The National

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We went down to Freo last week and decided to drop in and have lunch at the National Hotel on the corner of High and Market Streets. This hotel was originally built in 1886, although it has changed a lot since then – it was badly damaged by fire in ...

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King and I

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In Guildford, the King and I restaurant turns out pretty authentic Thai food. The restaurant is set up in what was an old house - the main dining area is quite large, and there are other rooms off the main which serve as overflow or for private ...

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Grace of India

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We have been to the Grace of India in Margaret River on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed the food, and this latest visit was no exception. The dining room itself is unprepossessing, and has a lurid sort of tapestry on the wall – an ...

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Temporada

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Well now, the FWO was recently in Canberra and happened to stumble across a quite delightful bar and restaurant – Temporada in Moore Street, a stone’s throw away from the centre of Civic – not knowing as I dined that the day before it had been named ...

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Millbrook Restaurant and Winery

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Millbrook, in Jarrahdale (incidentally the birthplace of Sister of FWO when many eons ago there was a hospital there), is a longish drive from Perth, but the journey is worth it; the setting is spectacular – one of the best of any winery in the West. ...

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Morries

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Morries Anytime is a cafe/bar up the top of the main street of Margaret River. In fact it is next to the Tuck Shop where I spent much of my pocket money as a young fella purchasing such delights as Penny Sticks (a clue to how long ago that was!), ...

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Wills Domain

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On our recent trip to Margaret River we decided to lunch at Wills Domain, near Yallingup. We had heard many good reports and often thought to go but until now had never quite managed to make it. Coincidentally the day we went was the one after it was ...

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Brika

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Walking into Brika the first thing you notice – after the crowded tables – are coloured wooden louvres attached to the walls, polished concrete floors, exposed rafters and whitewashed walls....looking for all the world like a Greek taverna – missing ...

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The Nookery Café

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Recently we spent a couple of days in Margaret River visiting the Dowager FWO.  On the way down we stopped for lunch at Woody Nook at Wilyabrup. This little vineyard has been around quite a while and has a pleasant little café/restaurant attached.  ...

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Bangkok on William

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Bangkok on William is a relatively new Thai (who would have guessed) place opposite the Mosque towards the top end of Northbridge. I was encouraged to go along by one of my team of Confidential Informants, and so, with him in tow, I ventured up for ...

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