James Street Bar and Kitchen

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James Street Bar and Kitchen is the signature bar and restaurant of the newly opened Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Northbridge – the bar opens to the footpath of James Street, with a dividing wall behind the bar concealing the dining room proper – ...

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Ficus

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Ficus has recently opened on the top floor of Yagan Square – a pleasant outlook looking back to the City and with an attractive fit out – I liked the bentwood chairs in particular. The ethos of Ficus is seasonal produce, farm to plate dining, ...

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Back at Henry Summer’s!

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One of my favourite spots in Northbridge, Henry Summer bar is a stylish green oasis in Aberdeen Street located in the grounds and buildings which at various times have housed The Shed, Skye Bar and Secret Bar – and what a transformation it is. Snappy ...

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Panama Social

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In a year of the opening of many excellent bars and restaurants in town, 2018 ended with the opening of yet another place that promises to be a huge hit into the New Year – Panama Social. Taking the place of the short-lived Cyril Masons – and ...

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2018 – What a Year!

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Another year older – well it was an exciting year all round in the food and wine game – a number of excellent new places opening with more promised in coming months – and of course plenty of places shut their doors, demonstrating the competitiveness ...

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Young Gun of Wine Uncut – 2018

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The Young Gun of Wine awards celebrate and showcase new wine labels and young winemakers making a name for themselves. To find the best of those a series of Uncut events take place around Australia with a Top 50 to be announced in April next year, ...

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Not your average Standard

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One of the best bars around - but more than a bar the Standard has an entrancing garden area at the back and the kitchen turns out some of the best food you could wish for – it has an Asian twist, and indeed each Monday is Hawker Monday with a new ...

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Alex Hotel Lobby Bar

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The little coffee bar off the lobby of the Alex Hotel has recently made the move to include wine and other drinks on its offerings, along with a selection of food. Quite a small area, it has a communal table to one end with large lantern lights above ...

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The Point Bar and Grill Melbourne Cup Event

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The Point Bar and Grill, on the river at Point Fraser, held a Melbourne Cup event on Tuesday – and what a show it was. Combining with the stunning views from the venue across the river we had free flowing champagne and a seafood buffet of ...

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Back at Pica

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Making the news in recent weeks for all the wrong reasons – potential closure due to some bureaucratic bungling by various State government bodies – the PICA bar opposite the State Library in the Cultural precinct is a popular place to hang out if ...

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