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Bassendean Hotel

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The shopping strip in Old Perth Road Bassendean has the potential to rival that of the revamped Maylands strip but has been rather run down in recent years with a tad too many real estate and settlement agencies and politician’s offices and not yet ...

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Chesters

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Chesters 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. The restaurant building itself is somewhat rustic, having originally been a fruit drying shed ...

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Subiaco Hotel

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The Subiaco Hotel has undergone major improvements over the past year, and their restaurant is testament to the detailed planning that has produced probably the best pub restaurant in Perth. Entering off Hay Street, there is an inviting ...

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HAWELI

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We visited Haweli in Lake Street for lunch last Tuesday – it’s on the corner of Lake and Francis Streets, where the Maya Masala once was. Not many people there when we arrived at 1.00PM, but I guess some people do have to work at times...anyway those ...

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HOMESTEAD BREWERY

Returning to Mandoon on a Wednesday (after visiting the restaurant on their first day – Monday), this time we decided to try the brewery – first stopping at the cellar door for a wine tasting. Sitting on the verandah at a high bench we had a ...

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