Funtastico

Prawns

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

LookingOut

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

Red

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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Black Tom’s

Louis

Black Tom’s in Ord Street West Perth is an amalgam of bar and restaurant – beers on tap, gas fire places, couches, stools and low tables, and a more formal area for dining. It is conveniently located across the road from a CAT stop – and we were ...

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Amphoras Bar

Mains

Amphoras, in the “West End” of the city, towards the top of Hay Street in West Perth, was one of the first of the tapas style wine bars. With both indoor and outdoor seating options, it is a small, well set up spot; interesting food choices and an ...

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Red Chilli Sichuan

fish

Red Chilli Sichuan restaurant is near Fitzgerald Street, the less popular end of James and from the outside is not particularly appealing - it took the place of another Chinese place, Golden Fortune, I think. Inside it is all dark wood, red and gold ...

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Huong Viet

satay

Huong Viet opened in the redeveloped Bassendean shopping centre earlier this year. It sits across the car park from the shopping centre with a view from its large windows towards Bassendean Oval (not an attractive sight unless West Perth are playing ...

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Dining on the Island

FlyingFishCove

Last week I was required to go to Christmas Island to work on an investigation as part of the job that actually earns me money, rather than my hobby of eating and drinking which drains my cash and takes up much of my down time; of course I took the ...

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Shadow Wine Bar and Dining Room

Salmon

Swish new boutique hotel Alex in the Cultural Centre precinct has incorporated the long empty but eye catching bank building a little way up William Street. The sixties era building with slanting tiled facade has been transformed into Shadow Wine Bar ...

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The Grand Bar and Bistro

Ext

The Grand, in the Central Park complex, has recently introduced their new seasonal menu and we went along to try it out. As we have mentioned before this is quite an elegant spot with a variety of levels to eat and drink, including an outdoor ...

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