Elite Wine Bars

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You may have seen our posturing PM pontificating about climate change issues not being solved by inner City elites sitting around in wine bars – I thought that a bit rich coming from a bloke who has so far achieved, to use the colourful phrase ...

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Balthazar sets the pace

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Balthazar, located in Perth’s best Art Deco building, the Lawson Apartments, continues to be one of Perth’s best eating places – outstanding food along with a brilliant wine list, and excellent staff. Chef Luke Wakefield leads a talented team. The ...

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Fremantle Frolics

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Fremantle is more and more becoming the centre of the dining experience in the metro area with so many outstanding new places opening over the past year or so, even taking into account the travails of the lockdown of 2020. We paid a visit a weekend ...

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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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Tinys Perth

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One of the many places I have been hankering to get back to since the shutdown has been eased is Tinys in the QV1 complex at the corner of Milligan and Hay Streets and last week we made it. We dropped in for lunch on Friday – alas without booking - ...

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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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Besk….a West Leederville Destination

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One of the best openings of 2019, Besk – a wine bar, restaurant, bottle shop – in West Leederville is back in action after the hiatus and it was with much anticipation we ventured forth for a long awaited lunch – and the anticipation was fulfilled, ...

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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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Northbirdge Dining and Wine

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With their name a cheeky reference to their sister bar, the Bird, Northbirdge Dining opened a couple of weeks ago. The dining room is attached to Northbirdge Wine – a wine bar and wine shop – and is in the old Young Love Mess Hall space  (which was ...

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