The Royal on the waterfront

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Latterly a chum and I were in Claisebrook to visit the Whipper Snapper distillery and after a tasting of their wares continued our wanderings and ended up at the Royal on Claisebrook Cove. This would have to be one of nicest outlooks of any ...

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The National

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We went down to Freo last week and decided to drop in and have lunch at the National Hotel on the corner of High and Market Streets. This hotel was originally built in 1886, although it has changed a lot since then – it was badly damaged by fire in ...

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Temporada

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Well now, the FWO was recently in Canberra and happened to stumble across a quite delightful bar and restaurant – Temporada in Moore Street, a stone’s throw away from the centre of Civic – not knowing as I dined that the day before it had been named ...

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Millbrook Restaurant and Winery

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Millbrook, in Jarrahdale (incidentally the birthplace of Sister of FWO when many eons ago there was a hospital there), is a longish drive from Perth, but the journey is worth it; the setting is spectacular – one of the best of any winery in the West. ...

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Wills Domain

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On our recent trip to Margaret River we decided to lunch at Wills Domain, near Yallingup. We had heard many good reports and often thought to go but until now had never quite managed to make it. Coincidentally the day we went was the one after it was ...

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Brika

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Walking into Brika the first thing you notice – after the crowded tables – are coloured wooden louvres attached to the walls, polished concrete floors, exposed rafters and whitewashed walls....looking for all the world like a Greek taverna – missing ...

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The Nookery Café

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Recently we spent a couple of days in Margaret River visiting the Dowager FWO.  On the way down we stopped for lunch at Woody Nook at Wilyabrup. This little vineyard has been around quite a while and has a pleasant little café/restaurant attached.  ...

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Wine Store at Lalla Rookh

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Lalla Rookh located downstairs at 77 St Georges Terrace also has a great little wine store/bar attached to it – this can be entered off Sherwood Court or through the dining area in the main restaurant. The food from the menu in the restaurant is also ...

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Boatshed Restaurant

Bubbles

Lady FWO and a bevy of beauties toddled off to the Boatshed Restaurant in South Perth yesterday where they had booked a table for the Melbourne Cup lunch held in support of Ros Worthington's fundraiser for Breast Cancer Care WA. My role in the ...

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Bassendean Hotel

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The shopping strip in Old Perth Road Bassendean has the potential to rival that of the revamped Maylands strip but has been rather run down in recent years with a tad too many real estate and settlement agencies and politician’s offices and not yet ...

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