Shadow Wine Bar

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One of the best wine bars in town, Shadow, part of the Alex Hotel, is back in business after the lockdown and restrictions on hospitality venues; so, it was with great anticipation, I went along for lunch last Friday. With one of the best wine ...

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RIVERBANK ESTATE – BACK TO THE VALLEY

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A wonderful day to return to the Swan Valley as restaurants and wineries are re-opening now the State government eases restrictions – and it was a no-brainer to book at one of the best of the winery restaurants in the Valley, Riverbank Estate. ...

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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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