Albany and all of its charms

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Spending a few days in Albany a couple of weeks ago allowed us to experience the charms of one of Western Australia’s most attractive cities – the quite stunning harbour, wonderful old pre-Federation buildings lining Stirling Terrace, conspicuous ...

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Tinys Perth

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One of the many places I have been hankering to get back to since the shutdown has been eased is Tinys in the QV1 complex at the corner of Milligan and Hay Streets and last week we made it. We dropped in for lunch on Friday – alas without booking - ...

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Busselton Pubs

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Down in Busselton recently we had the opportunity to frequent a couple of the historic pubs of the town – the Ship (with buildings dating to the 1830s) and the Esplanade (built in 1898) – as well as a more recent addition to the drinking places, the ...

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No Mafia – the return!

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Two of the most heart aching closures during the lockdown were my favourite Perth bar, No Mafia, and its stablemate, Los Bravos – my go to places were out of bounds!! Now, at last, No Mafia is back – further up William Street and in the spot where ...

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Besk….a West Leederville Destination

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One of the best openings of 2019, Besk – a wine bar, restaurant, bottle shop – in West Leederville is back in action after the hiatus and it was with much anticipation we ventured forth for a long awaited lunch – and the anticipation was fulfilled, ...

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Shadow Wine Bar

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One of the best wine bars in town, Shadow, part of the Alex Hotel, is back in business after the lockdown and restrictions on hospitality venues; so, it was with great anticipation, I went along for lunch last Friday. With one of the best wine ...

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Northbirdge Dining and Wine

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With their name a cheeky reference to their sister bar, the Bird, Northbirdge Dining opened a couple of weeks ago. The dining room is attached to Northbirdge Wine – a wine bar and wine shop – and is in the old Young Love Mess Hall space  (which was ...

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KING SOMM

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Another visit to King Somm, one of the gems of the Eastern suburbs, this time sitting outside in the little courtyard at the rear – plenty of shade and the chance to sit out in the open air while enjoying the food, wine and music. Bar, restaurant, ...

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Small Talk

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From the same stable as the Miss Chow’s dumpling houses, Small Talk is a Japanese influenced casual izakaya-style bar on the ground floor of what was once the Telstra building in Stirling Street, but is now hostel accommodation and Small Talk will ...

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Le Rebelle

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Le Rebelle has taken the place of Circa in Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley, and is housed in a long, narrow room across a couple of levels with the heavy carved bar taking pride of place on the second level. It has received many good reviews since it ...

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