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 ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »



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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

La Cholita


The first of the new wave Mexican places in Perth and still at the vanguard opens for lunch on Fridays, and last week along we went. Walking in, I almost had a conniption when, looking down, the wooden floor at the entrance seemed to have been ...

Read More »



Lately we went off to Sittella in the Swan Valley. We ordered from the mid week special lunch menu - for $40 a head, a choice of four mains, two desserts, bread, a glass of wine and coffee, and came away mightily impressed by the quality. This ...

Read More »

Maya Masala


The other day I had ordered thali at an Indian restaurant in East Perth - it was quite good, but I remembered some I had before at Maya Masala in Northbridge so, Lady FWO in tow, I headed into town to reacquaint myself. The restaurant is a ...

Read More »

Louis Baxters


Lady FWO is often in and around Subiaco for meetings and can be found between meetings enjoying a coffee whilst industriously working on her laptop. The area around the Subiaco train station is one of her favoured destinations, with offices, ...

Read More »