Red Chilli Sichuan

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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The Sentinel Bar and Grill

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The Sentinel at the corner of the Terrace and William Street is an attractive, modern styled bar and restaurant. Meeting up with a friend for a drink the other night saw it packed - admittedly there was a private function out front but in the hour or ...

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The Birdcage

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If our experience at the Birdcage this week is anything to go by, chefs Luke Firth and Chad Dufall are turning out some of the best Asian themed vegetarian food around town. We stopped in for lunch, didn’t head up to the Aviary bar on the roof ...

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Parkerville Tavern

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The small hamlet of Parkerville in the Perth Hills, named for the first Chief Justice of WA, is home to local institution the Parkerville Tavern. The tavern is apparently direct descendant of the Railway Hotel founded in 1902 to look after the ...

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Bassendean Oriental Restaurant

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One of two Chinese restaurants in and around Old Perth Road in Bassendean, Bassendean Oriental is illuminated by flashing lights outside. Inside it has all the standard fit out of a suburban Chinese - faux wood panelling on some the walls, ...

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Mandoon Estate Restaurant

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These days there are a number of very, very good restaurants in and around the Swan Valley and the restaurant at Mandoon remains right at the top of the tree. The development itself is quite stunning, on the banks of the river, a beautifully fitted ...

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