Beer at the Mechanics


With the return of the sun in the past few days, a visit to rooftop bar Mechanics Institute with a drinking chum seemed in order – nothing like sitting in the open, catching a bit of breeze and soaking up some warming rays. Entry is off Lock ...

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Ezra Pound re-visited


Ezra Pound down a laneway off William Street (with benches and chairs along one side of the lane where the smokers congregate), is furnished inside in an eclectic collection of red velvet chairs, sofas and old pews, and with the Edison style ...

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East Perth’s Blackbird!


We hadn’t been to Blackbird for some time, but were in East Perth one evening and with the rain staying away looked for somewhere for an early dinner by the water – and so there we were –alongside Claisebrook where it flows into a small lake ...

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Petition Beer Corner


The Beer Corner, looking out onto Barrack Street and the Terrace across to Stirling Gardens and the City of Perth Building, has an entrancing, and ever changing, array of beers on tap – of course wine and other drinks are also on offer, but the beer ...

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Oysters at Lot 20


Lot 20 is one of the original small bars that sprung up in Perth after changes to the licencing laws, and is still one of the best. Each year they host an event for World Oyster Day, and that is looming on Friday 4th August – if you want to get along ...

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Halford @ the State Buildings


Halford, one of the many drinking, eating and relaxing spots in the State Buildings, is a plush and impressive small bar – down stairs off Hay Street, to a small bar area with stool seating, beyond that a lounge area with velvet covered chairs and ...

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Subiaco’s Bistro Felix


With the recent run of sunny winter days we took the opportunity when in Subiaco last week to stop in at Bistro Felix and take up a table on the deck outside – filtered sunlight under shade and a gentle breeze made for a perfect lunchtime ...

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Alfred’s Pizzeria on Barrack


A favourite hangout on Barrack Street, Alfred’s is down a steepish flight of stairs, and dimly and moodily lit – with an eclectic décor of news-papered walls, pictures of rock stars, guns and money in see through enclosures under the floor, and music ...

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The Point Bar and Grill


The Point Fraser development has created some of the finest outlooks of any restaurants around town, and the view from the balcony of the Point Bar and Grill looking up the river towards the Causeway or across to Heirisson Island ranks among the ...

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Billie H


Sometimes you come across absolute gems – and this is one of them. I had read a couple of glowing reviews so headed on down to Claremont to check it out – and so glad we did. Located in bustling St Quentins Avenue, it is very attractive room – ...

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