Fortune Five


The Fortune Five Chinese restaurant is not particularly prepossessing either from the street front or inside - the decor is typically suburban, but with the addition of a tank of fish and lobsters in the window to attract customers. The food is, on ...

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Adelphi Bar and Grill


The Adelphi Bar and Grill is located off Mill Street in the Parmelia; it takes the place of the Globe restaurant and moves the Grill from the basement level where it was for many years - I worked in the building upstairs in the 1970s and the Adelphi ...

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Il Padrino


At one stage some years ago when I worked in the city I was a regular visitor to Il Padrino when it was in William Street, around where the State Theatre is these days; but hadn’t been since the restaurant shifted to its current location in Aberdeen ...

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Kappys in Guildford is one of a number of restaurants in easy walking distance of our place and we go often. However we hadn’t been for a month or so, and had heard the menu had been changed a little so we walked on down one evening this week. There ...

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Sandalford Estate Restaurant


Sandalford is one of the oldest vineyards in the Swan Valley, the vines planted by John Septimus Roe in the mid 19th century. It is also the home of one of the loveliest concert venues in the Valley - sitting on the lawns among the vines listening to ...

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Print Hall


The bar at Print Hall is one of the most notable in Perth -originally the reception counters that once took the public notices to be posted in the West Australian, when this building housed the newspaper, printing presses and all. Restored, ...

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Ironbark Brewery


Ironbark Brewery in the Swan Valley serves basic food in a rustic setting, but also turns out a range of beers and ciders, some of which are outstanding. In the old Valencia vineyard complex the brewery is more or less a shed with a shaded ...

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Apple Daily


Apple Daily in the tremendous Brookfield Place development never fails to impress with its food, quality, ambience and atmosphere. On the mezzanine floor above the bar and elegant dining room of Print Hall and below the bustling roof top Bob’s Bar, ...

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Zaika in Midland has been around for three or four years. Located in a shopfront in Spring Park Road in the heart of “old” Midland, it has one largish room with tables and comfortable chairs throughout - and a couple of tables on the footpath ...

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The Stirling Arms


It wasn’t all that long ago that you would have been taking your life into your hands to go to the Stirling Arms - it had been terribly run down, the customers were a particularly rough and confronting bunch, and it had its liquor licence suspended ...

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