The Royal Perth

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The Royal, at the corner of William and Wellington Streets, which has been closed for some years, opened with great fanfare just before Christmas and now is a prominent feature of the Raine Square redevelopment. With a ground floor bar and another ...

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KING SOMM

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Another visit to King Somm, one of the gems of the Eastern suburbs, this time sitting outside in the little courtyard at the rear – plenty of shade and the chance to sit out in the open air while enjoying the food, wine and music. Bar, restaurant, ...

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Besk

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A couple of shop fronts along Railway Parade, opposite West Leederville station, have been gutted and re-jigged to form an impressive and inviting space – bottle shop, bar, restaurant – polished concrete, exposed bricks, soaring metal ceilings and ...

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Halford – revisited

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Halford Bar is a classy establishment located in the basement of the State Buildings, at the corner of Hay Street and Cathedral Avenue, the site of the safe room of the old Titles Office. Entering down stairs you find the bar area, with a striking ...

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An Italian favourite – Pinelli’s

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Pinelli – the Italian restaurant attached to the Caversham winery of the same name, and a salute to the heritage of the family - has recently both changed the chef – with Chef Caleb moving on to his own spot in Subiaco and Chef Daniel taking up the ...

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Tiny’s Liquor

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Tinys Liquor, part of but separate from Tinys bar and restaurant, runs along Milligan Street and is a narrow, brilliantly stocked wine shop and wine bar. The racks of wine include some outstanding, hard to come by, brands, while the small bar with ...

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Los Bravos in Northbridge

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Los Bravos, in William Street, is my go to place for good food – Spanish themed tapas – and wine – an eclectic selection that changes regularly, and with an emphasis on Spanish varieties. It is one of the standouts of Northbridge. The long bench ...

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Wines of While -revisited

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Wines of While, up at the top end of William Street, has certainly built a profile since its opening about 9 months ago acting as a beacon to lovers of natural wines by both emerging and established winemakers from Australia and overseas. It’s ...

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King Somm

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One of the most exciting events in the Eastern suburbs in recent times has been the opening of small bar and wine store, King Somm, in King William Street in Bayswater. Housed in an historic building which has over the years seen many tenants – I ...

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Panama Social

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In a year of the opening of many excellent bars and restaurants in town, 2018 ended with the opening of yet another place that promises to be a huge hit into the New Year – Panama Social. Taking the place of the short-lived Cyril Masons – and ...

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