Lot 20 revisited

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On Friday two of my oldest friends came down from the rarefied atmosphere of the Perth hills to the lowlands, and so with the Gooseberry Hillbillies in tow, I set off to show them some of the better haunts around town. Where better to start than Lot ...

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Benny’s Bar and Café

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We had 40 minutes or so to while away in Fremantle recently so popped into Bennys in the heart of the Cappuccino Strip in South Terrace. It’s been around for a few years now and I have eaten there on occasions past, but this day we only had a drink ...

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Cheeky Sparrow

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Situated in Wolf Lane, Cheeky Sparrow is one of a number of small bars/restaurants within a few metres of each other – Halcyon, Tiger Tiger and Wolf Lane. It operates more as a coffee shop in the mornings – opening very early to catch the workers on ...

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The Local Shack

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The Shack in Murray Street is one of three “shacks’ apparently – others are in Scarborough and Joondalup but I haven’t had the opportunity to head along to either of those. On New Year’s Eve I was in town around lunchtime and down the end of Murray ...

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Muster

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Renamed from Must Margaret River, the sister restaurant of the wonderful Must in Highgate, Muster is well placed in the central part of the main street of Margaret River, across the road a little down from Settlers Tavern. On our last trip ...

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Bob’s bar

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The last time I went to Bob’s Bar – rooftop in the Brookfield complex – I saw a $50 note snatched from the hands of a friend I was with as he was paying the bill, and sail majestically off in the breeze – pausing briefly, but tantalisingly out of ...

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Thirst

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“This is very hot and funky” said the waiter when I began to order the chilli relish to start; “That sounds like me” I said...and continued with the order. I was at Thirst, a wine bar serving Thai street style dishes, in West Row, in ...

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Benchmark

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Benchmark is a favourite spot of mine when I get the chance to go to Canberra – as I did recently. It has been around 12 years in 2015, and I guess I have been there 25 or 30 times over that period – less in recent years as I don’t get across that ...

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Morries

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Morries Anytime is a cafe/bar up the top of the main street of Margaret River. In fact it is next to the Tuck Shop where I spent much of my pocket money as a young fella purchasing such delights as Penny Sticks (a clue to how long ago that was!), ...

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No Mafia

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Will it ever end? Another small bar has opened in William Street just up from the Bird and it looks like another hit. No Mafia opened a week or so ago in the spot where Jus Burgers once was – it is a very small, small bar – long and narrow ...

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