PICA Bar

Sitting outside, at the back, of the PICA Bar must be among the more pleasant places around town to have a drink and a snack. The spreading branches of the Port Jackson fig (well it may be a Moreton Bay fig - not being a botanist I am taking a stab ...

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Andaluz

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Andaluz has been around for about 6 years - it was one of the first of the small bars established in town, and is still one of the best. When I worked just around the corner in the Terrace about the time it opened its doors, I frequented it often - ...

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Bar Lafayette

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Another in the host of bars in the Brookfield development, Bar Lafayette is certainly one of the more stylish - located in the refurbished old Perth Technical School, it has a number of rooms, large and small, as well as an outdoor area, where you ...

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Helvetica

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Down a cobblestoned alleyway off Howard Street, around a corner and there you are - at one of Perth’s (slightly) hidden treasures - Helvetica. Slightly grungy in decor, but always warm and welcoming when we have dropped in, Helvetica is a favourite ...

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Bobèche

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Bobèche, in the basement of the Heritage Brasserie (in the old Royal Insurance building), has a Parisian carnival feel - leather chairs, dark velvet trimming, a very impressive metal clad bar, and a clown mural on one wall, all found at the bottom of ...

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Choo Choo’s

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Choo Choo’s in the basement level of Brookfield Place is a small bar - a very small bar. A long narrow space, exposed concrete walls, air conditioning ducts on display, polished concrete floors, murals decorating some of the wall space, a ...

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Public House Kitchen and Bar

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This has been open for a tad over a year, and I have only just managed to go along; but go I did this week, and very happy I did so. The Public House is another excellent addition to the Perth bar, and eating, scene. In Durack House at the corner of ...

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Grand Bar and Bistro

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This elegantly appointed place in the Central Park complex has a ground floor across three levels, one of which melds seamlessly into an outdoor undercover area (housing the Deck cafe by day) to create what looks to be a lovely outdoor eating and ...

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The Standard

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Previously, I had been to the Standard for a drink but this time we decided to eat as well, and glad we did, the food was well put together, had lovely flavours, showed flair and innovation, and tasted great – what more could you want? Well priced, ...

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Lot 20 revisited

On Friday two of my oldest friends came down from the rarefied atmosphere of the Perth hills to the lowlands, and so with the Gooseberry Hillbillies in tow, I set off to show them some of the better haunts around town. Where better to start than Lot ...

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