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Imo this forum does not get enough activity from us Perthies. As such, I feel compelled to start a general thread regarding the best, the worst, the what's hot and what's hot and spicy in Perth/Fremantle.

Furthermore, on a purely personal level I need inspiration to check out places that I have not done so before (with an interest in low-medium budget price range). The South St Ale House (which is now undergoing renovations) is now offering sub $20 steak ngihts and the South African style lamb curry I had there a week ago was just sublime.

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Now... Awesome. Would love to hear about what's going on in Perth. Especially what cuisines are most popular over there, what's new and what's being done well.

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well i just did the degustation at jacksons last night

divine - will send post the menu later but it 10 courses and the matching wines (premier package)
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Mmm Rach I've been invited to a birthday dinner there... except that I didn't realise it's not until February

I had dinner with a couple of friends last week at a little restaurant up near my place. Villa Da Vinci in Ballajura. I've been there a few times and it's always really nice.
Considering where it is, it says something that it is absolutely packed every night of the week. Apparently people travel from SOR to eat there.

I've been checking out the menu at Duende - keen to give that a try at some point.
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Anyhoo, having never visited some of the high end restaurants mentioned above and in the highlight of your day thread, how much would a typical meal at such establishments set one back?

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that was $250 per person but included the matching premier wines

they do the 10 courses with standard wines for $175
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I really enjoyed Just in Como - you pick either the long menu or short menu (17 dishes for long, 14 for short from memory - could be wrong though)

they have a pretty epic wine list too

long menu was ~$70
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Because my family is vego, I am pretty restircted as to what I can bring home when looking for stuff in the city, but there is an excellent vegan restaurant that does fantastic Malay, Sri Lankan and the like meat substitued meals.

I wouldn't normally approve of that, but they do it so well. I am particularly fond of their lamb rendang which is rich in flavour and quite hot too.

If only I could remember the name but it's practically next door to the DJ Factory.

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Looks like this thread has come up at the perfect time since I've just moved over here from Sydney and could use some tips on where to go for good food etc.

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There's an old Perth restaurant review thread too..
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That's right, but it hasn't been active for a while.

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Found a great little deli slash food outlet place near work in Osborne Park. Forget the name of it (only went there for the first time today), but the bang for your buck rating was through the roof. They had $6 slices of pizza, except a "slice" was the size of half a fast food pizza, and good quality ingredients too. The only down side was that it had probably been cooked in the morning and had been sitting there since, but you can't really hold that against them.

They had plenty of good sandwiches too on ciabatta bread, which I think they must bake there (much like they do their pizzas). The deli section had plenty of cheeses and smallgoods which I'll have to take a look at in a bit more detail next time.
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There is a place that does pizza slices like that out here in Malaga. And I'm fairly certain they have one in Osborne Park too. It's called La Pagnotta.
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Very possibly it. I'm sure I'll be back there tomorrow for lunch, so I'll double check
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OK, not La Pagnotta. It's called Del Basso Smallgoods.

They've got lots of good, well, smallgoods in there. I'm thinking I should just rock up to this join, buy all sandwich type items, take it back to work, and make my own there with all the good bits from this place.
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I had a good look around where I will be living in a few weeks and discovered that there is a fresh fish place at the small shopping village about half a kilometre away (its at around 250 Canning Highway or so).

Mmmmm, home cooked seafood!

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About to go try The Cabin for breakfast. It opened in Mt Hawrthorn about 4 weeks ago and has been packed since.

Edit : never made it thanks to sisters lack of punctuality. Let you know next time.
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Speaking of brekkie, I went to The Imp Cafe in Vic Park yesterday morning. They had a pretty reasonable brekkie menu. I had the mushroom and spinach on sourdough toast and a side of hash browns. Their hash browns were more like croquettes though. Not quite enough potato and a bit too much cheese I thought. A lot of people were getting the eggs florentine which looked pretty good.
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i love the imp! in fact i was there yesterday morning also, but got takeaway coffee and baguette

their tapas is dope too


i went to the publican in vic park on friday night.... i sort of like it, but it's a bit all over the place, some things are good and some are just really average and it seems stuck between trying to be fine dining and trying to be a pub
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About to go try The Cabin for breakfast. It opened in Mt Hawrthorn about 4 weeks ago and has been packed since.

Edit : never made it thanks to sisters lack of punctuality. Let you know next time.

Hey Q, I'm developing a love for Sunday breakfasts so if you want to hit it up again let me know and I'll come meet you!
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i love the imp! in fact i was there yesterday morning also, but got takeaway coffee and baguette

their tapas is dope too

Intriguing
Whilst I was there, I saw some of the lunch items being served up and they looked just as good as the breakfasts. Might have to make a return trip out there at some stage.
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I go to the Imp all the time - it's awesome. It's a pity they have raised the price of the tapas cos I find it quite pricey for dinner (the portions are pretty small and, depending on the chef, inconsistent) but the breakfasts and lunches are winners and there's a bottle shop next door which is handy. Have spent many an evening sitting at a table on the sidewalk with a bottle of SSB and a serve of deep fried jalapenos watching the crazies roam Vic Park

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When I finally start being social and have found a place (and have some friends over here) I might have to go make a weekend visit properly. I did notice they were happy for people to BYO. Not something you usually see in Sydney for a little cafe on a main strip.
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hey lise - when did they raise prices? i've only done tapas there once... i must have been there on a good chef day, it's a shame to hear it's inconsistent


has anyone been to lava stonegrill? i'm thinking about checking it out
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When I finally start being social and have found a place (and have some friends over here) I might have to go make a weekend visit properly. I did notice they were happy for people to BYO. Not something you usually see in Sydney for a little cafe on a main strip.


Hey Marcuses where are you living? what are you doing in Perth? I'm always up for breakfasts - nice way to get to know people. I'm in Vic Park so PM me if you would like to catch up some time!

Gus they raised the prices about 6 months ago - the most expensive tapas used to be $12.

Never tried the lava place. But really want to try the Silver Spoon place on Albany Highway just up from where we live
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yeah gus i've been there its quite good the selection of meats are awesome and they side dishes are cool

if you wanna go there for dinner one night give me a buzz its yummo

and the dessert comes out on a frozen lave rock

its not messy like arirang though
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awesome, yeah it sounds pretty good. trying to find somewhere to go with my parents for dinner, but i'd be down for another visit too, bulk meat ftw

hey lise - let us know if you want to check out silver spoon, me and shez are always down for nearby dinners.


maybe we should do a perth supper club type thing?
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Hey Marcuses where are you living? what are you doing in Perth? I'm always up for breakfasts - nice way to get to know people. I'm in Vic Park so PM me if you would like to catch up some time!

I'm currently in East Perth (bit boring around here... nothing to do except go to the city ) but looking to move to Subi, or some other such trendy type area where you can roll home from pub/dinner/etc. Moved over here for work, so here I am

Maybe we should all do a Sydney supper club rip off? That way I can get a feel for restaurants and places (and have some people to party with on a weekend ) and all that sorta jazz that you need to know when you move to somewhere completely different.

Edit: Oops... didn't realise the supper club rip off idea had already been mentioned... too busy skimming so I could keep an eye on my curry that's currently stewing
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maybe we should do a perth supper club type thing?

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same here

i'd be down for sure and i think Brock and Wendy would be in

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Someone suggests a place and a date, people say if idea is good and the date is ok, start a roll call, watch people who said they would come drop out, the rest eat dinner / get drunk together, start over.
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hmm seems quite doable
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@ all the one word answers of agreeance. Good old distribution of responsibility.

I'd happily take the lead, but I don't know where I am! Let alone where's somewhere good to eat. Someone else will have to step up to the plate.
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I think the first thing we need to do is start a roll call

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maybe a date too

do we want a Friday night - 24th July?

suggestions on restaurants? maye something vic park side - i havent been to many and they all seem quite good

(and tell me to bugger off if someone thinks i'm being too organised!!)

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Sounds good to me!!
I don't really know what is good around there.
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damnyou all .. I wont be here on the 24th ... wah! I wanted to do a fancy dinner on the 31st or the 1st though .. hint hint ...


and yes Bel, sunday breakfast's are awesome! Sometimes getting a table can be a bitch though. I reccomend Mt Lawley for the biggest breakfast venue selection. I've been to a great place in Applecross too (can't remember the name). Avocado+feta+bacon on thick toasted grainbread FTW!
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well i reckon we do it once a month

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July's out for me too

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