Fusion on Swan


A pretty little cottage on West Swan Road houses Fusion on Swan, with dining areas both inside and outside on the encircling veranda. On a wintry day, we dropped in for lunch – it is BYO – and sat inside near the fireplace, looking out through ...

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The Cheese Barrel at Olive Farm


The Cheese Barrel has been built next to the tasting room and cellars at Olive Farm, in the Swan Valley, with an outlook down to Susannah Brook which flows behind. The veranda is a great place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or two with a ...

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Padburys restaurant


Housed in the historic Padbury House at the corner of Terrace Rd and Swan Street, the inside dining room is a bit like a warehouse – it was once a general store – and has high ceilings, some exposed brick and is decorated with vintage pieces and ...

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Lido Restaurant – Northbridge


The Lido has been around for many years serving Vietnamese food at the Brisbane Street end of William Street – by all accounts it turns out good quality food, at reasonable prices, to a loyal customer base. On the day we popped in for lunch there ...

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Lalla Rookh


On our previous visit, a few months ago, to the wine store at Lalla Rookh, (downstairs at 77 St Georges Terrace) we came away convinced they were serving up quite special food, and our recent trip back this week just confirmed this. Entered ...

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JoyCafe was the scene of day one of the search for Perth’s best laksa. This is a place I have walked past, in William Street, Northbridge, many times and have never been in – but with the laksa search in mind, this time we did. It is a fairly ...

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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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