Santa Fe


On a fine, sunny day this week Lady FWO and I, having lunched elsewhere, felt in need of one more drink before heading home and took the opportunity to stop in at Santa Fe in Hay Street, Subiaco. We sat at the rustic tables on the footpath, soaking ...

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Pure Bar


Opened since 2007 in Subiaco, and we had never been! After our visit I have to ask “why”? We had a great time at this little bar which has been voted as a Neighbourhood Gem in one awards list we saw– we can only agree with that summation. It ...

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Varnish is one of our favourite small bars, and we dropped in during the week for lunch – Lady FWO was stocking her dress shop from the various wholesalers in King Street, so Varnish seemed perfectly located for a stopover. Awarded the Best Small Bar ...

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Universal Bar


I dropped into the Universal Bar in Northbridge the other day; I was waiting for a mate who was, as usual, late, so to while away a few minutes I had a quick drink. The Universal is a later afternoon opener but was open at midday on Friday so giving ...

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Lalla Rookh


On our previous visit, a few months ago, to the wine store at Lalla Rookh, (downstairs at 77 St Georges Terrace) we came away convinced they were serving up quite special food, and our recent trip back this week just confirmed this. Entered ...

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Since last we visited Jezebelle –well located in a restored bank building on the corner of James and Bank Streets in Guildford – they have made a few changes to the set up - a couple of Chesterfields make up a little drinking nook when you first walk ...

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Hopscotch Bar


It is always great to find another top class small bar away from the CBD, and in Hopscotch South Perth’s Angelo Street has a winner. We had heard a few good tales about it so Lady FWO and I headed there one recent lunchtime to have a ...

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The Stables Bar


On our previous visit to the Stables we were tempted by the wagon wheel dessert but overindulged with our other dishes and couldn’t manage it – this time we were determined to avoid that mistake. And we did, just! For those who came in late, ...

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The Hidden Bar


Rising in place of the late, and not that lamented The Shed, in Aberdeen Street are two new bars for Perth – the Skye Bar and the Hidden Bar. Entering the Hidden Bar off Aberdeen, a garden area – with water feature and an interesting “car ...

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Must Wine Bar


There are some very good lunch specials to be had around town at the moment and the two or three course menu at Must in Highgate surely numbers among the best. At $90 per couple for two courses and a glass of wine each (or $120 for three courses) a ...

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