Kalgoorlie Pubs and Eating Houses

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Last week we caught the Prospector to Kalgoorlie for a short holiday. The train trip takes about six and a half hours from Midland station (around 7 hours from East Perth terminal), leaving a couple of times a day – we opted for the morning train, ...

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Albany and all of its charms

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Spending a few days in Albany a couple of weeks ago allowed us to experience the charms of one of Western Australia’s most attractive cities – the quite stunning harbour, wonderful old pre-Federation buildings lining Stirling Terrace, conspicuous ...

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Busselton Pubs

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Down in Busselton recently we had the opportunity to frequent a couple of the historic pubs of the town – the Ship (with buildings dating to the 1830s) and the Esplanade (built in 1898) – as well as a more recent addition to the drinking places, the ...

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No Mafia – the return!

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Two of the most heart aching closures during the lockdown were my favourite Perth bar, No Mafia, and its stablemate, Los Bravos – my go to places were out of bounds!! Now, at last, No Mafia is back – further up William Street and in the spot where ...

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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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