Mechanics’ Institute


Once again WA has won the Best Small Bar in Australia title at the awards night in Sydney – last year it was Varnish, this year that great little rooftop establishment above William Street, the Mechanics' Institute. The bar is above Flipside ...

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Lot 20


I go on a pretty regular basis to Lot 20, in my mind one of the very best small bars around town - situated near the corner of James and William streets in Northbridge with two levels, a bar and eating area downstairs, together with a great little ...

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Andaluz is one of our favourite small bars, and is in the top echelon of those around town; we stopped in for lunch this week after a meeting in town. Set up in the basement of an old law chambers building in Howard Street, with a host of ...

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Public House


Returning to the Public House after an absence of some months it was as I recalled a place serving up quality South American influenced cuisine in a pretty pleasant location. Situated at the corner of Adelaide and St Georges Terraces, it has seating ...

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The food we had at lunch last week at Balthazar was the best, or at least equal to the best, meal we have had in the past year. Balthazar is found in the captivating Art Deco styled Lawson Apartments building at the bottom of Sherwood Court, ...

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Dominion League


I dropped by Dominion League in Beaufort Street last week for a drink after lunching elsewhere. As I mentioned on a previous visit it has sprung from the ashes, so to speak, of one of my old favourite watering holes, the Court Wine Bar and while it ...

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Bread in Common


At last we made it along to Bread in Common after hearing so much and the impact it has had on Fremantle dining. It is an impressive looking place with exposed bricks, soaring ceilings, plant life on the footpath out front, and communal ...

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Swings Taphouse


Swings Taphouse, just over the bridge as you come into Margaret River, near the bakery, and where Wino’s Wine bar once was, is an offshoot of Swings and Roundabouts winery on Caves Road, is a fun place to drop in for a drink and a meal. On a ...

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Morries Anytime


On our recent flying trip south, we managed to get along, again, to Morries Anytime - a cafe/bar up at the top of the main street of Margaret River. Morries is a well-lit and open sort of place – a mix of tables and chairs and high tables and ...

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The Flour Factory


The Flour Factory recently re-opened after a short hiatus while it was being rejigged –expanded to incorporate what was a gallery along the entrance walk and is now an attractive bar area – heavy wooden tables (apparently a couple of jarrah trees ...

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