Market Grounds

Bar

This latest addition to the Perth scene, and the anchor to the Kings Square development, opened on Tuesday and lo and behold I was in the vicinity on Wednesday so stopped in. What an impressive looking place it is –a expansive, spacious, light room – ...

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The Vineyard Kitchen at Brookside

Rose

We recently returned to the Vineyard Kitchen to celebrate a birthday, and what a lovely spot it is. On this occasion we sat on the upper terrace under shade, adjacent to rolling lawns and looking down to the other diners sitting beside the meandering ...

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The Loft Lounge and Bar

Olives

The Loft is the bar of the newly opened Intercontinental Perth (the refurbished Rydges) at the corner of Hay and King Street –on the first floor of the hotel it also has al fresco dining and drinking on the terrace outside the bar. We stopped ...

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Ambrook Wines

rose

Ambrook Wines, in West Swan Road, Caversham have acquired a restaurant licence which allows the sale of food, and wine to consume at the winery by glass or bottle, as well as the usual tasting of their range and takeaway wine. Food on offer ...

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Woodfire – Fabulous Italian Restaurant

Balls

One of the attractions of Ellenbrook is the first-rate Italian restaurant, Woodfire, and its owner and chef Lorenzo Schiaffini who is a master of the wood fired oven. Lorenzo has an impressive resumé – former head chef of Jamie’s Italian in Perth and ...

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Wine Show WA Awards – 2017

Dancing

The Wine Show of Western Australia is celebrating its 40th year, and on Friday night we were invited along to the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt in the Perth for their Gala Awards Dinner – and the chance to taste the award winning wines, enjoy fine food ...

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Frisk is a favourite

Gin

Frisk – if you are on the lookout for gin, then this is the place for you – with around 100 gins ready to go it is an essential stop for gin lovers. Up the Russell Square end of Francis Street, it is quite small inside with exposed concrete ceilings ...

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Coco’s

Chardonnay

Cocos in South Perth was the venue last week for a dinner to promote the wines of Barossa producer Schild Estate– the largest independent grower in the Valley – and was hosted by Judy Schild and her brother, winemaker Michael. The setting at ...

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A Beer at the Bird

beer

Friday seemed to be the coming of summer as the temperature zipped over 30 (of course three days later that all seems unlikely with the rain pouring down as I write) but after a longish walk up and down William Street my parched throat guided me into ...

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