Canton Lounge Bar

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The entrance to the Canton Bar is through a dimly lit door in Hay Street, up an even more dimly lit staircase, illuminated by red lights set in the treads. At the top you enter in a largish room decorated to look something like a bordello, speakeasy ...

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Grand Bar and Bistro

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This elegantly appointed place in the Central Park complex has a ground floor across three levels, one of which melds seamlessly into an outdoor undercover area (housing the Deck cafe by day) to create what looks to be a lovely outdoor eating and ...

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The Standard

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Previously, I had been to the Standard for a drink but this time we decided to eat as well, and glad we did, the food was well put together, had lovely flavours, showed flair and innovation, and tasted great – what more could you want? Well priced, ...

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Mechanics Institute …… revisited

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The FWO and my boon companions from the Hills ended up at the Mechanics Institute after lunching and on the way to catch the train back to the Eastern suburbs. Neither had been there before and I thought duty bound to show them one the best rooftops ...

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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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